Another horror movie franchise reboot is being developed. Peter Block, an executive producer on the original Saw and all of its sequels, has acquired the rights to the Pumpkinhead series and has revealed plans for a reboot.
The original Pumpkinhead told the story of a man (played by Aliens star Lance Henriksen) whose son is taken from him in a hit and run accident. Wanting those responsible to pay for what they’ve done, he seeks out a local witch, who helps him to summon a demon to hunt down the ones involved in his son’s death. The 1988 movie was the directorial debut of the late, great make-up and special effects legend Stan Winston. The only other feature the four-time Oscar winner (Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Jurassic Park) would direct was A Gnome Named Gnorm two years later.
Read more on the reboot and check out the original’s trailer below.
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings Blu-ray
Director: Jeff Burr
Screenwriter: Constantine and Ivan Chachornia
Cast: Andrew Robinson, Ami Dolenz, Soleil Moon Frye, Mark McCracken, Steve Kanaly, Roger Clinton, Jr., Linnea Quigley Scream Factory
Rated R | 88 Minutes
Release Date: November 18, 2014
Directed by Jeff Burr (Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III), Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings is the 1993 direct-to-video sequel to Stan Winston’s 1988 film about a vengeful demon that dismembers thrill-seeking teenagers.
1958. The Ferren Woods. An old blind witch, Ms. Osie (Lilyan Chauvin), tends to a deformed orphan named Tommy (Jean-Paul Manoux) – the offspring of Pumpkinhead. A gang of hot-roddin’ kids spot the boy and, convinced he’s some sort of demonic monster, chase him through the woods with switchblades and baseball bats.Eventually, the kids corner him at an old abandoned mine, where they stab him and throw him down into the mine, killing him.
Pumpkinhead (Collector’s Edition) Blu-Ray
Director: Stan Winston
Screenwriters: Mark Patrick Carducci, Gary Gerani
Cast: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D’Aquino, Kimberly Ross, Joel Hoffman, Cynthia Bain, Kerry Remsen, Brian Bremer Scream Factory
Rated R | 86 Minutes
Release Date: September 9, 2014
While Pumpkinhead received a limited theatrical run in 1988, it’s mostly remembered as a VHS release; the kind of little-known, low-budget horror movie you would take a chance on at the local mom ‘n’ pop video store.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about Pumpkinhead is that it’s the directorial debut of special effects artist Stan Winston. Best known for his work in films like The Terminator, Predator, Aliens, Monster Squad, and Jurassic Park, Winston won four Academy Awards for his groundbreaking work in the makeup and special effects fields.
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Hello Geeks and Ghouls, Famous Monster here. Well, it’s finally October and you know what that means? Breast Cancer Awareness 5Ks? Good guess. Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Delicious, but no. Halloween? YES. Horror movies? DOUBLE YES!
Welcome to 31 Days of Horror, where I’ll cover at least two noteworthy horror films a day for the entirety of the month. That’s 31 Days of Horror and 62+ scary movies perfect for a cold, dark October night. Be sure to visit Geeks of Doom every day this month for a double-shot of chills and thrills!
Today’s double-shot features a tag-team of underrated monster movies with Victor Salva‘s 2001 film, Jeepers Creepers, and Stan Winston‘s 1988 directorial debut, Pumpkinhead.