Alex Whitaker (Paul Le Mat), and three other gifted psychics are investigating rumors that the secret of life has been discovered by master puppeteer Andre Toulon (William Hickey). But the psychics quickly discover Toulon's secret of death in the form of five killer puppets - each one uniquely qualified for murder and mayhem. 'Tunneler' has a nasty habit of boring holes in people with his drill bit head. 'Leech Woman' regurgitates killer leeches that suck her victims dry. 'Pin Head' strangles his enemies with his powerful vice-like hands. 'Blade' has a gleaming hook for a hand and a razor-sharp knife for the other. And 'Jester', the brains of the bunch, is just plain mean. Together, they're an army of skilled assassins, genetically programmed to guard the deadly secrets of the 'Puppet Master'.