Puppet Master (1989) No Spoiler Review

An Average Movie-Goer’s Review

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I love horror movies and if I’m going to watch them anyway, why not write an entertaining/funny review from the POV of an average movie-goer and not a professional critic.

Today we’re looking at the 1989’s cult classic Puppet Master

A group of psychics reunite at a hotel to find an old colleague who was after an ancient spell that could bring inanimate figurines to life.

Is Puppet Master (1989) Scary?

Puppet Master doesn’t take itself too seriously and therefore isn’t too scary but it does get a bit gory at times. But if you’re afraid of dolls or puppets, you’re going to have a hard time with this movie.


Puppet Master is good. It’s a B-horror movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously and I can completely see why it developed a cult following. It’s somewhat well-acted, the dialogue is iffy, and the story is wacky but it makes sense within its own universe.

Probably the only negative I have with Puppet Master are some of the characters do feel like cardboard cutouts with no real motivation and there’s barely any backstory given about them. This also applies to the killer puppets, we don’t get any real reason as to why they act a certain way in the movie.

Overall I recommend giving Puppet Master a watch if you’re looking for something not too scary, entertaining, and a movie that doesn’t take itself seriously but is not entirely a comedy.


Stuff to Ignore

Rotten Tomatoes – 43%

Metacritic – No Score

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