While Chucky has and always will be the more popular mainstream killer doll within horror, The Puppet Master franchise has been going strong now for nearly 30 years and is still a massive cult favourite among fans.

Now we have the very first spin off from the franchise with BLADE (not to be confused with the Vampire slayer), getting his own movie which is due for release on June 26th.

Here is the official synopsis and the recently released trailer:

For decades the fans have been clamouring for it, and now Full Moon delivers with the first standalone feature debut of one of its most beloved (and most frightful) characters; the hook-handed maniac puppet, BLADE! Charles Band’s PUPPET MASTER series continues as an unspeakable evil from Blade’s past emerges in the form of a murderous Nazi scientist named Dr. Hauser. As Hauser’s heinous crimes are discovered, the psychic war journalist, Elisa Ivanov, awakens Blade, and together the bloody journey of revenge begins. It’s Herr Hauser’s reanimated undead army versus a possessed doll and a beautiful vengeance-seeking clairvoyant! Who will win, and how will it affect the Full Moon Universe? Find out in BLADE: THE IRON CROSS.