Pumpkinhead 2 (1994)
Written By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Jeff Burr
Producer: Brad Krevoy
Screenwriter: Constantine Chachornia, Ivan Chachornia
Date Released: October 19, 1994
Andrew Robinson as Sheriff Sean Braddock
Barry Davis as Young Sean Braddock
Ami Dolenz as Jenny Braddock
Soleil Moon Frye as Marcie
J. Trevor Edmond as Danny Dixon
Hill Harper as Peter
Alexander Polinsky as Paul
Linnea Quigley as Nadine
Rating = 2.5/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
When Jenny moves to a new town from New York, she meets four teenagers. One night, the five teenagers are driving down a road when they hit an old woman but when they get out of the car the woman is gone. Unsure of what to do, they go to the old woman’s home to see that she is alright. While there, on of the teenagers steals a vile of blood which is said to raise the dead. As a joke, they pour the blood of vile on a corpse. But what they don’t realize is that they may have awoken a greater evil.
Pumpkinhead 2 (1994) is not a gore fest but it certainly contains a decent amount of blood and gore. For example, Pumpkinhead tears and rips at its victims resulting in severed limbs and deep cuts. One notable scene is when Pumpkinhead tears off one victims head. Another example is when one person is thrown into a chicken cage and the chickens start to peck at his face. Overall, the amount of blood and gore was appropriate for the film.
The Grave Review
Pumpkinhead 2 (1994) on its face was an entertaining B-film as is most of the films in this series. However, in analyzing the story line, there were some reservations.
The concept of Pumpkinhead is that this monster can be resurrected in order to take revenge on behalf of someone else. But in this film, Pumpkinhead was resurrected by unrelated teenagers and sought revenge on behalf of himself, not for someone else. As in the first film, there was a clear motive, but the motive in this film, although understandable, was slightly confusing. However, taking the film for face value, the film was fun to watch.
Another aspect of the film that seemed forced was the scene where the teenagers visit the old woman’s house. In the scene, one of the teenagers just so happen to know what each black magic item is from the woman’s house. It seems unusual that someone would know exactly what an item is used for. It’s almost as if the teenagers were reading from a screenplay.
The acting would be as you would expect it from a B-film, not great but it got the job done. The environments of seeing misty and dark scenes brought back some classic scare feels. Overall, Pumpkinhead 2 (1994) is a fun flick but struggled in its plot.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Pumpkinhead 2 (1994) two and one-half graves out of five graves.
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