The only masterful things I saw in this movie were the design of the puppets and the music. The movie itself is a little weird and boring at times. I did just love how all the puppets looked and what special features they had. One puppet had a hook for one hand and a knife for the other. One puppet has a rotating face to change his expressions, another puked out leeches, one had a drill head and then one had almost full sized human hands good for punching. Some of the acting was really cheesy and I must say, the lead male who taught at Yale (oops a rhyme) was one of the worst leads I’ve seen in ages (except for maybe Troll 2). He had really stupid hair and got hit on all the time, even though he looked like a sketchy used-car salesman (no offense the hard working salesmen). The musical score at the start is haunting and I just want to play it on an old record player. It’s wonderful… I just wish the movie could have been as haunting as its tunes.
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Puppet Master (1989)