• It's still hard to believe that this is the 12th (!!) film in the Puppet Master franchise. The original from 1989 remains the best. It spawned 2 decent sequels, the third one "Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge" was a surprisingly well made prequel. Full Moon decided to cash in and cheap installments were made, some back-to-back or containing mostly clips from earlier sequels (Silent NIght Deadly Night Part 2 anyone ?). "Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich" is very different: kind of a reboot and gone is the PG-13 style (remember the phrase "when bad puppets turn good"). Once again, finally a horror film and more gory and bloody than ever before. So for the gore hounds it's a delight. Also a decent cast, some funny dialogue and it's a treat to see horror icons like Barbara Crampton ( Re-Animator, From Beyond, Puppet Master I, You're Next) and Udo Kier. Unfortunately, the story is a little weak and the ending seems rushed with a hint for another sequel. It also worked better when Toulon was fighting the nazi's instead of being one himself. By no means an excellent film but looking back at all the bad sequels that started with the ridiculous "Puppet Master 4: The Demon" it's nice to see the franchise is back on track.