Keep away from Pumpkinhead. Unless you’re tired of living.
We learned back in July that Dynamite Entertainment is bringing back Pumpkinhead for a brand new comic book series, and we’ve got some more details for ya today.
The original comics, being penned by Cullen Bunn, will tell brand new stories that expand upon the rich mythology present in Stan Winston’s directorial debut.
“I watched Pumpkinhead on opening night in a little two-screen movie theater outside Berkeley Mall in Goldsboro, North Carolina. To say it helped cement my love of horror (and, in particular, ‘rural horror’, which I write a lot of these days) would be an understatement,” Bunn said in a statement. “I can recite the poem from memory. I even play the soundtrack while writing my own stories. The pacing, the eeriness of the setting, the interplay of weird light and shadow. These are all elements I hope to capture in the comic. As a longtime fan of horror, I hold this movie in high regard, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be contributing to the backwoods mythos of Haggis and Bunt Wallace and the Demon of Vengeance his own self.”
Look for Dynamite to resurrect Pumpkinhead in February 2018.
Check out an early promotional photo for the new series below.
Meanwhile, we’re still waiting for more news on the forthcoming reboot of the Pumpkinhead franchise, first reported last summer. Peter Block, one of the executive producers of the Saw franchise, obtained the rights and grabbed Nate Atkins to pen the script, though we have no way of knowing what’s going on with all that at the moment.