The search for the absolute worst movie ever made… Ever. This is where cinema and politics meet incorrectness… Warning: Most entries contain massive spoilers. Add to that one of the more famous Band-produced franchises: Puppet Master features, what else, killer toys.
Pitt I mean, Dr. Hess Ian Abercrombie in the middle of the night. Charles Band thought that the killer dolls were a better idea than the Nazi fucking zombies. Other than an overly enthusiastic faux German kid, it is unfortunately our friend Eric Stein, a budding puppet lover who, afterward, visits with Toulon and warns him that his puppet show might be seditious, and definitely treasonous.
Stein discovers a shocking secret: Some of the puppets in the Puppet Master 3 movie. So he reports this to Richard Lynch, Kraus, whatever, and Dr. Unsurprisingly, Lynch, a high-ranking Gestapo dude, wants the Toulons arrested for treason. Hess, on the other hand, believes that Andre Toulon could be the key to the Nazis perfecting their own living dead and, over the course of the film, comes to respect the work of the great puppeteer.
After his wife is killed by the Nazi scum, Toulon conspires to take revenge against the evil Nazis. Which is the first problem of the story. What the holy fuck? Why even charge the guy like that? Would you stupidly charge police officers who were about to arrest you? And then stupidly charge at a high-ranking Nazi doctor. Ian Abercrombie in Puppet Master 3 . But these are Nazis. He keeps his emotions in check. Watch the film and tell me that guy looks eighty. Richard Lynch plays the stereotypical Gestapo officer.
He plays it like a man dedicated to his job, and just his job. Oh, and he dies. Ian Abercrombie is Dr. Pitt as a Nazi thanks a lot, Seinfeld , he does a fine job. He comes across as any scientist in pursuit of something grand, for better or worse. Human nature is intuitively tuned into solving shit, finding things out, discovering the impossible, and Hess is a prime example of this. Toulon says in the film that his puppets were his former friends. I love the scenes where a person is actually physically overpowered by one of these things a puppet using a weapon might be a different story.
But, hey, you ought to expect that from a killer doll movie. An uncharacteristic Nazi death in a Nazi death film? Oh, B-movie queen and pornstar, Michelle Bauer, appears very briefly, topless.