Pumpkinhead ★★½

Hoop-Tober 2021 Entry #1

Stan Winston is a legend. This is undisputed. The man was a master of practical effects. The stuff he did for both Aliens and Jurassic Park (two films you can definitely spot shades of here) are some of the most breathtaking works of imagination put to screen. So when I tell you that PUMPKINHEAD, his directorial debut, is pretty much a dud from the get go it shouldn’t tarnish the many, many skills the man had. Just turns out directing wasn’t one of them. Could’ve been worse: two years later we were blessed with THE ADVENTURES OF A GNOME NAMED GNORM.

What can you do?

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