Monday, October 7, 2013

Halloween Bash with Reed Rothchild's Movies and other Epic stuff, Checking out an 80's classic starring that old dude from The Terminator

Pumpkinhead (Dir. Stan Winston): I'd been meaning to check this one out for years since it always seems to land on best of horror lists.  The one thing you can always count on with 80's horror classics is that the special effects will deliver.  No matter how cheesy the acting and dialogue may be I am always thoroughly impressed with how good the makeup effects are.  You just don't see this kind of time spent on many horror films these days and it really does make a big difference.  Even some of the weaker films from the 80's are infinitely watchable just for one or two "holy shit moments" usually do to killer special effects.

The film starts off with a flashback from the 50's where we look on as a little boy watches his older brother get killed by some monster deep in the woods.  In present day the little boy, now a father takes his son to their farm stand off of the highway to sell groceries.  A rowdy group of teenagers heading up to a cabin for the weekend (totes original scenario I know) stop by the store for some provisions and tragedy strikes when one of them accidentally runs the little boy over with his dirt bike.  The distraught father Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen) travels deep into the woods to find an old hermit with special powers to bring his son back to life.  He is told the only way to bring his son back is to raise the evil Pumpkinhead from the grave.  As one would expect, shit hits the fan from there...

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