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Barbara Crampton Reveals Her Role in ‘Puppet Master’ Reboot

Are you loving the Barbara Crampton renaissance? We sure are.

Following recent roles in hits such as You’re Next, We Are Still Here and Beyond the Gates, horror vet Barbara Crampton will be starring in upcoming reboot Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich – fitting, given the fact that Crampton had a role in the original film. Speaking with Scream Mag, Crampton just spilled some beans about her role.

My character is a tour guide and an ex-police officer,” she told the site. “I was part of the police crew that brought Andre Toulon down many years ago and then thirty years later, something is happening. There’s a convention and some puppets are going to be sold at this convention so a lot of people that bought puppets from Andre Toulon many years ago have come back to this first ever convention so all these people and all these puppets are brought together for the first time in a very long time and something happens.”

Obviously, I can’t say what happens but it’s very slyly written and there are a few different storylines going on and Craig has written a lot of really interesting characters that you care about so I’m really excited about that one too,” she added. “It’s completely different [from the original franchise]. This movie has a lot of comedy in it and a lot of heart and drama as well.”

Check out your first look at three new puppets from The Littlest Reich!

The cast also includes Udo Kier, Thomas Lennon (Hellbaby), Jenny Pellicer, Nelson Franklin (Scott Pilgrim, Jobs), Charlyne Yi (Cloverfield), and Alex Beh, with Tina Parker (“Breaking Bad”, The Final Destination), Skeeta Jenkins and the great Michael Paré (Streets on Fire).

“Puppet Master: The Little Reich” centers on a recently divorced young man who discovers a mint condition Blade doll in his deceased brother’s closet and plans to sell the toy at a convention in Texas celebrating the 30th anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose during the auction when a strange force animates all of the various puppets throughout the convention as they go on a bloody killing spree.

Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund, who helmed the awesome Evil Dead-esque Wither, directed from a script written by Bone Tomahawk screenwriter S. Craig Zahler.



  • dom de niro

    classy poster


    This is sounding pretty good so far. I’m glad Crampton seemingly has a more substantial role than in Beyond the Gates.

  • ky

    Do we have an expected release date yet?

  • Biscoito18

    I did not even remember her in the original. Had to search on Google. She was that girl that receives a fortune reading from Dana. Nice cameo though.

  • biff

    Love the Babs, her turn on From Beyond will always be my fave — watched Beyond the Gates on Netflix the other night (plan on watching again soon) and completely dug her dark side.

    • Red Right Return

      I love From Beyond. Still one of the coolest horror movies ever. The black leather outfit is forever burned in my mind hehe.

      • biff

        No doubt. Always makes me wonder how Ms. Crampton would’ve done as Janet Weiss in The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  • Brian


  • Said it before, say it again, I fucking love that poster

  • bigval

    I fell in love with Barbara Crampton when I first saw Re-Animator as a kid. She’s aged very well now in her late 50’s.

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