This ancient ritual looks like a scene from a horror movie
Many Chinese traditions date back thousands of years and have evolved with the times, but one remaining folk Han Chinese tradition during the Spring Festival comes off as more than a little creepy.
In several provinces, fire worship, a product of witchcraft and totem worship, is still performed. Because fire is considered to be indispensable to human survival, it is seen as a spirit to worship. The following photos are from the blood fire performance:
Notice the man smiling in the background.
The scissors picture stands out as the most gruesome.
These could be photos from the Chinese version of A Nightmare on Elm Street.