Written by / 10/08/2013 / No comments / , , , , , , ,

PUMPKINHEAD 2: BLOOD WINGS

year: 1994 cast: Ami Dolenz, Andrew Robinson, Gloria Hendry, Soleil Moon Frye, Caren Kaye rating: **1/2
In the original PUMPKINHEAD there was this really nasty, lanky, putrid and thoroughly ticked off demon: an aesthetic combination of Alien and Predator with a penchant for white trash teens… So now we get a backstory to the flesh-ravaging beast called… Well you know his name already…

In a rural small town, there were some bullies who chased a deformed kid further into the woods and hung him to die… At the same time, the boy’s cave dwelling mother felt the same pain and with that, ignited a synergized hell-spawn energy that would, years later, bring Pumpkinhead back to life along with, like many horror movie antagonists, heated vengeance searing through his formidable veins…
Talented 70's actors Gloria Hendry and Andrew Robinson keep it real throughout the camp
For a low-budget horror with a cheap-sounding synthesizer soundtrack, the acting is good… That is, there are good actors on board a campy vehicle… These include Andrew Robinson, the Scorpio Killer from DIRTY HARRY who, replacing Lance Henriksen’s woodsy lawman from the original, is right on the case…

Robinson’s Sean Braddock teams up with Dr. Delilah Pettibone, played by Blaxploitation starlet Gloria Hendry, spouting intentionally cornball lines with zest and passion… Both cop and doc investigate various mutilations and start to realize, this ain’t no bobcat…
Ami Dolenz wonders why all cute girls wind up with jerk boyfriends
Meanwhile, our young sexy scream queen is Sean’s daughter, Jenny. Ami Dolenz makes for a typical heartfelt victim, caring more than her selfish friends, and, haunted by surreal nightmares, she provides cryptic insight...

The kids in town, including PUNKY BREWSTER child actress Soleil Moon Frye, are more than body count fodder… Pumpkinhead prefers a group of grownup locals who might have something to do with his nefarious origin...
Soleil Moon Frye lights a candle... Maybe this should be called PUNKYHEAD
A banal side story about a zombie-witch we’re supposed to care about, and the casting of President Bill Clinton’s half-brother Roger as “Mayor Bubba” aside, with the otherwise talented actors, also including Steve Kanaly and Caren Kaye, and good old fashion mutilations with blood flowing like a fountain of death, this is hell worth the watch.

Okay, so it's bad... but as the sequel of an even worse original, PUMPKINHEAD 2: BLOOD WINGS is not entirely futile, especially for fans of schlocky horror.
"Aw shucks, buddy, it's water under the bridge, let's go have a beer."
"Has anyone seen my puppy Brandon? Or my multicolored sweater?"
"I don't understand this dialogue... I need a tutor... Wait, I am one!"
"All pretty starlets bite their bottom lip, why should I be different?"
Share This Post :
Tags : , , , , , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

All Time Popular

Featured Post

STRANGE FASCINATION OF 'XANADU' OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

Title: XANADU Year: 1980 Rating: *** It was almost the end of Disco but everyone was rollerskating. Hell, even the gods. Or in this particu...

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM
Movie Reviews, Interviews, Articles and Pop Culture from White Heat to Blue City

RIP ACTOR KEN HUTCHISON

TOTAL HITS

Popular Trending

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE
RANDOM QUOTE: "The dead are happier dead; they don't miss much here, poor devils." Orson Welles to Joseph Cotten, The Third Man

NEO NOIR & FILM NOIR CINEMA

FAVORITES SHORTLIST

1)OTLEY 2)HELL IS A CITY 3)ROBBERY 4)CANYON PASSAGE 5)THE FEARMAKERS 6)VIOLENT SATURDAY 7)HOT CARS 8)JUNGLE STREET 9)ANATOMY OF A MURDER 10)THE CROWDED SKY 11))THE MAN FROM LARAMIE 12)SHARKS' TREASURE 13)SWEENEY TWO 14)RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA 15)HARDCORE 16)THE SYSTEM 17)WHITE HEAT 18)AL CAPONE 19)TENTACLES 20)FALLEN ANGEL 21)NIGHT CREATURES 22)CURSE OF THE DEMON 23)ASH WEDNESDAY 24)KILLER FISH 25)AIR PATROL 26)DUEL IN THE JUNGLE 27)EASY LIVING 28)WILLIAM CONRAD'S BRAINSTORM 29)FRENZY 30)THE ROARING TWENTIES 1)DANA ANDREWS 2)JAMES CAGNEY 3)JACK NICHOLSON 4)MARLON BRANDO 5)STANLEY BAKER 1)VIRGINIA MAYO 2)SUE LYON 3)GENE TIERNEY 4)MERRY ANDERS 5)FAYE DUNAWAY DIRECTORS 1)JACQUES TOURNEUR 2)RICHARD FLEISCHER 3)STANLEY KUBRICK 4)ORSON WELLES 5)OTTO PREMINGER 6)JOHN LANDIS 7)JOHN GUILLERMAN 8)VAL GUEST 9)JOHN CARPENTER 10)MICHAEL WINNER

BRITISH NEW WAVE CINEMA

RARITIES AND EXPLOITATION

HAMMER HORROR & THRILLER

Popular This Month

WESTERN GENRE REVIEWS

CINEMA OF DANA ANDREWS

PEAKING INTO THE SIXTIES

KICKING IN THE EIGHTIES

TALES AND REFLECTIONS

REVVING THE SEVENTIES

FOR HORROR MOVIE REVIEWS


Reviews for the British series The Sweeney

Most Popular Last Year

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE