Creepy Pumpkin Carvings by Jon Neill

Happy Halloween!

I’m not sure if one wishes others a “happy” Halloween—maybe a horrifying one is more apropos?

At any rate, these images have come through my RSS aggregator over the past week. They are truely frightening; so, I thought I would share. I’m just sweet that way.

This first is one of several face makeup ideas for the season. Click on the image to visit the page that contains many others. Not for the faint of heart.

Creative Halloween Make-up
Click to view other truly frightening face makeup ideas (source)

Jon Neill carves pumpkins for a living—no, I mean year round; that’s his job. When you look at his work, you quickly see he’s not your average amateur. Again, clicking on the image below will take you to numerous other photos of his work. Rather amazing…

Creepy Pumpkin Carvings by Jon Neill
Click to see more of Jon’s work (source)

From Wikipedia:

According to many scholars, All Hallows’ Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.

I rather doubt Hallows’ Eve solely had Christian origins1. But it’s always been a fun excuse to eat sweets and party!

Happy Halloween!

  1. The Catholic church was masterful in co-opting pagan holidays in their endless quest for converts.