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"Supernatural" It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester (2008)

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Director:
Writers:
Eric Kripke (created by)
Julie Siege (written by)
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Original Air Date:
30 October 2008 (Season 4, Episode 7)
Plot:
Investigating two mysterious deaths in a small town, Sam and Dean discover a witch is sacrificing people to summon an ancient powerful and extremely dangerous demon. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Deliverer of Evil See more (6 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester

Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester

Robert Wisdom ... Uriel

Misha Collins ... Castiel

Don McManus ... Don Harding / Samhain

Ashley Benson ... Tracy Davis

Kirsten Robek ... Mrs. Wallace

Jean-Luc Bilodeau ... Justin

Luisa D'Oliveira ... Jenny (as Luisa d'Olivera)

David Ingram ... Luke Wallace
Alex Robertson ... Astronaut Kid

Episode Crew
Directed by
Charles Beeson 
 
Writing credits
Eric Kripke (created by)

Julie Siege (written by)

Produced by
Todd Aronauer .... producer
Kristin Cronin .... associate producer
Ben Edlund .... co-executive producer
Sera Gamble .... supervising producer
Peter Johnson .... co-executive producer
Eric Kripke .... executive producer
Serge Ladouceur .... co-producer
Kim Manners .... executive producer
McG .... executive producer
Philip Sgriccia .... co-executive producer (as Phil Sgriccia)
Robert Singer .... executive producer
Vladimir Stefoff .... producer
Jerry Wanek .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jay Gruska 
Christopher Lennertz 
 
Cinematography by
Serge Ladouceur (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tom McQuade 
 
Casting by
Heike Brandstatter 
Eric Dawson 
Carol Kritzer 
Coreen Mayrs 
Robert J. Ulrich 
 
Production Design by
John Marcynuk 
Jerry Wanek 
 
Set Decoration by
George Neuman 
 
Makeup Department
Toby Lindala .... key makeup effects
Toby Lindala .... key prosthetics makeup: effects
 
Production Management
Todd Pittson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Molly Clayton .... trainee assistant director
Gabriel Correa .... third assistant director
Kevin Parks .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Perry Battista .... lead set dresser
Adam Catt .... set dresser
Merlin Dervisevic .... assistant set decorator
Tracy B. Dunlop .... set dresser
Warren Dunlop .... construction coordinator
Lee Anne Elaschuk .... graphic artist
Julie Fontaine .... set decoration coordinator
Liz Goldwyn .... assistant art director
Robert Leader .... assistant art director
Graeme Morgan .... set dresser
Ocea Ringrose .... set dresser
Sonia Zimmerman .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Damon Cohoon .... assistant sound editor
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist
Norval D. Crutcher III .... supervising sound editor
Karyn Foster .... dialogue editor
Chris Glyn-Jones .... boom operator
Al Gomez .... supervising foley mixer
Bill Jackson .... re-recording mixer
Marc Meyer .... sound designer
Eric Moss .... assistant sound editor
Daniel Nakamura .... mix stage technician
Don Painchaud .... sound mixer
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Wayne O'Brien .... m&e re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Steve Au .... visual effects
Ivan Hayden .... visual effects supervisor
Colin Jenken .... visual effects lead
Adele Jones .... visual effects coordinator
Fred J. Julito .... digital artist (as Fred Julito)
Fred J. Julito .... visual effects artist: opening sequence
Grant Lindsay .... visual effects producer
Mark Meloche .... digital compositor
Shaun Roth .... visual effects artist
Maya Roza .... digital compositor (as Dorian Roza)
Dan Schick .... digital compositor
Cory Virs .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Mike Carpenter .... stunt double: Jared Padelecki
Colby Chartrand .... stunt performer
Jason Hanmer .... stunt double
Rob Hayter .... stunt performer
Anthony J Sacco .... stunts
Todd Scott .... stunt double: jensen ackles
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Brown .... grip
Chris Cochrane .... gaffer
Harvey Fedor .... key grip
Christopher Charles Kempinski .... lighting technician (as Chris Kempinski)
Jose Manzano .... 2nd assistant camera: a camera
Michael Mayo .... rigging gaffer
Monica Mayo .... rigging electric
Dave Patterson .... camera trainee
Dave Riopel .... dolly grip
Pawel Sedzimir .... best boy rigging electric
Matthew Tichenor .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Don Tupper .... bestboy rigging grip
Matthew Tichenor .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Canada
Alex Newman .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jojo MacDowall .... costume shopper (uncredited)
Jojo MacDowall .... costumer: preparation (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gordon Ferris .... on-line editor
Fred J. Julito .... on-line editor: color corrector
Don Koch .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Andrea Connacher .... assistant location manager
Allan J. Ross .... locations: preparation
 
