Master of Puppets
I kinda like doing these little post mortems on my reviews, kinda picking my own brain a little in ways that don't seem appropriate for the review, so I'm working through the backlog, and PM1 definitely deserves a few extra comments.
Oh, Puppet Master and Full Moon. You guys are so responsible for this site existing. So much of my formative years was spent watching these movies. Blade is my personal Freddy Krueger. Or something.
Part of me really wanted to make Puppet Master the 13th review on this site, because of its significance (Although I believe I saw Full Moon's Pit & the Pendulum before it but PM solidified my love), but I had this huge stack of Full Moon movies waiting for review, and I absolutely had to be the first one be Puppet Master. I just couldn't wait any longer!
This was another movie where I was not wanting for images and captions. I tossed out a number of images that it was actually painful to leave aside, and I hope I used the cream of the crop. I also had a number of alternate captions for images that did get used, and it was tough to decide.
The biggest change with this review was titling my in depth look "The Whole Blood Mess". When I looked at the final reviews, it was always bugging me that it zoomed right from synopsis to my review, and it looked wrong. I'm still not happy with that title, but it gets the job done and breaks it up.
It was good to have something relatively short after the monster that was Waxwork 2. I still need to sort out how to cut these down, but I haven't had THAT many complaints yet, so I'm just keeping on. This actually feels like a good length for this movie, and the images break it up well.
The biggest thing with this review is something yet to come. I've actually got plans to go back and retweak this review in a few months. The content will remain the same, I'm just going to make it...better.
I've got the big bad Puppet Master boxed set, so have no fear. Blade will return shortly. And the movies just get worse and worse, trust me. Unlike with Waxwork and Corpse Grinders, I want to space out the Puppet Master movies. Doing all six or so that I have here in one long run would have gotten boring for me and you guys too, I presume. It's one thing to do an original and sequel in succession, it's another to do every movie ever. I'd also hate to be done with them all so soon.
Full Moon alone will keep me in movies for a long, long time.
Speaking of, I need to pick out my next monsterpiece to go through. See you in April!