Tom Nardone runs extremepumpkins.com and has written EXTREME HALLOWEEN: The Ultimate Guide To Making Halloween Scary Again (Perigee).
He believes Halloween (Oct. 31) has gotten too tame so hes making it spooky again with weird pumpkins and other bizarre projects.
Nardone says smiling Jack-O-Lanterns are lame, so instead, people should make their pumpkins look like theyre puking.
He once carved a pumpkin vomiting guacamole.
Nardone has also experimented with extreme lighting techniques like sticking road flares in pumpkins or a roll of toilet paper doused in kerosene for super impressive flames.
Hes also a believer in making trick-or-treaters scream.
Hes scared hundreds of children by dressing up as an inconspicuous trash can and jumping out at them on his driveway and with a pumpkin called the Baby Eating Yard Monster, a sinister squash creature eating a makeshift baby.
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