The good news? A whole lot of practical effects!
Over the weekend we were provided with our first glimpse of the puppets that will be on display in reboot Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, which included new takes on iconic killer dolls Blade and Tunneler as well as a brand new puppet that looks like a mix between a frog and a clown – Pinhead and Torch will also be back, though we haven’t yet seen the new designs. To further tease the upcoming film, a new behind the scenes featurette video has just surfaced, and it takes you into the effects shop and showcases the filming of a couple scenes.
Again, this looks very old school, and we’re liking what we’re seeing!
The cast includes Udo Kier, Thomas Lennon (Hellbaby), Jenny Pellicer, Nelson Franklin (Scott Pilgrim, Jobs), Charlyne Yi (Cloverfield), and Alex Beh, with genre fav Barbara Crampton (From Beyond, Re-Animator, You’re Next, Sun Choke), 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 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 at 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.