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It's Halloween in West Minister, and teenager Lynn Starks is attacked by a man wearing a pumpkin face mask in the basement of her house. Her younger brother Jonathan is carving a pumpkin in... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jonathan Starks
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Lynn Starks
Brian Kary ...
MIB #1
Bryan Jamerson ...
MIB #2
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Alec / Pumpkin Face
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Ben Wickets
Jonathan Conrad ...
A.J.
Jared Show ...
Grazer
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Lance
Mistie Adams ...
Yolanda
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Rachel
Briana Gerber ...
Viki
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Spinner
David Phillips ...
Bonedaddy
Amy Cowieson ...
Go-Go Dancer
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Storyline

It's Halloween in West Minister, and teenager Lynn Starks is attacked by a man wearing a pumpkin face mask in the basement of her house. Her younger brother Jonathan is carving a pumpkin in the kitchen and hears her sister crying for help. He uses the knife to protect his sister, stabbing the assaulter. When they take the mask off his face, they realize that the man is Lynn's boyfriend Alec, playing a prank on Lynn. One year later, the siblings move to Carver, and they are invited to a Halloween party in the field. Lynn introduces her friend Tammy to her brother, who is haunted by Alec, and Jonathan stays with Tammy. However, her former boyfriend Lance bullies Jonathan along the night. Meanwhile, several youngsters are attacked by someone wearing a Pumpkin Face mask, carving their faces. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence/gore, language, some sexuality/nudity and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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31 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Tammy running into a barbwire fence was inspired by Holocaust photos of people who had run into barbwire. See more »

Goofs

When the brother is unloading the jeep , he asks the sister, "What about the top?" meaning that he wanted to put the top on the Jeep. At the end of the movie, Jeep number 3 has a hard top, not a convertible top. There would have been no way to transport the top of the Jeep . See more »

Crazy Credits

Twice during the end credits, the killer's face is shown while he taunts the audience and giggles hysterically. See more »

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References The Munsters (1964) See more »

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Dead Inside
Written by Bart Hendrickson
Vocals by Matthias Sayer
Performed by The End
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Fun Halloween Film
26 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently rented The Pumpkin Karver and although it wasn't the scariest movie I ever saw I thought it was a lot of fun and got me in the Halloween mood. The one thing I really liked was that there was some sort of story, and for a horror film, that's rare. It was basically a "who done it" campy horror film. I thought the acting was good and for a low-budget indi the film, it looked great. The special effects were also good. Overall, I thought the director did a good job of mixing the campy humor with the horror elements and keeping the flow of the film. I don't think the producers of the film were going for a slasher film and that's fine with me because I'm not really into a film with just blood and guts, even though this film has its share of that. It was basically a fun Halloween film with some funny gags, hot chicks, and a few gory scenes. It was well worth the rental and I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to get in the Halloween spirit of things. But if you're expecting the next Saw or Hostal, and non-stop blood flowing on the screen, this film is not for you.


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