Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud
Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud

Posted by DJ I.Z.
Released on: 2007

This should have been named: "Redneck Romeo & Juliet"

The premise is that in the deep South, the Hatfields and the McCoys are fueding... still. Wouldn't you know it, one of the Hatfields is in love with one of the McCoys and their forbidden love doesn't go unnoticed. It sparks additional violence between two clans, and results in the death of one of the McCoy girls. This drives the McCoy Romeo to seek the ultimate revenge: bring Pumpkinhead's wrath down on the whole Hatfield clan (with the exception of the Hatfield Juliet).

So, Pumpkinhead is raised and does some pretty wicked damage, even for under the constraints of being aired on TV. One of my favorite parts is when the Hatfields set bear traps to try and catch the creature. No big surprise, one of the idiots runs over it while fleeing and he and his cousin/brother/lover decide the only way to free him is by cutting off his leg with a buck knife. Unfortunately it's pretty difficult for him to subsequently run away Pumpkinhead with a bloody stump.

We reach a critical juncture and the rednecks decide fighting with each other is all forgiven to the point they'll join their cousin-loving forces against Pumpkinhead. I won't get into too many of the details and give away the ending, but I will say from here the amount of cheese and gore rise at the same rate. Gotta take the good with the bad...

It's full of pretty bad actors and actresses that I'd never heard of before. The gem is Lance Henrickson, who always does well. The thing I found bizarre is that everyone's voice sounds one or two octaves deeper than you would think. That, and occasionally the person's accent starts to sound British... It's not bad for a B movie, but there are enough boring parts to leave me a little disappointed. Worth having on in the background, but hopefully you can catch it on SciFi or at least not have to spend too much to rent it.

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