Everybody loves pumpkins. That is, until they…TURN. Featuring the crews of Beardsgaard and Poke Your Eye Out Games, with endless thanks to our brave hosts, Sugar Grove Pumpkin farm. Beardsgaard Barbers is proud to present, a D-movie horror movie disasterpiece: “They Came From The Parking Lot Part IV: Seeds of Evil.”
We feel we should explain how all this came about.
It all started in 2014 with some pumpkins given to us by Batavia Main Street, carved epically by our OG shop neighbors at Fallen Star Tattoo. After Halloween weekend in the front windows, we returned to find pumpkins that looked like Walking Dead extras.
Someone made a joke about how we should “smash some pumpkins.” It all kind of spiraled from there, now for four years in a row. We even made T-shirts.
While this production has been growing in length, scope planning and production value each year, we went really, truly big this year. With the first three years of films clocking in at a grand total of 40 minutes, this year’s Astonishingly Terrible Short film is getting close to being a full-length film, at a full 53 minutes.
As usual, this shindig is just as much an employee team-building outing as it is a movie filming. Few things bond you harder than weaponry. And cold, and in the case of this year, mud.
Lots of weaponry. This year we had two claymores! And one is even well-sharpened. What fun.
We did special effects (not pictured here, because that’s a surprise). We learned to green screen.
We blew some shit up real good. Someone broke a light before we even left the shop.
Old friends came back to play, as they always do.
We even let the kid be in it this time, as at 9 years old, she’s a bit more trustworthy with weapons this year.
And now, let us present, the horror.
They Came from the Parking Lot Part III: Evil Is Brewing
Everyone involved this year absolutely outdid themselves, and we want to extend endless thank yous to all of the folks that work here (and the folks that don’t even, but joined us for the fun regardless), let us use their places of business for this ridiculous endeavor, and helped this sizable opus come together. We literally couldn’t make this happen without you.
The Whole Series
Editing by Blademaiden