It’s 31st October on Wednesday, so what better subject for this week’s Infographic Monday than a collection of Halloween Infographics, or I should really say Hallowe’en (that’s the pedant in me!). Halloween has inspired many a fancy dress party, trick or treating, books, TV programmes and of course some epic films – the most famous being Halloween itself, but also some other classics like The Blair Witch Project, Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare before Christmas, to name but a few. It’s a thriving industry – in fact, despite the tough economy here in the UK, the British public are spending more this year than ever before.. So, on to the infographics:
1. Freakynomics Halloween Infographic
Given it’s just one evening per year, the $8 billion that Americans are expected to spend this year on Halloween is phenomenal. In the UK it’s about £300 million, which is 25 times what it was 10 years ago. Clearly, despite the gloomy outlook, we do like a good excuse to dress up and party and that apparently also includes our pets these days!