Baby Lobo and Mitch Mittens Review “PUPPET MASTER VS. DEMONIC TOYS (2004)”

Misunderstood ReviewsDear Fair and Noble Sleepless Knights, CInsomniacs, and Misunderstood Movie Lovers from near and far! Mitch Mittens here! I apologize for not showing my leaves since January. It’s been quite busy over here behind the green curtain. I seemed to be growing quite bald over the winter and had to receive an immediate leaf transplant. Don’t laugh, it runs in the family-just ask Miss Mittens. Ok, no don’t ask her, she’ll probably tell Grandfather Mittens and he’ll show up in his wheelbarrow and award winning garden trowel. No matter, I am now 100% recovered and ready!

Today I am joined by one of the most misunderstood Babies of all time…..Baby Lobo! He is joining me this month for his ONE and ONLY MISUNDERSTOOD REVIEW! Next month he shall be sent to his new home to a special Sleepless Knight or CInsomniac to love, to hold, and to enjoy all the misunderstood movies this world has to offer!

220px-PuppetmasterdtSince this month is “CREEPY BABY MONTH,” Baby Lobo and I agreed to view and review the battle between two of FULL MOON ENTERTAINMENT famous horror monsters of all time: the DEMONIC TOYS and THE PUPPET MASTER puppets in PUPPET MASTER VS. DEMONIC TOYS(2004)! Baby Lobo filled up on milk and applesauce while I popped some plant food-flavored popcorn. Something told me this movie would be GREATLY misunderstood. Baby Lobo took the lead with the Insomniac Oath then we pressed play.

Take a peak at the Trailer first before reading on:

Now right as soon as the movie began, I noticed two things. One, there is no sign of “Full Moon Entertainment presents” and instead it’s the SyFy channel instead which means this is truly a misunderstood movie. The SyFy channel is responsible for MANY misunderstood films and sequels to some of our beloved horror classics including the last two THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD series additions along with this film. Next up was the drastic form change in the DEMONIC TOYS designs compared to the original FULL MOON films. Observe:

DEMONIC TOYS (1992):           Demonic_toy3sPUPPET MASTER VS. DEMONIC TOYS (2004):

Demonic_Toysvlcsnap-2012-03-05-16h38m41s147 HUGE difference! And if you are a die hard PUPPET MASTER fan and haven’t seen this movie-you might want to shield your eyes on what they do to Toulon’s puppets.

The film starts off with a Christmas toy commercial of children opening up their presents, revealing the new editions of the DEMONIC TOY dolls. The camera pans out to show a some-what rough looking Corey Feldman, grumbling about the commercial while he works on Toulon’s puppets. Feldman plays the role of Robert Toulon, the great-grandnephew of Andre Toulon. His character also has a teenage daughter who looks old enough to be his sister instead of his daughter. Now, they both discovered the secret formula to bring the puppets back to life. Word of warning: When your shop gets attacked by evil henchmen, never keep your overly large syringes out in plain sight when an unprofessional cop enters arrives on the scene. Bad acting and awkward glances shall arise…..really bad acting.

414+wj0vUpLOn the DEMONIC TOYS side, we meet Vanessa Angel’s character. A spoiled rich woman who inherited her families’ toy company following her father’s death. Her father had made a deal with the demon of wealth “Bael” in order to for his greedy daughter to have control over the Demonic Toys. Downside, the toys are not so obedient anymore. After finding out about the Toulon formula, she seeks to steal if from her former employee, Robert Toulon, and formulate her own evil scheme.

The rest of the film is made up of overly exaggerated lines and scary acting from the main characters (thank you Feldman), enough botox to make the story line float away into the abyss (the lips!), an evil plan to have monstrous toys wake up on Christmas morning to wreak havoc upon the innocent, and an unforgettable battle between puppets and toys. In the end, Baby Lobo and I agreed to give this film a 7 1/2 out of 10 Hypnotic Eyes.

Have any more Cinsomniacs or Sleepless Knights tuned into this film? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Do you agree with the rating? Leave your comments or private message and let us know! If you have a suggestion of another film for MITCH MITTENS to review, leave it in the comments. Thank you for “tuning in” and come back for more MISUNDERSTOOD REVIEWS!


It’s Going to Be a Silent Night….Bloody Night on MITCH MITTENS REVIEWS!

10447406_846179352092789_1087176575440826876_nHello Fellow CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights,

In almost less than a week’s time, we shall all be gathering around for the holidays. Children expecting Santa Clauseto slide down the chimney to bring them their yearly gifts for them being good instead of naughty. This week, I reminisced about the old holiday classic horror film-SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT(1972).

Cue that old-time organ music will ya, Frankie? Ok? I guess not…..Not to worry, the beginning of the movie will take care of it. 8qhEjcdCK9hHxWzMx6cyYwLR4RGWe begin our story with a short history about a house where our main story plot takes place. According to legend (or woman in the beginning’s tale), Wilfred Butler, the house’s original owner was found burned alive outside his home the day before Christmas in the mid-50s. Soon afterward, the home was turned into an asylum for the criminally insane against Wilfred Butler’s last testimony in his will stating the home should be left alone. 

You know when someone says a house, a grave, a school, or anything that could or should be abandoned-stay abandoned? Of course no one is going to leave it alone! We watch an axe murderer make his way out of a nearby asylum, butchering anyone and everyone in sight without seeing his face as he drives away in one of his victims’ vehicles. Then we are left wondering who this guy is…….here we go

hqdefaultJeffrey Butler decides he wants to sell the establishment for $50,000 in cash to the townspeople through his lawyer John Carter. John lays out the plan and sets the deadline for the money to be paid for the house by noon the next day. Not listening to the townspeople’s warnings about the house, John decides him and his “assistant/mistress” Ingrid to stay at the house instead of the Paradise hotel.

Obviously, knowing two people are going to stay in a house that has been told not to be stayed in are, guess what? Axed to death and right before we found out what John Carter was going to give Ingrid her “present” *cue in cheesy maniacal laughter*.

 SilentNightBloodyNight_1972_GeorgeD-posterI will warn you, this movie is filled with acting you have wonder the why this film wasn’t a soap opera instead of a film. I even looked for William Shatner at times to pop up and ask why things were progressing the way they were.  I mean, even the acting coming from, wait a second, is that Principal Togar from ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGHSCHOOL? No wonder why the kids sent for The Ramones. Even when she was “young” her acting was…..let’s give it a C- for grading purposes. 

We soon witnessed quite creative bloody scenes, an interesting twisty plot line sprinkled with questions like: “How in the world did you know the caller on the phone was a woman when the individual did not call you!” moments from both her and Jeffery Butler who in the beginning gives off the “creepy axe murderer” vibes, and an ending that is snappy and so fast you have to practically glue your eye lids open to not miss it.

I give this film 6 1/2 HYPNOTIC EYES out of 10 because you don’t really hear about this movie around Holiday time and it has a great storyline, just “Misunderstood” characters and acting.

Have any more Cinsomniacs or Sleepless Knights tuned into these films? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Do you agree with the rating? Would you like Mitch Mittens to do another review? Leave your comments or private massage and let us know! If you have a suggestion of another film for MITCH MITTENS to review, leave it in the comments. Thank you for “tuning in” and come back for another dose of misunderstood holiday cheer from MITCH MITTENS REVIEWS!