From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in June 1988 (Paris, France) | October 14, 1988 (USA - limited) | January 13, 1989 (USA)
  • Color
  • Running time: 86 minutes
  • Production Co.: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG) | Lion Films
  • Distribution Co.: United Artists
  • Directed by Stan Winston
  • Written by Mark Patrick Carducci and Gary Gerani (screenplay), from a story by Mark Patrick Carducci, Stan Winston and Richard Weinman, from a poem by Ed Justin
  • Starring: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino

Plot Summary

  • After a tragic accident, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers.


  • Cruel, devious, pure as venom. All hell's broken loose.
  • The Demon of Revenge.
  • For each of man's evils a special demon exists...
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