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A group of teens are challenged to spend a night in the Wagner mansion on the edge of town. Little do they know the owner has concocted a monstrosity in the basement.
This is a film for anyone that remembers "Meet The Feebles," filmmaker Dustin Mills has created a comedy/horror that is so wrong it's great. It's “Sesame Street gone bad" but in a highly entertaining way. The story takes place in 1985 and it's main character is a wimpy little kid named Charlie who lives with his foul-mouthed grandfather. Charlie has a dream of opening back up the family dime store, one day several other Teenagers in town and himself receive an invitation to spend the night at an old mansion owned by the infamous Doctor Wagner. They are promised to share one million dollars if they can stay the night but the mad Doctor has plans he's been waiting to put into motion for a long time, the mansion might be haunted by this group of Teenagers have something a bit more deathly to worry about. To go into any more details about the story would only ruin it for those wanting to see it so that is about as deep into the plot as I am going to go.
The film is very well made and has some hilarious and memorable moments as well as plenty of action, blood effects and lets not forget about the language, yes this is an adult puppet film so be sure to watch this one when the little ones are not around. The use of animation with the puppets works great together, the animated scene when the Doctor is explaining his past is very well done and memorable.
"Puppet Monster Massacre" is a unique independent gem full of great visuals a good story that isn't too complicated and plenty of adult humor. So if you're an indie fan or just looking for something different to watch I highly recommend picking this up, it was so much fun I went back and watched it a second time already. It's not a horror movie designed to scare people, it's instead a hilarious and highly entertaining film that brings back memories of those those great movies we saw in the 80's, a homage yes but it stands on it's own as a future cult classic. The DVD comes with Special Features that includes:
Director and Assistant Director Commentary
Discarded Monster Designs 1 & 2
Released by MVD Entertainment Group
***** Out Of *****