It sounds kind of demented to say that I grew up on the movies produced by Full Moon Entertainment, but it’s the Gods’ honest truth. Whenever my parents made a trip to the video store, I always managed to persuaded them into renting something the company had released, whether it be a title from the “Trancers” series or a stand-alone endeavor along the lines of “Arcade” or “Shrunken Heads”. Charles Band’s “Puppet Master” series, however, was my favorite, despite the fact that everyone made fun of me for liking them so much. In fact, I’ve yet to meet anyone who adores the series as much as I do, though I’d like to think they’re out there somewhere, beneath the pale moonlight.
But, I digress.
The trailer for “Puppet Master: Axis of Evil” has arrived, and, from the looks of things, the newest apple hasn’t fallen very far from the proverbial tree. The puppets look cheap, the acting is wretched — in other words, nothing has changed much from the early days. Which is good, of course, because that’s what the “Puppet Master” movies are all about.
Here’s the official synopsis, in case you were wondering:
In a stateside hotel during the height of World War II, young DANNY COOGAN dreams of joining the war effort. Following the murder of hotel guest Mr. Toulon by Nazi assassins, Danny finds the old man’s crate of mysterious PUPPETS and is suddenly thrust into a battle all his own. He discovers that Nazis MAX and KLAUS, along with beautiful Japanese sabateur OZU, plan to attack a secret American manufacturing plant. After his family is attacked and his girlfriend BETH is kidnapped, it is up to Danny and the living deadly Puppets to stop this Axis of Evil.
“Puppet Master: Axis of Evil” is scheduled for release on June 15th. I’ll give you one guess what I’ll be doing that day. Just one. Investigate the trailer below.