There doesn't seem to be as many places to buy pumpkins this year, and the places that have them are charging quite a bit more for them than last year.  People are blaming the weather, (Hurricanes & Droughts), and the economy for the limited supply and higher prices... I think it's just part of the plot to screw consumers.

So, consider this... If you have some carving skill, maybe you can make your Halloween Jack-O-Lantern out of something other than a pumpkin.

We've got a few photos here of some of the creepy creations from Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov that he carved out of some cheaper fruits and vegetables...

(Daily Mail)