The first scene for Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, is set in the late 1980s, within the first 5 minutes if the film we see a gruesome decapitation. That is how a horror movie should start! We move forward to present day where we meet Edgar.
Recently divorced and reeling, Edgar (Thomas Lennon) returns to his childhood home to regroup his life. When Edgar 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.
In order to sit through yet another “Puppet Master” movie, you have to have an appreciation for low budget horror cinema. There is a special place for these kind films and unfortunately, it stayed in the 80’s and 90’s! This genre will most likely include nudity/sex, cheesy dialogue, violent and bloody ass deaths and in “Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich” we get all of that and more! It was a bit hard to keep track of what was happening, in the short 90 minutes of the film main character Edgar goes from being newly divorced to single to dating to mourning Edgar which felt a bit rushed and there was really no storyline. In one of the scenes Edgar mentions his brother’s death and somehow the puppet being related but we get no backstory or even a story at all.
I really enjoyed watching all the puppets and the havoc they caused, scene after scene murders back to back! There’s even a parking lot massacre by these little puppets from hell!
The ending of the film leaves us with a “To be continued” which to be honest I was not very excited about but I do hope that they wrap everything up nicely along with this first half of the story.