PNW Premiere of Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich with Barbara Crampton in attendance!
For those of you unfamiliar with the Puppet Master franchise, The Littlest Reich is a reboot that delivers all the blood, guts, and mayhem a horror fan might wish for. Read on for a quick synopsis~
“Recently divorced and reeling, Edgar returns to his childhood home to regroup his life. When Edgar finds a nefarious looking puppet in his deceased brother’s room, he decides to sell the doll for some quick cash at a small-town convention celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. Girl-next-door Ashley and his comic book shop boss, Markowitz, join Edgar for the doomed road trip. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that’s motivated by an evil as old as time.”
With outstanding performances by Thomas Lennon, Jenny Pellicer, Nelson Franklin, Barbara Crampton, Michael Paré, and Udo Kier, audiences are in for a satisfying and bloody thrill-ride!
Barbara Crampton has won the hearts of horror movie audiences over and over again with captivating performances in films like Re-Animator, From Beyond, and more recently You’re Next, We Are Still Here, and Beyond the Gates. “It is a great honor to have her with us for the screening! Not only is she an outspoken advocate for women in the film industry, it’s just a lot of fun to watch her playing a deadpan cop in Puppet Master. I think the audience is going to flip when they see this,” said Festival Director Gwen Callahan.
In addition to Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, feature films include the Portland premieres of Framed (Spain), The Laplace’s Demon (Italy), and the World Premiere of Big Legend, a bigfoot horror movie filmed in the Pacific Northwest starring Kevin Makely, Todd A. Robinson, with Amanda Wyss, Adrienne Barbeau, and Lance Henriksen. The festival also features nearly 40 short films from countries including France, Spain, Brazil, Australia, Iran, Taiwan, the US, and Canada.
The Portland Horror Film Festival runs June 13-16th at the historic Hollywood Theatre. Looking to promote and nurture indie horror, this fest is comprised of short and feature length genre films that you just can't see anywhere else!