Bill Zebub is nearly finished editing Pumpkin Man, which is actually a re-edit of Night of the Pumpkin.
The movie is set for a November release.
What’s different in the re-edit? About 70% of it is alternate performances. There are some cuts, but there are also some additions. It also will contain never-before-seen bloopers and behind-the-scenes extras.
Bill Zebub was going to retire Night of the Pumpkin a year ago, but the distributor accidentally replicated again. When the remaining stock gets sold, it won’t be available anymore. For some reason, out-of-print Bill Zebub movies go for a minimum of $50 (Bill Zebub never sells for these prices, but he sees limited editions spike on Ebay, amazon, etc.)
Pumpkin Man is more for the existing fan. The original script was dark, but Bill Zebub realized that he didn’t have the funds, or the skill, to create the movie that he had written, so he took stock of what he COULD do and the skills that he had at the time, and he shot the movie. He wasn’t supposed to be in the movie, but as changes were made to accommodate the limitations, he made the “Dave” character comical. Dave was supposed to be played by Dave Wagner, who ended up playing Peter.
It was the first film in which Bill Zebub worked with Angelina Leigh, who appeared in more movies, with DO UNTO OTHERS being a fan favorite.
Aspiring directors should embrace the path of this movie. If Bill Zebub had waited for the proper budget for the original script, then he would still be waiting… instead, he created something, albeit from a different vision, that some fans cherish.