Pumpkinhead Ashes to Ashes Poster

Promotional poster for the film issued by Sci-Fi.

Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes is a 2006 television horror film by Syfy and a direct sequel to the 1988 film Pumpkinhead, ignoring the separate story line of Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings. The film was directed by Jake West and mainly stars Lance Henriksen as Ed Harley's ghost and Doug Bradley as Doc Fraser. The film first aired on the Syfy channel on October 28th, 2006; two days before Halloween.


Bunt Wallace, a character featured in the first film who led Ed Harley to Haggis' cabin, has a nightmare about being chased through the woods by an unknown creature. When Bunt falls into a pit of mud and skeletons, the creature is revealed to be Pumpkinhead, who marks Bunt's forehead by slashing an "X" shape on it with its claws. Bunt is awakened by Doc Fraser, a local mortician who has been killing people, stealing their organs, and hiding their bodies in a swamp. Doc tells Bunt to get rid of a body, which he does. While deposing of the body in a swamp, he encounters the ghost of Ed Harley.

A stranger tumbles upon the crematorium and finds Doc removing the organs from a body and is eventually caught by Doc's men and killed himself. With his organs removed, the man eventually escapes, where a local resident named Molly Sue, with a reputation for being insane, finds him and takes the body to the police. The police and residents of the town find the bodies of their loved ones hidden away in a barn next to the crematorium, as well as skeletons hidden in a nearby swamp, all not knowing this is the doing of Doc Fraser. A man named Oliver searches for more skeletons and stumbles upon the stump where Ed Harley's corpse is buried.

Oliver takes Ed's corpse to the crematorium with the other bodies, but Haggis arrives and reclaims Ed's body. Now knowing that the legend of the "old woman of the woods" is true, Molly Sue begs Haggis to help her, but she refuses, claiming she can't bring back the dead. Molly later gets together with fellow residents Ellie Johnson, Ronnie Johnson, and Richie to find Haggis.

They find Haggis' cabin and Ed's corpse laying on a table. After all admitting they want vengeance, Haggis takes their blood and mixes it with a special herb and pours the blood over Ed's corpse, which quickly morphs into the Pumpkinhead demon.