The latest instalment and revival of the Puppet Master franchise is nearly here. Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich marks the thirteenth movie in the gory franchise from directors Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund. You can watch the R-rated trailer below:
Thomas Lennon, Jenny Pellicer, Nelson Franklin, Charlyne Yi, Michael Pare, the always-welcome Barbara Crampton, and Udo Kier star in the film which was written by S. Craig Zahler.
The first Puppet Master film was released in 1989 which introduced us to the murderous toys. The story stems from a puppeteer called André Toulon that created living puppets that murder people. The dolls were originally made to kill nazis before turning and murdering everybody that they encountered. In an unnecessary twist this version has turned it around and the puppets are the nazis.
In Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich recent divorcee, Edgar:
“returns to his childhood home to where he finds a nefarious looking puppet in his deceased brother’s room. He decides to sell the doll for some quick cash at a small-town convention celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that’s motivated by an evil as old as time.”
Although most of the Puppet Master films have been less than memorable, aside from switching things up in Puppet Master 4 where the puppets momentarily became the good guys, I will reserve judgement until I have seen it. The trailer certainly looks…interesting, and there is no arguing with the fact that it will at the very least be entertainingly gory.
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich will be released on August 17.
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