Music Department
Gregory Sweeney .... music coordinator
Kasey Truman .... music coordinator
Brittany Whyte .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Ted Bradford .... driver: cast
David Greenbaum .... driver: fuel truck
 
Other crew
Michael Campbell .... medic/craft service
Jeremy Carver .... executive story editor
Evan Chan .... production assistant
Tom Chen .... computer/video playback operator
Ross Framo .... computer and video playback supervisor
Cathryn Humphris .... story editor
Jenny Klein .... assistant: writers
Sarah Long .... production assistant
John Malakoff .... production travel consultant
Jennifer Nick .... assistant to producer
Meghan O'Brien .... production assistant
Julie Siege .... story editor
Matthew Tingey .... production assistant
Angela Will .... production accountant
Joanne Cook .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Annie Jackson .... production staff (uncredited)
Mark Tachovsky .... second assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eric Kripke  creator

Makeup Department
Harlow MacFarlane .... special makeup effects artist
Ryan Nicholson .... specialty props
Geoff Redknap .... special makeup effects artist
 
Special Effects by
Ian Korver .... special effects first assistant
 
Stunts
Nick Allen .... assistant stunt coordinator
Clint Carleton .... stunt double: Jesse Hutch
Janina Dall .... stunt double
Clay Virtue .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Brown .... lamp operator
Roberto W. Contreras D. .... camera operator: additional unit
Randy Tambling .... key grip
William D. Wynn .... dolly grip
 
Casting Department
Colton James .... casting assistant
Garrett McGuire .... casting associate
Todd Sherry .... casting assistant
Todd Sherry .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Philip Maldonado .... key costumer
 
Location Management
Ainsley Dowle .... trainee assistant location manager (season 2)
 
Music Department
Andrew Gowan .... music coordinator
Ernie Mannix .... music editor (pilot)
 
Other crew
April Baker .... production assistant
Liam Cripps .... production assistant
Ainsley Dowle .... production assistant (season 1)
Ryan Mains .... production assistant (season 1)
Holly Ollis .... publicist (2005)
Carol Phiniotis .... office production assistant: second unit
Renée Rosenfeld .... script supervisor (as Renee Rosenfeld)
Ryan Steacy .... armorer
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
42 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
At the Halloween party, Dean introduces himself as FBI agent Seger, a possible nod to Bob Seger. Seger is an accomplished songwriter and rock legend inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Samhain actually refers to a Celtic festival, and means 'Summer's end', not a mythological character called Samhain. There is a common misconception that Samhain referred to an ancient god of the dead. Also, "Samhain" is pronounced "SOW-in" (the first syllable rhyming with "cow") rather than "sam-hane," as it's pronounced in the episode.See more »
Quotes:
Dean Winchester:Well are you gonna figure out a way to find this witch or are you just going to sit there fingering your bone?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Halloween (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
BombSee more »

FAQ

Does Sam use his powers in this episode?
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Deliverer of Evil, 25 May 2011
Author: ttapola from Finland

After *three* Monster-of-the-Week episodes, of which two were comedic ones, no less, it's finally the return to the Mytharc. An a *Great* 9/10 episode it is, the best since the season opener "Lazarus Rising", for several reasons.

One of the traditional Annual American Holiday TV Episodes (Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year - guess which one?), this one is not content to just lazily shoehorn the holiday into the plot - no, this explores the *true* roots of said holiday and also seamlessly links it to the Mytharc. Plotwise, there is no padding. There might also be a genuinely brilliant twist or two...

A great Supernatural episode does not necessarily need gruesome deaths, but here we get some pretty nasty and sickly inventive ones. But the best stuff comes from characterization. Pretty much every character is excellently written, and the actors seize the opportunity to shine. Misha Collins has by now, in his fourth episode, despite his rather limited total screen-time, earned his place as a semi-regular. However, this episode belongs to Robert Wisdom, whose performance is just *scary*. And he doesn't even raise his voice. All that is missing here are Jim Beaver and Genevieve Cortese, but there would have been nothing for their characters to do.

To this, add the trademark witty humor, *relevant* theological and philosophical discussion, tense sequences and some full-on action, and the end result is a not-to-be-missed episode, one of the key ones of the whole season. But even greater stuff is still to come...

P.S. Some might argue that the character Robert Wisdom is playing is incorrectly written, comparable to if one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse were written just as a mere demon, but there is a logical explanation: the character in Supernatural is *not* the same character as in *our* world. Furthermore, as he is not as well known in our world than his "brothers", there is no need to say that the writing is factually incorrect. Especially since in our world, some of the character's brothers have been "officially excluded" from the company of the most famous ones. So, if the real world can just write off characters this major, why would Supernatural not alter them a bit?

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