The ruins of Burg Frankenstein sit on a hill overlooking a small rural community just South of Darmstadt, in Germany.
I don’t know if the locals ever got together and mobbed around the countryside wielding torches and pitchforks, but they do celebrate Halloween every year. The custom was introduced here 30 years ago by American servicemen stationed nearby. It has since grown into a major tourist festival where guests can enjoy dinner-theater on the castle grounds and party all night with goth ghosts, grinning ghouls, sexy vampires and friendly monsters. Much Gluhwein is consumed.
Here’s the Burg Frankenstein Halloween site, and here’s a link to a striking and distinctly Karloffian Frankenstein Folding Mask. Download the PDF file, print it out and test your origami skills. It’s a little complicated if you can’t read the German instructions, but you’ll figure it out. This is a really cool mask!