RLJE Films acquired all North American rights to highly anticipated Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (read our review), we learned last month, with plans to release it in theaters on August 17, 2018. Much to our surprise, Cinestate co-producer Amanda Presmyk has revealed that it’ll be released in its unrated form!
“It will absolutely be released unrated… we’re not gonna cut a moment out of this bad boy,” Presmyk promised GenreVision.
She also teased, “We’re confident [that we have] one of the top three kill scenes of the past 15-20 years [in The Littlest Reich].”
The reimagining of the Full Moon Features cult classic stars Udo Kier (Suspiria, Blade, Brawl in Cell Block 99), Thomas Lennon (TV’s “Reno 911!”), Jenny Pellicer (TV’s “Cocaine Godmother”), Nelson Franklin (TV’s “Veep”), Charlyne Yi (This is 40), Michael Pare (Eddie and the Cruisers), and Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator).
In the new film, directed by Sonny Laguna (We Are Monsters) and Tommy Wiklund (Wither), and written by S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk)…
“Recently divorced and reeling, Edgar (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.
Girl-next-door Ashley (Pellicer) and his comic book shop boss, Markowitz (Franklin), join Edgar for the doomed road trip. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that’s motivated by an evil as old as time.”
Meagan reviewed the film out of the Overlook Film Festival and called it “unapologetic,” explaining that it “delivers bonkers gore and offensive humor!”