It is a not-uncommon effect used in horror movies and photos of a macabre nature.
A girl with her face completely covered by her hair.
It isn’t complicated. It requires no special effects or computer graphics.
A girl standing still, arms down at her sides, head slightly bowed forward, her face completely covered by long hair.
And yet each time I see that image, I get the chills.
Even when I remind myself of silly Cousin It from The Addams Family, it doesn’t help dispel that deeply disquieting sensation I experience each time I see it.
So here’s to you, creepy ‘Cousin It’ girls!
Long may you continue to inspire goosebumps in all of us!