‘Pumpkinhead’ Is Getting Remade By ‘Saw’ Producer
The cheesy 1988 horror flick creeps back into theaters next year.
Reboots are all the rage these days, so it comes as no surprise that we’ll be seeing another schlocky horror flick getting a modern-day remake. This time, according to Entertainment Weekly, Saw executive producer Peter Block is bringing the Pumpkinhead franchise back to life in 2017.
While the director is yet to be named, Block plans to produce the iconically cheesy horror franchise.
“There is a similarity of theme and a similarity of story,” he told EW. “There’s a lot of Easter eggs for people who know the original — iconic shots and iconic lines that we’re going to use. But we’ve enhanced the setting, and we’ve expanded the characters somewhat, to give it a different kind of experience.”
1988’s Pumpkinhead found horror staple Lance Henriksen as a man seeking revenge on a group of rambunctious teens who cause the death of his young son. As one does, Henriksen uses dark magic to summon the monster and seek deadly vengeance.
As of now, Pumpkinhead will keep its original title as well as its straightforward approach. In other words, don’t look for Pumpkinhead to be morphed into some dazzling CGI beast.
“A lot of the films I still respond to most today, it’s because of the practical effects,” Block said. “We think that it’s going to be a nice slow reveal, lots of scares and lots of action in the beginning, and a great creature in the end, which everybody should be able to look at and say, ‘Oh, that’s Pumpkinhead!’”
“It’s not like you’re all of a sudden going to find that it’s some amorphous, nebulous, CGI wispy thing. You’re going to know it came from the Pumpkinhead family lineage.”
Check out Pumpkinhead‘s original trailer above, while we await more horrific details about the upcoming reboot.