Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Father of Halloween

His scarecrows totally freak me out--a new design each year. This one was the bog scarecrow. He does videos, he does photographs, designs massive haunts, makes beautiful Halloween crafts and I always use his cards made from amazing photos (like below).

Pumpkinrot is the the Father of Halloween. There just is no one like this artisan. He gets the season like no one ever has and literally every time I go to his website, I get teary-eyed and kind of resentful that I'm having Halloween in the fucking desert! He also has a fantastic blog that I adore and is on my blog list. I cannot get enough of my fix. It's like an addiction. I need to see his videos on YouTube and go to his site and see his projects just to believe that there is a real Halloween out there, the kind that you always imagined and didn't know could be real. He lives it every day. Lucky, lucky bastard! Some day, when I'm a famous horror writer, I want him to design my digs.

Here's his blog


  1. He is the man, the myth, the legend. I really look up to this guy and his amazing vision of Halloween. The Father of Halloween fits nicely.

  2. I agree 100%! No one captures the spirit better!

  3. Yup. That stuff is AWESOME! He wins the Halloween Prize.

  4. I worship his work (and sometimes sacrifice less interesting people to appease his muse). This man could def make a living as a haunt-for-hire designer. Not only is his work perfect, it's harmonious and unified. It doesn't meander; it creates a world, establishes a mood, and peoples it with the most terrifyingly apropos characters.