You know how they said the 1950s were the good old days? Well, a bunch of bullies helps make America great by attacking a deformed orphan named Tommy, stabbing and beating him and throwing him into a mine just because of his looks.
Thirty-five years later, the old witch who raised Tommy has been gathering blood and spells and she hopes to bring him back, just in time for more teenagers to ruin everything and hit her with a car. Well, she survives, but they steal some of the blood which seems like a bad idea if I’ve ever heard one.
Tommy comes back as Pumpkinhead and everyone pays. Sure, it has nothing to do with the first movie, but when has that ever stopped us?
If you need a horror sequel made, turn to Jeff Burr, who made Stepfather II, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, Puppet Master 4 and 5, and this film. He’s run into all the issues associated with studio low budget horror — budgets and studio interference — and claims that only three of his movies are ones he considers his own: Eddie Presley, Straight Into Darkness and From a Whisper to a Scream.
This movie does have quite the weird cast, from Ami Dolenz, Soleil Moon Frye and Linnea Quigley to Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs!), Gloria Hendry from Black Caesar, Lilyan Chauvin (Mother Superior in Silent Night, Deadly Night), Kane Hodder, R. A. Mihailoff and Roger Clinton.
Even stranger, there was a video game, Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead’s Revenge that had you play levels to earn clips from the movie.
By the way, if Judge Dixon’s house looks familiar, that’s because it was also used in Motel Hell. You can also see the Book of the Dead from Army of Darkness in the witch’s house.