SLASHER MONTH: Puppet Master 4 (1993)

The puppets who were once evil have now become good where new bad puppets come on in this sequel to Puppet Master 2. The demon Sutekh has sent the Totems to kill anyone who has the power of animation, including some researchers and Rick Myers (Gordon Currie), who believes that the puppets of Toulon are early AI experiments. His friends Susie (Chandra West), Lauren and Cameron come to visit and soon, they are all being hunted by the Totems. Can Blade, Pinhead, Six Shooter, Tunneler and Jester save them?

Directed by Jeff Burr (Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III) and written by Charles Band (with contributions from Steven E. Carr, Todd Henschell, Keith S. Payson, comic book writer Jo Duffy and Douglas Aarniokoski), this also introduces the robotic Decapitron, which has the video face of Toulon.

Guy Rolfe returned to play Andre Toulon but refused to leave his hotel room and act in the movie unless producer Charles Band personally slid a cash payment under his hotel room door. That’s an IMDB fact and could be BS, but seeing as how this movie recycles music from the past movies and Decapitron came from another potential Full Moon film, I lean to the idea that it’s true.

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