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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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Hell no!!!!

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#2

Rick Sanchez

Rick Sanchez

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Jim Gardner
Community Member
3 years ago

PICKLE RICK

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#3

Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson

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Etienne Pisano
Community Member
3 years ago

hmmmmm....donuts...!!!

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#4

Wally

Wally

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

I would want to meet Wally :) But i would need to find him first...

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#5

Squidward Tennisballs

Squidward Tennisballs

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PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#6

Krusty The Clown

Krusty The Clown

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Andrew Cas
Community Member
3 years ago

Almost looks like the violater from spawn!

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#7

Googly Bear

Googly Bear

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Celestial Lynx
Community Member
3 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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PARANOIDANDROID
Community Member
3 years ago

Seems familiar

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#9

Pepe

Pepe

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

So sad :(

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#10

Peter Griffin

Peter Griffin

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Ross Carter
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like my ex-boss!

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#11

Spongebob

Spongebob

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Jim Gardner
Community Member
3 years ago

Solid Nightmare material

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#12

Hades

Hades

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Shanic García Ramos
Community Member
3 years ago

Hades*

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#13

Grim

Grim

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Stephanie Hutner
Community Member
3 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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Celestial Lynx
Community Member
3 years ago

How is this scary...? This is what Gary looks like half the time in the shows. Also in my humble opinion, the artists for the shows have made him look scarier than this image many times before. But I will admit, this artist has some talent.

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#15

Sheldon J. Plankton

Sheldon J. Plankton

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Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
3 years ago

Plankton are so tiny this might be his official mug shot. How would we know it's not?

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#16

Pickle Rick

Pickle Rick

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Jim Gardner
Community Member
3 years ago

YES

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#17

Neomorph

Neomorph

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Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
3 years ago

It's kinda cute.

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#18

Patrick Star

Patrick Star

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Celestial Lynx
Community Member
3 years ago

PATRICK CAVEMAN 🤣 I've seen this look before! This is just a way better detailed image of it!

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#19

Mr Meeseeks

Mr Meeseeks

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Andrew Cas
Community Member
3 years ago

Existence is pain!

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#20

Salad Fingers

Salad Fingers

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Spoooon

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#21

Murdoc

Murdoc

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Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
3 years ago

But, he already looks like this...?

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#22

Courage

Courage

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mustafa
Community Member
3 years ago

i was looking for "courage "

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#23

Eugene H. 'Armour Abs' Krabs

Eugene H. 'Armour Abs' Krabs

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PARANOIDANDROID
Community Member
3 years ago

Mr flabs

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#24

Morty

Morty

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Jim Gardner
Community Member
3 years ago

So the ears are either really small or really big

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#25

Hey Arnold

Hey Arnold

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

This one creeps me out.

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#26

Stimpy

Stimpy

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Angelina Wilkins
Community Member
3 years ago

Where's Ren?

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#27

Antichrist

Antichrist

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PARANOIDANDROID
Community Member
3 years ago

Why is he chocking himself?

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#28

Smashing

Smashing

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Andrew Cas
Community Member
3 years ago

Mr thornberry!

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#29

Scary Terry

Scary Terry

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Steve Bowman
Community Member
3 years ago

Ballchinian!

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#30

The Clown

The Clown

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Angelina Wilkins
Community Member
3 years ago

Creepy

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#31

Alien

Alien

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Luna Kittenwarrior
Community Member
3 years ago

It always looked like this...

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#32

Vampire

Vampire

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Mike Morelli
Community Member
3 years ago

Nosferatu

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#33

Ants In My Eyes Johnson

Ants In My Eyes Johnson

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Roisin Carey
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh my lord this guy literally makes me cry!

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#34

No Meme

No Meme

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PARANOIDANDROID
Community Member
3 years ago

Is this normie dude or troll face?

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#35

Plumbus

Plumbus

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Andrew Cas
Community Member
3 years ago

To much detail haha!

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#36

Hunchback Uni Project

Hunchback Uni Project

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HageTo
Community Member
3 years ago

So sad :(

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#37

Mr. Poopybutthole

Mr. Poopybutthole

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Andrew Cas
Community Member
3 years ago

Oooooo weeee!

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#38

King Jellybean

King Jellybean

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Luna Kittenwarrior
Community Member
3 years ago

We gotta eat him for a reason.

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#39

Monster

Monster

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Roisin Carey
Community Member
3 years ago

Freaky...

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#40

Testicle Monster And Chris

Testicle Monster And Chris

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Stephen Douglas
Community Member
3 years ago

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#41

Netflix Troll

Netflix Troll

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Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

Who?

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#42

The Forbidden Fruit

The Forbidden Fruit

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

So the forbidden fruit is a... testicle? I am going straight to hell then i guess -.-

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