When you think about your fondest childhood memories, some of them probably include the famous characters from cartoons that popped up on your TV screen every morning. You probably won't feel the same way about these popular characters 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 real nightmare fuel that looks like they clawed their way straight out of Hell. If you've never thought of Homer Simpson, Where's Waldo, or Spongebob as horror characters before, you will be now. Let's be honest, though, and 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 3D drawings a horrifying look.

Though Hughes' 3D art is definitely unsettling and he's developed quite a fan base that argues that it's quirky and original. Check the 3D paintings out (at your own risk) below, and get ready never to sleep again.

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#1

Ronald Mcdonald

Ronald Mcdonald

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Andrew Cas
Community Member
2 years ago

Kinda suits the food!

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#2

Rick Sanchez

Rick Sanchez

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Andrew Cas
Community Member
2 years ago

Thumbs up for Rick!

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#3

Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson

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Roisin Carey
Community Member
2 years ago

Ewww! Seems less funny now.

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#4

Wally

Wally

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Bob Sue Is Dope
Community Member
2 years ago

Isn't it Waldo?

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#5

Squidward Tennisballs

Squidward Tennisballs

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PsychoPrincess
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 years ago

Could be real, tho😅

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#7

Googly Bear

Googly Bear

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Celestial Lynx
Community Member
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)
Community Member
2 years ago

TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO!

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#9

Pepe

Pepe

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Jace
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like my ex-boss!

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#11

Spongebob

Spongebob

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Roisin Carey
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my lord that is freaky!

Mia J
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, Hell No!!!

Celestial Lynx
Community Member
2 years ago

Okay. Now this... this is haunting.

Kirsten Preston
Community Member
2 years ago

Reminds me more of a really stinky cheese :P

JH Robertson
Community Member
2 years ago

Good representation of how I feel about Spongebob and his stupid show.

lasagna's underrated
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh dear lord I shouldn't be looking at these before I sleep.

Adaliz Rodriguez
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks like a creature in the movie the twilight zone

Jim Gardner
Community Member
2 years ago

Solid Nightmare material

Yuna Aita
Community Member
2 years ago

Nah, Gary would look like any other snail with just a pink shell, and Spongebob would look like a normal sponge.

Charis Farmer
Community Member
8 months ago

OOOHHHHHH MY GOSH THAT IS SCARY!

Bluana Pinna
Community Member
2 years ago

SpongeBob Scarepants

Brittany Hesskew
Community Member
2 years ago

His butt must be behind the back of his throat.

awesome_sauce.71
Community Member
2 years ago

i woulda scared myself if i drew this

Don Broder
Community Member
2 years ago

Swiss cheese

John Backus
Community Member
2 years ago

Picket fence teeth .....

George Perrin
Community Member
2 years ago

This is an improvement

Natalie KS
Community Member
2 years ago

THIS is why Squidward looks the way he does (from previous page).

Chantelle Dixie
Community Member
2 years ago

Funky sponge

Sondra Oppedisano
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks more like a carnival character

Rowanmun
Community Member
2 years ago

Didn't they have a similar image in Twilight Zone the movie?

Rick Shadick
Community Member
2 years ago

Very cool

Rick Shadick
Community Member
2 years ago

A

jasmine chilton
Community Member
2 years ago

square pants? or no?

Julie Armstrong
Community Member
2 years ago

Nooo spongebob is cute

Little letitia
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like You have a weird definition of cute...

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Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

The details are amazing.

thebridget
Community Member
2 years ago

Why?

PARANOIDANDROID
Community Member
2 years ago

Sponge buns

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#12

Hades

Hades

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Signe Manat Hansen
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 years ago

You're Bro, High!

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#15

Sheldon J. Plankton

Sheldon J. Plankton

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Rebekah
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm pickle Rick!

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#17

Neomorph

Neomorph

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Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
2 years ago

It's kinda cute.

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#18

Patrick Star

Patrick Star

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Tatjana Dunkelmann
Community Member
2 years ago

A Nose???

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#19

Mr Meeseeks

Mr Meeseeks

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Luna Kittenwarrior
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 years ago

I like rusty spoons. They are almost orgasmic

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#21

Murdoc

Murdoc

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Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
2 years ago

But, he already looks like this...?

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#22

Courage

Courage

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April Watson
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 years ago

Mr flabs

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#24

Morty

Morty

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Jazz Akins
Community Member
2 years ago

Ew

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#25

Hey Arnold

Hey Arnold

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Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
2 years ago

Dang, puberty is Not his friend.

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#26

Stimpy

Stimpy

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Angelina Wilkins
Community Member
2 years ago

Where's Ren?

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#27

Antichrist

Antichrist

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Shinomi Chan
Community Member
2 years ago

Aw does he have a sore throat?

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#28

Smashing

Smashing

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Andrew Cas
Community Member
2 years ago

Mr thornberry!

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#29

Scary Terry

Scary Terry

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Felix Ostendorf
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 years ago

It always looked like this...

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#32

Vampire

Vampire

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HauntedForests
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 years ago

Is this normie dude or troll face?

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#35

Plumbus

Plumbus

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Roisin Carey
Community Member
2 years ago

What the hell is that?

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#36

Hunchback Uni Project

Hunchback Uni Project

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HageTo
Community Member
2 years ago

So sad :(

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#37

Mr. Poopybutthole

Mr. Poopybutthole

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Andrew Cas
Community Member
2 years ago

Oooooo weeee!

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#38

King Jellybean

King Jellybean

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Luna Kittenwarrior
Community Member
2 years ago

We gotta eat him for a reason.

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#39

Monster

Monster

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Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 years ago

Who is this?

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#41

Netflix Troll

Netflix Troll

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Mia J
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 years ago

I aint biting that

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