Puppet Master: Axis of Evil - Preview
Preview by Jack Foley
FROM legendary independent writer-director-producer Charles Band (Re-Animator; Trancers; Ghoulies; Troll) and director David DeCoteau (Retro Puppet Master; Curse Of The Puppet Master; Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge) comes Puppet Master: Axis Of Evil, the long awaited and highly anticipated ninth official entry in the cult Puppet Master horror movie franchise, the most successful direct-to-video film series of all time.
In the latest outing for Andre Toulon’s deadly living puppets the action takes place following the events of Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge and begins in the California coastline’s Bodega Bay Inn during the height of World War II.
During his temporary job working at the Inn, physically disabled furniture maker Danny Coogan (Levi Fiehler) dreams of joining the war effort and fighting against the Germans and Japanese just like his soon-to-be-enlisted older brother, Don (Taylor M. Graham).
Unfortunately, Danny’s disability has ruled out such dreams, leaving him disappointed and frustrated. However, the sudden and mysterious death of one of the inn’s guests, Mr. Toulon, results in Danny getting a real chance to take on the “Hitler lovin’ Nazi scum” on his home turf.
Following Toulon’s death, Danny finds a crate belonging to the old man containing a variety of puppets believed to possess the ability to move without strings.
When he also discovers that two undercover Nazi assassins, Max (Tom Sandoval) and Klaus (Aaron Riber), along with beautiful Japanese saboteur Ozu (Ada Chao), are after Toulon’s secrets and plan to attack a local weapons manufacturing plant he decides to intervene.
Realising Danny is on to them, the Nazis attack his family and kidnap his girlfriend, Beth (Jenna Gallaher), in order to lure him into their trap. But, with the living deadly dolls Blade, Pinhead, Jester, Tunneler, Leech Woman and Ninja alongside him, Danny is more than willing to take the fight to them.
Puppet Master: Axis Of Evil (cert. 15) will be released on DVD (£12.99) by Revolver Entertainment on January 24, 2011.