Sometimes it’s okay to reboot a franchise, especially when it’s as much of a dumpster fire as the Pumpkinhead series has been. I can say without hesitation that the one film to scare me as a child was Stan Winston’s 1988 directorial debut, Pumpkinhead. I could hardly make it past the VHS cover art, let alone the entire film. It’s a skin-crawling, practical effects driven supernatural horror film that despite looking quite dated these days, was one of the best horror films to come out of the 80’s. Now, the folks behind the Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA) are looking to reboot the series, reports The Tracking Board.
Right now they are apparently looking for potential writers and directors to bring the classic tale back to life, but no further details have been released. I’m pretty optimistic about this one, and if you’ve ever seen the sequels that followed the original film you probably would be as well. And while the franchise never got the treatment it deserved, hopefully they’re taking this reboot a little bit more seriously and will be able to pull in some solid talent to get behind it.
In the original film:
A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.
Hopefully when/if the MPCA gets Pumpkinhead off the ground, they stick to what made the original one of the standout horror films of the 80’s as it featured one of horror’s most underrated and terrifying monsters.