Yesterday, a legendary horror actor announced she’s hopping aboard a legendary horror film series. Barbara Crampton (RE-ANIMATOR, BEYOND THE GATES) took to Twitter to share her excitement in joining the cast of the next movie in the long-running PUPPET MASTER franchise!
As you can see from the post, the next installment of fan-favorite series is entitled, PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH, and the script was written by S. Craig Zahler (BONE TOMAHAWK & ASYLUM BLACKOUT aka THE INCIDENT). According to an article by Variety announcing the project, “The film will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian for di Bonaventura Pictures (TRANSFORMERS), alongside Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller for Caliber Media.” Series creator, Charles Band, will serve as an executive producer.
““LITTLEST REICH” follows a recently divorced young man who discovers a mint condition Blade doll in his deceased brother’s closet and plans to sell the toy at a convention in Oregon celebrating the 30th anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose during the auction when a strange force animates all of the puppets throughout the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree.”
Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund will direct the film. Nelson Franklin and Jenny Pellicer are also in the cast, along with Udo Kier as Toulon!
No release date has been set, but when we know more, we’ll pass it on to you on a future episode of The ScreamCast!