and Halloween is growing in popularity across Europe and in the US.
According to the National Retail Federation, US Halloween spending now exceeds $7 Billion!
Horror films, horror monsters, and the iconography of Halloween
are culturally successful because they are well-adapted to engage evolved danger-management adaptations.
Of course the scary costumes and props of Halloween are symbolic
and don’t pose any real threat; they provide safe thrills,
our love for which has roots deep in our mammalian heritage.
Infants even love to be scared in a safe context.
Do children love Halloween because it allows them to become that which scares them
or to become the heroes whom they picture as fearless?
Why do you think Halloween
is still so popular?
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