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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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Jeff Burr

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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 ... Beth Braddock
J.P. Manoux ... Tommy
John Gatins ... Young Caspar Dixon
Roger Clinton ... Mayor Bubba
Joe Unger ... Ernst
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Storyline

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Judge Dixon's house is the same location used in Motel Hell (1980). See more »

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Safety line visible several times when Danny swings across the mine on the hook. See more »

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[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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Filmed in 3 Weeks For Under $1,000,000!
17 March 2008 | by MWNieseSee all my reviews

*****Five Out of Ten Stars*****

Considering this film was made in three weeks, it's not all that bad. It's a strange film; there are quality experienced actors combined with unprofessional actors. Robinson and Edmond's acting talents are wasted on this rushed production. The original director bailed out of the project at the last minute and they had a difficult time finding other qualified director's to pick it up. Jeff Burr accepted the directors role reluctantly, I think, at the last minute.

The plot just isn't faithful to the original, which is a big let down. The script isn't bad but is totally hammed up by a number of unprofessional actors. You can feel Robinson's frustration in some scenes as he contends with acting counterparts with no talent. The special effects are decent enough, if not slightly behind, considering this was made in 1993 and 1994.

Even though I was thoroughly disappointed in the handling of this sequel, I do own it on DVD. My love for the original PH keeps me faithful to this one and the third segment, but definitely not the fourth installment, "Blood Feud". It's a shame one of the major movie studios didn't try to do more with this franchise. The pumpkin head monster could've been used more effectively than it was used in the sequels. Perhaps one of the main studios could've picked the pumpkin head idea up and released several sequels around Halloween. Why Sci-Fi got involved in this franchise, I'll never know? But once Sci-Fi gets involved in any project, the project is destined for the "straight to DVD" category.

P.H. II is a brainless ride that should be taken for what it's worth: A rushed production, made for under $1,000,000, that no one really seemed to care a whole lot about. A better plot more faithful to the original, better acting, and a slower production pace would've gone a long way in producing a sequel worthy of the original. Take a whirl on "Blood Wings" if you're a die hard PH fan, if your not, you'll have issues with it.


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