The film opens with a scene set in 1958 in Ferren Woods – a small backwater town. An old, blind witch named Ms. Osie feeds a deformed orphan named Tommy; he is the offspring of Pumpkinhead. As Tommy sits on a hill and eats, a car of six teens pull up and notice him. Convinced that he is a spawn of the devil or some demonic monster, they chase after him with switchblade knives and baseball bats; eventually, they corner him at an old iron mine, where they bludgeon him, hang him up above the mine and drop him down in it, killing him.
35 years later, Sheriff Sean Braddock, his wife, and his daughter Jenny have come into town from New York City. Sean grew up in Ferren Woods and returned when offered a job as the local sheriff. At school, Jenny meets a group of wild kids, one of whom is Daniel "Danny" Dixon, whose dad, (who was one of the teens who had taken part in Tommy's murder 35 years ago), is the town judge. Braddock senses that his daughter's new friends are trouble and forbids Jenny to associate with them. Notwithstanding, the teens sneak off one night and pilfer her dad's car. Danny inadvertently hits Ms. Osie. When they go to her cabin to check on her, they find a spellbook and vials of blood, which she is planning to resurrect Tommy with. After Ms. Osie catches them in the cabin, she orders them to leave and return the vial of blood, sensing that they were trying to steal it. Danny knocks her down and escapes with the vial.
Danny and his friends attempt to resurrect Tommy's corpse. Jenny then notices Ms. Osie's cabin on fire and Danny and his friends flee. Ms. Osie is badly burnt and ends up in the hospital, battling 3rd degree burns. Unbeknownst to Danny and his friends, the spell they'd attempted had worked, resurrecting Tommy in the form of Pumpkinhead (Tommy's vengeful soul possessed its physical body). Soon, Judge Dixon's friends begin to meet grisly deaths. Jenny's father investigates and after thorough research, he begins to come to terms with the fact that Tommy is responsible for the murders.
Ms. Osie dies, but not before revealing to Braddock some clues regarding the victims and Pumpkinhead. Braddock discovers the connection between the victims and Pumpkinhead, realizing that the judge is next. Danny's friends discuss Pumpkinhead and the prospect that it could come after them as well for what they did to Ms. Osie. Judge Dixon calls his posse, which he has contracted to assist him in killing whatever it is they suspect of murdering his friends. Before they can arrive however, Pumpkinhead enters the judge's home and brutally murders him. Now that Tommy has avenged his own death, he begins going after Danny and his friends. Braddock and the town doctor arrive to save the judge, but it's too late; they then begin to go into the woods to find Jenny. By this time, Pumpkinhead (Tommy) has murdered Danny and his 3 friends. He chases Jenny to the iron mine. Since Sheriff Braddock had saved his life years earlier as a boy, and because Jenny was innocent of hurting Ms. Osie, Tommy backs away and allows Jenny to step down to her father safe and sound. However, the judge's posse arrives and shoots Tommy into the mine, where he had died 35 years earlier.
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings is the 1994 direct-to-video sequel to the 1988 horror film Pumpkinhead. In this movie, thrill-seeking teens resurrect a demon and come to regret it. The movie is barely related to others in the series. A PC game by the name of Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge was released shortly after the movie. The film was first released on DVD by Lionsgate in 2005; a new Blu-ray release by Scream Factory (a horror focused sub-label of Shout! Factory), under license from current rights holder MGM, was released on October 28, 2014.