Cult Horror Flick ‘Pumpkinhead’ Limited Edition Steelbook Releasing Just in Time for Halloween 2020

The cult horror film from 1988 launched a horror franchise that included a direct-to-video sequel, two TV film sequels, and a comic book series

Hold on to your pumpkins. ‘Pumpkinhead’ is getting the limited edition steelbook treatment from Shout Factory October 20, 2020.

The 1988 debut of ‘Pumpkinhead’ came at a time when the era of slasher films was coming to a close, which is probably why it doesn’t have as big of a core horror following as other big horror villains of the time like Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hellraiser or Psycho. Despite the poor boxoffice permance, the demon horror film was featured in Fangoria’s “101 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen.”

The film made its home video debut on VHS in 1989; it was released on DVD for the first time in 2000; and the blu ray release came in 2014. The Limited Edition Steelbook release will include several exciting features:

  • NEW 4K Scan From The Interpositive Film Element
  • NEW 5.1 And 2.0 Audio Options
  • Audio Commentary With Co-Screenwriter Gary Gerani And Creature & FX Creators Tom Woodruff, Jr. And Alec Gillis, Moderated By Filmmaker Scott Spiegel
  • Night Of The Demon – An Interview With Co-Writer Richard Weinmann
  • The Redemption Of Joel – An Interview With Actor John D’Aquino
  • The Boy With The Glasses – An Interview With Actor Matthew Hurley
  • Pumpkinhead Unearthed – A Six-Part Documentary On The Making Of The Film
  • Remembering The Monster Kid – A Tribute To Stan Winston
  • Demonic Toys – A Look At The Creation Of A Pumpkinhead Action Figure
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

Pre-order the Pumpkinhead [Limited Edition Steelbook] from Shout Factory here or from Amazon here.

Barry Falls Jr
Barry was the managing editor of his university newspaper before contributing as a freelance content creator for Yahoo News and Esquire. He founded Horror Theory in 2014 to analyze horror films through a sociological lens.

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