Pumpkinhead (1988) Movie Review

Pumpkinhead (1988)

1988 | Horror, Fantasy
86 minutes /

User Score: 56/100

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Pumpkinhead Review


After a tragic accident, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers.

Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Millenium ) stars in this vivid, stylish, atmospheric (The Hollywood Reporter) and heart-poundingly scary fright fest directed by four-time OscarĂ‚(r)winner* Stan Winston and written by Mark Patrick Carducci and Gary Gerani. When a group of rambunctious teenagers inadvertently kill his only son, Ed Harley (Henriksen) seeks the magic of a backwoods witch to bring the child back. But when she tells him the child’s death is irrevocable, his grief develops into an all-consuming desire…for revenge! Defying superstition, he and the witch invoke ‘the pumpkinhead a monstrously clawed and fanged demon which, once reborn, answers only to Ed’s bloodlust. But as the invincible creature wreaks its slow, unspeakable tortures on the teens, Ed confronts a horrifying secret about his connection to the beastand realizes that he must find a way tostop its deadly mission before he becomes one with it forever! *1986: Visual Effects, Aliens; 1991: Visual Effects, Make-Up, Terminator 2: Judgment Day; 1993: Visual Effects, Jurassic Park

About Pumpkinhead (1988)

Title: Pumpkinhead
Year: 1988
Runtime: 86 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.8/5 stars from 173 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 173
Starring: Lance Henriksen, Tom Woodruff Jr., George 'Buck' Flower, Dick Warlock, Jeff East, Kerry Remsen, Greg Michaels, Chance Michael Corbitt, Mushroom, Joel Hoffman, Jandi Swanson, Robert Fredrickson, Madeleine Taylor Holmes, Mary Boessow, Lee de Broux, John D'Aquino, Kimberly Ross, Cynthia Bain, Florence Schauffler, Brian Bremer, Matthew Hurley, Peggy Walton-Walker, Devon Odessa, Joseph Piro, Mayim Bialik
Writers: Ed Justin, Mark Patrick Carducci, Stan Winston, Richard Weinman, Gary Gerani
Director: Stan Winston

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