History Trivia / Pumpkinhead

2nd Nov '17 6:34:51 AM EverythingisAwful
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* BigNameFan: Apparently the original is the favorite movie of novelist Creator/AnneRice.


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* DeletedScene: One small scene involving the teens at diner, not even a minute long, was cut from the film, it was set between Harley and his son at home but before they arrived at their grocery store. It was cut due to the demands of Dino De Laurentiis, who got into a shouting match with the usually cheerful Stan Winston over it, apparently going on about taking too long to get to the monster ala King Kong... which doesn't make sense given that we do get a decent glimpse of Pumpkinhead in the opening scene. The short, 55 second scene was cut and sadly remains lost.


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* TroubledProduction: PlayedWith, the actual production of the film went smoothly, but once it was finished the real trouble started, as Dino De Laurentiis' Lion Films aka DEG, who were behind the production and release of films such as Film/EvilDeadII, Film/BlueVelvet, Film/MaximumOverdrive, WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie, Film/NearDark and others, went bankrupt before it could be released. This resulted in it being bought by United Artists/MGM, who didn't do much at all to promote the film, barely putting it in theaters as they put much of their effort in promoting their own horror film, Film/Child'sPlay, which they apparently put Pumpkinhead on a double bill with. Ironically, they ended up giving up the rights to Child's Play to Universal after the first film. This lack of promotion led the film to languishing in obscurity in theaters, but it did find a life on home video where it gained its cult following.
23rd Jan '17 11:17:55 PM nm3youtube
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* ColbertBump: The series as a whole got ''much'' more attention after WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment did a review of the second movie's ... interesting... video game adaptation.

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* ColbertBump: The series as a whole got ''much'' more attention after WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment did a review of the second movie's ... interesting... [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames interesting]]... [[VideoGame/BloodwingsPumpkinheadsRevenge video game adaptation.adaptation]].
15th Oct '16 7:47:09 AM otaking3582
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Apparently, the second film was supposed to feature a winged Pumpkinhead.

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* DoingItForTheArt: Creator/LanceHenriksen bought a bunch of stuff from pawn shops and thrift stores based on his visions of what Ed Harley should be like (from the WWI shotgun that he used to the clothes that he wore to the silver dollars he initially tried to pay Haggis with), asked the makeup department to make him some false teeth to make him look like he had never been to a dentist in his entire life, and even bought Matthew Hurley (the kid who played Ed's son, Billy) a pet bunny so that he could be viewed as trustworthy and thus create authentic on-screen chemistry.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Apparently, the second film was supposed to feature a winged Pumpkinhead.Pumpkinhead (which would probably help explain the subtitle, ''Bloodwings'' ).
26th Mar '16 4:06:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Noteworthy horror alumni appear throughout the series, specifically [[Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead Linnea]] [[Film/NightOfTheDemons1988 Quigley]], Creator/KaneHodder, [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Tom Woodruff Jr.]], [[Film/LeatherfaceTheTexasChainsawMassacreIII R.A. Mihailoff]], and [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Doug Bradley]]. And of course, there's [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Lance Henriksen]].
** One of Pumpkinhead's would-be victims is the teenaged [[Film/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]].
** Another victim in the first film is [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Todd Gack]].
29th Apr '15 10:31:39 PM falcon2484
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** Another victim in the first film is [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Todd Gack]].
26th Apr '15 4:03:36 AM erforce
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Noteworthy horror alumni appear throughout the series, specifically [[ReturnOfTheLivingDead Linnea]] [[Film/NightOfTheDemons Quigley]], Creator/KaneHodder, [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Tom Woodruff Jr.]], [[Film/LeatherfaceTheTexasChainsawMassacreIII R.A. Mihailoff]], and [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Doug Bradley]]. And of course, there's [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Lance Henriksen]].

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Noteworthy horror alumni appear throughout the series, specifically [[ReturnOfTheLivingDead [[Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead Linnea]] [[Film/NightOfTheDemons [[Film/NightOfTheDemons1988 Quigley]], Creator/KaneHodder, [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Tom Woodruff Jr.]], [[Film/LeatherfaceTheTexasChainsawMassacreIII R.A. Mihailoff]], and [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Doug Bradley]]. And of course, there's [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Lance Henriksen]].
17th Mar '14 4:50:59 AM DoveAlexa
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* ActorAllusion: Doc Frasier (who is played by Creator/DougBradley) of ''Ashes to Ashes'' has [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} puzzle boxes]] scattered about his office.
* ColbertBump: The series as a whole got ''much'' more attention after WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment did a review of the second movie's ... interesting... video game adaptation.
31st Oct '13 3:08:36 AM ChrisCmoney
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** One of Pumpkinhead's would-be victims is the teenaged [[Film/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]].
23rd Aug '13 11:12:57 AM erforce
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Noteworthy horror alumni appear throughout the series, specifically [[ReturnOfTheLivingDead Linnea]] [[Film/NightOfTheDemons Quigley]], KaneHodder, [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Tom Woodruff Jr.]], [[Film/LeatherfaceTheTexasChainsawMassacreIII R.A. Mihailoff]], and [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Doug Bradley]]. And of course, there's [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Lance Henriksen]].

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Noteworthy horror alumni appear throughout the series, specifically [[ReturnOfTheLivingDead Linnea]] [[Film/NightOfTheDemons Quigley]], KaneHodder, Creator/KaneHodder, [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Tom Woodruff Jr.]], [[Film/LeatherfaceTheTexasChainsawMassacreIII R.A. Mihailoff]], and [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Doug Bradley]]. And of course, there's [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Lance Henriksen]].
15th Mar '13 7:40:59 AM erforce
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Noteworthy horror alumni appear throughout the series, specifically [[ReturnOfTheLivingDead Linnea]] [[Film/NightOfTheDemons Quigley]], KaneHodder, [[{{Film/Alien}} Tom Woodruff Jr.]], [[Film/LeatherfaceTheTexasChainsawMassacreIII R.A. Mihailoff]], and [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Doug Bradley]]. And of course, there's [[{{Film/Alien}} Lance Henriksen]].

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Noteworthy horror alumni appear throughout the series, specifically [[ReturnOfTheLivingDead Linnea]] [[Film/NightOfTheDemons Quigley]], KaneHodder, [[{{Film/Alien}} [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Tom Woodruff Jr.]], [[Film/LeatherfaceTheTexasChainsawMassacreIII R.A. Mihailoff]], and [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Doug Bradley]]. And of course, there's [[{{Film/Alien}} [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Lance Henriksen]].
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