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Five Scariest Halloween Pumpkins: Watch an Awesome Time Lapse Video

Halloween is here. You've probably got your costume hanging in the closet for tonight and the candy ready for those trick or treaters.

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But, if you're like us, the pumpkin sits at the doorstep untouched.

Pumpkin carving can be intimidating. Sure there are kits at the store but the last time we tried to make a simple devil face, it turned out looking more like Ernest Borgnine than the prince of darkness. Not cool.

You need a pumpkin that scares the clown pants off these little beggars who show up at your door. If they're going to get free candy -- make them work for it.

That means you've got to really delve deep inside your psyche and pull out your worst nightmares. To get you started, we've found some of the most fiendish pumpkins as wicked inspiration.

Each pumpkin is freakishly evil-- and takes about eight hours to create. That means if you call in sick from work and start now you can complete your project by sundown. Now that's a scary thought.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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