Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Final Week of Halloween-A-Thon #1 Pumpkinhead series

Hi everyone I'm Jack Red, on this night of October 25th. I present one of the scariest horror movie creatures ever. I am talking about Pumpkinhead series that quickly got an strong cult following since the beginning.

Pumpkinhead (1988)

The original Pumpkinhead is easily best out of the series. The story is about an father and son living their lives. Until a group of teenagers came to town living close by them. An accident occurs killing his son causing him to do the unthinkable. He goes sees an witch about summoning Pumpkinhead on those kids. As soon as you see Pumpkinhead, those parts are some of the most intense in any horror movies. This creature will keep hunting you down until either it kills them all or it dies. To some Pumpkinhead is one of the scariest movies of it's time. An great story with an fitting ending some won't see coming. To simply put it in words, most aspects of this movie was amazing.

Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1994)

In some areas Pumpkinhead II is better than the original movie. I thought the story was a little better due to Pumpkinhead going after two groups of people. The only movie an witch plays an bigger role in any Pumpkinhead movies. One of the main characters had an connection with the person becoming Pumpkinhead was interesting. Some of the most gruesome kills in any horror movies. I also like some kills Pumpkinhead leaves blood wings behind kinda like how The Crow does that in those movies. This movie is an great sequel that more people need to watch.

Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (2006)

Around this time Syfy decided to make a few horror movie sequels. Our last two Pumpkinhead movies was made by them back to back. Usually for direct to video sequels this is an bad thing. Honestly I kinda like Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes. The story is about an group upset by murders of high body count. One of them forces the others to go see the witch about summoning Pumpkinhead. Some interesting concepts made this more of an gem than bad horror movie. For example the people Pumpkinhead is going after are guilty of several murders. The doctor played by Doug Bradley aka Pinhead in Hellraiser series does an great job in his role. Yes I know there are better movies with Bradley but his character was interesting. This guy was killing people while no body expects he was the one responsible for that town's pain. Later on, he comes on to an possible way to kill Pumpkinhead. An concept done a few times in The Crow series. In most movies only one person feels what Pumpkinhead feels or the pain of his victims. Yes the effects are below average compared to the first two movies. I still recommend this to anyone into these movies.

Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud (2007)

The last of the original Pumpkinhead movies. Personally I don't think it as interesting as the last three movies. The story involves an girl upset by people close to her dead. She goes sees the witch to summon Pumpkinhead. More of an gang movie than an actual horror movie. This movie does give you an great deal what Pumpkinhead is capable of. Some kills are good while others are difficult to see. Mostly due to the fact in most parts with Pumpkinhead are dark. Not dark as in theme, more like it's kinda like an moonless night. Some sound effects are okay but the music is what saved it from getting too boring. I know I am hitting this movie hard but after see it for yourselves. You will understand some changes would've went an long way.

Don't worry folks tomorrow my marathon continues with another personal favorite horror movie series of mine. Don't go too far into the darkness, more chaos, carnage and bodies pulling up to come.

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