Tom Nardone, creator of the website ExtremePumpkins.com, is out to prove there's no such thing as a friendly ghost. His pumpkin-carving designs are disgusting, gruesome and, more often than not, bloody. And we mean very bloody. Extreme Pumpkins: Diabolical Do-It-Yourself Designs to Amuse Your Friends and Scare Your Neighbors is not a Martha Stewart guide to Halloween decorating. Instead, Nardone uses power tools, fake blood and kerosene to jerk Halloween back to the fearful occasion it once was. Adults will recoil in horror while kids will be both grossed-out and delighted by the lengths to which he travels.
Twenty designs are featured in the book including the cannibal pumpkin and the puking pumpkin and many more are on Nardone's website. If you're ready to go beyond the usual lopsided jack-o-lantern grin, Extreme Pumpkins will help you shock even the most jaded trick-or-treaters.