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Fun fact:  The physical appearance of the Blade puppet from Full Moon’s popular and iconic Puppet Master franchise is loosely based on notorious German actor Klaus Kinski.

David Schmoeller, who both wrote the screenplay (under a pseudonym) and directed the first film in the series, held a lingering resentment against Kinski from working with the often-difficult actor on the 1986 horror/thriller film, Crawlspace.

The character in the film series that the puppet’s design is canonically made to mock by puppeteer/protagonist Andre Toulon is even none-too-subtly named “Major Kraus”.