Halloween: The one time a year when it's practically mandatory to scare the crap out of little children.

Filmmaker Ken Spooner sought to take advantage of this seasonal loophole, and dressed up as the Grim Reaper with the intent to frighten trick-or-treaters as they reached for the candy (and potato chips) dish outside his house.

Except that, as Spooner soon learned, no amount of social acceptance can inoculate against the tears of a terrified child.

[H/T: Reddit]