Stan Winston introduces to use to world of fantasy and intrigue in his directorial, with advent of folk tales of things that go literally bump in the night this fright-fest is a cleverly woven moralistic tale of the repercussions of revenge the the terrible price in which can paid.
The plot is about revenge and how that can spurn a whole series of unfortunate events and how those events can cause desperation in a person anger, sadness, guilt and yearning for the “what if’s” . When the dust the settles and the deal has been made what price will your revenge be on others?
In sense that is what Pumpkinhead is about contemporary take old and a tale of old of sadness, revenge and retribution the main plot is spurned on in the first half and it goes from there and that is what makes this an enjoyable at times and sad movie so in a sense it is very much like two movies brought together, playing out like a family drama in the first half and a fantasy tale in the latter.
PICTURE & AUDIO
The movie is a worthy of the upgrade from the recent DVD edition. The movie was viewed on a HD TV (1080p 24fps Blu-Ray by Shout! Factory). The picture is crisp, clear and well balanced with its orange hues and saturated tones which are well balanced there is minimal specs of print dust. The audio is clear with deep bass and a detailed surround sound experience.
This is an underrated movie in many respects, with an excellent cast, moving plot with an new spin on the “folklore bogeyman” tale and an excellent rendition of a monster with superb special effects this is worthy of far more credit in the annuals of the horror genre. Highly recommended.