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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pumpkinhead 2: Blood Wings (1993)

Although this film is slightly out of the time period for my movie reviews, I included it because it's the sequel to the 1998 horror classic Pumpkinhead which I rated Very Good. Unfortunately this sequel was made on the cheap and it definitely shows.
The bright spots are begin with Pumkinhead himself which is still a wonderful and creative monster design. I freakin' love the way he looks and even though there is a different production company in charge of the beast, he still looks great.

The second bright spot is Andrew Robinson [Hellraiser, The Puppetmaster] who plays the sherif in this small rural town. Unfortunately, most of the other actors around him are really weak. I give him credit for trying his best but he looks a little frustrated with the incompetence which surrounds him.

The major weak point of P2 is the script. The opening scene is really great and gave me hope that it would be a solid movie. However, the story then violates all the "rules" regarding Pumpkinhead that were so carefully set up in the first film. [I hate when that happens!] He is not a revenge demon in P2 but is, somehow, the resurrected form of the person who died in the opening scene. Boo! Hiss!

If there is another horror franchise that deserves to be remade, the is it! The monster is great and with the right script and more money, it could be a fun and enjoyable horror ride. Just don't expect much from this tepid sequel.

RATING: Fair.

For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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