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I already posted a thread about this in "I am a real boy" but got almost no response so I thought I might try it here:

I stumbled across this guy the other day: http://mrdeadguy.com/ , and even though I like his appearance and also most of his puppets his acts are a little tame to my likings.

So I was wondering if there are other puppeteers with strange/bizarre/horror-puppets who focus a little (or a lot) more on the gory side?
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There a is a vent with "Achmed the dead terrorist," but I don't remember his name. His act is mostly humorous, however.

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Yes I know, that's him: http://www.jeffdunham.com/, but as you said, he is more on the humerous side.
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If you ever have the opportunity to watch Lunatique Fantastique, you'll see a drastically different use of puppets. Their performances are a delightful combination of whimsy, serious (and sometimes disturbing) plot, and incredible manipulation of objects. They're in San Francisco, most of the time.

Also, Atlanta has the Center for Puppetry Arts, with great programming. http://www.puppet.org/ Some of the performances there, push the concept of theater and art, and are very entertaining as well.
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Nice links.
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Some puppets on film.

There is the classic early Peter Jackson puppet film...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yrI01TOlOE&feature=related

"Blind Rage" has some nice puppet blood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EjPtFDQ3XU

This is one of the greatest serious puppet epics...not to be missed.
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Way to go Eddie I love Meet The Feebles!
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On 2009-04-01 11:37, Harley Newman wrote:
If you ever have the opportunity to watch Lunatique Fantastique, you'll see a drastically different use of puppets. Their performances are a delightful combination of whimsy, serious (and sometimes disturbing) plot, and incredible manipulation of objects. They're in San Francisco, most of the time.



Dang! Yes they're brilliant! Almost had a chance to work with them but it never happened. =*(
(...i love puppets...)

They do "Found Object" Puppetry...it's like Bunraku puppetry but with every day stuff straight out of grandma's drawers or your own very closet. The items always have something to do with the concept of the show, they'll do fun Warner Bros. style cartoon comedy or they will tackle things like molestation or Breast Cancer. The Breast Cancer show was performed by an all female cast of Breast Cancer survivors....and yes....they characters were brassiere's.

Here's the link
http://www.lunfan.com/
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Oh yes, I almost forgot about 'Meet the feebles' - I love that one.

And thank you very much for the video from Matt Ficner - I simply love his whole "Creepy Puppet Project" (http://www.mfproductions.ca/MFPweb_oct2008UPDATE.swf)

Keep those links coming....
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Christian, that is so cool!

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In 1964, NY World's Fair: Sid and Marty Kroft's Marrionette Spectacular "Le Poupee de Paris" had a great bit with Frankenstein's Laboratory scene. Very well done with great effects and cool puppets but the kicker was that the Frankenstein Monster when brought to life, left the slab and went into the audience...it was a Midget in a puppet suit. Great stuff.
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Not so much on the gory side, but Paul Winchell did a movie where his vent figure would tell him to murder (something like that). I can't think of the name of it.
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See the film Magic.
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The end of my Blackout is all puppets I made....
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Well, again as far as movies go - Magic can't be beat. Dead Silence is creepy too. Couple ventrilo scenes in that one.

There was a comedian/ventriloquist in the early 90s and his doll's name was "Chuck Wood". It was a possessed doll routine. Funny but creepy. He leaves it at one point and it moves on its own. Great stuff.
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I suppose that's him: http://www.puppetronics.com/ ?
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People forget that in the very early days of puppetry, they were used to tell morality tales to the kiddies. Even Punch & Judy featured an executioner.
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David Strassman was the guy with the creepy Chuck Wood that was radio controlled. I think he did a lot of UK TV at one point. But like was said before, see the movie Magic, I think there was also a very dark Twilight Zone episode about a vent doll that murdsers his operator.
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Twilight Zone did have several vent episodes as well as evil doll ones - the Talking Tina episode comes to mind.

Hitchcock had a vent episode on his TV series. Check out Hulu.com for many Hitchcock Presents and Hitchcock Hour - many other shows too. The old Outer Limits I think - great stuff.
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Thank you all once again for the fantastic input - I just noticed that I forgot to mention two more I already knew:

- Puppetmaster
- Child's Play
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