By Clarke Wolfe
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 Unfortunately, the Pumpkinhead franchise suffered when De Laurentiis Entertainment Group no longer maintained the rights to the title and MPCA produced a direct-to-video sequel as well as two made-for-TV follow ups.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 …read more