Sky Cinema has teamed up with world record pumpkin carver, Dave Finkle, to create five silver scream-ready pumpkins to celebrate its new channel, Sky Cinema Halloween. Each design is a detailed recreation of an iconic scene from some of scariest movies of all time, all showing on the dedicated Halloween channel, available on Sky channel 303 until 31 October. I’m really impressed with the carving – it’s certainly a world away from what I can achieve and the pumpkins bring scenes from the movies to life once you get a flickering candle inside them.
The picture-perfect pumpkins took just 24 hours to carve with scenes including the chilling beam in the 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 for Ghostbusters (1984), Carrie (1976) drenched in pig’s blood during her ‘time-to-shine’ prom moment, and the spine-chilling mask 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.
Dave 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.
Sky Cinema brings Halloween to life with film inspired pumpkins in celebration of the dedicated Halloween channel, available now until 31 October
Disclosure: This post is in association with Sky Cinema.