When you think about your fondest childhood memories, some of them probably include the friendly cartoon faces that popped up on your TV screen every morning. You probably won't feel the same way after seeing this post.

Australian digital artist Wil Hughes, who studies animation at Griffith University in Brisbane, has a unique talent; he turns beloved, usually family-friendly pop culture icons into nightmarish demons that look like they clawed their way straight out of Hell. If you've never been scared of Homer Simpson, Where's Waldo, or Spongebob before, you will be now - though, let's be honest, we were all a little creeped out by Ronald McDonald to begin with. Through his masterful use of shading, he creates realistic textures that give his horrifying portraits a 3D look.

Though Hughes' work is definitely unsettling, he's developed quite a fan base, and they argue that it's quirky and original. Check it out (at your own risk) below, and get ready to never sleep again.

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Ronald Mcdonald

Ronald Mcdonald

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Andrew Cas 2 years ago

Kinda suits the food!

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#2

Rick Sanchez

Rick Sanchez

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Andrew Cas 2 years ago

Thumbs up for Rick!

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#3

Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson

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Roisin Carey 2 years ago

Ewww! Seems less funny now.

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#4

Wally

Wally

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Bob Sue Is Dope 2 years ago

Isn't it Waldo?

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#5

Squidward Tennisballs

Squidward Tennisballs

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PsychoPrincess 2 years ago

TENTACLES!!!!! HIS LAST NAME IS TENTACLES!!!!

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#6

Krusty The Clown

Krusty The Clown

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Piggiegirl 2 years ago

Could be real, tho😅

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#7

Googly Bear

Googly Bear

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Celestial Lynx 2 years ago

Mikey tried so hard to look scary... if only he had realized he just had to die, decompose a little bit, come back to life, and apply fake blood to terrify the hell out of people... it couldn't possibly be that hard 👹

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#8

An Old Classic

An Old Classic

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the derp king (Liam) 2 years ago

TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO!

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#9

Pepe

Pepe

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Jace 2 years ago

Crying over his image being usurped by alt-right nuts...

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#10

Peter Griffin

Peter Griffin

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Ross Carter 2 years ago

Looks like my ex-boss!

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#11

Spongebob

Spongebob

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Roisin Carey 2 years ago

Oh my lord that is freaky!

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#12

Hades

Hades

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Signe Manat Hansen 2 years ago

Hades. Holy hell, this list is a train wreck

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#13

Grim

Grim

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Stephanie Hutner 2 years ago

They need to put this show back on tv.

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#14

Gary The Snail

Gary The Snail

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Neeraj Jha 2 years ago

You're Bro, High!

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#15

Sheldon J. Plankton

Sheldon J. Plankton

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Rebekah 2 years ago

Clearly they need a good dentist in Bikini Bottom.

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#16

Pickle Rick

Pickle Rick

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Andrew Cas 2 years ago

I'm pickle Rick!

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#17

Neomorph

Neomorph

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Jilltdcatlady 2 years ago

It's kinda cute.

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#18

Patrick Star

Patrick Star

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Mr Meeseeks

Mr Meeseeks

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Luna Kittenwarrior 2 years ago

Wooo! I'm Mister Meeseeks, look at me!

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#20

Salad Fingers

Salad Fingers

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Drew Goodman 2 years ago

I like rusty spoons. They are almost orgasmic

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#21

Murdoc

Murdoc

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Jilltdcatlady 2 years ago

But, he already looks like this...?

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#22

Courage

Courage

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April Watson 2 years ago

Why does he look like roadkill?!?

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#23

Eugene H. 'Armour Abs' Krabs

Eugene H. 'Armour Abs' Krabs

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PARANOIDANDROID 2 years ago

Mr flabs

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#24

Morty

Morty

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#25

Hey Arnold

Hey Arnold

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Jilltdcatlady 2 years ago

Dang, puberty is Not his friend.

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#26

Stimpy

Stimpy

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Angelina Wilkins 2 years ago

Where's Ren?

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#27

Antichrist

Antichrist

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Shinomi Chan 2 years ago

Aw does he have a sore throat?

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#28

Smashing

Smashing

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Andrew Cas 2 years ago

Mr thornberry!

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#29

Scary Terry

Scary Terry

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Felix Ostendorf 2 years ago

It is a Charakter from Rick and Morty called Scary Terry. But he is just like Freddy Kruger.

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#30

The Clown

The Clown

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thebridget 2 years ago

Oh gosh, not another one. And he's worse!!!

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#31

Alien

Alien

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Luna Kittenwarrior 2 years ago

It always looked like this...

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#32

Vampire

Vampire

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HauntedForests 2 years ago

He's obviously disgusted but oddly jealous at the fact that he can't sparkle.

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#33

Ants In My Eyes Johnson

Ants In My Eyes Johnson

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Luna Kittenwarrior 2 years ago

Hey, I'm Ants In My Eyes Johnson!

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#34

No Meme

No Meme

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PARANOIDANDROID 2 years ago

Is this normie dude or troll face?

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#35

Plumbus

Plumbus

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Roisin Carey 2 years ago

What the hell is that?

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#36

Hunchback Uni Project

Hunchback Uni Project

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HageTo 2 years ago

So sad :(

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#37

Mr. Poopybutthole

Mr. Poopybutthole

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Andrew Cas 2 years ago

Oooooo weeee!

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#38

King Jellybean

King Jellybean

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Luna Kittenwarrior 2 years ago

We gotta eat him for a reason.

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#39

Monster

Monster

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Jilltdcatlady 2 years ago

But he looks like a bat. And I like bats. So I like him.I wonder if he eats bugs or fruit?

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#40

Testicle Monster And Chris

Testicle Monster And Chris

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Ian Rispin 2 years ago

Who is this?

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#41

Netflix Troll

Netflix Troll

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Mia J 2 years ago

There's a Netflix troll? Is he the one that keeps asking me if "I'm still watching..."?

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#42

The Forbidden Fruit

The Forbidden Fruit

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PARANOIDANDROID 2 years ago

I aint biting that

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