Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Attack of the Puppet People (1958) aka Six Inches Tall aka The Fantastic Puppet People

3 / 5 Nov '09
Tagline: Terror Comes In Small Packages!
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Written by: George Worthing Yates, Bert I. Gordon
Actors include: John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney
Genre: Science Fiction, Horror
Length: 79 minutes
Banned: Nope

Tee hee, only seconds in and I now think I know where the X-Ray Spex got the idea for their awesome album cover Germfree Adolescents. This also appears to be the inspiration for the flick Dolls came from. It takes place in a doll factory where special dolls in tubes look an awful lot like real people. As we watch the man behind the dolls hire a woman because she has no family or husband (or experience) we just know that something bad is in the cards for her. Of course she gets shrunk and kept with his other shrunken people (because he's lonely...duh!) but soon they plan a revolt! Sure the effects are super cheesy (people standing in tubes from far away shots or photos in tubes up close) and it's not exactly frightening in any way. Here's a question, if the people in the tubes look exactly like people who used to work for him...wouldn't someone notice? Anyhow it's far from scary, it has very little to do with puppets but well at least it was short and easy to sit through!

Availability:  On DVD or watch for free online here:  http://www.hulu.com/attack-of-the-puppet-people

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