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  • Actors: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John Di Aquino, George, Brian Bremer
  • Directors: Stan Winston
  • Producers: Howard Smith, Richard C. Weinman
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Contender
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Oct. 2004
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002W1492
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,618 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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In backwoods Pennsylvania, Ed Harley, a local storekeeper, sees his son accidentally killed by a group of motorcycling holidaymakers from the city. As a result he calls up a powerful monster to wreak revenge. But when he later comes to his senses, he finds that the 'pumpkinhead' terror cannot be stopped.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nelson Viper on 6 April 2012
Format: DVD
I love monster movies. This is a good one.
Lance Henriksen conjures up a backwoods demon when his son is killed by some youngster in an off-road biking accident.

Pumkinhead is classic and now very evocative example of the way late 80s teen horror became influenced by MTV. It's very flashy in its use lens filters and sharp cuts between monochrome and full colour. Stan Winston's creature design is a prime example of why practical effects beats CGI. Not only does Pumpkinhead look like an actual physical entity instead of a bunch of pixels, but you get that child-like thrill of imagining how cool it would be to have made such and impressive monster. The story is also a really nice example of the way horror films can create their own folk mythology. It feels like a fully functioning legend like Candyman and The Wolfman.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Puzzle box on 13 Feb. 2010
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Pumpkinhead was directed by special fx whiz Stan Winston who also did the creature fx which were quite impressive I mean the look on the monsters face was creepy it looks like he has an evil grin and I also liked the backwoods hag or was she a witch I'm not sure but she looked creepy, anyway Pumpkinhead is one of those classic 80's horror films that I think is not going to appeal to alot of people if your looking for a mindless gore flick then forget it, the death scenes in this were bloody but there wasn't any gore. Lance Henriksen was great as Ed Harly I consider him to be one of my favorite actors and this was definitely his best role you feel kind of sorry for his character after he loses his son in an accident. In one aspect he is the grieving father who has lost everything and on the other hand he is the vengeance obsessed man who will do anything in order to get revenge on those who have wronged him so he himself becomes evil thats what I thought was interesting about this film and the storyline was quite good. The locals of a small town believe that a demon exists for each of man's evil, when a young boy is killed by a group of teens in a motor bike accident a revenge attack is called upon by the boys father when he unleashes the demonic creature to kill the teens only his punishment is to witness each attack in person. Most of this film takes place in the woods and the teens are attacked from a wooden cabin even though Stan Winston's directing could have been better I still thought it was a cool monster film and I didn't really care about the sequels. I highly recommend this 80's horror film to horror fans and two thumbs up!.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Yates on 27 Feb. 2006
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It's funny, I used to love horror flicks of the '80s as mindless, rollercoaster ride popcorn-guzzlers. But revisiting such gems as 'Fright Night', 'A Nightmare On Elm Street', 'Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark' and the excellent, not-yet-on-DVD 'From Beyond', I'm charmed by the thoughtfulness and subtlety of their execution (pun not intended). 'Pumpkinhead', the directorial debut of special effects legend Stan Winston just about deserves a place in that canon of great '80s trash-which-is-not-trash.
The background to Pumpkinhead's production is enough to warrant a footnote in the movie history of that decade: Stan Winston turned down the chance to direct 'A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors' for the sake of bringing this movie to fruition. Thankfully Elm Street 3, ultimately directed by Chuck Russell, is a fine movie which so convincingly recast Fred Krueger as a wisecracking antihero that Wes Craven in his 'New Nightmare' had to posit its razor-fingered protagonist as the fictional murderer he is, mysteriously coming alive to invade the lives of the real Elm Street cast in order to recapture his original air of the sinister. Pumpkinhead was shot in a mere 36 days on a budget of 3.5 million dollars (the cost of a TV commercial by modern standards), sitting on a shelf for nearly a year while the DeLaurentis Group sold the movie rights to United Artists. It's by some way Winston's best work as a director, and possibly, alongside the classy vampire road movie 'Near Dark' the finest picture in which the always memorable Lance Henrikssen had a starring role.
History lesson aside, what of the plot?
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Hello hello,

Pumpkinhead - known in the UK by the far superior title: 'Vengeance the Demon' - is a treat. A rare treat in horror circles. And for a number of reasons.

First, this came out when video was at it's peak, as was the slasher movie, and it was hard to move back in the day without coming across straight-to-video schlock afer the other. So upon watching it, I was surprised that even though it followed a similar stalk and slash premise, it was actually very good and original.

Second, the story. A simple legend forms the basis of the plot but is one that brings with it a sense of it's own reality - as did Star Wars - and this probably explains why we're now onto the 4th installment in the series. From the boogyman type myth, to the old hag in the woods, to what the demon does, and how unstoppable it is, when it's called upon.

Third, Pumpkinhead/Vengeance is one mean mofo. He doesn't respect standard movie conventions; he isn't scared of God or religious artefact and he doesn't steer clear of young children. In fact, he toys with them (see the closet scene). And the way he picks off his prey (the motorbike scene) is just so cold - no wisecracks or in jokes here!

As a result, you actually feel you are seeing something new and thus unpredictabe. And, like the characters in the movie, you know it is unfeeling, uncaring and unstoppable.

On top of being awesomely mean - he is also very realistic and lifelike. No dodgy CGI here.

Fourth, Lance Henriksen. He turns in a stellar performance and the love/bond he has for his son is palpable - as is his rage when he is taken away.

Fifth, the setting/lighting. Just so spooky and thrill inducing.
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