Years ago there was a knocking on the door. A man was asking for help, but the people inside wouldn’t let him in because they didn’t want to endanger their family. The little boy inside the house knew what it was, and now that boy is a grown man. His name is Ed Harley. Ed’s son was just killed by a group of teens who where riding around on their motorcycles. It was an accident, but Ed wants vengeance. So he goes up to this old cabin in the woods and talks with this old woman. There he brings forth a demon that will go after the kids who killed Ed’s son. Once Ed realizes what he is doing is wrong he trys to stop the creature himself, and he learns that he is connected with it in a bizarre way.
I saw the sequel before I saw this one years ago and I remember liking it. Well I decided to check this one out as well. I was very surprised by how good it was. The first 30 to 40 minutes of it are a bit slow, but it gets you drawn into the characters. The last half of the movie is non-stop violence as the Pumpkinhead goes after the group of teens. It’s not overly gory, but it sure is violent. Pumpkinhead really extends some of these death scenes. One minute you’ll figure that it killed someone off screen, only to find that they’ll show up again a few minutes later as Pumpkinhead finally does them in. Pumpkinhead is an effective monster and is extremely cruel. I consider this to be one of the better monster movies made. It is very fast paced and once it’s over it’ll leave you wanting more. I recommend this to anyone and everyone who loves horror films. I give this film a 7 out of 10.