He’s Mean and Unforgiving Pumpkinhead

The late Stan Winston, master of movie special effects and one of my idols, directed a film in 1988 called Pumpkinhead that chilled me to the bone when I watched it for the very first time.  As a child that grew up in primarily a southern area it was especially frightening because you could just feel the story in your ancestry.  The movie had eerie effects and a tremendous monster.  As a classic film in the genre of supernatural horror films, it combines elements of fable, fairy tale, and morality.  It is a MUST WATCH for anyone on this most wonderful Halloween season.  The whole movie was written based on an original poem written by the screenwriter Ed Justin and is presented in its entirety below.


Keep away from Pumpkinhead,
Unless you’re tired of living,
His enemies are mostly dead,
He’s mean and unforgiving,
Laugh at him and you’re undone,
But in some dreadful fashion,
Vengeance, he considers fun,
And plans it with a passion,
Time will not erase or blot,
A plot that he has brewing,
It’s when you think that he’s forgot,
He’ll conjure your undoing,
Bolted doors and windows barred,
Guard dogs prowling in the yard,
Won’t protect you in your bed,
Nothing will, from Pumpkinhead.


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