An old man (Terry Woods) and his niece (Maria Lee Metheringham) are a couple of people in the countryside who grow pumpkins on the land they own out there. Thing is, the teenagers don't like this, and frequently make it known via vandalism.
One day, the old man comes out to tend to his pumpkins, only to discover they've been vandalized. The shock of the discovery send him into a cardiac arrest that kills him, at which point the growth formula he was to use causes the vines from his pumpkins to envelope him and resurrect him as a pumpkin-headed ghoul (Will Metheringham) who takes his revenge on the vandals... and anyone else who meets his ire.
The film was released on January 21st, 2018.
Pumpkins contains examples of:
- An Arm and a Leg: Pumpkin Man cuts the arm off a Punter who's pointing a gun at him.
- An Axe to Grind: Macy takes a hatchet to use as a weapon against Pumpkin Man. She never gets a chance. Instead, Pumpkin Man uses it to chop her up.
- Blood from the Mouth: Starting with Punter Dave, a number of people bleed from the mouth when attacked by the Pumpkin Man.
- British Teeth: The old man has not taken care of his teeth.
- Fingore: Tommy gets two of his fingers bitten off by a Jack-O-Lantern.
- In the Back: Lance gets stabbed through the neck from behind.
- Killed Offscreen: A number of deaths in the movie happen this way. In one instance, the camera pans upwards before we see Pumpkin Man off someone.
- Neck Lift: Pumpkin Man lifts Macy by the neck when he catches her.
- Nephewism: The old man lives with his niece at the start of the film.
- Off with His Head!: Early in the movie, some guy takes a leak in the woods and then returns to the tent... sans head.
- One-Word Title: Pumpkins, naturally.
- Pumpkin Person: The Pumpkin Man that the old man becomes has a jack-o-lantern for a head.
- Soundtrack Dissonance: When the pub and its patrons make their appearance, the upbeat folk song being played in the pub keeps going on over shots of both the good times being had in the pub, and Pam running through the woods in fear in the dark.
- The Stinger: After the credits roll, a little girl goes trick or treating at Mrs. Randle's house. After getting some candy, she heads down a country path, where she becomes targeted by the Pumpkin Man.