Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1994)

4.5 Overall Score
Story: 4/10
Acting: 4/10
Visuals: 6/10

Still like the Pumpkinhead design

Confused story needs simplifying

Movie Info

Movie Name:  Pumpkinhead II:  Blood Wings

Studio:  Motion Picture Corporation of America

Genre(s):  Horror

Release Date(s):  October 19, 1994

MPAA Rating:  R


Hello…going to invite me in?

A child named Tommy (Jean-Paul Manoux) is killed in the 1950s by a group of teens…and the teens are damned by the blind old woman Ms. Osie (Lilyan Chauvin).  Thirty-five years later, a new group of teens accidentally set fire to Ms. Osie’s home and Tommy is resurrected as Pumpkinhead to seek vengeance on the death of Ms. Osie and himself…the hunt is on and Sheriff Sean Braddock (Andrew Robinson) must stop the bloodshed before his daughter is the next victim.

Directed by Jeff Burr, Pumpkinhead II:  Blood Wings is a monster horror movie.  The film was a straight-to-video sequel to cult film Pumpkinhead from 1988.  The sequel was met with mixed reviews and also had a spin-off first person shooter video game called Bloodwings:  Pumpkinhead’s Revenge.

The movie is a weird prequel, sequel thing going on.  The movie seeks to explain Pumpkinhead…sort of.  The movie loses a lot of what the original horror movie had that made it unique and becomes rather generic.


Ugh…worst facelift ever…

The story isn’t quite sure what it is doing.  The movie should have been about Pumpkinhead (aka Tommy…who may or may not be the son of Pumpkinhead?) going after the Blood Wings for killing him or about Pumpkinhead going after the kids for killing Ms. Osie…the story was too divided to be very coherent.  It is also unclear if this is the same Pumpkinhead from the first film.

The movie has a few stars.  Andrew Robinson is sort of the star as the sheriff but his role is largely eclipsed by the kids.  Soleil Moon Frye is one of the victims of Pumpkinhead in one of her rare post-Punky teen roles.  Dallas vet Steve Kanaly plays the heavy and the movie also features a cameo by Bill Clinton’s half-brother Roger Clinton, Jr. as the mayor with his glorious mullet.


Hi…just came here to kill you…

I liked the Southern Gothic feel of the first film.  Though it was an obvious California setting, the movie felt like the dark and mystic nature of the south.  Here, it is much more “California” and like tons of other low budget horror films shot in the area.  Pumpkinhead likewise doesn’t look as good as the first Pumpkinhead because he’s a bit more visable…and I swear that the barn seen in one scene is the home from Little House on the Prairie (but I could not find evidence to this online).

Pumpkinhead II:  Blood Wing is a so-so follow-up to a movie which had its moments.  Pumpkinhead is still a decent monster so I give some credence to this film simply because I like what was created in the first film.  The movie also has some jumps (though predictable) so I can’t entirely dismiss it as a fun ride.  Pumpkinhead II:  Blood Wings was followed by Pumpkinhead:  Ashes to Ashes in 2006.

Related Links:

Pumpkinhead (1988)

Pumpkinhead:  Ashes to Ashes (2006)

Pumpkinhead:  Blood Feud (2007)

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