Trick or treating has long been a tradition around the world for children at , but these costumes might be enough for you to slam the on any sweet-seekers who show up on 31.

Featuring a range of ‘evil spirits’ from skeletons to demons, these inventive and truly frightening outfits have been shared from decades of celebrations of All Hallow’s Eve from around the world .

Thanks to modern TV scares like Horror Story and Bates Motel, there’s no shortage of mainstream spooks, but some of these images, dating back the best part of a century, are the very height of nightmarish.