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!
And now the features:
As a fan, I wish the behind the scenes features were longer. As they stand, they are cool little looks into the making of the film but I would like more time per segment.
Behind the Scenes of Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich: This is a typical EPK piece but does feature some fun tidbits for fans.
Cast of Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich : Interviews with cast and a look at the characters
Puppets: From Concept to Creation: Cool production pics and final creations are juxtaposed. Again, wish this was longer!
Lightning Girl Comic: From Sketch to Final : A better look at the art that is seen in the comic in the film.
Photo Gallery : Digital Photo Gallery
Minor gripes aside, it is a good package and will fit in great with the rest of your Puppet Master collection.