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    Posted October 28, 2012 by
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    CNN celebrates ... Halloween

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    Zombie Rises Out of Giant Pumpkin Patch


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     mcintron captured these scary pumpkin creations in New York Botanical Garden. The artist, Ray Villafane, turned some of the largest pumpkins in the country into realistic creatures. "There were a lot of families with kids and I was surprised most of the little ones didn't seem fazed one bit by the horribly scary and realistic zombie. It really looks like it's going to attack at any moment," mcintron says."
    - IvanaKottas, CNN iReport producer

    This Halloween at the New York Botanical Garden master pumpkin carver Ray Villafane, most well-known for his 3-D style pumpkin carvings, transformed some ginormous pumpkins into a really scary zombie and other assorted spooky creatures. The pumpkins used in the carvings are among the largest in the country. I visited the Garden on Sunday, October 27 as I wanted to make sure I got to see this incredible work of art before Frankenstorm aka Sandy hits and perhaps desimates the zombie and his brethren.


    There are other, less scary creatures carved from pumpkins and other gourds throughout the Haunted Pumpkin Garden. I highly recommend it for the young and young at heart. But take heed, the zombie may follow you to your dreams... or nightmares.


    The exhibit is scheduled to run through Oct. 31 but Frankenstorm may affect the schedule so please call or check the website at for more information.

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