Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys Reviews
I couldn't make it past the venture that was Corey Feldman's unforgettably poor, cringe-inducing garbage reeking performance. This one can go to the dogs. Infact I believe it already has.
You can see the difference with this film straight away with the production values clearly a lot higher. There is an obvious glossy shine to this which is well above the usual low budget look. This doesn't mean its any good though, sure its not a bad film and it is better than some of the earlier Band films but there is nothing special here.
Corey Feldman is the great grand nephew of 'Toulon' ('Robert Toulon') in this which is a neat bit of casting but why on earth they dyed his hair greyish and introduced a daughter that's clearly the same age as him I don't know. I realise this isn't a serious film but but at least be somewhat sensible.
Vanessa Angel is the villain who is after the secret of 'Toulon' and the puppets which serve his great grand nephew. She also has to please a demon called 'Bael' who she has made a deal with to make all toys come to life and be evil in exchange for 'Robert Toulon's' life and soul. Oh and she has the Demonic Toys on her side also.
The plot is quite well thought out and does cover a lot more which I can't be bothered to mention here, but it does of course conflict with the Puppet Master franchise from Band I believe.
Its not bloody or gory and of course not very scary, more an off the wall 'Tales from the Crypt' type film. Some reasonable effects and makeup but nothing outstanding and some fun colourful puppet vs toys battles which look cheesy, all part of the charm. One thing I noticed and that was the puppets of 'Puppet Master' didn't look quite as good as usual. Clearly a minor difference in quality seeing as this wasn't anything to do with Band so the puppets weren't the originals or made by the same people. The Demonic Toys looked pretty good though.
It could have been better.
OK, so this not recognized as an official part of the Puppet Master franchise as it was not made by Full Moon. But it still has some of the puppets in, so I thought it would be worth a review. As a movie, this is not the greatest, but is marginally better than a couple of the previous entries. All the horrific elements have all but disappeared and the movie now reminds me more of tongue in cheek, kids Xmas Troma movie. The storyline is very cheesy, and the actors ham it up to the max. The puppets really dont have a lot to do until the end, and it is all over too quickly. All in all , as a standalone movie this is a bit of harmless trash, but all ties to any of the 'Puppet Master' univers have been severed and this entry writes all it's own history.