Here's a sentence I never thought I'd ever write in the Year of Our Lord 2018: I can't wait to see the next Puppet Master movie.
But seriously, holy shit I'm excited to lay eyes on The Littlest Reich, especially after Brian's review out of the Overlook Film Fest (where it just enjoyed its premiere this past weekend), which promises carnage (not to mention puppets) galore:
"In fact, I couldn't even tell you how many puppets appeared in the film - a couple dozen, I think. There are kills aplenty in this one, with most of the large cast being wiped out and almost nothing left off-screen. Many characters don't even really appear until their death scene, which gives the film a slight disconnect at times, as if the filmmakers had an alarm that went off every five minutes reminding them to cut to someone, ANYONE, and kill them off."
Excuse me a moment...*Runs Into Street Screaming With Excitement*
Masterminded by the true blue Bone Tomahawk/Brawl In Cell Block 99 exploitation duo of Dallas Sonnier and S. Craig Zahler (the latter of whom wrote the fucking thing, so you know it's bonkers), The Littlest Reich is the first picture to be released under the recently revitalized Fangoria banner (RIP Phil), and directors Sonny Laguna (We Are Monsters) and Tommy Wiklund (Wither) have reportedly filled it with wall-to-wall splatter.
Now, RLJ just announced their acquisition of Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, with an eye to unleash it in theaters this August. So, between this and Mandy, they've got you covered when it comes to batshit insane genre cinema hitting once the sun's just a little too hot to handle.
Starring the queen herself, Barbara Crampton (From Beyond for life), along with Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!), Udo Kier (The House On Straw Hill), and motherfucking Michael Paré (Streets of Fire), the cast is a real treat for genre nuts. Everything I've heard about this movie behind the scenes makes me want it right now. It's apparently gory, problematic, and totally over the top. What the hell else could you want from a new Puppet Master movie?
Stay tuned for much, much more, as this is one of those weirdo titles we must support at BMD. Otherwise, we wouldn't be true to our weirdo selves.