For one, Lance Henriksen delivers perhaps the best performance of his career. You really do feel a relationship between his character and his son, and you really can't hate him even after he chooses to unleash Pumpkinhead on the kids who killed his boy. Also, when Lance gives that one guy a death look shortly after finding his son dead...oh believe me, you will feel all the anger and frustration - and pure HATE - that he is feeling.
Pumpkinhead himself is impressive. As usual, there aren't too many full body shots of the monster until the very end, but that's fine. There are some indeed creepy moments as the monster stalks the "city folk" one by one, killing them off the minute one is seperated from the rest. He's not just an animal...he's a sick bastard! He takes the time to mutilate or torture his victims, making him even more frightening than the famous Alien. I might add the special affects aren't that bad; some people have made fun of the affects, but I was impressed - Pumpkinhead looks like a real monster.
To summarize, if you're in the mood for a bit of a chill, give this one a view.
Great movie, great cast!!!
Any horror fan must own this today!!!