The Puppetman

2023

Action / Horror / Thriller

19
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 43% · 7 reviews
IMDb Rating 5.3/10 10 2285 2.3K

Top cast

Michael Paré as Detective Al
Alyson Gorske as Michal
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888.48 MB
1280*534
English 2.0
NR
24 fps
1 hr 36 min
Seeds 16
1.78 GB
1920*800
English 5.1
NR
24 fps
1 hr 36 min
Seeds 18
1.62 GB
1920*800
English 5.1
NR
24 fps
1 hr 36 min
Seeds 8

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MovieNerdGalReviews 4 / 10

It could've been scarier.

I got the chance to see this film on Shudder last night and I had really high hopes from it after watching the first 10 minutes. Unfortunately, it took a downward spiral pretty fast.

The Puppetman, is a story about a mysterious entity possessing a body and forcing the victims to commit suicide via mind control.

Now, this idea isn't very original and has been done before however, I believe that it still had the potential to deliver some original great scares.

The problem though, the story line is pretty much uninspiring and the acting is monotonous. From the beginning till the end, the movie doesn't even really surprise you and the scary scenes that are supposed to be scary aren't satisfying enough.

The acting is okay and the cinematography is just bland which makes the movie even more uninteresting. If you're in the mood for something scary, this isn't the best option for you but if you want something watchable, I'd say give it a chance.

Reviewed by magicbeamsamara 5 / 10

The film will not cause vivid impressions, but it will not be a disappointment either

An uncomplicated story of the obsession of an ancient cult consisting of three people: parents and a child - that's the whole cult. The purpose of the demon is unclear, but he is very evil, manipulates everyone in a row - in fact, demons cannot subdue everyone, no matter how evil they are, even they obey "demonic laws", well, okay, the authors did not try to understand the mythology, well, that's not what the film is about.

It was shot well, simply, but with "taste", about students who were unlucky.

I haven't seen Michael Pare in an adequate movie for a long time, this is a pleasant exception, although he doesn't have much to play, but he looked good. The film will not cause vivid impressions, but it will not be a disappointment either, such a mystical story is not bad.

Reviewed by kevin_robbins 4 / 10

This movie offers a few engaging scenes and a solid concept but struggles with execution

I recently viewed The Puppetman (2023) on Shudder. The plot revolves around a man who, under the influence of a malevolent entity, is compelled to commit a heinous act in front of his daughter, leading to his execution. Years later, his orphaned daughter, now a high school student, faces the entity as it possesses her friends, coercing them into committing gruesome acts. Will she become another victim, or can she find a way to stop the entity?

Directed by Brandon Christensen (Superhost), the film features Alyson Gorske (Jungle Run), Kio Cyr (Give Me an A), Zachary Le Vey (Run Hide Fight(, Michael Paré (Gone) and Angel Prater (Amy's F it List).

The Puppetman had the potential to be a standout horror film. The opening scene was well-crafted and effectively set the movie's tone. Unfortunately, it didn't maintain the quality of kill scenes after the beginning. While there were some entertaining fire and a shootout scenes, there was also a terrible seance that was awkward. The acting was good enough, but the ending was disappointing and felt like a copout.

In summary, this movie offers a few engaging scenes and a solid concept but struggles with execution. I would rate this a 4/10 and suggest considering other options.

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