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Zombies Spawned from World’s Heaviest Pumpkin

What master sculptor Ray Villafane does with pumpkins is more than just carve a typical holiday jack-o-lantern. We've seen his past pumpkin sculptures before but his latest creation for The New York Botanical Garden is otherworldly. Or should we say… UNDERworldly! (Because he carved out zombies.)

Over the course of two days, Villafane used two giant pumpkins to publicly sculpt this masterpiece. Brant and Eleanor Bordsen's 1,693-pound pumpkin was carved out to bring the zombies to life, while the world's heaviest pumpkin, weighing in at 1,818.5 pounds, provided by Kelsey and Jim Bryson, formed the foundation. The zombie-infested gourd will be on display throughout the Halloween weekend or until October 30, 2011.

Ray Villafane's website
The New York Botanical Garden's website and Flickr
Other Ray Villafane Madness: Most Expressive Pumpkin Faces Ever! Dante's Beach Inferno


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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