History Film / Pumpkinhead

23rd Jul '16 12:20:37 PM Mdumas43073
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There is also a FMV videogame based on the second movie, ''VideoGame/BloodwingsPumpkinheadsRevenge''.

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Followed by one DirectToVideo sequel (1994's ''Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings'') and two {{Made for TV Movie}}s on Creator/SciFiChannel (2006's ''Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes'' and 2007's ''Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud''). There is also a FMV videogame based on the second movie, ''VideoGame/BloodwingsPumpkinheadsRevenge''.
23rd Jul '16 12:11:22 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:344:Eh, maybe a little pumpkin-like.]]

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[[caption-width-right:344:Eh, [[caption-width-right:300:Eh, maybe a little pumpkin-like.]]



Pumpkinhead was special effects guru Creator/StanWinston's directorial debut and essentially deals with a monster [[NonIndicativeName that doesn't actually have a pumpkin for a head]].

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Pumpkinhead ''Pumpkinhead'' (1988) was special effects guru Creator/StanWinston's directorial debut and essentially deals with a monster [[NonIndicativeName that doesn't actually have a pumpkin for a head]].
10th Jun '16 7:32:46 AM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* BigNo: Two instances in ''Blood Wings''
** The first is by Tommy when the Red Wings [[MoralEventHorizon drop him down the mine]] [[DisproportionateRetribution for being physically deformed]].
** The second is by Sean when [[spoiler: the judge's posse shows up and starts opening fire on Pumpkinhead]].
22nd May '16 2:34:33 AM bt8257
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* [[DontGoInTheWoods Don't Go In The Woods]]

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* [[DontGoInTheWoods Don't Go In The Woods]]DontGoInTheWoods



* HollywoodNight: Utilized ''excessively'' in the first film. You'll be hard-pressed to tell the cast members apart after you've been squinting at the screen for half an hour.

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* HollywoodNight: HollywoodDarkness: Utilized ''excessively'' in the first film. You'll be hard-pressed to tell the cast members apart after you've been squinting at the screen for half an hour.
23rd Feb '16 6:47:44 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* AntagonistTitle: Pumpkinhead is a demon keen on DisproportionateRetribution.


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* BigBad: Pumpkinhead, master of DisproportionateRetribution.
4th Jan '16 1:17:52 AM Shadowgazer
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* DirtyCoward: In order to avoid the legal trouble it would have brought Joel chose to sacrifice ''a little childs life'' despite the fact that his life was not even at stake. He did show that even he had loved ones he would risk his life for, but by that time most of his innocent friends (including his brother) were dead so it did not do much good.

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* DirtyCoward: In order to avoid the legal trouble it would have brought Joel chose to sacrifice ''a little childs life'' despite the fact that his life was not even at stake. He did show that even he had loved ones he would risk his life for, for,[[spoiler: but by that time most of his innocent friends (including his brother) were dead so it did not do much good.]]



* FateWorseThanDeath: It's implied that the summoners of Pumpkinhead are trapped in a sort of limbo between life and death till the end of time in exchange for summoning him.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: It's implied that the summoners of Pumpkinhead [[spoiler: are trapped in a sort of limbo between life and death till the end of time in exchange for summoning him.]]



* JerkassVictim

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* JerkassVictimJerkassVictim:[[spoiler: Joel]].
29th Oct '15 1:23:41 AM Shadowgazer
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* DirtyCoward: In order to avoid the legal trouble it would have brought Joel chose to sacrifice ''a little childs life'' despite the fact that his life was not even at stake. He did show that even he had loved ones he would risk his life for, but by that time most of his innocent friends (including his brother) were dead so it did not do much good.
12th Oct '15 12:59:01 AM MisterCPC
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** Similarly, in the original movie Joel starts off as a gigantic asshole and is the one whose primarily responsible for the death of Ed's son. Eventually he decides to face the consequences of said actions and turn himself in to the authorities, and dies attempting to protect the rest of his friends.
4th Oct '15 9:11:28 AM ErebusElysium
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* StingyJack: Pumpkinhead himself.
25th Jun '15 7:15:23 PM Luigifan
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The plot is actually the fairly common "Man summons demon to seek revenge" horror plot. It has the common hallmarks: the {{Jerkass Victim}}s do deserve some revenge but he takes it too far (they did a hit-and-run on the guy's son), there is one guy who was actually trying to help the victim but is targetted for revenge anyway, the victims are a bunch of bland teens, cue MyGodWhatHaveIDone and then RedemptionEqualsDeath.

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The plot is actually the fairly common "Man summons demon to seek revenge" horror plot. It has the common hallmarks: the {{Jerkass Victim}}s do deserve some revenge revenge, but he takes it too far (they did a hit-and-run on the guy's son), there is one guy who was actually trying to help the victim but is targetted targeted for revenge anyway, the victims are a bunch of bland teens, cue MyGodWhatHaveIDone and then RedemptionEqualsDeath.



* BloodierAndGorier: Each installment tries to one up the previous.

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* BloodierAndGorier: Each installment tries to one up one-up the previous.



* FateWorseThanDeath: It's implied that the summoners of Pumpkinhead and trapped in a sort of limbo between life and death till the end of time in exchange for summoning him.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: It's implied that the summoners of Pumpkinhead and are trapped in a sort of limbo between life and death till the end of time in exchange for summoning him.



* HollywoodNight: Utilized ''excessively'' in the first film. You'll be hard pressed to tell the cast members apart after you've been squinting at the screen for half an hour.

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* HollywoodNight: Utilized ''excessively'' in the first film. You'll be hard pressed hard-pressed to tell the cast members apart after you've been squinting at the screen for half an hour.



** He's also able to enter a church in the first film (though the sight of a cross pisses him off and he destroys it). Although the church was only half built before it was abandoned, so it's possible this wasn't true holy ground.
* ImmuneToBullets: Pumpkinhead. Subverted at the end of the second film however.

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** He's also able to enter a church in the first film (though the sight of a cross pisses him off and he destroys it). Although the church was only half built half-built before it was abandoned, so it's possible this wasn't true holy ground.
* ImmuneToBullets: Pumpkinhead. Subverted at the end of the second film film, however.



* TheJuggernaut: Pumpkinhead will ''not'' stop until he's completed his mission. The ''only'' way his can be beaten is if his summoner is killed.

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* TheJuggernaut: Pumpkinhead will ''not'' stop until he's completed his mission. The ''only'' way his he can be beaten is if his summoner is killed.



* TheVoiceless: In the first film Pumpkinhead ''could'' talk, but it mostly just said character names. In the sequels, it is silent.

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* TheVoiceless: In the first film film, Pumpkinhead ''could'' talk, but it mostly just said character names. In the sequels, it is silent.
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