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Black Pumpkin

Get ready for Bloody Bobby!

Beginning with a clip from Night of the living Dead playing in the background might be a good way to shoot yourself in the foot, but Black Pumpkin, even in its opening minutes, does two things correctly.  First, within minutes, a welcome mat of blood and guts is laid out for viewers as we get not but TWO gnarly kills and, secondly, the tone is set firmly in place, thanks to the synthesized music and the many film-with-film references. 

"Be prepared for some wicked, wicked fun as guts and a whole lot of gross-out chills, thrills, and spills come flying at the screen this December"


Grins aren't easily wiped away in this feature film.  All of this quickly makes Black Pumpkin a must-see in my book, even if it does nothing whatsoever new with the slasher genre.  This one is, at the very least, excitedly entertaining as it makes good use of its locations and its revenge-soaked subject matter in a manner that is pleasing to a slasher junkie.

Written and produced by Ryan McGonagle and directed by Anthony Hall, Black Pumpkin concerns itself with the strange disappearance of 10 year-old, Bobby Maxwell, who decades after his disappearance, is accidentally summoned by two kids who among other things, know all too much about the reign of Jason Voorhees . . . even while wearing princess sneakers.Black Pumpkin

Thing is, that opening segment is a part of Fall Creek Valley’s dark history and Laurie Peterson (Ellie Patrikos), and her younger siblings are about to learn a lot more about that dark history when they discover, along with Lawrence “Pork Chop” Chubbs (Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick) and awaken an evil that has lain dormant for decades. They are forced to survive through a terrifying Halloween night of cat-and-mouse, from the monster known as "Bloody Bobby".

Starring Ellie Patrikios (Snowfall), Grayson Kilpatrick (Chicken Girls: The Movie), Matt Rife (Wild N’ Out), Dogen Eyeler (Wildness), Malaak Hattab (Meth Head), Kamilla Alnes (American Horror Story), Curt Clendenin (Bloody Bobby) and Connor Weil (Roadies), Black Pumpkin is fun and, serving as a throwback to the some of our favorite slasher flicks, works to create a solid atmosphere full of devilish delights as a new boogeyman is unleashed upon a very suspecting public.

Black Pumpkin will be released on iTunes, Vudu, Xbox, Googleplay, Amazon, DirecTV, Dish Network, Fandango Now, iNDEMAND, and DVD December 8 2020.  Be prepared for some wicked, wicked fun as guts and a whole lot of gross-out chills, thrills, and spills come flying at the screen this December.

Who says it’s too late for yummy Halloween fun?!  Certainly not the makers of Black Pumpkin!

4/5 stars

Black Pumpkin

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Black Pumpkin

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
Runtime:
91 mins
Director
: Ryan McGonagle
Writer:
Ryan McGonagle
Cast:
Kamilla Alnes, Lily Keene, Matt Rife
Genre
: Horror
Tagline:
This Halloween will be killer.
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Theatrical Distributor:
Uncork'd Entertainment
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Release Date:
December 8, 2020
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
December 8, 2020
Synopsis: On October 31st, two preteens in a small town accidentally awaken an evil that has lain dormant for decades. They are forced to survive through a terrifying Halloween night of cat-and-mouse, from the monster known as "Bloody Bobby."

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