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Pumpkinhead (1988)

Cast: Lance Henriksen, Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, more...
Director: Stan Winston, Stan Winston
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Studio: MGM
Genre: Horror, Supernatural/Occult, Killer Critters, Quest, Revenge
Running Time: 86 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Synopsis
A bereaved farmer enlists the aid of a terrifying demon to help avenge his son's death in this stylish horror movie that contains a strong moral. It all begins as gentle widowed farmer/general store owner Ed's beloved 10-year-old son is involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident with an careless unknown motorcyclist. Ed nearly goes berserk with grief and to bring back his son heads to the cabin of a wise old witch to see if she can rejuvenate the youth. Unfortunately, it is beyond her considerable powers so Ed, now equally desperate for revenge, invokes the legendary Pumpkinhead, a terrifying demon with the power to make the biker pay. One by one, Pumpkinhead dispatches the terrified cyclist and his friends, leaving Ed to reconsider his rashness. He tries to call the demon back, but by then it is far too late.... The film is the directorial debut of Oscar-winning special effects wizard Stan Winston. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

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This is easily the beast in the Pumpkinhead series by JEFRYE61 March 22, 2010 - 10:06 PM PDT
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1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
Lance Henrikson in the lead role as the father out to avenge his son's death was actually very good. Ohh and the witch in this? One of the best and most believable witches I've seen in any movie (to date).
Pumpkinhead is an overlooked, underrated, cult gem with convincing perfomances and something we rarely get to see in a typical teen slasher movie,

Good horror? by Umbrah May 11, 2009 - 8:32 AM PDT
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In the realm of horror movies, there are very few groundbreaking films. Lets face facts, horror appeals to a very basic instinct. When done right, as in this case, it is fun. Pumpkinhead is not a splatter movie, there is no gratuity involved with it. The film is spare, well paced, well acted (for the most part), and well executed. Heck, for an '80s film it doesn't even feel that dated. Definitely worth an evenings' view.




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