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Saw executive producer rebooting Pumpkinhead franchise

Entertainment Weekly has revealed that Saw executive producer Peter Block has snapped up the rights to the cult horror franchise Pumpkinhead with a view to relaunching the series with a 2017 reboot.

Released in 1988, Pumpkinhead marked the directorial debut of special effects guru Stan Winston and starred Lance Henriksen as a man who summons the demonic Pumpkinhead in order to extract revenge on a group of teenager’s responsible for the death of his son. It was followed by 1994’s direct-to-video sequel Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings, and the TV movies 2006’s Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes and 2007’s Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud.

Pumpkinhead is one of my favorite horror films of the late ’80s, early ’90s,” states Block. “Stan Winston sits on that Mount Rushmore of iconic filmmakers because of his creature designs, and that was his first directing effort. The creature’s great but the emotional story is wonderful as well. I got the rights to Pumpkinhead,

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