Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Pumpkinhead Ashes to Ashes|
Actors: Doug Bradley, Douglas Roberts, Lisa McAllister, Tess Panzer, Emanuel Parvu
Director: Jake West
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Horror icon Doug Bradley (Hellraiser movies) and Lance Henriksen (Alien vs. Predator, Scream 3) star in this riveting continuation of the Pumpkinhead series. When the residents of a small town discover that their local mor... more »
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What would Halloween be without a pumpkinhead viewing?
Sid the Elf | North Pole | 10/25/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When thinking of beloved horror characters Pumpkinhead is one of the first to come to mind. There's no better time then October to pay homage to our giant headed redneck killing friend so when Ashes to Ahes turned up on tv there was really no choice. Checking out some other reviews made the film seem like it would be a complete waste but since b is our business we had to see for ourselves. Luckily it wasn't quite as bad as some thought but it's definately the weakest of the Pumkinhead series. You can't get mad about it though. Who doesn't love seeing Pumpkinhead? Even if the film is weaker then the first and second it's still a fun watch. The concept is still great and much more put together then most of the garbage the horror industry comes up with now.
We start with the townspeople becoming enraged when a local doctor and his grave robbing family desecrate the bodies of the recently deceased, forcing then to summon the help of the mighty warlord Pumpkinhead. Hey when you're seeking vengence what better way to go then to ressurect Pumpkinhead? Despite warnings from the spirit of Ed Harley urging them not ekove the demon they go and find the witch who can do just that. They explain the situation and she agrees as long as they bring her Ed's body. Once they bring his corpse to her she works her magic and we see a pretty sweet morphing scene where the giant Pumpkinhead is back in business. Have to give it up to the special effects crew because they did a great job making him look more frightening then ever.
Now that Pumpkinhead is on the loose it's time for vengence. The only issue is he knows no bounds and starts tearing up everyone in sight. Yeah awesome! Within the course of a half hour we see him backhand about 10 hicks, throw a few through walls, burst through a church roof, set the priest on fire, and slice up some of the towns people with his razor sharp claws. We find out one of the guys Ed Harley's spirit appears to is the son of George "Buck" Flower Wallace. The same son that told Ed in the original where he could find the witch to bring Pumpkinhead to life. So we have a lot of flashbacks to the first film which was pretty cool. Now George's kid is sorry they evoked the evil force and want to find a way to stop the choas. Then we hit a boring patch where not much happens and we don't see any creature action. Finally towards the end things really heat up and the corrupt doctor gets his by being impailed from Pumpkinheads tail. That was really great. Now even though justice was served Pumpkinhead doesn't know how to draw the line and continues on his war path. The only way he can be stopped is one of the girls must commit suicide which will send him back where he came from. So she does so by jumping into a cremator and burning herself alive. Probably could've found a less painful way to go but who are we to question the ground be stands upon?
All in all the film wasn't great but still very enjoyable. It really seemed to follow the original film concept with some minor changes making it feel more like a remake then anything else. The differences here were a lot more computer generated effects to show Pumpkinhead doing things like climbing a wall or jumping off a roof. Could've done without then though. They really were pretty fake looking and quite hilarious. The Pumpkinhead make-up is so great all they need to do is focus on that to make it a success, don't bother with the CG crap. For any fan of the genre or Pumpkinhead series this one is worth the watch. Hey it's b which makes it fun no matter how bad. If you can go into it with that state of mind then you should enjoy it."
2 and a Half Stars
Joseph Adams | Superior, WI USA | 01/11/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is a dull entry in a dull series. I thought the first Pumpkinhead was a masterpiece, the second I thought sucked quite frankly, and this pushes the still going series back to respectable. Here the Puritan aspect is played up in the sets and costumes, combining fantasy with real life to create like a celestial feeling. I would recommend this to see once or twice, but it doesn't come close to the masterpiece the first Pumpkinhead was. Though it is a lot better than the awful Pumpkinhead II Blood Wings. I kinda liked it, it's not bad."
Let's lay ole pumpkinhead to rest for good.
Brizel | Oz | 05/28/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The second Pumpkinhead was a shocker (and not in a good way), this one however wasn't too bad. As the second one had nothing to do with the first Pumpkinhead, this one was a follow on, although set some 10 years or so later. Because it was similar to the first I didn't mind it and will probably watch it again in the not too distant future."
Worst of the movies.
C. Lewicki | CT USA | 02/23/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie sucked! I loved the first, the second was good, the fourth was very good, but this third one sucked! It was so boring, and so confusing. I almost fell asleep watching this, no kidding. If you have to, rent this movie, but I'm warning you, I will probably suck!"