"Pumpkinhead" mixes creature feature and slasher horror subgenres rather well. Special effects guru, Stan Winston, directed this film. The effects are pretty good, which should come as little surprise knowing that Stan Winston was involved, but the movie as a whole is not up to par with the effects unfortunately. The story is about Ed Harley, played by Lance Henriksen, who seeks supernatural revenge against a group of teens for accidentally killing his son. Henriksen brings some gravitas to his character, and his acting is the only decent acting in the movie. All of the actors seem to struggle a bit, which is fairly standard for these type of horror films. This movie does diverge from its similar slasher pics by not telling the whole story from the perspective of the teens getting killed, but rather from the perspective of others, namely the person that wants the teens dead. It is a different take and does make this feel a bit more fresh than other slasher-type films. Now, this is also a creature feature to a certain extent, but the titular creature is seen a bit too early and isn't overly scary. It looks like a friendlier Xenomorph really (the similarity between the two should not be surprising since Winston worked on Aliens). The kills aren't very interesting. They are rather mediocre for a film like this. The dialogue is not as campy as I was expecting, so that was a nice surprise. Also, this movie had a creepy vibe to it which is missing from a lot similar movies. It does rely a little too much on noisy jump scares and not enough on building suspense, which it could have done a lot better. At the end of the day, this is a slightly better 80s slasher/creature flick than you might expect, but it is still not great or overly memorable. Overall, I give this movie a 6/10.