By Mark Frauenfelder at 12:04 pm Wed, Sep 2, 2009
At Make Online, Marc de Vinck shows you how to make the "scariest pumpkin ever." I love it.
Was anyone else expecting this to turn into one of those screamer videos the second time he pressed the button? I was all braced and ready and all I got was a *toot* from the horn. The internet makes me paranoid.
I was hoping for flames shooting out of the mouth!
I was expecting it to turn into a master mind flayer or at least explode. I bet it wouldn’t be hard to do the latter.
It’s not “scary” it simply startles you.
For the viewers at home, I’ll break it down:
Dude with a chainsaw in the dark: scary
Loud noise: startling
Creaking floorboards in the dark: scary
Balloon popping in the dark: startling
So really, if it’s just a loud noise, it isn’t scary unless the person has been traumatized and that loud noise invokes a fearful memory (like that time they almost got run down by a huge truck that was blaring it’s horn).
Replace horn with recording of a human scream, and might be worth doing.
That should be a hit with the neighbors!
Why not just load the thing up with some C-4 while you’re at it? That’ll teach the little punks to press big, inviting buttons.
Needs more stab.
An easier way to make a really scary pumpkin is to stick it with a knife and leave it in a warm, moist place for a week. Put that on your front porch and your candy budget drops to zero.
Is it time for Septembroween already?
I jumped. Like a lot.
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