We would expect nothing less from a dedicated horror filmmaker … Corin Hardy, who is set to helm the upcoming The Nun (an addition to the Conjuring universe), is carving a pumpkin every single damn day this month for Halloween.
The director has been showing off his handy work on his Instagram page, which has been crammed full of extremely impressive carvings, and he's confirmed the task that he’s given himself in a statement to Entertainment Weekly.
“The look of a hand-carved pumpkin, flickering gently in the night, is one of my favorite all-time images to stare at. The light they give off is calming and perfect. They are beautiful and menacing,” Hardy tells EW.
He adds: “Halloween is my favorite time of year. I am in the thick of editing my new film The Nun, but when October kicked in, I decided that maybe I’d try and carve a pumpkin a day, every day, until Halloween, and post a picture of each one as I carve them. I started and now I cannot stop until I hit 31.”
Hardy – who tells EW that he finds the process of carving pumpkins to be “extremely therapeutic” – has so far paid tribute to a slew of classic horror movies. However, pumpkin number two was dedicated to the sad passing of musician Tom Petty, who died on October 2 this year.
The films that Corin has honored so far include Salem’s Lot, The Crow, Gremlins, Halloween, The Exorcist, and Pennywise from the new It movie.
The Nun is set for release on July 18, 2018. Are you excited for Corin’s movie and his pumpkins?! Let us know in the comments below.