[REVIEW] Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys

Puppet Master vs. Demonic ToysOkay, Sam, you can do this. Deep breath. Don’t cry. You’re the man.

So… Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys. This is a bad, bad, bad, bad movie. I know I said Curse of the Puppet Master was pretty rotten. I know I said the series truly scraped the bottom of the barrel with Puppet Master: The Legacy, such that I might never know love or laughter again. I know it seemed like the Puppet Master series had already experienced its nadir and it couldn’t possibly get any worse. And I was right, it doesn’t get any worse. It just doesn’t get much better.

When Full Moon Pictures was still making movies under the Paramount umbrella, they had ambitious plans. They wanted to put out a movie a month, just like a comic book, and they wanted to create a shared universe for their properties that had no parallel at the time. With the success of the Marvel Comics pictures we now understand exactly what Full Moon was going for, but in the ’90s this was pretty much virgin territory. They wanted to do crossovers all over the place, and one of the things they planned was something called Puppet Wars, which would pit the Puppet Master puppets against various enemies, including the less-than-inspiring monsters of the movie, Demonic Toys.

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Think like a ninja

Night of the Ninja (Back Cover)Do I have to tell you again how much I like ninja? No? Well, too bad, because I’m going to talk about how much I like ninja again. And moreover, I’m going to talk about what I’m doing about it.

I like to keep busy, even when I don’t have a deadline for four months. I’m basically done with Meaner Than Hell, the second Camaro, with just some tweaks to go, so I need something else in my day to keep things moving lest I spend all my time sitting on IRC talking about roleplaying games. Consequently I just wrapped up work on a (bad) horror novel I’ve been working on for a while, and turned my attention to something I haven’t talked about in this space for almost a year: The Tsuru Cycle.

To save you the trouble of clicking through and reading all about my epic plans, I’ll just tell you all about my epic plans here. But it’s somewhat amusing/educational to see how far off track I can get sometimes. I was totally sure I was going to work on these things in July last year, and now it’s the end of May and I’ve managed to write one of four.

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