Taking place in 1941,
when Andre Toulon (Guy Rolfe) first
started bringing his puppets to life with
his wife Elsa (Sarah Douglas) and how he
entertained kids back in World War II in
A scientist at a morgue named Dr. Hess
(Ian Abercrombie) who has invented a top
secret formula that brings his attendents
to life discovers that Andre and Elsa are
using it to bring their puppets to life
so a NAZI named Gestapo kidnaps Andre
along with his nasty leader Major Krauss
(Richard Lynch) in which he kills Elsa
and is then whisked away by one of the
NAZI's named Gestapo.
However, along the way Gestapo is killed
by the puppets as they take action to
protect their master and they all escape.
Suddenly Andre creates a new puppet of
his own named Six Shooter to seek revenge
on the murder of his wife along with
using Elsa's essence into a new puppet he
made for her named Leech Woman.
Meanwhile, Krauss tries to hunt Toulon
down since he knows the formula in which
he uses to create more of his puppets to
kill his cult since they have already
done away with many of his men including
the sleazy NAZI General Mueller (Walter
Gottell) prevented by Six Shooter but he
is in for a shocking surprise when he
finds out what puppet is after him.
There's a great moment which involves Major Krauss about
to have a discussion with Dr. Hess while he's experimenting
with a zombie as he is about to attack Krauss when he suddenly shoots him in the head
in a mortuary.
There's entertaining camera shots on Andre Toulon and his wife Elsa performing their puppets with the
children watching and being entertained
which all looked natural.
We also have some nice shots with Andre injecting his puppet Tunneler
with fluid to keep them alive as well as
a nice discussion between him and Elsa when he shows her a new puppet he made
based on her in their bedroom together
which we have great close up shots on
both their faces.
Of course for an old school DeCoteau flick we spot General Mueller being bathed by
topless prostitutes while
chatting on the phone but it looked very
artsy and necessary for the scene.
There's a disturbing moment with Elsa being shot and and later on she spits in Krauss' face and then he takes out a gun and her reacting
scared with a good shot on him holding
the gun shooting her along with Andre being taken away. These moments were
almost disturbing to watch.
We spot some good close up shots on Mueller and Lili fornicating in a
room and then caressing and kissing one
another later on.
A nice shot on him looking
surprised at the Six-shooter puppet with
a great shot on him taking out a gun and
then shooting one of his arms off along
with a good shot on Six-shooter firing
his guns along with a shot on him reacting to the gun shots and crashing
out a window.
The best scene is the discussion
between Andre and Peter Hertz showing him his puppets in
his hideout which showed many good shots
on the puppets reactions as well as Peter himself looking very interested in
them with Andre's nice attitude
moment with the driven anger on Peter's father Hertz against Toulon when he tells his son to stay away from him by making you
wonder if he will get depressed to the
point that he will turn evil.
We have a good struggling scene between Hertz and Krauss with the two of them
trying to get a gun from one another.
The best scene's that involves Krauss by being tortured by the
puppets with hooks attached to chains
being stabbed on him with perfect angle
shots while this moment happens and then
being hung as well as some great painful
expressions on his face and pleading for
Bottom line is that this marks to be
my favourite one out of all the Puppet
Master movies since it's a prequel to the
It shows the history of Andree Toulon and
his love life with a beautiful woman. It
also explains on how he brought his
puppets to life and how Leech Woman was
invented as well as the most famous
killer puppet named Blade. Not only that,
these puppets only killed bad people like
the NAZI's and not doing away innocent
Some scene's were a little disturbing but
not too extreme due to it's low
budget but it has a great performance
with everyone. However, some of the clothing and hair
styles don't look like the 1940's look
like they should be but it's just the odd
characters in the film and the rest looks
just fine for the time it should be.
If you're a fan of Full Moon
Entertainment and enjoy the Puppet
Master films this one is for
The acting is
quite good for a low budgeter like this
since we have many experienced actors and
a few known names who had there day of
fame like Richard Lynch (Major Krauss) who does
a splendid job playing a nasty NAZI
leader in which he often plays nasty
types of roles regardless. He knew how to
make his words very cold and evil like
too along with his expressions. Also a good cold reaction with him towards one of his fellow actors with their discussions near the beginning of the story. His blocking looked good
when he takes out a gun.
It's great to see Guy Rolfe (Andre Toulon) back
again since his absence from the previous
sequel and he was wonderful with his
character like always and knew
how to bring his kind charm and upsetting
emotions all come to life. He was
terrific with his upset emotions when
he's being taken away. does a
good job with his words telling his fellow actor to
listen to his onscreen father to stay away from him.
Ian Abercrombie (Dr. Hess) definetely stood out
in his role as a science in a morgue and
brings his nervous actions and energy to
life immediately when the film started
with him. He is another terrific
character actor whom is often a horror
and b-film veteran.
Kristopher Logan (Lt. Eric Stein) really shows his
stuff as a dorky NAZI soldier in the film
in which leaves you the impression that
can be outsmarted since he made his
character convincing at that.
Young actor Aaron Eisenberg
(Peter Hertz) totally brought his charm as a curious
and kind kid to life and did a nice
German accent to his role as well. He
really was believeable by playing a
trustworthy well behaved one.
The late Walter Gottell (General Mueller) (Bless
his soul) brings alot of humor to his
part as a sleazy scumbag NAZI general in
the film and knew how to pull of his
characteristic accent too like he's done
in numerous other shows during his
lifetime. This was one of his last films.
Rest in peace big guy.
Sarah Douglas (Elsa Toulon) was only in this film
for the first 20 minutes before being
killed off but she really knew her stuff
and I've been a fan of her work in the
first two Superman
movies as the evil Ursa but this time she
plays a sweet and innocent wife of Andre
Toulon and pulls it off almost just as
well than playing someone wicked. She
also looked very beautiful in her
performance and different too. She reacts well to being shot as well as acting in
Matthew Faison (Hertz) does a good job
playing a protective dad with his nervous
actions. He does well being aggressive towards
his onscreen son by telling him to get away from Toulon.
We also have sexpot/scream queen Michelle
Bauer (Lili) who has a cameo in this film as a
prostitute in the film who had the right
looks but had no lines so she fit the
part and this is one of her better films
since she was mostly remembered working
in DeCoteau's trashy T&A
horror and comedy flicks as well as the
same with Fred Olen Ray whom
does the same kinds that bomb big time
and she had bigger roles in them.
Three bit part actresses
like Michelle Bauer, Jasmine Touschek
and an uncredited one named Landon
Hall all play hookers topless
bathing Walter Gottell's
character but he has underwear on.
Michelle Bauer is bare breasted
fornicating with Walter Gottell's
character in a bedroom scene at a
That's aboput it folks as this is not a
T&A trashy horror flick like most of
the 80's and early 90's films that DeCoteau
A morgue attendant
is bloodily slaughtered looking
Many NAZI's are drilled and stabbed by
There's some bloody gunshots
Some Nazi's look gruesomely slaughtered
by leeches caused by Leech Woman
The music is composed by
who else??? Richard Band of
course with the same theme song as always
for the opening and closing credits and
in certain spots throughout the story
too. There's also great deep synthesizer
music for the suspenseful happenings too
and the odd high notes with it.