Andre Toulon’s days before he became the Puppet Master were spent running an avent-garde puppet theatre in pre-World War 1 Paris and loving Ilsa, the beautiful daughter of the Swiss ambassador. When he witnesses the heinous murder of Afzel, an Egyptian sorcerer, who has stolen the “Secret of Life” from an ancient god, Sutekh, he is forced into a life and death struggle with the servants of Sutekh who have kidnapped Ilsa. In a final confrontation, Toulon and his puppets must make a stand against the deathless power of an ancient god in order to save the woman he loves.
This is definately my favorite Puppet Master film. I had seen parts of part 2 and 6 on TV before and it quickly turned me off to the series, but when I saw this one on TV and I watched a few minutes of it I found myself quickly drawn into it. I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. And after seeing this one I thought I’d see the rest of the series, so I bought the box set. Well, the puppets in this one are different then the ones in all the other movies, though there is a Blade, Six Shooter and Pinhead. But the regular puppets do show up for a very brief time. Another thing I liked about this one is those zombie guys who just walked up to people, opened their hands, and it killed the person. I found that to be an interesting villian for the series. The acting wasn’t all that great, but it’s a direct-to-video movie. This one really has me looking forward to the next chapter in the series, “Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys.” Though I have never seen a Demonic Toys movie. So overall, this is my favorite Puppet Master film, and I really do recommend this one over any of them. I give this one a 7 out of 10.