Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:41 am
Inspired by a recent viewing of the movie Prometheus, I was just scouring the web, reading all about the different variations of the Xenomorph species (from the Alien movies). And I also looked through a lot of H.R. Giger's art online.
So maybe it's just because I have the Aliens in my brain at the moment, but the design of Pumpkinhead reminds me of the Aliens a bit. The claws, gangly limbs, protruding ribcage, and of course that elongated head shape. But Pumpkinhead looks more organic, and not as bio-mechanical.
Fun fact: Special effects master Stan Winston worked on the creature effects for the second movie "Aliens" and he also directed Pumpkinhead. His effects studio created that title creature too, of course.
Anyway, as for the topic of a pattern of this beast... he may not be as recognizable to the general public, compared to other movie monsters, but he sure would look creepy on the pumpkin. And his name is a natural fit.