Sunday, October 5, 2014

Puppet Master 3: Toulon's Revenge (1991)

Director: David DeCoteau

Writers: Charles Band, C. Courtney Joyner, David Schmoeller

Composer: Richard Band

Starring: Guy Rolfe, Richard Lynch, Ian Abercrombie, Kristopher Logan, Aron Eisenberg, Walter Gotell, Sarah Douglas, Matthew Falson, Michelle Bauer

More info: IMDb

Tagline: When good puppets go bad

Plot: Set in Berlin during WWII, the Nazi regime is attempting to develop a drug that will animate the dead, in order to use in the war effort. Toulon arouses suspicion as a Nazi dissident, and his secret is discovered. During a Nazi raid on his home, Toulon's beautiful wife is murdered. Toulon vows revenge, with the help of his animated puppets. This movie gives a new perspective on Toulon and his "friends".

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

This is my favorite film in the franchise so far (I've only seen the first three) and I think it's probably going to be my favorite out of the entire 9 or 10 film series (I honestly can't imagine 4 through whatever getting better).  I love stop motion animation and I really dig that Full Moon made an effort even if it's just a second or two here and there.  It really makes a difference and adds a certain level of value to this picture.

The toys are fucking great and I never thought about how much the one doll, Blade, looks like Richard Lynch (which is who they modeled it after). The way they worked it into this picture is just all kinds of awesome.  Guy Rolfe as Toulon is fantastic.  And it's got Sarah Douglas!!!  The cast is fun, there's lots of horror action, Nazis (I hate these guys), puppet killin' fun and it's set in Nazi Germany.  I really enjoyed this film and it'll probably be the go to film of the franchise for me whenever I needs to get my puppet fix on.  What fun!

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