A PUMPKINHEAD Reboot?
Let’s not and say we did, okay? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Don’t mess with perfection.
Peter Block, executive producer on all the SAW movies and the dude behind FROZEN (the excellent survival Horror flick and NOT the Disney cartoon) and currently the vampire movie THE SHED (read about that one here), is working on a remake of PUMPKINHEAD. Says Block: “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 it’s very similar in some ways to THE SHED when you think about it. It’s about the pain you suffer vs. the revenge you seek, and that being even greater in some respects. 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 PUMPKINHEAD is one of those where I believe that 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.”
I loathe pointless remakes and reboots too, Peter. And while I agree that there is more that can be done with the concept of PUMPKINHEAD, why is there a need to “reboot” it at all? Just make another PUMPKINHEAD movie! There is nothing in the original that precludes a sequel, and there need be nothing in the sequel that connects with the original, save the monster itself, and the basic concept. Not everything has to be “rebooted.”
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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