Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys

Year: 2004

Director: Ted Nicolau

Written by: Courtney Joyner

Threat: Dolls

Weapon of Choice: Iron Maiden

Based upon: none

IMDb page: IMDb link

Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys

Other movies in this series:
Puppet Master
Puppet Master II
Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge
Demonic Toys
Dollman vs. Demonic Toys
Puppet Master 4
Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter
Curse of the Puppet Master
Retro Puppet Master

The tyranist's thoughts
I'd say that it's sad to see Corey Feldman sink this low, but the truth is that he was making excrement such as this while he could still have been considered a celebrity. I would, however, like to take a moment to say goodbye to a long time favourite, Full Moon studios. This is the first movie featuring property that used to be Full Moon's but isn't anymore. It is a sad day for me and I'd like to think that if Charles Band were still steering the ship, something this horrible would never have been made.
So one of the unending line of Toulon descendants and his daughter are trying to resurrect the dolls. For some reason. That isn't clear. At all. Meanwhile, across town, the company that pumps out our Demonic Toys, wants the Toulon secret. Commence petty squabbling and a lot of doll on doll violence. Actually, now that I think about it, I don't think the dolls ever actually fight each other. That would have been much more interesting.
Oddly enough, it is the Toulon daughter, played ably by Danielle Keaton, who carries most of the movie for me. And she's really just a supporting character to Feldman's Toulon and Vanessa Angel's Erica Sharpe. Feldman was miscast as he still looks like a teenager. Angel is just horrible. Really Keaton is the only thing going here.
Even worse than the acting, though, is the dialogue. There's a difference between not taking yourself seriously and writing crap. This is crap.
There's probably no reason to see this one. Especially since it was made-for-TV. In fact, even if you liked any of the other movies, just stay away.
Posted: December 27, 2004

Rish's Reviews
As Patsy Cline once taught us, sometimes it's hard to be a woman.
Well, the years working on this website have taught me an important lesson as well: sometimes it's hard to be a movie reviewer.
As a kid, watching Siskel and Ebert (and Jeffrey Lyons and that royal tool Rex Reed), I imagined it would be fun to be a movie critic, paid to go to the theatre (the most magical place on earth), eat popcorn, and see all the films I wanted for free. I never considered the possibility of having to see all the films I did not want as well.
Take Puppet Master Versus Demonic Toys, for instance. I don't have much to add, beyond what tyranist said. He's right, really.
I don't hate Corey Feldman. I laugh at him, but I don't hate him. This film, though, was nearly enough to make me hate him. Seeing Feldman pretend to be a middle-aged father was only slightly more believable than White Chicks. Ted Nicolau, who made several really great flicks for Full Moon Pictures, must have sleptwalked his way through this one. Blindfolded. In a single weekend. If a child murderer was sentenced to watch Puppet Master Versus Demonic Toys, Amnesty International would surely intercede.
Ahhh, it wasn't THAT bad. I don't know why I exaggerate. But it did suck, I won't lie to you there.
I don't really even know if there was the potential for a good movie in this one. Hmmm. Maybe. But somebody somewhere sure screwed up. Maybe it was the Sci-Fi Channel.
Whoever it was deserves some payback.
Posted: January 4, 2005

Total Skulls: 29

Sequel skullskull
Sequel setup skull
Rips off earlier film
Horror film showing on TV/in theater in movie
Future celebrity appears
Former celebrity appears skull Corey Feldman
Bad title
Bad premise skull
Bad acting skull
Bad dialogue skullskull
Bad execution skull
MTV Editing
Girl unnecessarily gets naked
Wanton sex
Death associated with sex
Unfulfilled promise of nudity
Characters forget about threat
Secluded location
Power is cut
Phone lines are cut skull
Someone investigates a strange noise skull
Someone runs up stairs instead of going out front door
Camera is the killer
Victims cower in front of a window/door
Victim locks self in with killer
Victim running from killer inexplicably falls
Toilet stall scene
Shower/bath scene
Car stalls or won't start
Cat jumps out
Fake scare skull
Laughable scare skull
Stupid discovery of corpse
Dream sequence
No one believes only witness skull
Crazy, drunk, old man knows the truth skull
Warning goes unheeded
Music detracts from scene skull
Death in first five minutes
x years before/later
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Dark and stormy night
Killer doesn't stay dead
Killer wears a mask
Killer is in closet
Killer is in car with victim skull
Villain is more sympathetic than heroes
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Beheading skull
Blood fountain skull
Blood spatters - camera, wall, etc.
Poor death effect
Excessive gore
No one dies at all
Virgin survives skull
Geek/Nerd survives skull
Little kid lamely survives
Dog/Pet miraculously survives
Unresolved subplots
"It was all a dream" ending
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What the hell? skullskull