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The Life and Death of a Pumpkin is a 2005 short horror film directed by Aaron Yonda. The story takes place during Halloween time following the perspective of a pumpkin. The pumpkin shares its experience as it is separated from its family on the patch and carved into a Jack-o-lantern for human enjoyment.

The film is a remake of Aaron Yonda's earlier title from 1994.

Cast

  • Matt Sloan as the voice of the pumpkin
  • Nick Drake and Aaron Yonda as the kidnappers
  • Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda as the disemboweler

The children are credited as "Demon" as that is how the children are perceived by the pumpkin.

Production

Filming

The film was shot on a 16 mm in the autumn of 2004 and 2005. The film features two locations in Wisconsin. The first of the locations was Hermanson's Pumpkin Patch in Edgerton and the latter part of the film was filmed in an east Madison neighborhood.[1]

Release and reception

Pumpkin poster

Poster

The Life and Death of a Pumpkin made its world premier during the 2006 Wisconsin Film Festival in the segment Wisconsin's Own Shorts: Cinematheque Program, which took place March 31 and April 1. The Life and Death of a Pumpkin has also been screened at the following festivals:

Festival Location
Super Shorts Film Festival London, United Kingdom
Wisconsin Film Festival Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Midwest Independent Film Festival Chicago, Illinois, USA
Brainwash Film Festival Oakland, California, USA
Chicago International REEL SHORTS Film Festival Chicago, Illinois, USA
Eerie Horror Film Festival Edinboro, Pennsylvania, USA
Montreal Film Pop Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
Milwaukee International Film Festival Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Chicago Horror Film Festival Chicago, Illinois, USA
New Orleans Underground Film Festival New Orleans, Louisinana, USA
Clair-obscur Film Festival[2] Basel, Switzerland

On the week of October 22, 2006, the short film made the front page of MySpace.

Awards and nominations

The Life and Death of a Pumpkin won the Best Short Film and Best Concept at the 2006 Chicago Horror Film Festival.

Impact and legacy

The film has been shown in classrooms across the United States. The film has also been featured in a Wired article.[3]

Video

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The Life And Death of a Pumpkin (High Quality)

The Life And Death of a Pumpkin (High Quality)

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The Life and Death of a Pumpkin

The Life and Death of a Pumpkin

References

  1. https://isthmus.com/screens/movies/collecting-madvideos-the-life-and-death-of-a-pumpkin/
  2. https://www.clair-obscur.ch/index.php?id=202
  3. https://www.wired.com/2010/10/the-life-and-death-of-a-pumpkin/

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