Jack-O Lantern (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes

Jack-O Lantern (1995)

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This Florida-lensed slasher silliness (not surprisingly produced by exploitation overlord Fred Olen Ray) is enlivened only slightly by posthumous cameos from John Carradine and Cameron Mitchell, as well as appearances from B-movie "Scream Queens" Linnea Quigley and Brinke Stevens. 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.

Cast

Linnea Quigley
as Carolyn Miller
Rebecca Wicks
as Linda Kelly
Gary Doles
as David Kelly
Ryan Latshaw
as Sean, David Kelly
Catherine Walsh
as Vivian Machen
John Carradine
as Walter Machen
Rachel Carter
as Julie Miller
Cameron Mitchell
as Dr. Cadaver
Bill Cross
as Richard Watson
Helen Keeling
as Amanda Watson
Lacy Kelly
as Shannon
Mike Conner
as Arthur Kelly
Katy Maznicki
as Eunice Kelly
Vic Savage
as Cable Installer
Ron Bernard
as Rush Gingbaw
Rick Riggs
as Daniel Kelly
Rhonda Riggs
as Jewell Kelly
Dawn Wildsmith
as Sorceress
Heidi Kneisl
as The Hell Pigs
Kerrylynn Dekanski
as The Hell Pigs
Joe Solari
as The Hell Pigs
Patrick Moran
as Jack-O-Lantern
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Critic Reviews for Jack-O Lantern

All Critics (2)

A cheap horror effort, it has pathetic acting, a jumbled up story and limpid pacing, yet there are several nice murders and somehow, for all its shortcomings, the film seems to capture the spirit of the day it honors. It is basically about a guy with a bi

October 14, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

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