Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

It appears my blog has turned from daily entries to the occasional monthly. But since it's Halloween, I thought I better write something in the spirit of October 31st. Besides watching horror flicks, my favorite activity during this spooky holiday is carving pumpkins. Over the years, I've gotten pretty good at making patterns from those paper cutouts, but wanted to expand my talent from those wimpy kid-friendly templates you buy at Walmart. Luckily has patterns to fulfill my pop-culture hunger.

In case you don't know the general process to making kick-ass pumpkins, you start by:
  1. Ripping the guts from the pumpkin
  2. Poking the pattern into the pumpkin
  3. Carving the shapes from the pumpkin
  4. Illuminating the pumpkin
So this year, I decided to carve the leader of the Cinobites, Pinhead. The Hellraiser flicks have always been hard for me to watch due to the masochist nature of the films, but this pumpkin turned out pretty mesmerizing.

As for my little 13 year old brother, he carved that scary demon face that occasionally pops up throughout The Exorcist (in which I consider the scariest movie of all time). I was pretty proud of him for his effort and choice.

Anyways, I hope everyone is enjoying the movies (Paranormal Activity 3) and TV shows (The Walking Dead and American Horror Story) that fit this season. Happy Halloween!