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Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993)

Thrill-seeking teenagers resurrect a demon from his grave and a bloody rampage for revenge begins.

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Remake of the 1988 film 'Pumpkinhead,' which centers on a man who conjures up a towering, vengeful demon.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Robinson ... Sean Braddock
Ami Dolenz ... Jenny Braddock
Soleil Moon Frye ... Marcie
J. Trevor Edmond ... Danny Dixon
Hill Harper ... Peter
Alexander Polinsky ... Paul
Mark McCracken ... Pumpkinhead
Steve Kanaly ... Judge Dixon
Gloria Hendry ... Delilah Pettibone
Lilyan Chauvin ... Miss Osie
Caren Kaye Caren Kaye ... Beth Braddock
J.P. Manoux ... Tommy
John Gatins ... Young Caspar Dixon
Roger Clinton ... Mayor Bubba
Joe Unger ... Ernst
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After a group of teenagers indirectly cause an old witch to be burned, they accidently revive Pumpkinhead. This time Pumpkinhead is inhabited by the soul of a deformed orphan killed 30 years before. He goes on a bloody rampage after his tormentors and the teenagers. Meanwhile, a local sheriff tries to solve the mystery and stop the murders. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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They couldn't leave dead enough alone.


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Rated R for horror violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1994 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Pumpkinhead II See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The witch's house was built and burned on Sable Ranch, requiring permission from the State of California to selectively trim old protected Oak trees. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, when Pumpkinhead is hanging over the mine from the hook, you can see lines attached to both of his arms so someone can puppet them on either side. See more »

Quotes

[Phone conversation]
Jenny: Look, I gotta go. I'll see you after school tomorrow, all right?
Danny: You sure you don't want me to come over there later tonight and tuck you in?
Jenny: No, at least not tonight.
Danny: (chuckles lasciviously) All right.
Jenny: Bye.
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Pumpkinhead rises again...more or less
15 June 2009 | by Samiam3See all my reviews

Pumpkinhead II is interesting because it succeeds where its predecessor failed and where that one succeeded, this one fails. Pumpkinhead II , contains better acting, a more interesting back story, while at the same time, it is noisier, less stylish and unconvincing in special effects. As a result Pumpkinhead II is no better or worse than Stan Winston's film. It is just another low budget horror which offers some charms for the monster fans.

Getting a little carried away one night, a group of kids resurrect a body which is buried on the property of the town's fabled witch. As it happens, the body they dig up is deformed boy who in the 1950s was killed by a group of town ruffians. Now with the boy's soul inside him, Pumpkinhead goes after his killers (now middle aged) and his awakeners. As the killings start to occur, Sheriff Braddock tries to piece this whole mystery together amidst an agitated and highly superstitious town. Both Pumpkinhead and the town want to kill each other, whose gonna live?

I'll give this movie credit for one thing, it increases the monstrosity from the first. Although still far from scary, this monster is far more aggressive than his predecessor, and he kills with great ferocity, clawing, gnawing dismembering his victims. On the negative side, the special effects have fallen a bit. The first Pumpkinhead may have been a slow mover, but his movements were rather fluid, and muscular and like a creature. This one moves like a guy in a suit and is shot from too many bad angles which ruins the scale of the creature.

If you liked Pumpkinhead, then I don't think you will be too disappointed in this. Maybe as a whole, it is slightly less accomplished than the original. but it's sufficient for a sequel.


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