Welcome to 'Ferren Woods', a quaint little town in America, which was also the
home of Tommy, a grotesquely disfigured young man, called the 'pumpkin head',
and brutally murdered by a group of youngsters in the 1940s. Braddrock, who spent
his childhood in Ferren Woods, is now the new sheriff in town. Everything is fine
except for his rebellious daughter Jenny, who has joined the wrong bunch of youngsters.
One fateful night they run over a blind old woman. She survives, though, and warns them to stay away from the woods. Pigheaded as they are, they continue frequenting the area. One night they dig up Tommy's grave and practice amateur séance, unwittingly resurrecting Tommy, the pumpkin head, and burning the house of the old woman (Tommy's mother) with her in it. And Tommy has now turned into a monster, looking like a cross between ET, a bat and a lizard.
There's a local rhyme that goes:
Bolted doors and windows barred,
Guard dogs prowling in the yard
Won't protect you in your bed -
Nothing will stop the 'pumpkin head'
Sure enough, it goes around killing the murderers in standard monster style. It doesn't spare anyone except for Braddock's daughter because when Tommy was a kid, Braddock had once saved Tommy's life. With vengeance accomplished, Tommy returns to the nether world.
A just about okay flick. The monster is not that scary, and the movie seems like
a rehash of all horror films.