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Unfortunately Not A Shipyard Promotion, Cullen Bunn To Write Pumpkinhead Comic

Written by Tim Midura on Wednesday, October 04 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Unfortunately Not A Shipyard Promotion, Cullen Bunn To Write Pumpkinhead Comic

Maybe this will finish the cancelled Dark Horse series?


Source: Press Release

Dynamite is all over the map lately with their licenses, and their latest acquisition is the '80s horror film series Pumpkinhead. The directorial debut of Stan Winston, in Pumpkinhead a group of teenagers inadvertently kill a young boy in rural Appalachia, and his father seeks the powers of a backwoods witch to bring the child back to life. Instead, she invokes The Pumpkinhead, a monstrously clawed demon which, once reborn, answers only to Harley's bloodlust. The comic will be written by Cullen Bunn.

"I watched Pumpkinhead on opening night in a little two-screen movie theater outside Berkeley Mall in Goldsboro, North Carolina," says writer Cullen Bunn. "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. 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."

Pumpkinhead spawned three sequels and is currently being rebooted. In 1993, Dark Horse announced a four issue mini-series of Pumpkinhead, of which only two issues were released.

Dynamite's Pumpkinhead comic is set to release February 2018.





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