TV isolated vintageI have always been a fan of the Puppet Master series ever since I was a prepubescent teen and that was because I always thought the puppets were bad ass. Needless to say, I was surprised when I was cruising through the Shudder app and I stumbled upon Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich which is the 14TH film in the franchise and takes place apparently in an alternate universe. The film stars legendary b-movie horror king Udo Kier (Flesh For Frankenstein) as Puppet maker Andre Toulon who causes a little troube with his puppets and gets killed. Fast forward years later and we stumble on Edgar Easton (Thomas Lennon), a comic book writer who is forced to move back to his parents house, but he makes a discovery. A puppet (Blade) he received as a child could be worth a lot of money and along with his boss and girlfriend they book a trip to an anniversary convention of Toulon’s death to try and sell the puppet, but they may be in for the convention of their lives. The film also stars Jenny Pellicer (Cocaine Godmother) as Ashley, Nelson Franklin (The Office) as Markowitz, Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up) as Nerissa, Michael Paré (Gone) as Detective Brown, Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator) as Officer Doreski, Skeeta Jenkins (Mismanaged) as Cuddly Bear, and the film was directed by Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund (Wither).

TV isolated vintageOne of the first things I want to talk about is just some of the wacky crazy stuff that happens in this film from the mistakes to what was good bout the film. There were a lot of noticeable things in the film from the couple who gets burned to death by Torch you can tell are not real, but dummies all the way to the guy in the bathroom that gets his head decapitated into the toilet as he continues to pee on it. The only problem is that when his body hits the floor his pants are zippered shut and I am pretty sure his penis did not get chopped off in that scene. Like any great or cheesy horror film before it, it features some nudity in it from Kennedy Summers and Jenny Pellicer in the film so it fills that requirement of a Cheeseball Cinema film. I thought Thomas Lennon did a pretty good job and I applaud him for wanting to do something other than comedy, but I was expecting his Reno 911 character the whole time which I admit was unfair. Some of the deaths scenes in the film and the way in which characters died felt too rushed for me. A lot of it just felt too rushed at times and it showed throughout the film. It was definitely a fun watch for one time, but this is definitely one that I probably won’t be checking out again. On a scale of one being an A-List Hollywood film and five being the cheesiest film of all time, I am going to give it a 3.5 for a final grade.

Kennedy Summers and Jenny Pellicer

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