Photo Gallery The Alpine Monster Ball

Halloween is a joke compared to the grisly Christmastime traditions of Europe's Alps, where demonic creatures come out into the cold to drive winter away each year. A new photography book explores the many guises of these wild monsters, whose traditional rumpus harkens back to pagan rites.
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