Did you know that there have been ten Puppet Master movies? TEN. It would be understandable for you to ask why they would make more than, oh, let’s say two of these movies, but I can answer that question for you right away: these movies have made money. Not exorbitant, bank-breaking money, obviously, but enough for someone to keep lining the pockets of the people funding these pictures. It’s a simple answer that also applies to the questions of “Why are there nine Bloodfist movies?” and “Why were there seven Leprechaun movies including a reboot?” It’s certainly not that these movies have dense, intricate narratives and mythologies that can’t be explored in less than seven (or two) installments. Believe it or not, these movies are profitable.
And so, with an eleventh Puppet Master already targeted for 2016 (funded by an IndieGoGo campaign that may be impacted by this latest news), it was announced yesterday that the producers of the Stephen King adaptation 1408 and the director of 2015’s cannibal-horror-western Bone Tomahawk are rebooting the Puppet Master franchise. Along with this news came the promotional poster above, which is creative and yet appropriately trashy for a remake of a splatter flick about Nazis looking to acquire murder dolls brought to life by ancient Egyptian magic.
Read that plot description again, then remember there have been ten of these movies made already, with an eleventh potentially underway, and a reboot now confirmed. Lesson here: fortune favors the ridiculous.