Well, it looks like that remake of Stan Winston’s Pumpkinhead is still in the works, with producer Peter Block recently telling Rue Morgue:
“We have some exciting news that I’m not allowed to share yet, but that should be making its way out soon. Pumpkinhead is a movie I just love … and while the original Pumpkinhead is a great movie, I think that there is more that can be done with that idea.”
“Sometimes I loathe remakes and reboots because I don’t see the reason for them, but [this] is one of those where I believe the story and the themes of it are so good, but there’s also a way of updating it where less focus on the creature, in the beginning, will add to a lot of the suspense.”
The original film begins after the son of Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen) dies in a hit-and-run. He then seeks revenge against the teenagers responsible with the help of a local witch and together they summon the vengeful demon Pumpkinhead to hunt and kill the group of friends.
But when Ed discovers a bond between himself and the creature, he has second thoughts about using the vicious monster, and he fights to end Pumpkinhead’s murderous rampage.
Directed by Stan Winston from a screenplay written by Winston, Richard C. Weinman, Gary Gerani, and Mark Patrick Carducci, Pumpkinhead was produced by Bill Blake and stars Lance Henriksen, John D’Aquino, and Kerry Remsen. United Artists/MGM unleashed it back on January 13, 1989.
Since then the Pumpkinhead franchise has spawned three sequels: Jeff Burr’s Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings in 1994, Jake West’s Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes in 2006, and Michael Hurst’s Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud in 2007. Which sequel is YOUR favorite?