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

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Jeff East ...
John D'Aquino ...
Joel (as John DiAquino)
Kimberly Ross ...
Kim
Joel Hoffman ...
Cynthia Bain ...
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Brian Bremer ...
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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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After a group of bikers accidentally murder a young boy named Billy Harley his father Ed harley is devastated and the only thing he wants is revenge and goes to an old woman who is said to be a witch and conjures a demonic creature known as pumpkin head and with Revenge on his Mind unleashes him upon the bikers. Written by devint-16816

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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$4,385,516 (USA)
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The character of Joel was named after Joel Bender. See more »

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In the scene where Ed Harley is attacked by a dog while confronting Pumpkinhead, the dog changes which arm he is biting without notice. See more »

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Ed Harley: God damn you! God damn you!
Haggis: He already has, son. He already has.
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Inspired by a poem by Ed Justin See more »

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Underrated Horror Flick
13 April 2007 | by (Maine, USA) – See all my reviews

Pumpkinhead is a criminally overlooked 80's horror movie that stands up there as one of my favorites of the entire decade. It is exceptionally well made by first time director Stan Winston who shows more skill behind the camera than one might expect from someone primarily known for special effects. Most of the lead actors do a very good job, with a few exceptions, however Lance Henriksen brings an enormous amount of credibility to the whole thing. I have great respect for character actors such as Lance and this is some of his best work. The creature itself is well conceived however it is hidden in shadows throughout most the picture which allows the actors and the story to take center stage, much to the film's benefit. Overall this is one of the best Halloween movies ever made as that is the perfect time of year to watch this movie. It's dark, it's Gothic, and it's damn cool.


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