Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      Pumpkinhead

      R Released Jan 13, 1988 1 hr. 26 min. Horror List
      65% 23 Reviews Tomatometer 49% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score After his son dies in a hit-and-run accident, Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen) seeks revenge against the teenagers responsible. With the help of a local witch (Florence Schauffler), Ed summons the vengeful demon Pumpkinhead to hunt and kill the group of friends. But when Ed discovers a bond between himself and the creature, he begins to have second thoughts about employing the vicious monster, and he fights to end Pumpkinhead's murderous rampage before it is too late. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 02 Buy Now

      Where to Watch

      Pumpkinhead

      Fandango at Home Prime Video Apple TV

      Rent Pumpkinhead on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV, or buy it on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV.

      Pumpkinhead

      What to Know

      Critics Consensus

      With effects work and solid direction from Stan Winston -- and Lance Henriksen adding welcome gravitas -- Pumpkinhead is a creature feature that stands a cut above.

      Read Critics Reviews

      Audience Reviews

      View All (768) audience reviews
      Eddy C First of all, I really had a good time watching this. Its a horror movie that has eluded me and been on my radar for years. Big fan of Stan Winston. His artistic eye is all over this. Great lighting and cinematography. Creature effects are as you would expect of Stan the man are great. We have a few formulaic parts to it, but thats ok. Good cast apart from religious girl, who when she gets killed, you are like meh!!! Watched it today on my day off and really enjoyed it. Erickson is great as always, and the young boy from Jerry McGuire is like ahhhh. WHYYYYYY?? The young lad who explains the witch and the monster??? You didnt need that much exposition, but a solid movie. Good horror and and dont look for anything deep here, just a fun time. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/17/24 Full Review Chris G If one can look over some bad acting from a few of the teens, there is a stellar performance from Lance Henriksen, tense, atmospheric direction, and special effects far better than a typical slasher film. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11/09/23 Full Review Raiodesol S Very good makeup and a story that is willing to go a step ahead, the only problem are the cartoony characters. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/07/23 Full Review Jonathan O Pumpkinhead is one mean mf creature feature horror film really amazing creature designed and a triumph performance by Lance Henriksen and this is Stan Winston's first debut director to direct this amazing grim fairy tail for adults and teens. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10/17/23 Full Review Woodle B Had potential to be great but ended up merely mediocre. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 08/16/23 Full Review Ben D A bad monster movie. The best part was when it ended. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 08/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

      Cast & Crew

      This movie is featured in the following articles.

      Critics Reviews

      View All (23) Critics Reviews
      Derek Adams Time Out Delivers more than ample amounts of full-bodied fantasy. Jan 26, 2006 Full Review Ed Gonzalez Apollo Guide Nothing can appease Ed when he discovers the tragedy, including the apologetic pleas of one of the teenagers. Rated: 38/100 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Richard Harrington Washington Post Typically hollow and patchy, the script is low par for the course, the acting close behind. Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins There's clearly a focus on makeup, prosthetics, and gore, all of which hold up well over time. Rated: 5/10 Sep 7, 2020 Full Review C.H. Newell Father Son Holy Gore Good imagery, creeps, an interesting plot rooted in the world of fairy tales and the Southern Gothic, all sure to please most horror lovers out there. Rated: 3.5/5 May 1, 2019 Full Review Michelle Kisner The Movie Sleuth This movie is still above most of its peers and worth a watch by all horror fans. Nov 7, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis After his son dies in a hit-and-run accident, Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen) seeks revenge against the teenagers responsible. With the help of a local witch (Florence Schauffler), Ed summons the vengeful demon Pumpkinhead to hunt and kill the group of friends. But when Ed discovers a bond between himself and the creature, he begins to have second thoughts about employing the vicious monster, and he fights to end Pumpkinhead's murderous rampage before it is too late.
      Director
      Stan Winston
      Executive Producer
      Alex De Benedetti
      Screenwriter
      Mark Patrick Carducci, Gary Gerani
      Distributor
      United Artists, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      De Laurentiis
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 13, 1988, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $4.0M
      Sound Mix
      Stereo, Surround
      Most Popular at Home Now