Hear that mad cackling in the distance at night? That scraping against your bedroom window when you’ve turned out the light? It’s Halloween, returning for yet another night of candle-lit graveyards, ghastly costume parties and horror movie bonanzas.
Halloween – originally “All Hallows’ Evening” – occurs on October 31 and is nowadays celebrated in countries around the world. The hordes of grinning pumpkins and bed sheet-clad ghosts point to the holiday’s origins: pagan harvest festivals and feasts in honour of the dead.
Soon there’ll be trick-or-treating monsters knocking on your door and demanding chocolate, so while you wait, get in the mood with this infographic. Can you escape the Jam Factory –home of Obergine’s terrifying offices – before dawn? The only way to find out is to have a go – or maybe a run.
After all, learning is more fun when you flee for your life…