Attack of the Puppet People on VHS. Starring John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney, Susan Gordon, Michael Mark, Jack Kosslyn. Directed by Bert I. Gordon. 1958.
From the box:
Terror Comes In Small Packages!
“She’s a living doll!” changes from a flattering expression to a terrifying reality when a certifiably deranged maniac creates a shocking device that shrinks people to foot-high figurines! An “amazing triumph of special effects” (Hollywood Citizen News), this menacing mini-sized movie is so big on realistic terror, you’ll never turn your back on dolls again.
Mr. Franz is a kindly, old, silver-haired doll-maker… who turns people into living puppets! He forces his human inventions to put on parties and sing to him, but one day, tired of being toyed with, the puppets launch an attack, and suddenly Mr. Franz finds he better stop playing — and start praying — because these miniature moppets are hell-bent on revenge!
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