Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings

1993

Action / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller

13
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 13% · 8 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 20% · 5K ratings
IMDb Rating 4.6/10 10 5158 5.2K

Director

Top cast

Andrew Robinson as Sean Braddock
Linnea Quigley as Nadine
Kane Hodder as Keith Knox
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
818.17 MB
1280*688
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 29 min
Seeds 2
1.48 GB
1920*1040
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 29 min
Seeds 7

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kannibalcorpsegrinder 8 / 10

Decent follow-up to a classic

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.

Reviewed by Wuchakk 6 / 10

Lower budget than the original, but better story & characters

A gang of partying teens stumble across an old witch's cabin in rural Southern Cal and foolishly unleash a vengeful demon linked to a dead feral boy.

"Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings" (1993) was released to video and therefore has noticeably inferior production values to its 1988 predecessor. It was shot in three weeks for less than $1 million and you can tell, but it has a more compelling script and arguably better characters with the exception of the absent Lance Hendriksen, who will return for the next two sequels as a ghost.

Without Hendriksen and any references to the original flick, this is more of a standalone reimagining containing all the staples of the first film: a group of teens, rural Southern Cal, a mysterious cabin in the woods, an ugly witch, a revenge-based plot and, of course, Pumpkinhead itself. Speaking of whom, the creature looks formidable despite the low-budget, albeit kinda artificial.

Meanwhile, striking blonde Ami Dolenz and petite cutie Soleil Moon Frye are on hand on the feminine front, but not enough is done with them.

Bottom line: Despite the low budget, I prefer this one to the original and "Pumpkinhead 4: Blood Feud" (2007). I can't remember "Ashes to Ashes" (2006) at this particular moment, which isn't a good sign, lol (I think I saw it, but I'm not sure).

The film runs 1 hour, 28 minutes and was shot in Santa Clarita, California.

GRADE: C+/B- (5.5/10)

Reviewed by Fella_shibby 4 / 10

Zero atmosphere n zero tension.

I first saw this in the early 90s on a vhs.

Revisited it recently.

This is nowhere close to the original and this movie has zero atmosphere n zero tension.

The original has oodles of atmosphere n it also boasted of Lance Henriksen's presence.

This one is filled with annoying characters, terrible dialogues, abysmal acting n awful screenplay.

The only saving grace is some gory kills n a bit of nudity.

A huge character gets picked up by Pumpkinhead and the character's back is broken by Pumpkinhead a la wrestling style.

A character gets pecked to death by chickens, those eyeballs man.

Linnea Quigley shows her boobs once again.

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