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FULL SYNOPSIS

This Florida-lensed slasher silliness (not surprisingly produced by exploitation overlord [[Performer~P107679~Fred Olen Ray~fredolenray]]) is enlivened only slightly by posthumous cameos from [[Performer~P11228~John Carradine~johncarradine]] and [[Performer~P49649~Cameron Mitchell~cameronmitchell]], as well as appearances from B-movie "Scream Queens" [[Performer~P58232~Linnea Quigley~linneaquigley]] and [[Performer~P68103~Brinke Stevens~brinkestevens]]. The plot is basically a riff on the standard Freddy Krueger-esque supernatural-maniac formula, only here the unstoppable psycho is merely a lumbering ghoul with a big pumpkin for a head, awakened from a cursed sleep on Halloween night by the usual handful of obnoxious teenage morons. Amid confusing flashback sequences and some phony occult blathering (courtesy of the town witch), we're told that Jack-O is the incarnation of a murdered farmer who has returned to avenge himself by taking a scythe to his killers' ancestors, but this particular pumpkinhead's people-reaping spree seems to cover a much broader swath, including a crop of nubile young things -- preferably just out of the shower, or fresh from a randy romp in the local cemetery. Even allowing for a certain camp appeal, there's not an original concept to be found amid the abundant nudity and severed limbs. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast

Linnea Quigley
as Carolyn Miller
Ryan Latshaw
as Sean
Ryan Latshaw
as David Kelly
Catherine Walsh
as Vivian Machen
Tom Ferda
as Jim
Bill Cross
as Richard Watson
Helen Keeling
as Amanda Watson
John Carradine
as Walter Machen
Cameron Mitchell
as Dr. Cadaver
Brinke Stevens
as Witch
Dawn Wildsmith
as Sorceress
Joe Solari
as The Hell Pigs
Cheri Christian
Brian Bradley
Tracy Yarkoni
Justice Leak

Crew

Steve Latshaw
Director
Steve Latshaw
Producer
Fred Olen Ray
Screen Story
Jeffrey Walton
Composer (Music Score)
Fred Olen Ray
Executive Producer
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