Shadow Puppets (2007)★★☆☆☆


I was mostly excited to finally watch a Sunday night movie that wasn’t part of the Saw franchise, with just a little bit of anxiety about having to find another film to watch. Then I found this one.

And let me tell you, it almost makes me wish there were another Saw movie to have watched instead.

Okay, so maybe choosing what movie to watch based on the fact that James Marsters is in it wasn’t the best route to a good horror movie, but one with James Marsters and Tony Todd? I expected better than this. This was bad. Not completely unwatchable, but close to it.

The entire cast phoned it in, so the already terrible dialogue was made even worse by completely unbelievable acting. My favorite line? James Marsters exclaiming “I’m getting tired of people and things grabbing me from behind.”

The story didn’t really make any sense and the ending was an awful letdown, but at least there was some closure? I’d stay away from this one. It seems everyone else sure did – Amazon has this on Prime Video but there’s not even a trailer for it. I guess I should have known something was up from that.