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Pumpkinhead (1988)

 -  Horror  -  13 January 1989 (USA)
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A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.

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John D'Aquino ...
Joel (as John DiAquino)
Kimberly Ross ...
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Florence Schauffler ...
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Mr. Wallace (as Buck Flower)
Matthew Hurley ...
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Tom Harley (as Lee DeBroux)
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Ellie Harley (as Peggy Walton Walker)
Chance Michael Corbitt ...
Eddie Harley (as Chance Corbitt Jr.)
Dick Warlock ...
Clayton Heller (as Richard Warlock)
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A group of city kids go into the country to relax. While there, one of them is involved in a biking accident that takes the life of the son of the local storekeeper. In a fit of rage, the storekeeper has a witch unleash an unstoppable demon called "Pumpkinhead" to kill the group. When he realizes he's gone too far, the storekeeper attempts to save the kids, but is continually afflicted by visions of peoples' deaths through the eyes of the monster. Written by Fenris Wolf

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demon | storekeeper | cabin | witch | death | See more »

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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vengeance: The Demon  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,385,516 (USA)
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An early scene introducing the young adults from the city at a dinner was filmed, but cut from the final version of the movie. See more »

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Wires visible several times when Pumpkinhead picks up Bunt by his leg. See more »

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Bunt: [climbing into the back of Ed Harley's pickup] That old woman scares the piss out of me!
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Inspired by a poem by Ed Justin See more »

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Very well executed film
22 March 2001 | by (the bathroom) – See all my reviews

This film stands as one of the most underrated I have seen. It has a compelling story of a father's love and the powerful grip of vengeful desires. It is well acted, has amazing creature affects, and takes the road less traveled by most horror films. It takes no easy ways out. The plot prefers to turn slowly into a gnarled tale of battling with an inner demon. The lighting in the fog and the mere visual presence of the witch, Haggis, with her wispy hairs in the fire light, are genuinely creepy. I think Lance Henriksen gives one of his best performances in this film. Definitely give it a look if you haven't yet.


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