Pumpkinhead II: Bloodwings is a slightly mixed bag. Director Jeff Burr has had better results from sequels in the past (Leatherface) but does his best with the material. I might not love the story, but you won't hear me complain about the cast. Bloodwings has a great cast featuring some familiar genre faces and a few veterans. These faces include Andrew Robinson, J. Trevor Edmund, Joe Unger, scream queen Linnea Quigley, and Kane Hodder. Throw Punky Brewster and former president Bill Clinton's brother in the mix and you've got the cast. I enjoy the score as well; very reminiscent of Southern Comfort. One of the best pieces of this puzzle is KNB effects. KNB's work is always fun to watch. With all this going for it, I still can't help but feel like something's missing. Something is holding it back from me giving it a positive review. One aspect I don't like is that it has little to do with the original, other than the vengeful demon. Speaking of the demon, he seems to carry around a strobe light that gets real old real quick. And the look and feel stinks of the straight-to-video curse. On one hand, it doesn't touch the original. On the other, it just didn't need to be made.
"Bolted doors and windows barred, guard dogs prowling in the yard, won't protect you in your bed, nothing will from Pumpkinhead."