The Puppetmaster

Groans emanate from the depths of the old house. Walking down the winding stairs, the decaying head of a zombie comes into view. Its torn, blood-spattered clothing gives way to the arm of Matt Ficner – founder of Creepy Puppets Productions in Ottawa. Ficner’s created and designed his own weird and wonderful creations for years, and recently worked as an operator on the Hollywood re-make of The Thing. I delved into the weird, wonderful and dark recesses of Matt Ficner’s mind.