Pumpkinhead, the horror favorite from the 1980s that saw the feature film directorial debut of special effects master Stan Winston, looks to be getting a reboot.
The Tracking Board reports that Motion Picture Corporation of America, the company that now owns the rights to the franchise and is responsible for the not-so-awesome second through fourth installments of the series, is looking to bring the character back to life. The original Pumpkinhead was released in 1988 and told the story of a monster that is summoned by a father looking for vengeance on a group teenagers who were responsible for the death of his young son.
I watched Pumpkinhead for the first time last Halloween and was shocked at how much I enjoyed the film. It is a modern take on the monster movie formula and is regarded by genre fans as a new classic. Unfortunately, the Pumpkinhead franchise suffered when De Laurentiis Entertainment Group no longer maintained the rights to the title and MPCA produced a direct-to-video sequel as well as two made-for-TV follow ups. Given the advances in practical effects and CGI now, if done right, a Pumpkinhead reboot could turn out to be a welcomed shot in the arm to this horror favorite.
What say you, horror fans? Should Pumpkinhead be rebooted on the big screen? It surely can’t get any worse than it already has been. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!