How to Watch The Puppet Master Franchise
I know it's Zombie Tuesday and I'm about to talk Puppet Master. But if you think about Zombies they originally came from cats andvoodoo. So it still fits. Way Puppet Master you ask? Well after watching the wonderful Elvira host PM on Hulu it was a wonderful trip down memory lane.
So this post today is really about the order that you should watch them in. There are 10 movies in total so it could get confusing.
Each installment is not created in chronological order, and the events of Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge are dated inaccurately. For instance, Puppet Master, first motion picture states that Toulon committed suicide in 1939 at the Bodega Bay Inn in Bodega Bay, California, while Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge takes place in 1941, and he is still very much alive, (possibly a mistake).
In an attempt to resolve the confusion, the installments are listed below in chronological order based on the plot summaries of each film.
It's 1892 and Sutekh is hopping mad. It seems a 3,000 year old Egyptian sorcerer has stolen one of the God's secrets of life - that of instilling the souls of the dying into inanimate things. Sutekh raises three mummified former high priests, led by the villainous "First Servant", and charges them with recovering both the Sorceror and his secret. There is no lack of victims for the 3 high-faluting, stylish villains as they pursue their prey to 19th century Paris, and the very young puppeteer, Andre Toulon. Toulon runs a puppet theatre in the heart of Paris, and meets the sorcerer (the mysterious Afzel) when he is found by the lovely Swiss Ambassador's daughter Ilsa, after being nearly killed. It is there and then that we find the seed of things to come, and the origin of the Puppetmaster series of tales.
Puppet Master 3 Toulon's Revenge (1991)
Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (2010)
Puppet Master X Axis Rising (2012)
Puppet Master (1989)
Curse of the Puppet Master (1998)
Puppet Master 2 His Unholy Creation (1990)
Puppet Master 5 The Final Chapter (1994)
Puppet Master The Legacy (2003)