I seriously been slacking on these, but I have not forgotten about them. There’s other retrospectives I need to cover, so let’s try to get these going again.
Here we are with Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter which is a bit of a misnomer because this is not the last you will see of the Puppet Master series. It is a direct sequel to Puppet Master 4, and again, the puppets are the good guys.
Our demon overlord from the last movie is back and he has one last trick up his sleeve. He unveils a secret Totem Puppet, and possesses it so he can destroy the Puppet brethern once and for all. The new Puppet Master must fight back, with the help of his lady friend and the psychic lady from Part 4 who is in the hospital in a coma.
No new puppets in this one, but most of the favorites are back such as Blade, Tunneler, Pinhead, and Six-Shooter.
Most of the kills are against a couple of goons who are trying to steal the puppets away. When the Totem Demon proves too deadly, with the help of the psychic lady who takes control of a computer somehow, they revive Decapitron. With his energy blasts, they thwart the demon and everyone lives to survive another day. Just like in Part 4, Decapitron contains the spirit of Andre Toulon, and he passes the torch of Puppet Master, knowing his puppets will be in good hands.
So this one was a pretty good entry, and for those who missed out or completely forgotten, it even rehashes the story of Part 4 in the beginning of the movie so you are caught up. We once again return to the hotel of Bordega Bay where most of the battle takes place. It was good to see the story from the fourth movie get wrapped up, and it left the franchise with a choice of having a fresh start. Which it did with the 6th entry The Curse of Puppet Master.
Definitely worth a visit if you been following the franchise so far. Even if not, you can just watch it on its own without the worry of missing anything from the previous entries.
I’m going to keep on these until we get to finish line, so stay tuned next month for part 6!
Till next time, stay scared!
-Tha Thrilla –