After accidentally killing an innocent woman, a group of teens learn the truth about a terrifying legend as they release a voracious monster that begins stalking residents around the town and must try to stop it before it completes it's rampage.
This is such an underrated effort with a lot to like about it. One of the best features here is that it manages to keep the creature relevant here as it come out quite early on here so the creature has a fairly substantial amount of screen time. Being able to see it for all that time as a full-scale suit and prop does have some advantages where it actually looks like a tangible force in the moment, so whether you see it wounded or even just stalking around there's a lot to like with this one as it continually gets on-screen and active throughout here. The actual resurrection sequence, as the glaring fires from below the ground as the rolling fog from the woods hides the creature coming up from the grave, starts this off nicely with a chillingly Gothic- styled sequence, and from there it gets plenty of fun encounters all throughout here as the creature manages two separate rampages that's quite fun by using the revenge theme on the original gang, there's a strong series of attacks as the short attacks in the barn mangling the victim and attacking the couple at the shack where it scares the terrified witness, as well as longer, more involved ambushes as the chicken farmers attack taking out the whole gang there and the encounter at the house where it brawls around the house before the frantic foot-chase through the woods finishing off the secondary group with some fine graphic kills mixed in amongst the fine chasing an thrilling stalking. That the whole finale comes off with a hint of melancholy and sadness is a nice feat as well, and along with the great creature makeup in the gore here gives this one enough positives to be really enjoyable over it's few negatives. The main problem here is the fact that the main group of friends here are such a despicable group that it's really hard to believe they're friends, mostly due to how he treats them as the bullying, yelling and posturing them simply to save himself, and by pushing them into the proceedings in the first place which makes it really hard to care what happens to him and the group in general. The other real flaw to this one is the fact that this features such an easy-to-guess mystery about the gang getting killed off yet why it goes so long to put the flimsy clues together makes little sense as a supposed big shot detective would see them and put together in order to figure, lending this to a rather troubling plot-line. Otherwise this one has a lot to like.
Rated R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language and Brief Nudity.
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings
Action / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller
Tech specs720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
1 hr 29 min