Dragon Half

May 7, 2018 at 12:20 am (5 Heads, Dragon Half) (, , , , )

Dragon Half – 1993 – Japan

Mink is a half-dragon, half-human teenager in a sword and sorcery fantasy world. She is obsessed with a celebrity dragon slayer named Dick Saucer (who “sings like an angel and fights like a devil”), and goes on a quest to see him. She is joined by a teenage elf and a little girl with a killer mouse. Along the way, she is harassed by an evil king and his half-slime, half-human teenage daughter.

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Vampire Hunter

March 14, 2018 at 12:43 am (7 Heads, Vampire Hunter) (, , , , )

Vampire Hunter – 1997 – United States

John O’Ryan is a martial artist and erotic pin-up artist. He has a yellow sports car, a motorcycle, a huge collection of ninja weaponry, and shelves full of super hero action figures. He and his wife are totally in love, and she is a babe. In other words, John is pretty much the dude that every dude wants to be—or at least every dude who would watch a movie like Vampire Hunter.

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Retro Puppet Master

March 14, 2018 at 12:30 am (5 Heads, Retro Puppet Master) (, , , , , , )

Retro Puppet Master – 1999 – United States

Retro Puppet Master (a.k.a Puppet Master 7) is a prequel to the original Puppet Master. Like Puppet Master 3: Toulon’s Revenge, Retro Puppet Master details the young life of puppet maker Andre Toulon. In this movie, Toulon is a young man running a puppet theater in early 20th century Paris. One night, a wounded Egyptian sorcerer arrives at his door. Before the sorcerer dies, he teaches Toulon a magic spell to animate puppets using the souls of the dead. Soon after, evil Egyptian demons (in sunglasses and bowler hats) arrive to kill Toulon and destroy the spell forever. They zap Toulon’s friends with magic and kidnap his girlfriend. Toulon transfers the souls of his friends into puppets. Together they go kill the demons.

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Curse of the Puppet Master

February 25, 2018 at 9:51 pm (6 Heads, Curse of the Puppet Master) (, , , , , , )

Curse of the Puppet Master – 1998 – United States

Dr. Magrew (who isn’t a real doctor) runs a museum of curiosities somewhere in the South. In his collection are Andre Toulon’s living puppets, which are now friendly and domesticated. Obsessed with making a living puppet of his own, Magrew hires a local woodcarver named Robert “Tank” Winsley to carve the perfect puppet body. Robert is a dimwitted but talented carver, and he begins carving the puppet with possessed fury. The plot thickens as local police question Magrew about the disappearance of his last assistant—another woodcarver. Also, Robert and Jane, Magrew’s daughter, fall in love. Magrew opposes the relationship and says ominously to Jane, “Don’t get attached to Robert. He might not be around forever.” Eventually, Robert finishes carving the puppet, which looks like a 1950s-style robot. Magrew lures Robert into a magic ritual and transfers Robert’s soul into the puppet. Enraged at Magrew’s betrayal, Robert shoots a lightning bolt from his robot arm and incinerates Magrew. The movie ends suddenly as Jane witnesses the murder and screams, “ROBERT! NO!”

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Puppet Master 5

February 25, 2018 at 9:33 pm (4 Heads, Puppet Master 5) (, , , , , , )

Puppet Master 5 – 1994 – United States

Puppet Master 5 takes place immediately after Puppet Master 4. It features the same characters and includes a flashback with scenes from its prequel. Sutek, the skull-faced demon from the Hell dimension, is still out to destroy Toulon’s ghost and steal his magic serum. Rick, the teenage genius from Puppet Master 4, teams up with Toulon’s puppets to stop Sutek. Sutek summons the same miniature imp monster from Puppet Master 4, and the puppets chase it around the Bodega Bay Inn. A greedy business tycoon is also at the scene. He wants to find Toulon’s serum and sell it the U.S. military. Of course, he gets killed. In the end, Toulon’s puppets destroy the imp, which shouldn’t be surprising. In Puppet Master 4, they beat four of the little monsters. In this sequel, they only had to fight one.

