Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993) - Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

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Thrill-seeking teenagers resurrect a demon from his grave and a bloody rampage for revenge begins.

IMDB: 4.6
Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Andrew Robinson, Ami Dolenz
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 15 out of 67 found boring (22.38%)

One-line Reviews (38)

It was shot in three weeks for less than $1 million and you can tell, but it has a more compelling script and arguably better characters with the exception of the absent Lance Hendriksen, who will return for the next two sequels as a ghost.

It isn't like some Hollywood producer staying up late watching the SCI-FI channel suddenly said hmm, that Soliel Moon Frye really is riveting in this.

When was the last time you said to yourself 'I'm bored so I'm going to dig a dead body up & try to bring it back to life'?

It's formulaic, uninteresting and just dragging too much in parts because it doesn't seem to be able to make choices.

While the story, the fact that it has no connection whatsoever to the first aside from the character of Pumpkinhead, is plodding in pace and predictably told further hampered with sacrificing suspense and any real sense of horror with gratuitous gore and violence as well as the most haphazard camera work of either of the four movies.

Sure there are some cheesy parts (a good thing in my book) and some of the acting is pretty bad, but all in all, this one is very enjoyable.

Which raises the question how stupid and bored do you have to be to think, OK gang, let's bring an angry spirit back to life?

The dialogue is often stilted and contrived and the characters are clichéd and have no likability or believability at all(the character of Paul is just pointless).

That the whole finale comes off with a hint of melancholy and sadness is a nice feat as well, and along with the great creature makeup in the gore here gives this one enough positives to be really enjoyable over it's few negatives.

This makes up for some of the dull writing seen throughout.

Other than the general appearance of the creature, reinventing the mythology is confusing for those of us that liked the first movie.

The film has an OK pace, there are one or two half decent scenes but the character's & dialogue are poor & overall it's very predictable.

The story itself is beyond bland and is essentially a retread of the original, minus the tragedy.

The plot is not that great either, but the film was nevertheless still enjoyable.

A waste of time and (dare I say) talent.

have some entertaining value.

The performances of the cast range from bad to bored.

The biggest problem with this film is its plot holes, incongruities or just simple confusion when trying to compare it to the first film.

They are aimed more for a horror romp effect than the deaths in the first film; but from that point-of-view, they are pretty entertaining.

Overall, a sequel that is not among the worst- unlike the likes of Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2, Home Alone 4, NeverEnding Story 3 and Secret of NIMH 2- but among the most pointless.

More entertaining than the original, in my opinion.

" Don't waste your time on this offal unless you want to get first-hand advice from Burr on his director's commentary track.

Sometimes entertaining, sometimes creepy flick, suffers from the same problem as part one, being routine and turning a fascinating premise into your standard teenagers are in danger picture.

The story fills the movie with some uninteresting characters and the movie is perhaps also missing a true, good main character.

The thrills and pace were kind of a stop and go affair, as you really felt it because the tepidly cardboard script lead to many silly (and contrived) avenues working there way in and the lack of an strong lead performance really showed it up immensely.

Not only is it very stupid, but rather dull as well.

This film is dark, brooding, intense; it is hard to watch at times and difficult to call enjoyable.

The story in this sequel is mildly amusing and moves at a decent pace, but it's full of clichés and highly predictable.

Yes, it's nowhere near as good as the original Pumpkinhead, but Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings is still an entertaining and highly enjoyable monster movie in it's own right.

The setup for the story wasn't too bad, but the rest of the film ranged from routine, to boring, to just plain stupid.

The song entitled "Just Like You" has a haunting melody that is ideally suited for a horror movie and it summarizes this movie's highly entertaining plot.

Maybe it's bad, but I kinda enjoyed it.

It had a great plot that was also very suspenseful.

The actual resurrection sequence, as the glaring fires from below the ground as the rolling fog from the woods hides the creature coming up from the grave, starts this off nicely with a chillingly Gothic- styled sequence, and from there it gets plenty of fun encounters all throughout here as the creature manages two separate rampages that's quite fun by using the revenge theme on the original gang, there's a strong series of attacks as the short attacks in the barn mangling the victim and attacking the couple at the shack where it scares the terrified witness, as well as longer, more involved ambushes as the chicken farmers attack taking out the whole gang there and the encounter at the house where it brawls around the house before the frantic foot-chase through the woods finishing off the secondary group with some fine graphic kills mixed in amongst the fine chasing an thrilling stalking.

Yet a very small number of actors come off trying and the story lacks continuity and compelling storytelling.

The performances are pretty bland with some of the actors delivering their lines so poorly that you'd think they were just making fun of the actual film.

It has a fascinating and captivating storyline in addition to a cast of well-developed characters.

A better plot more faithful to the original, better acting, and a slower production pace would've gone a long way in producing a sequel worthy of the original.