“I’m afraid raising the dead ain’t within my power.”
Stan Winston’s tragic backwoods fairy tale, Pumpkinhead, is a terrifying journey into revenge and repercussions. The original 1988 film spawned three sequels, none of which ever quite matched the originals shocking tale of revenge, at the hands of horror aficionado Lance Henriksen. Henriksen tragic story and superb performance , propelled Pumpkinhead into the hallowed halls of horror greats. NowThis Nerd’s Andrew Rivera takes us on a trip through the films series. asking the big question, how do you kill Pumpkinhead?
Created by practical effects legend Stan Winston, Pumpkinhead is a horror movie monster who wreaks havoc on those that wronged its summoner. Pumpkin Head may not be one of horror movie’s most famous monsters, but throughout Pumpkinhead history, Pumpkinhead kills and maimed his way into our hearts. From the first Pumpkinhead movie to Pumpkinhead 2 Blood Wings, Pumpkinhead Ashes to Ashes and Pumpkinhead Blood Feud, Pumpkinhead explained how a human can succumb to their desire for revenge, no matter what the horrific cost is, as Pumpkinhead Lance Henriksen could attest.
From the original Pumpkinhead origin to the every Pumpkinhead trailer, clip and scene, this gory gourd’s kill count is nothing to shake a stick at, even in the Pumpkinhead videogame, Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead’s revenge. This Halloween, you can take a different kind of scary movies slasher for a spin with this monster demon named Pumpkinhead.
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