Extreme Pumpkin Carving Halloween Books Review
Extreme Pumpkins I and II Feature Pumpkin Carving That's Really Scary
Extreme pumpkin carving is a Halloween activity that many people take on with great enthusiasm, actively seeking out new ideas every year.Extreme Pumpkins and Extreme Pumpkins 2 were written by Tom Nardone and are the perfect resource for "diabolical do-it yourself designs to amuse your friends and scare your neighbors."On this page you'll find a review of the first book and more ~~ guaranteed to help put the scream back in your Halloween!
If You Are Tired of Cutesy Pumpkins, This Book Is For You!
What's The 'Scoop' On Extreme Pumpkins?
Sorry, couldn't resist.
Extreme Pumpkins is a guide to carving pumpkins that are, let's say, a little bit out of the ordinary. It includes Tom Nardone's signature puking pumpkin shown below and all sorts of other gruesome creations -- including but not limited to a worm-infested pumpkin, a punk rock pumpkin, a cannibal pumpkin, a Stephen King 'Carrie' pumpkin, a crime scene pumpkin and a mooning pumpkin. These pumpkins are for adults to make and, where you deem the subject matter appropriate, kids to enjoy.
Besides the twenty designs or patterns in this book, you will also find an Extreme Toolbox in which Nardone recommends the tools he likes for creating his works of art. (Shown below.)You will also find his design strategies:
Is it extremely gross?Is it truly terrifying?Is it genuinely funny?Is it undeniably cool?
You'll find his pumpkin carving techniques and some awesome special effects plus the usual index, acknowledgements and information about the author.
This book is NOT your typical pumpkin carving book so if you are looking for a book of ideas to share with your family of pumpkin carvers, I would not recommend it. If you are, however, ready to ramp up your carving, looking for some extremely unusual ideas and you are not put off by the extreme nature of these pumpkins, you're going to love it. Ninety-six pages of pumpkin carving fun you'll use year after year!
This, the first book, contains "Diabolical do-it-yourself designs to amuse your friends and scare your neighbours."
Who Is Tom Nardone? Why, he's the author of Extreme Pumpkins, of course!
He's the pumpkin guru extraordinaire!
Tom Nardone is the founder of extremepumpkins.com. Initially, he posted a picture of his puking pumpkin online. It received so much attention that he went on to create the website.
After much success with it, he wrote Extreme Pumpkins: Diabolical Do-It-Yourself Designs to Amuse Your Friends and Scare Your and Extreme Pumpkins II: Take Back Halloween and Freak Out a Few More Neighbors.
Tom continues to run his very successful website ExtremePumpkins.com and to make countless appearances during the Halloween season demonstrating his amazing skills.
This book, the second, promises to help you "Take Back Halloween and Freak Out A Few More Neighbors."
"I try to find designs that are gross, disgusting or really frightening." ~~ Tom Nardone
Extreme Pumpkins YouTube Video on People Of The Web
Nardone says, "I just got sick of seeing those cutsey little pumpkins at the grocery store. I wanted to scare the kids." Halloween fanatics meet your guru. Tom Nardone is putting the fear back on the faces of jack-0'-lanterns with a little help from pyrotechnics and power tools. No more "cutesy" pumpkins allowed.
The third book, Extreme Halloween contains pranks, pumpkins, party food and more.
The Extreme Pumpkin Carving Challenge or Contest on ExtremePumpkins.com - Who can carve the most gruesome pumpkin of them all?
Each year Tom Nardone runs a pumpkin carving contest on his website, extremepumpkins.com. To enter, your pumpkin must be truly horrific, hilarious or outrageous. For all the details (and to see pictures of previous winnters) be sure to check his amazing website out by following the link shown below!
- ExtremePumpkins.com - Extreme Pumpkin Carving
At what point did the carving of pumpkins turn into a "cute" event? When did boys stop carving pumpkins and moms start? Where did we lose touch with one of the years coolest events? Today we will seize back this ritual. Today is the day we throw away
"Get Ready To Be The Coolest Pumpkin-Carver On The Block." - Extreme Pumpkins
Extreme Pumpkins Recommends Some Extreme (At Least To Me) Power Tools
Nadone recommends a jigsaw for smooth cuts and irregular curves, a reciprocating saw for deep cuts and tough flesh, a router for flaying, a drill for perfect holes, a steak knife for detail work and clean-up jobs and a big spoon for goop removal. In case some of these items are too much for you, he also recommends a standard toolbox of pumpkin carving items that are a bit less advanced. He prefers the power tools shown here because they increase the speed at which he can complete a project.
"Tom Nardone is the avant garde bad boy of jack-o-lantern art."
A Few More Pumpkin Pages
- How To Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte
If you are like hoards of other people in the fall, you anxiously await the arrival of the Pumpkin Spice Latte and other pumpkin-flavoured beverages at your local coffee shop. According to Starbucks, a Pumpkin Spice Latte is "a delicious blend of...
- The Best-Ever EASY Pumpkin Pie Recipe
It may be a cheater recipe but it is delicious so try this one when you want a pumpkin pie but you don't feel like making the crust.
- Pumpkin Juice Recipes for Harry Potter Fans
Looking for a recipe for Harry Potter's pumpkin juice? Come on in!
- Ghoulish Goodies: Easy Halloween Recipes With Pictures
Ghoulish Goodies presents more than 70 Halloween themed recipes for your haunting pleasure.
A Few Halloween Frights
- Not Too Scary Movies For Tweens or Pre-Teens on Hall...
If you're looking for a movie for a tween that is scary but not too scary, you'll find an interesting assortment right here on this page.
- Is Zombieland For You? A Horror Movie Review
What kind of human being might want to watch Zombieland? Find out on this my review of this horror-able zombie movie.
- Werewolf or Wolfman Movie List
Love werewolf movies? Have you seen all of these?
© 2009 Treasures By Brenda