Raised from the dead by evil wizard Walter Machen (horror legend John Carradine), scythe-wielding Jack-O, a pumpkin-headed Halloween Demon, returns in modern times to haunt an average American family and their babysitter, ... more »Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead). On Halloween night, Jack-O begins hacking and slashing his way through a blood-spattered stack of drunk college students, clueless neighbors, terrified trick-or-treaters, motorcycle maniacs, and a witless cable TV installer played by the film's self-deprecating, Florida-based director, Steve Latshaw (Death Mask). Finally back on home video, this homegrown cult classic returns in its first special edition to terrify audiences all over again! Also starring terror favorites Brinke Stevens (Delta Delta Die!) and Cameron Mitchell (Blood and Black Lace)« less
"When I saw the front box of this movie, I thought, Gee, this looks like that it might be a well budgeted, frightening movie with good effects! Don't let the front box fool you. Instead we have a Z-grade hokey, badly acted comedy-horror film. You may want to see it for B-movie scream queen Linnea Quigley(Her first appearance in the film is in a nude shower scene), and some cameos and special guest appearances by some other stars such as John Carradine and another B-movie scream queen in Quigley's range Brinke Stevens."
The best/worst movie ever!
Scott Davies | Ohio | 12/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie has been a yearly classic in my house since it's release. It's so amazingly bad that one, with the proper mindset, can love it as piece of accidental cinematic gold. I was amased when I saw this on an upcoming DVD release schedule. Needless to say I snapped it up as soon as it was released. Each of the characters are so unlikeable and irritating, one almost thinks it was done on purpose. All of the acting is exceptionally bad, with each actor (???) having something particular that makes them stand out in their own bad way. Poor Vivian, the woman that comes from nowhere to attempt to save the day, has this nagging problem with her mouth that makes her appear as if she's being grossed out on a regular basis. Mom has these EXTRA large eyes that open beyond belief at any opportunity. The ultimate worst is Sean, the little boy who's Pumpkin Man's target. This boy is so deadpan and bored looking that you get the impression that his real father, the films director, forced him to be in this flick. That, or the boy just has zero personality. He delivers lines like "no", while he's being buried by Jack-O, and "Leave my mom and dad alone", with the most bored tone that you expect a yawn to follow. Hysterical in it's blatant badness. The few death scenes appear to incorporate dummies made in a childrens art class. Another example of a really bad scene: After meeting Sean, Vivian is outside his home talking with his parents. Sean goes in the house, falls down and has a vision of Jack-O. Moments later Vivian picks him up and, while looking at mom, states that Sean had a bad dream. OK, 3 in the afternoon, the boy goes in the house for 20 seconds but still has time to fall asleep, in the middle of the floor, and have a bad dream with no one acknowledging it as odd? O....K..?? There's really no need to explain the plot. That's not even of interest to someone that can appreciate this movie. It's purely the cheap badness of it all. I'm still waiting for the sequel!!"
So bad it is amazing!
juannatouchmyslf | Irvine, CA USA | 03/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are looking for the worst possible movie you can find, you must rent Jack-o! My friends and i began a tradition to get together every other weekend, and rent the cheesiest horror flick we could find. One day, we rented Jack-o. This movie is a splendid mix of horrible acting, dispicable writing, and effects that left me laughing histarically in my seat. This movie is beyond bad. It is absolutely histarical. The start of the movie was just fantastic. In no more than the first 5 minitues, we paused the movie to see the shaddows of the crew in the lower left hand corner of the screen. We knew we were in for a treat as soon as we saw that. The acting was pitiful. This movie had it all. A woman's eyes too large for her own good and a lifeless child actor who borringly states "no" with no emphasis at all left me cracking up. The effects were just as pathetic. The death scenes were very cheesy. At one time, after a death, the movie cuts to a rock, and "blood" is just thrown against it. In another scene, a man is decapitated. His head rolls off and his body is left there twitching, while it is still in the standing position. I don't even want to get into the plot. For one, I didn't even understand it. But the movie was just so awful, that it was hillarious. I loved it frankly. My friends and I continue to watch cheesy horrors every other weekend, but Jack-o is at the top of our list of favorites!"
bobo | Greenville, SC USA | 08/09/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is (and not kidding) the worst movie ever conceaved in the history of film making. There are only three movies I hate, and this is definately one of them. Your 2 year old kid won't even think this is scary. Tere is no acting in this film, these people really are that boring. They had no plot flow, just a bunch of scenes they shot. They had a big wooden set for the inside of there house, and they didn't even notice that in 80% of the scenes you could see the camera crews' shadows! This isn't even funny bad. This film made me so angry, that I just left the room and could careless how it ends. This film should be burnt. THE WORST MOVIE EVER!!"
Could have been much better
bobo | 08/04/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Jack-O is the kind of horror flick thats fun to rent an laugh at. It had a good concept and i agree that i Dimmension Films got a hold of it. It just might have been scary-somewhat. Still, I rented it and I enjoyed for the simple fact that it was so chessy. i like the idea of the pumpkinman."