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(1988)

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The dog actor, Mushroom, who played Ed Harley's dog, Gypsy, also played Barney in Gremlins (1984).
The one scene that made Lance Henriksen most want to take the role was where the deceased Billy sits up and asks his father what he's done.
Lance Henriksen gathered all of the silver dollars himself by visiting several pawn shops. He said that most of them fell through the floorboards of Haggis' shack, where they may still lie.
Because of Stan Winston's request, the screenwriters made both Pumpkinhead and Haggis (the old woman), much darker than in the original script.
Directorial debut of Stan Winston.
Lance Henriksen had a set of dentures made to give him a more rural look. He also gathered all of his own props and wardrobe, including a WWII pump-action shotgun, his cap worn throughout the film and the silver dollars which he gives to Haggis.
The costume Florence Schauffler wore as Haggis weighed about 65 pounds.
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The origin of the story was a poem written by Ed Justin.
This film, orphaned by the bankruptcy of De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, eventually garnered a spotty release when acquired by United Artists, which tested the film under the alternate title Vengeance - The Demon.
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Body count: 7. (4 killed by Pumpkinhead).
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Film debut of Mayim Bialik.
An early scene introducing the young adults from the city at a diner was filmed, but cut from the final version of the movie.
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Although the FX team created the titular monster, Stan Winston was so busy with directorial duties that he was unable to directly supervise their work.
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Stan Winston's two children can be glimpsed as members of the Wallace clan.
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Screenwriters Mark Patrick Carducci and Gary Gerani were inspired by the horror movies of Mario Bava.
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Armand Mastroianni was originally set to direct.
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The character of Joel was named after Joel Bender.
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Film debut of Brian Bremer.
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