GenreHorror Film seriesPumpkinhead CountryUnited Kingdom
Release dateOctober 28, 2006 (2006-10-28) WriterBarbara Werner (screenplay), Jake West (screenplay) CastLance Henriksen (Ed Harley), Doug Bradley (Doc Fraser), Lisa McAllister (Dahlia Wallace), Tess Panzer (Molly Sue Allen), Ioana Ginghina (Ellie Johnson) Similar moviesPumpkinhead movies
TaglineDead and buried... but back with a vengeance!
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Pumpkinhead 3: Ashes to Ashes is a 2006 American made-for-television sequel and the third installment in the Pumpkinhead franchise of horror films. The film is directed by Jake West (Evil Aliens), who co-wrote the movie with Barbara Werner. It follows 1988's Pumpkinhead and 1994's Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings.
Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes plotline follows more closely to the first film, with townspeople angered over the local mortician stealing and selling the organs of their loved ones and then dumping the corpses in a swamp, rather than cremating them. When the townspeople find out, they have the old witch Haggis summon Pumpkinhead through the mummified body of Ed Harley (played by Lance Henriksen, who reprises his role from the first film). Pumpkinhead then proceeds to go on his killing rampage murdering all those responsible for the desecration, while Doc Frasier (played by Hellraiser's Doug Bradley) hurries to murder those who summoned Pumpkinhead, which will effectively kill the demon in the process.
Doug Bradley as Doc Fraser
Douglas Roberts as Bunt Wallace
Lisa McAllister as Dahlia Wallace
Tess Panzer as Molly Sue Allen
Emanuel Parvu as Oliver Allen
Ioana Ginghina as Ellie Johnson
Lance Henriksen as Ed Harley
Radu Iacobian as Richie
Catalin Paraschiv as Ronnie Johnson
Dan Astileanu as Sheriff Bullock
Aurel Dicu as Tiny Wallace
Iulian Glita as Junior Wallace
Lynne Verrall as Haggis
Emil Hostina as Lenny
Philip Bowen as Reverend McGee
Valentin Vasilescu as Deputy Ben
Bart Sidles as Fred
Mircea Stoian as Agent Bensen
Radu Banzaru as Agent Black
Liviu Gherghe as Stan
Initially announced as Pumpkinhead 3, it was filmed back-to-back with another sequel titled Pumpkinhead 4 in Bucharest, Romania. The films were renamed Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes and Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud, respectively, before their release.
Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes premiered on SCI FI on October 28, 2006.
Ian Jane of DVD Talk rated it 2/5 stars and criticized its "cheap, shoddy filmmaking". Dread Central rated it 2/5 stars and wrote, "Despite the cast and crew’s obvious devotion to the original, Ashes to Ashes hits every pitfall in the low-budget realm." Virginia Heffernan of The New York Times called it unmemorable and "rote slasher stuff". In an interview with youtuber Comic Book Girl 19, Lance Henriksen expressed his disappointment with the film.