If you've been getting a night's sleep that's a little too good lately and are looking for something nightmare-inducing, you've come to the right place. Meet Stefan Koidl—an artist based in Hallein, Austria whose specialty is the unsettling, the creepy, and the weird.

While Stefan likes to carve sculptures out of wood and make other types of art as well, his digital paintings depicting nightmarish horror film scenarios are loved by people from all around the world. This Austrian likes to play with human fears and imagination, so scroll down below to see his wonderfully spooky illustrations and vote for the ones that you like the most!

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Avery S Alberico
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3 weeks ago

Project HUMAN ZOO is coming together

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"I loved to draw and paint since I was a child," Stefan told Bored Panda. "Unfortunately, over the time, I lost track and focused more on video games. There was a point 3-4 years ago when I told myself 'why not try painting again?' It was always my dream to paint as good as the artists on, e.g. 'Magic the Gathering.' So I began learning digital art and painted on a daily base. I am currently focusing on digital art and still love to create new stuff every day," the artist tells us.

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Razetime
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3 weeks ago

thats sad

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Avery S Alberico
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3 weeks ago

I've seen this thumbnail

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KittyComics
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3 weeks ago

DONT TOUCH THE CAT OR YOURE DEAD. oh wait. youre already dead.

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"I have two jobs," Stefan told us. "My first job is carving Krampus masks out of wood (a really big tradition here in Austria), my second job is painting. I wouldn't call myself a fulltime freelance illustrator. It's a job and a hobby both at the same time."

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Andrew Gibb
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3 weeks ago

Catch and release?

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Grace Galan
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3 weeks ago

By the looks on their faces, she’s probably watching James Charles

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Zara VP
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3 weeks ago

Nope. Nope. Nope.

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Why?
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3 weeks ago

She never did like that wallpaper.

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Avery S Alberico
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3 weeks ago

This should be a movie poster, called "La Sirena"

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Bored Panda asked Stefan how does he come up with themes for his illustrations and he says that "most of them are random ideas. Of course, I'm also searching for a lot of reference material online to give me inspiration," the artist reveals. "I also get inspired by movies and video games, like most of the artists out there."

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How Terribly Unfortunate
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3 weeks ago

NO! NOT THE LITTLE KITTY!

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Lyop
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3 weeks ago

Kitty will not fall for your tricks!

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Avery S Alberico
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3 weeks ago

Post apocalyptic reality!

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Indra Servo
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3 weeks ago

What a considerate ghost, instead of blocking road she just float

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• UniqxePeople •
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3 weeks ago

That's creepy because the kids are running towards it. But my first thought was 'Wither', because of the three heads on body

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"I don't want to tell the viewer what he should think or associate with my art," Stefan revealed to Bored Panda. "I just paint for fun, if people refer to a certain dream they had it's cool, but no, I didn't dream the exact same thing."

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Why?
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3 weeks ago

Did you ever get the feeling that the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes?

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Razetime
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3 weeks ago

my friend says (again i know): "me on my period and someone pisses me off"

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Avery S Alberico
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3 weeks ago

This is probably based on the minecraft drowned zombies!

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Tommy Jo Hunt
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3 weeks ago

Almost enough for a pie!

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Misty Suarez-Forehand
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3 weeks ago

Iron giants

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Cliff Anderson
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3 weeks ago

Attractively enigmatic

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Razetime
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3 weeks ago

looks like the more human version of Gollum from Lotr

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Why?
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3 weeks ago

When it came to eating, he never missed a beat.

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Magpie Magoo
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3 weeks ago

The worst part about camping? The Dementors!

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Tommy Jo Hunt
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3 weeks ago

Hell of a way to go!

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StormsTempest
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3 weeks ago

I'll wait for the next bus, thanks.

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thedepressed manhimself
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3 weeks ago

Nahh, thats just my mom

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Andrew Gibb
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3 weeks ago

The Jawas have grown....

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thedepressed manhimself
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3 weeks ago

School

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• UniqxePeople •
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3 weeks ago

nOW thIS lOoKS lIKE "I am Legend" I was so sad when the dog died.

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Razetime
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3 weeks ago

your wife after u rip one

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