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Puppet Master 4

February 25, 2018 at 9:29 pm (6 Heads, Puppet Master 4) (, , , , , , )

Puppet Master 4 – 1993 – United States

Andre Toulon (now a ghost) is back with his gang of murderous puppets. In a hellish dimension decorated with pyramids and skulls, bug-eyed demons plot to destroy Toulon’s immortal soul (or something). Apparently, the elixir Toulon uses to animate his puppets was theirs until Toulon stole it. The demons mail boxes full of imp-like creatures to Earth to track down Toulon. Meanwhile, some young people are having a sleepover at the abandoned Bodega Bay Inn (the setting of the first two Puppet Master movies). Two of them are scientists studying artificial intelligence, and one is a psychic. They stumble upon Toulon’s old puppets and reanimate them. They also find Toulon’s ancient Egyptian Oujia board and accidentally summon the demon imps into the inn. Fortunately for them, in this Puppet Master movie, Toulon’s puppets are good guys. They team up with the young people and defeat the imps. In the end, the protagonist is mentored by Toulon’s ghost to become the next Puppet Master.

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Puppet Master 3: Toulon’s Revenge

February 14, 2018 at 2:42 am (7 Heads, Puppet Master 3) (, , , , , , , , )

Puppet Master 3: Toulon’s Revenge – 1991 – United States

Andre Toulon is a puppet maker in Berlin during War World II. Using a mystical Egyptian serum, he can bring his puppets to life. After Toulon mocks Hitler in one of his puppet shows, Gestapo agents harass him and kill his wife. Toulon escapes and plots revenge. He uses his puppets as miniature assassins. They eliminate Gestapo agents and Nazi soldiers with tiny guns, knives, and fists. When the Gestapo discovers the secret of the puppets, they put a bounty on Toulon’s head and begin a citywide manhunt. In a dramatic twist, Toulon is betrayed by a fellow fugitive and narrowly escapes capture. Eventually, Toulon and his puppets trap the Gestapo agent who is pursuing them. In a bloody ritual, they pierce his flesh with hooks and string him up like a human-sized puppet.

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Puppet Master 2

February 14, 2018 at 2:39 am (5 Heads) (, , , , , )

Puppet Master 2 – 1990 – United States

Four ghost hunters from the “U.S. Office of Paranormal Claims” team up with a celebrity psychic to investigate a haunted hotel. The hotel, located on the California coast, is none other than the Bodega Bay Inn, site of the horrific murders depicted in Puppet Master (1989). Evil puppet maker Andre Toulon is buried in the hotel’s private cemetery and his killer puppets live inside the hotel’s walls.

Toulon’s puppets dig up his grave and resurrect him with a gooey alchemical concoction. To conceal his rotting undead body, Toulon wraps himself in bandages until he resembles the Invisible Man. As the ghost hunters investigate the hotel, Toulon commands his puppets to commit murders and collect human body parts. These parts are for a magic ritual to make Toulon’s immortality permanent, or something. This part of the plot isn’t well explained. The ritual is completed and Toulon’s soul enters a life-sized wooden puppet carved to resemble Toulon himself. This puppet looks like a freaky manikin and is very creepy and uncanny. Toulon’s puppets are somehow offended by this, and they turn on their master and kill him.

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Metamorphosis

February 7, 2018 at 12:50 am (5 Heads, Metamorphosis) (, , , , )

Metamorphosis – United States – 1990

Dr. Peter Houseman is an arrogant and extremely handsome college professor. During his experiments to develop an immortality serum, his funding is cut by university bureaucrats. In desperation, Peter experiments on himself. His serum works, but with the unfortunate side effect that Peter begins devolving into a reptile. You see, our human DNA contains “racial memories” of our various evolutionary phases. In one of these phases, we were reptiles. The whole thing doesn’t make much sense. In any case, Peter goes crazy and eventually transforms into a homicidal miniature T. Rex.

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Kimera

September 14, 2017 at 11:13 pm (5 Heads, Kimera) (, , , , , )

Kimera – 1997 – Japan

Three pod-like spaceships crash in an isolated forest in America. Scientists capture one of the three pod-people. She is Kimera—an androgynous, green-haired, hermaphroditic, nymphomaniac vampire. She can breed with creatures of any gender or species. An ancient alien legend claims that her children will destroy mankind. The other two pod-people are also freakish vampire mutants. One wants to destroy Kimera and save mankind. The other wants to save Kimera and destroy them. Caught in the conflict is a young Japanese man who falls in love with Kimera. The plot climaxes in a bloody showdown inside a church. There are tentacles, cocoons, and giant snakes all over the place, plus an alien gray. In the end, the Japanese man spares Kimera, and they drive into the sunset. He says: “Kimera, I know what you feel for me isn’t love as I know it, but my love for you is real even if the cost is my own soul.” That’s a surprisingly strong sentiment, especially since Kimera never says a word the whole movie.

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