Faces from your worst literary nightmares...

A digitally rendered composite sketch of Captain Ahab from Herman Melville's Moby Dick
The Composites tumblr takes descriptions of characters from famous books and runs them through a commercially available law enforcement composite sketch software. The result is these terrifying, dead-eyed faces straight out of the uncanny valley. If you really want to scare people this Halloween you may want to ditch that costume of your favorite book character and wear a mask made from their composite sketch. Read more about the project at the Atlantic.

Says former FBI profiler John Douglas: "I’ve interviewed guys in prison who told me they breathed a sigh of relief as soon as they saw the published composite because they realized it looked like any man on the street. It didn’t resemble them enough to trigger an identification." We're breathing a similar sigh.