Halloween masquerade

There is something about the human psyche that encourages us to see human faces in patterns – it’s given as an explanation for several ‘ghost photographs’. Conversely, the inability to see someone’s face can unnerve and confuse us. Just think of the number of horror movies which escalate tension by keeping their villain’s face hidden!

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Masquerade for Halloween

Many major festivals throughout the year are traditionally associated with masks; these include Mardi Gras, Day of the Dead and Halloween. There is something eerie about masks; they hide the true identity of the wearer, presenting an emotionless face to the world, a quality which has led them to become a horror movie stalwart (think

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