Video Review

Video Review: 'Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings' (1994)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
C

Details Movie Rated: R; Genre: Horror; With: Ami Dolenz and Andrew Robinson

The original Pumpkinhead was an unusually subtle film that became a video hit because of its eerie atmospherics, so Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings is already in trouble the moment it tries to get by on a Roger Clinton cameo that wouldn't matter to even the nerdiest horror fan. And despite a nicely weird opening sequence and an ending that attempts religious imagery, there's really not much going on in Pumpkinhead II except for a lamely revived monster, a bunch of stupid teenagers, and a plodding collection of vengeance-fueled murders. Anyone who still harbors hatred for Punky Brewster, however, will surely want to catch the Soleil Moon Frye-on-a-stick scene. C

Originally posted Oct 14, 1994 Published in issue #244 Oct 14, 1994 Order article reprints
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