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Should You Watch This? Puppet Master II: His Unholy Creations (1990)

By Kayla Koger (@digitalkayla)

Did you ever wonder if you could trust those rating websites with their reviews of movies? Out of the dozens, you can trust the opinion of one stranger; me. Here's the breakdown of Puppet Master II: His Unholy Creations. There will be spoilers!

Year: 1990

Genre: Horror

Main Character(s): You got the main lineup of puppets plus Torch who’s just okay. There’s also some humans, but like you came for there puppets, no?

Notable Cast Members: I don’t care to look beyond the puppets. I’m not sorry.

One Line-ish Plot Summary: Second verse same as the first with a new puppet and except this time André Toulon (The Puppet Master) is evil.

Best Character: The little Jinn puppet from the flashback. I feel bad for him.

Worst Character: I don’t like this iteration of Toulon.

Best Moment: Toulon’s reveal of the human sized vessels he has created for him and the reincarnation of his wife. It appears he made them out of papier-mâché and he put a lot of focus on making the teeth and eyes butt ugly.

Worst Moment: Torch barbecued a bad ass little boy.

Plot Twists: The man masquerading as the invisible man was actually Toulon’s reanimated corpse, but that was only a shock to the characters in the movie.

How was the ending? Confusing. A lady did inhabit the woman human sized puppet and she drives away with the puppets in a gaudy van. I don’t know who this woman is and why she is a human sized puppet now and I doubt these questions will be answered, nigh even addressed, in future installations of the series, so.

Sequels/Prequels: Yes.

Is this a good movie? Meh.

Why did I watch this movie? I watched this one in particular to go along with the podcast I was listening to: Werewolf Ambulance Episode 165 - Puppet Master 2

Does I like this movie? Meh.

Should you watch this movie? I mean if you’re bored and working your way through Hulu’s b-list horror fare.

Extra Advice: Watching the first movie isn’t a prerequisite.

Kayla is the web mistress of as well as an elusive internet rabble rouser. When she’s not watching horror movies, she can be found listening to original Broadway cast recordings, and hanging around the St. Louis metropolitan area. You can follow her antics on social media (@digitalkayla)

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