Skip to main content

The 5 most metal pumpkin carvings

Rob Zombie pumpkin

It’s Halloween, everybody! The time for gorging on candy, bobbing for apples and offending the neighbours with your ill-advised “too soon” costume (seriously, what were you thinking?). But it’s also the time for carving scary faces into pumpkins and jamming a candle inside in the hope of scaring children away from your house due to the aroma of cooked vegetables. Gross.

But what else can you sculpt into a pumpkin to make it spooky? Everyone on your street has gone for the giant eyes and square teeth model of yesteryear, but you’re a metalhead and you need to show it off to the world! Here are five very metal ideas for your jack o’ lantern this All Hallow’s Eve – from Rob Zombie to Alice Cooper.

Of course, in our travels across the internet, typing the word “pumpkin” into image libraries, we found some less-metal but very impressive pumpkins you could also try.

Here’s Grumpy Cat!

And here is Gene Wilder’s infamous portrayal of Willy Wonka – younger readers will know him as the star of the super condescending meme.

The Metal Hammer Halloween Quiz: how well do you know metal’s creepiest bands?

Metal stars remember their spookiest ever Halloweens

The 10 best horror films (you haven't seen) to watch this Halloween

Founded in 1983, Metal Hammer is the global home of all things heavy. We have breaking news, exclusive interviews with the biggest bands and names in metal, rock, hardcore, grunge and beyond, expert reviews of the lastest releases and unrivalled insider access to metal's most exciting new scenes and movements. No matter what you're into – be it heavy metal, punk, hardcore, grunge, alternative, goth, industrial, djent or the stuff so bizarre it defies classification – you'll find it all here, backed by the best writers in our game.