I have stated on various social media outlets that next to the upcoming Halloween reboot, my most anticipated film of 2018 is the Charles Band produced Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. Merely days away from the appearance of this flick on various VOD platforms, I was stoked to learn that iconic composer Fabio Frizzi has written the score.
Fabio Frizzi should be no stranger to the hardcore fans of the horror genre. Frizzi is most well-known for his work with legendary Italian director Lucio Fulci. He is responsible for the haunting scores of films like Zombi 2, City of the Living Dead, and The Beyond. When it comes to horror movie composers, there are few names more regarded than Fabio Frizzi.
The reimagining is being directed by Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund. Charles Band returns again to produce, and the script is written by S. Craig Zahler (who wrote and directed Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99). Fans will be able to catch The Littlest Reich in limited theaters and on VOD starting August 17th. A DVD/Blu-ray release is slated for next month.
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. Girl-next-door Ashley and and comic book pal Markowitz join Edgar for a doomed road trip to an auction at a convention celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. 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.