Like a lot of productions from B-movie fantasy specialist Charles Band, PUPPET MASTER featured not so much a plot as a situation: a group of potential victims in a sprawling old hotel, stalked by a pack of grotesque puppets come to life. The macabre marionettes were far more interesting
than the humans; each puppet was different, with varying lethal capabilities on which the filmmakers focused, skipping over such details as explanation and motivation. Now, with PUPPET MASTER II, the Full Moon team tries to fill in the gaps.
In the film's opening, set in 1920s Cairo, itinerant puppeteer Andre Toulon (Steve Welles) falls under the influence of an evil wizard with...