Thursday, August 29, 2013

Catching up with... Pumpkin Rot

If you love Halloween, you must know about Pumpkin Rot. For over 10 years, this uniquely gifted artist has been creating scarecrows, witches, zombies and other props better than anything I've ever seen in movies or other haunts. And he has been thoughtfully documenting the results on his site www.pumpkinrot.com. He has now assembled a page of this greatest hits and it is wonderful inspiration for anyone who dreams of building their own props (like me), or just loves the dark holiday. I can't wait to see what he does next. Also make sure to bookmark his excellent blog, What's Brewing, which features daily Halloween inspiration.

www.pumpkinrot.com


If you'd like to own a piece of  Pumpkinrot sign up for his possible return to his Etsy shop where full-size props have been sold, or visit Primitives by Kathy for a series of sinister (and happy) resin pumpkins.



Meanwhile, make sure to keep an eye out for Mr. Jones, a found footage horror film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year and features props built by Pumpkinrot. The film was acquired by Anchor Bay for distribution and it seems Halloween would be a great time to release it. There's no trailer yet, but here is a terrifying clip.



And finally, Pumpkinrot's debut short film, Swamp Foetus, is a culmination of his various works with perfect amount of atmosphere, costume and props. See the wickedness below.


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