Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Gothic Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

Puppet Master II

A collection of possessed puppets collect human tissue for their master to help create a formula that brings back the dead.
So Bad It's Good
United States
1991
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Clown: 
Jester
Dolls: 
Puppet
Toys: 
Toy Robot
Wizards: 
Possessor
Conjurer
Transmuter
Alchemist
Necromancer
5.04
More puppet time!
7.04
6
5.04
5.04
4
4
3
Ambiance
Photography
Effects
This sequel isn't as artsy and is a bit more accessible than the original Puppet Master. It is still a visionary supernatural horror b-movie, and still takes place in that majestic Victorian hotel, but it goes out of its way and its limited location to push the gimmick a little further. It picks up where we left off and almost remakes itself.
The characters are deeper, more plausible and not all so overwhelmingly eccentric. It’s a good sequel but it’s definitely more of the same done a little better and with more background story. It’s great to see those memorable puppets come back to life, once more, and be given more screen time. They are the center of this, after all. Cool hybrids and a toy robot join their universe.
The special effects aren't terrific but they are a vast improvement. The riggers and puppeteers surpassed themselves since the original. The character of Toulon, master of puppets, has a great visual design and a rich story arc that complements what we already know about him as a monster. The slasher vibe has been reinforced by clichés but it works in the film’s advantage.
Alternate Titles: 
Puppetmaster 2
Puppet Master 2
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