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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.


Jake West


Barbara Werner (screenplay), Jake West (screenplay)





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


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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Dead and buried... but back with a vengeance! See more »


Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Doug Bradley is the third actor from the franchise to also be in a Hellraiser movie, after Lance Henriksen and Andrew Robinson playing the titular antagonist Pinhead the lead cenobite. See more »


Pumpkinhead impales man on antenna on the roof. His eyes are open in one scene but closed when one of guys visits his body on the roof. See more »


Ellie Johnson: [to Pumpkinhead] You's the devil, ain't ya? Take me home!
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Referenced in Death Proof (2007) See more »

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Let's let sleeping pumpkins lie
29 August 2014 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

Yes, the first 'Pumpkinhead' film was actually pretty cool - largely helped by Lance Henriksen in the leading role. Then came the sequels - horror sequels. And, true to form, each one seemed to get progressively worse. This one, although by no means horrendous, is simply just trying to cash in on the first film's success.

Yes, Lance Henriksen comes back, but his scenes are fleeting and you really get the feel he's only doing it for an easy paycheque.

However, you do have Doug Brady (or 'Pinhead' if you've seen 'Hellraiser') and he does his best to lift this film out of the doldrums. However, no matter how good the cast is, you just can't escape the fact that it's a retread of the original which isn't as good.

Yes, there are some decent 'monster moments.' The monster himself has always been pretty cool, but then there are also equally some pretty ropey CGI moments, too. It's just a pity they seemed to use all their budget up on the cast and a few good effects and left little room to pay a good writer to come up with something a little more fresh.

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Release Date:

28 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pumpkinhead: El llamado de la tumba See more »


Box Office


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

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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