Review: Hellblinki Cripps Puppet Spectacular in photos & videos

The Devil Takes All was an outrageously bizarre and strikingly unconventional puppet rock opera created by the Gothic, punk-rock band Hellblinki and puppet master Madison J. Cripps.  Narrated by Hellbliniki’s eclectic music, Cripps’ wildly imaginative characters—forged from paper mache, wood and from found objects—led the audience through the dark and mesmerizing realms of Hellblinkland, a fictional world filled with magic, monsters, romance and mystery.

Read more about the inspirations behind the Hellblinki Cripps Puppet Spectacular.

Scenes from Hellblinkland:

A puppet called “The Creator” comes to life:

Shadow Puppets:

Cripps and his creations:



Juggling by members of the Runaway Circus:

“Canned Feud” by Thomas Butler:

Strings Attached Marionettes (the smallest vampire in the world):


About Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
Aiyanna grew up on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. She was educated at The Cambridge School of Weston, Sarah Lawrence College, and Oxford University. Aiyanna lives in Asheville, North Carolina where she proudly works for Mountain Xpress, the city’s independent local newspaper.

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