Lycanthropes & Horror

Lycanthropes are humans with the ability to shapeshift into animals. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring lycanthropes ever released. How many have you seen?

Puppet Master X: Axis Rising

An army of possessed puppets must free one of their own from a Nazi occultist intending to build an army of unstoppable soldiers.
So Bad It's Good
United States
2012
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Doll Film
Cultists: 
Guru
Worshipper
Government: 
Nazi
Dolls: 
Puppet
Wizards: 
Conjurer
Necromancer
3.04
Good puppetry gone bad!
5.04
3.04
4
4
2
4
2
Photography
Effects
Dialogue
The plot mainly centers on the army, our returning protagonists played by different actors, and the Nazi who captured one of the cursed puppets. Being the direct sequel to Puppet Master: Axis of Evil, which is a sequel to the first scene in the first Puppet Master, and the fourth technical prequel, this movie doesn't simplify the timeline but doesn't contradict or affect it much either.
Like some of the previous movies, if you can overlook the fake accents and the rough performances, you’ll at least find it watchable, that is, for as long as it doesn't reveal its dirty secret: the now laughable, badly sculpted, poorly rigged and barely animated puppets. The script does all it can to push back their appearances and keep us away from Full Moon Picture’s financial reality.
Not a horror movie about possessed puppets but rather a science-fiction fantasy film with Nazis, Puppet Master X: Axis Rising is the perfect companion piece to Puppet Master: Axis of Evil. They are equally irrelevantly annoying and bad. The third act offers pleasant surprises for the avid fan and feels like a feature film I would gladly watch, but it’s too little too late.
Alternate Titles: 
Puppetmaster X
Puppet Master X
Puppetmaster 10
Puppet Master 10
Puppet Master 10: Axis Rising
Puppetmaster 10: Axis Rising
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