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Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (2006)

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Residents of a small backwoods community summon the murderous demon of vengeance himself for revenge against a local mortician who wronged their deceased love ones, while a town physician seeks to kill those involved in its summoning.

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Jake West

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Barbara Werner (screenplay), Jake West (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Doug Bradley ... Doc Fraser
Lance Henriksen ... Ed Harley
Lisa McAllister Lisa McAllister ... Dahlia Wallace
Tess Panzer Tess Panzer ... Molly Sue Allen
Emanuel Parvu ... Oliver Allen
Ioana Ginghina Ioana Ginghina ... Ellie Johnson
Douglas Roberts ... Bunt Wallace (as Doug Roberts)
Radu Iacoban ... Richie
Catalin Paraschiv Catalin Paraschiv ... Ronnie Johnson
Dan Astileanu Dan Astileanu ... Sheriff Bullock (as Dan Astilean)
Dicu Aurel ... Tiny Wallace (as Aurel Dicu)
Iulian Glita Iulian Glita ... Junior Wallace
Lynne Verrall ... Haggis
Emil Hostina ... Lenny
Philip Bowen Philip Bowen ... Reverend McGee
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Storyline

A small backwoods community has discovered that the local mortician has been cutting corners by dumping the bodies of their loved ones in a nearby swamp as opposed to cremating them as promised. Infuriated by the horrific desecration endured by the dearly departed, the residents of the town seek out a local witch with the power to resurrect the demon of vengeance. As the demon Pumpkinhead rises to claim the lives of all who took part in the abominable scheme, the eccentric town physician who masterminded an illegal organ donor business makes it his mission to murder any and all who played a part in unleashing the murderous monster. Written by Thanasis Milios

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He threw their loved ones into a swamp. Now they want revenge... But when a demon does their dirty work, it comes at a price. See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA | Romania

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pumpkinhead: El llamado de la tumba See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Around the 50 minute mark in the film a whole stack of puzzle boxes from the Hellraiser series can be seen in the background on a table in the office of the doctor played by Doug Bradley (Pinhead from the Hellraiser series ). See more »

Goofs

When Molly Sue pulls a revolver on Lenny and again when she pulls the revolver on Doctor Fraser, the sound of the revolver cocking can be heard. However, the revolver is a double action only revolver which cannot be cocked without the trigger being pulled; it is difficult to pull the trigger without firing. See more »

Quotes

Ellie Johnson: [to Pumpkinhead] You's the devil, ain't ya? Take me home!
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Followed by Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud (2007) See more »

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Mediocre return for Pumpkinhead.
29 October 2006 | by argentobuffSee all my reviews

Pumkinhead(1988) is considered to be a minor classic by most horror fans.It was generally well-received during its limited run that year and remains a video favorite.Naturaly a schlock-sequel,Blood wings,was conceived in 1993 that met such universal scorn,it was dumped on video with no theater run whatsoever.

After rumors and false starts Pumkinhead has finally returned in a Romanian-shot sequel that aired on the Sci Fi channel October 28th.

A corrupt town Doctor(Doug Bradley)and his grave-robbing family are the cause of the Demon's revival this time around by vengeful family members.As the body count rises they start to learn that revenge has its price to pay.

Doug Bradley is does a great job as the real "Heavy" of the movie and its a Shame he does not get more high-profile gigs.Wise choice by the producers to get Lance Henricksen to play Ed Harley again.The rest of the cast over-acts or under-acts.Another wise choice for the continuity to the first movie,and the ignoring of the 2nd.

What bugged me the most the the cinematography in this one which did not have that eerie feel of the first and cheapens the movie more than it truly is.Pumkinhead is just one step away from being another generic monster of the week.They should have him reacting and interacting more.Don't get me wrong he looked very cool.They just handled him wrong.Most of the characters were just redneck-clichés.One after another.

Is this the sequel that fans have been asking for over a decade?

Yes and No.

But if I were going to bring s well-loved monster out of the mothballs like Pumkinhead,it would have been in a much better movie than this was.

5.5/10


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