It’s time for another vintage Halloween photo, a snapshot of trick-or-treating and masquerading long gone.
And good riddance.
This photo, undated but probably from sometime in the 1950s or earlier, has a weird vibe to it. Looks like a rural setting, maybe a Halloween photo of a bunch of classmates outside a school.
The paper bags that a couple of the kids are wearing are … interesting. Maybe they were from families too poor to afford masks. Or didn’t believe in Halloween.
It’s “Children of the Corn: The Early Years.”
The masks we do see are just unsettling, though. The little boy to the left, wearing overalls and a bow tie? That mask is freaky.
And what the hell is the teacher/parent/adult guardian wearing? That outfit must have given those kids nightmares for weeks afterward.
And that house, or church, in the background? What’s that in the upstairs window?