Pumpkinhead ★★★½

if this is anything, it's gorgeous. what truly lovely photography...golden candlelit backwoods cabins, steel blue nighttime wilderness, captured either in long, fluid crane shots or backlit, smoky tableaux. not to mention the really staggering creature effects (unsurprising given Stan Winston at the helm, but still). and unlike other supernatural revenge horror this strangely doesn't take glee in having a monster wipe out a bunch of teenagers. the deaths here have weight, and everyone is a victim of impulse and anger.