PUMPKINHEAD / De Laurentiis Entertainment Group - 1988
Let's get going with Halloween Countdown, Dungeon Style... Stan Winston came up with the monster and directed this little weirdie after his success in creature design for the ALIEN series. The story's about a man who gets help to conjure up a gigantic vengeance demon to get revenge on the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.
I've got a sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button over by our pumpkin muffins, NOW, Rufus The Gnat!.. Here's a little sample from... PUMPKINHEAD!
Lance Henriksen plays Ed Harley, a local storekeeper. Lance was the robot in ALIENS, and, get this... He has 16 productions either just completed or in post, wow!!
Here's his little store in the dried out hills of his community, a really beautiful spot.
Some rich brats from the city come out and go wild on their motorcycles. Unfortunately, one accidently strikes Ed's small son so they leave the scene in haste and take off to their cabin.
Yes, Ed's son dies. Ed becomes so tortured over the death that he decides to visit the local witch to help him out for revenge...
And, she conjures up Pumpkinhead, the revenge creature, to carry out Ed's vengeance.
Ed is now in way over his head!
Like the ID monster, Ed sends the thing out to pay a little visit to the brats in their cabin.
This guy gets a rifle barrel punched through his gut and Pumpkinhead holds him up like some kind of trophy! A fitting end for a little brat.
There are plenty of great creepy scenes as Pumpkinhead seeks out revenge for Ed, check out this flick if you haven't seen it yet! Be back tomorrow for more Halloween Countdown, here at The Dungeon!