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