Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich Poster Showcases Blade's New Look

Blade's back, but he looks a little different this time.

By L.B. Lubomski

The Puppet Master franchise has a long history in the realm of horror. The concept itself seems weird, with the series focusing on anthropomorphic killer puppets brought back to life by an Egyptian spell to do the bidding of the puppet master, with the puppets themselves alternating between villains, heroes, and antiheroes over the years.

On paper, the idea doesn't seem like it would work well, but Charles Band's production company Full Moon Features has been pumping out Puppet Master movies on a consistent basis since 1989 with over ten films, a crossover film featuring their own Demonic Toys, and even a comic book series.

The latest from the series comes out on August 17th, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, and is actually set to reboot the franchise's timeline. The film will star Thomas Lennon (Reno 911), Udo Kier (Blade, Suspiria, Iron Sky), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, From Beyond), Nelson Franklin (Veep, The Millers TV series), and Jenny Pellicer (Cocaine Godmother).

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.

Bloody Disgusting was able to score an exclusive first look at the film's official poster, which you can view below, showcasing the new look of the franchise's unofficial mascot, the ever-popular Blade.

What are your thoughts on Blade's makeover? Will you be checking out this Puppet Master reboot when it is released later next month?

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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