The infamous avenging demon returns, once more, as a woman from one of two feuding families gets raped by someone from the opposite clan. Pumpkinhead looks mean, the witch is back and so is Lance Henriksen, the man we keep coming back for. He has very little to bring to a script that ends up being a take on Romeo and Juliet. He’s not at the center of this story. His ghost is frankly unnecessary.
The original film was a teen slasher, among other things. This is not what we have here. The victims are older than their teenage counterparts and don’t deserve our pity. The characters are a little rough around the edges, like most aspects of the film. There are way too many bad guys and people to despise, and few characters to root for. Their characters are slim and their arcs inexistant.
Pumpkinhead looks legit when it is made of a practical effects and when it is a puppet, but looks equally terrible when it is computer generated. Just like the previous installment, the main issues, here, are the amount of characters and the busy plot line. The bad effects are just another nail in the coffin. This is a forgettable entry. Parts one and two were better; most fans will agree.