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Shadow Puppets

3.2 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Jolene Blalock, Tony Todd, James Marsters, Natasha Alam, and Richard Whiten star. Bonus Features: SHADOW PUPPETS: Director And Cast Comments, Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Michael Winnick and Cinematographer Jonathan Hale, and Trailer.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Tony Todd, Jolene Blalock, James Marsters
  • Directors: Michael Winnick
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: July 24, 2007
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000PWQP84
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #130,436 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This movie starts out pretty well is has suspense,mystery and a pretty well written script. Are cast find themselves waking up in a asylum where they have no memory of who they are and why they are there. Only to be pick off by a creature who has no shape or form. It is nothing more than a shadow that stalks them. Having no memory they have to find a way out and why they are there before it is to late. They soon discover there are eight of them trap in this place but one of them is not who they say they are. This begins mystery to discover who they are and what it is that is hunting them. The movie is pretty good it has very good acting a good plot and some suspense. It also has some mild violence with some good turns it. Don't expect a movie that will knock you off your feet but one that is above average that does keep your attention from begging to end. I say check it out I bought the DVD and have no real complaints its a good solid movie so check this one out.
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This intriguing horror movie resides in a strange inbetween genre that should appeal to most audiences. It is largely a psychological thriller, but it also has many horror movie aspects. One of my favorite things about this film was that it managed to scare me without resorting to mindless gore and buckets of blood (although, don't get me wrong...there's a little blood involved).

Quick Synopsis: 8 strangers wake up in different rooms of a locked down facility with absolutely no memory of who they are, and no idea how they got there, or how to get out. Their surroundings look like some kind of a prison, or possibly a mental institution, but ominously there is no sign of their captors. Meanwhile, lurking in the darkness is a creature made of shadows, who begins to pick them off, one by one, attacking without warning, and leaving no trace of a body. Soon these strangers must find each other and band together in order to escape...that is, until they discover a medical room containing what appears to be the machine used to brain-wipe them all, leaving them with no memories -- next to the machine is the body of a brain-dead, but technically living man. According to the readouts, the device was used only 8 times...but there are 9 people. Someone is lying. Who can be trusted? And can they work together to find a way out before the shadows around them come to life...

I found this movie incredibly entertaining and suspenseful. The horror aspect is of course the shadow monster who kills off any who stray too far away from the light. The psychological thriller aspect would be the fact that each person has had their memories wiped clean...but one of them is lying. Who is the betrayer? I'm not telling!
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Mixed feelings about this one. I don't fault a lower budget and the impact it has on sfx. This film has several decent actors that fans of different genres will recognize. Concept is intriguing but not fully developed. Poor editing in places -- I do fault this. Potential for a good character driven film is abandoned for some stereotypical tropes. The movie did hold my interest so it is worth a watch.

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Jolene Blaylock of Star Trek fame wakes in a padded room with no memory of her name or how she got there. Weird noises and scary sounds follow along with a power brown out. This causes her door to unlock so she heads out in her underclothes (I rather appreciate this even if it makes no sense) and finds Spike from Buffy fame in another cell, also sans memory. They find a nebbishy white guy and irritable Afro-American woman in similar circumstance but on the other side of a cell door. The two teams split up to explore. Team Star Trek/Buffy find an older man linked to a machine that they deduce wipes out memories -- but old guy is apparently brain dead. They are attacked by a berserk Afro-American man who, seeing that they put on lab coats over their underwear, figure they "did this to him". Monster appears and the A-team flees after the death of the angry man.

Team B finds a flirty women swimming naked in an olympic sized pool -- really, how do mad scientists fit a pool into their budget? Naked chick tells Team B they are all going to die.

Teams meet up and go to the lower level where Tony Todd is chained to a wall and Obligatory Blonde Victim is even more restrained in another room They release Tony and try to free Blondie, but monster shows up and takes care of her.

Hints of their pasts are found.
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It started with me wondering "what is happening here", and I asked myself that throughout the entire movie. Everytime something was explained another quandry developed, it was a a very enjoyable thriller with infinate plot twists, and even after the final fade I waited for a final twist. Probally the most enjoyable film I have seen in a long time primarily due to Jolene Blalock, she is a stunning lady, and her entire wardrobe for the film couldn't have cost more than $10.00 at WalMart. OH!!!! by the way the lady really can act. Why wasn't she given the lead in the billing ?? She carried the movie. Five Stars to her.........
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