|Season 2, Episode 5|
|Air date||October 29, 2011|
|Written by|| Erik Patterson|
|Directed by||Neill Fearnley|
Brush with Madness
Despite some recent incidents of kids vanishing, three siblings visit a farmer's scary pumpkin patch around Halloween. But the sinister farmer has more tricks than treats in store for them.
Since its Halloween, Scott wants to go trick or treating with his friends. But due to three kids going missing last Halloween, Scott and his siblings Allie and Dave are forced to trick or treat in their school's cafeteria. When Dave is disappointed that he only has small pumpkins to carve, Scott talks Allie into driving them to a farmer's forbidden pumpkin patch to get bigger ones.
As the siblings look for pumpkins, they discover a barn with a disturbing collection of pumpkinheaded dummies and a "protected" pumpkin patch. The territorial farmer catches them wandering around and tells them in a suspiciously threatening nature to never come back or they'll be sorry. Not wanting to leave empty handed, they take some pumpkins (which was Scott's unwise decision), before they go. Unknown to them, the three siblings were being watched and followed.
Back at home, Scott said that they should go back to Palmer's farm to have some real fun, but Allie refuses because that will give her nightmares for a month. She got message from Patti and told them that she can't come over because her don't her outside at dark. When Dave was pumpkin carving he notices worms making everyone scream and recoil. Allie thought it was another one of Scott's pranks, but Scott didn't do it. Scott cut the second pumpkin and sees nothing in it, but Dave saw something Scott see its a tooth, but Allie thinks it's a weird pumpkin seed. She told them to throw it away.
After a disappointing Halloween, Scott wants to redeem the night by going back to Palmer's farm, but Allie made it clear that they would never go back there. Scott is later kidnapped while making popcorn for a monster movie marathon. Allie (not knowing what really happened) assumes he ignored her and went back to Palmer's farm. Allie and Dave drive back to the farm to pick up Scott. Dave waits in the car while Allie searches for him.
It is revealed that Farmer Palmer took the three kids who trespassed on his farm the previous year, chopped off their heads and replaced them with his own pumpkins. To Allie's horror she finds that the same thing happened to Scott and now that she is surrounded by Farmer Palmer and his monsters, she will suffer the same fate. Dave fell asleep in the car while waiting for Allie, but it seems he won't have to wait any longer when Allie approaches the car as a monster.
- Anne Openshaw as Mom
- Dan Pelchat as Pumpkinhead #1
- Ponnie Matin as Pumpkinhead #2
- Matt Phillips as Pumpkinhead #3
- Kacey Rohl, who plays Allie, appeared in the season 1 episode "Wrong Number" as Adriana.
- Anne Openshaw, who potrayed Jack's Mom in the season 1 episode "Best Friend Forever" also portays Allie, Scott, and Dave's Mom in this episode.
- Dan Pelchat, who plays Pumpkinhead #1, also appeared as Tick John / Tick Barry in the season 2 two-part episode "Creature Feature: Part 1 & 2".
- Matt Phillips, who plays Pumpkinhead #3, also appeared in the season 1 episodes "The Walls" and "Alien Candy" as The Klemit and Alien Greg. He also was a stunt double for Robert Capron in the episode "Catching Cold".
- This episode has a sequel in season four called "Return of the Pumpkinheads."