Jack-O' Lanterns were one of the few things about Halloween that didn't scare the crap out of me when I was a kid. Witches? Zombies? Clowns? They scared me. But pumpkins? No, they were cool. So now I love a lot of Halloween things, but I especially love to carve pumpkins.
But this year, the pumpkins fight back. The Karvers are taking to the streets, knives in hand, to put smiles on everyone's faces.
KARVERS is a scarezone based on a horde of pumpkin creatures terrorizing people on Halloween night. Across the scarezone are Halloween decorations and a lot of pumpkins, carved and untouched. Corpses are strewn about, wearing Halloween costumes and missing their heads. The heads are also scattered, and have faces carved in them and tealights illuminating them. The music is a warped playlist of classic Halloween songs.
Woodtooth: A karver wearing a typical scarecrow costume. His face is carved to include light-up eyes, and his mouth is full of wooden splinters. His knife is a lid saw.
Kollektor: A karver stiltwalker wearing a brown robe, with the hood pulled over his head. His face is jagged, silently laughing at his atrocities. His sash holds three carved heads. He carries a walking stick with a fourth head on top.
Turnip: A ghoulish karver wearing a brown rober, hood pulled over head, and long sleeves that cover his hands. His face is that of a turnip Jack-O' Lantern, and he carries two butcher knives.
Pinky: A karver that's basically green vines forming a skeleton. His face is a carved watermelon, a maniacal toothy grin and eyes that would scare the crap out of someone. He carries a giant, blood-stained mallet.
Matchstik: A side-character. He stands above the entrance, laughing maniacally, and spraying jets of flame in the air with a can of Frebreeze and a Bic. His clothes are torched, his eyes fiery, and his teeth made of matchsticks.
Lumpy: A karver wearing a butcher's clothes. His face, arms, anything made of pumpkin flesh is covered in bumps, his right eye has rotted itself shut, and he looks to be in pain. Carries a chainsaw.
Glutt: A karver that looks like a blob. Wears bloodied chef's clothes, hat included. His face has squinty eyes and jagged teeth. The teeth are bloodstained. Carries a cleaver.
Kutter: A karver wearing a duster over flannel and overalls. His gloves are like Freddy Krueger's, but with serrated pumpkin saws. His face has triangular eyes and an overly-wide, thin smile. (As in, it stretches cheek-to-cheek but doesn't reach half-an-inch at its tallest. And it doesn't feature teeth.)
Tamper: A karver wearing a rain coat. His smile is wide, with teeth made of razor blades (shaving razor blades, workshop razor blades, any really). He carries a kitchen knife.
Karvers: Generic minions. Their clothes are farmer clothes, their faces are average Jack-O' Lantern faces, and their weapons are knives and pumpkin saws.