⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 - Pretty much everything about Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich is done so much better than in the last handful of Full Moon's main Puppet Master movies. This is a fresh reboot so throw out everything you know from the main series, as this changes up the lore quite heavily. In addition the design of some of the returning dolls have changed and that took a bit of getting used to but by the end of the movie I was loving them. Also, all the new dolls look fantastic as well and have easily earned their place among the classics.
Once you can get past the initial shock of the changes made, you can just sit back and enjoy everything this fun horror movie has to offer. It moves at a fast pace, filled with fun characters to fill in the time between the killer doll action. The acting is (mostly) genuinely good, and even though most of the characters are assholes most of them are likable in their own weird ways. This movie is also gory as hell, like shockingly so. It's probably one of the goriest horror movies I've watched in a long time, and some of the gore moments are done in such despicable ways with such bad taste that you can't help but sit there shouting 'WHAT THE FUCK' while laughing your ass off at the fact that you can't believe you just watched what you just watched.
A couple of shots didn't quite work for me and felt clunky, and the lead actor, while funny with his dialogue delivery, makes for a really wooden and boring lead as he's always monotone and largely emotionless no matter what's happening around him. Those issues aside though, this was one hell of a fun Puppet Master movie, and I really hope to see more entries get made in this new rebooted series because it wold be a shame to have the best Puppet Master movie to date not get any kind of continuation or follow up. #BMovieShelfReview #PuppetMasterTheLittlestReich #PuppetMaster #FullMoon #FullMoonEntertainment #horror #horrormovie #horrormovies #movie #movie #horrorreview #horrorreviews #moviereview #moviereviews #horrormoviereview #horrormoviereviews #rating #ratings #horrorlover #horroraddict #horrorfan #horrorfanatic #horrornerd #instahorror #film #films #filmreview #filmreviews
Castle Freak (1995; Shudder & Amazon Prime)
This movie is a Stuart Gordon classic. The name might not sound like much, not as mainstream as John Carpenter or Wes Craven, but make no mistake, this man is a juggernaut of horror. With films like Re-Animator, The Dentist, From Beyond, and Dolls under his belt his horror chops are unquestionable. Castle Freak is just one of those lesser known gems you love to discover. Also with the horror movie legend Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator, From Beyond, House on Haunted Hill, The Frighteners) and horror movie anchor Barbara Crampton (From Beyond, You’re Next) helming the screen its performance is A Grade 90s gory gold!
A woman doesn’t leave her castle for over 40 years. Once she dies her secrets come pouring out like blood from a warm corpse! Once her estranged next of kin from America (Jeffrey Combs) shows up with family in tow strange things start happening. Noises echo through the halls, scratching is heard from behind walls, people enter the castle with only their screams escaping its doors, and some truly detailed vicious torment awaits those who dare watch what happens when the Castle Freak is let loose! While you feel a sick sense of sympathy for this castle freak for what was done to him and how he has become what he has become, you're quickly reeled in to the reality of what he is now by the brutality of his kills. The Hooker scene is especially ... juicy.
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