Alex and three other gifted psychics are investigating rumors that the secret of life has been discovered by a master puppeteer. But they quickly uncover the secret of death in the form of five killer puppets. The first in the series of multiple sequels.
In the 1930s, a puppeteer summoned magical powers from ancient Egypt to bring his dolls to life. He then subsequently committed suicide. In the present, another suicide at the same Bodega Bay Hotel brings a group of psychics together to find and destroy the newly reanimated and murderous puppets.
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Bodega Bay, the setting for "Puppetmaster," was also the setting for Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds."
Not to be confused with "The Puppetmaster," the 1993 Taiwanese film directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, who also directed "A City of Sadness."
Puppet effects by David Allen Productions.
Filming began December 1, 1989. Sound in Ultra-Stereo.