Iconic horror scenes recreated in pumpkins

iconic horror scenes recreated in pumpkins halloween 2017 embed1This Halloween, some of the most acclaimed horror movies have been brought to life in the most fitting way.

World record pumpkin carver Dave Finkle has teamed up with Sky Cinema to showcase five Silver Scream-ready pumpkins – each a hand-made intricate recreation of an iconic scene from one of the scariest Halloween movies of all time to launch the dedicated Halloween channel.

The picture-perfect pumpkin scenes include the chilling beam in alien film classic The Thing (1982), the eerie resurrection of the beloved cat in Stephen King’s Pet Sematary (1989), the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man storming the streets of New York in Ghostbusters (1984), Carrie (1976) drenched in blood during her 'time-to-shine' prom moment, and the spine-chilling Michael Myers from Halloween (1978).

Whether you’re an avid pumpkin carver or just a film fanatic, you can watch the detail of how the famous Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was carved in this behind-the-scenes video from Dave’s workshop below:

Finkle said: “It was certainly a challenge to carve some of these incredible film moments - by the time I finished, I resembled something from a horror film myself! However, it was a really fun experience that got me in the mood for Halloween. I can’t wait to watch some of the classics on Sky Cinema Halloween over the next week, and I hope these pumpkins inspire people to go out and try their own carvings, too.”

All five of the films featured on the pumpkins are part of an extensive line-up of Halloween movies on Sky Cinema Halloween, with other classics including the chilling Rosemary's Baby (1968) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991). The channel runs until 31 October on Sky channel 303 and is available at no extra cost to Sky Cinema subscribers, with the collection also available On Demand and via NOW TV.

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Stuart O'Connor is the Managing Editor of Screenjabber, the movie review website he co-founded with Neil Davey far too many years ago. He likes all genres, as long as the film is good (although he does enjoy the occasional bad "guilty pleasure"), and drinks way too much coffee.

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