Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (2006)

How to tell this movie was made in 2006:

  • It was made for SyFy.
  • It was shot in Bucharest, Romania.
  • It has two titles, Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes and Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud, but is not called Pumpkinhead IV.
  • It pretty much follows the original film and just subverts it slightly by having Lance Henriksen’s mummified body be the host for Pumpkinhead. For what it’s worth, Henriksen claims to have crawled out of the theater during the premiere, referred to this movie as “an alimony movie,” “just a nightmare, a nightmare of mediocrity” and “an absolute piece of shit.*”
  • Beyond Henriksen, Doug Bradley shows up. Those two must have had insane frequent flyer points, as it seems like they were flying to Eastern Europe for almost every role.

Bradley plays a mortician who has been selling organs and dumping bodies, leading to the town calling in the Pumpkinhead to kill him. He decides to kill everyone who summoned the demon. You can see a bunch of Lament Configuration boxes in Bradley’s office at one point.

Director Jake West also made the documentary Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape and the movie Razor Blade Smile.

*Thanks to Letterboxd user FakeVorhees for this!

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