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How can I scare someone on Halloween?

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Ways to scare someone on Halloween include wearing a 3D-printed face mask, using a fake gushing wound or installing a video panel to broadcast scary video footage. These techniques all make use of modern technology and special effects to deliver scares.

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A photorealistic face mask is already a creepy prospect, but it takes on a new level of horror when it features the scare victim’s own face on it. Oregon-based company That’s My Face allows users to submit photos that serve as the basis for wearable facemasks. Submitting a photo of an unknowing friend and dressing up as his double is a surefire way to induce Halloween scares.

The wearable iWound prosthetic offers a technologically advanced variation on the classic fake gushing wound. This latex device is a realistic-looking wound that also offers a space to insert a smartphone, which can be programmed using the iWound app to display a realistic video of a beating heart.

While it’s a common choice to decorate the home with frightening props, modern flat screen video technology allows scaremongers to take decorations to extremes. Professional effects companies offer HD video panels that attach to doors to create the illusion of a window. Users can select from a variety of frightening footage to display, including zombies or nightmarish nurses.

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