We all have strange and irrational fears, but few of us make a living off them like Fran Krause.

The LA-based cartoonist, who we previously wrote about here, has added new comics to his Deep Dark Fears series, and they're just as morbidly delightful as the last batch. Krause has gained a cult following on Tumblr thanks to his knack for illustrating the most paranoid corners of people's minds, and his work is almost entirely based on user input. Some of the comics turn ridiculous phobias into humorous imagery, while others deal with serious trauma.

The lifeblood of the project is how universal it is. It shows the fears that so many of us share, and encourages us to embrace them. Check out some of the latest Deep Dark Fears below, but make sure to leave the light on.

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Lemur 2 years ago

That's creepy

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Lemur 2 years ago

That's smart, but also a lil creepy. Who would ever do that?

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MeiMei 2 years ago

THIS! I always position my bed affixed in a wall and every night when I sleep I always make sure that I am glued to the wall. I am afraid that creepy monsters will grab me by the hand or foot and take me to their dark kingdom. I thought of this even under my bed there is no space for monster to squeeze in because its full of "sentimental stuff".

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

deep dark cheers. I love this one

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Amber Hardisty 2 years ago

I'm glad I'm not the only one that does this

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Natasha L 2 years ago

That's a bit too detailed for my liking

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Jose Baeyens 2 years ago

Sometimes my migraines get so bad I wish I could just switch off.

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

That's just so sad...I wouldn't like to imagine my Dad alone....

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Laily F. Noor 2 years ago

everybody who has very sick family member, has this fear

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Mick and Lee 2 years ago

Understandable given how fast time flies. Can't believe we're already into Feb for example.

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Sgrsg 2 years ago

That's called Conscience.

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Lemur 2 years ago

Good, I'll try that.

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Bella Rose 2 years ago

Or maybe they're protecting you from something terrible

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Daria B 2 years ago

The fear is of being possessed, rather than killed. My mind alone is already too much for my poor little brain sometimes, it would be torture to have another soul trying to hack in.

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Laily F. Noor 2 years ago

or don't own the dolls

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Stille20 2 years ago

OMG! Your sister was super evil... and clever

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Natasha L 2 years ago

Oh great, how am I meant to sleep tonight?

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Jenny Brocato 2 years ago

I have this thought all the time!

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Silvia Shih 2 years ago

I just can't stop to laughing........

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Pi... 2 years ago

It's not just her phone that's dead! X(

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dirty don 2 years ago

Someone says,If you die,You will get in some kind of cinema,And you'll see everything that you had done in your whole life(at just one moment),And then you blackout。

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Małgorzata Nowak 2 years ago

once i was dreaming, that i was dreaming and i woke up in that dream and i told my dad about this, then i woke up for real, i was so confused and asked my dad if i already told him about this xD

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Daria B 2 years ago

Your memory is not wiped out. At least not everyone's. My mother had an eye surgery and she "woke up" in the middle of the process. And the doctors couldn't tell, they almost thought they lost a patient, because it took longer for her body to start showing signs of conscience. She could tell us "kids" how she could see and hear them almost panicking over her, and how badly she wanted to shout "I'm alive and fine!". Then she had thoughts of patients in a coma and that were decided for anesthesia.... I'm so glad my mom has been doing fine all these years after that experience and that the surgery was actually successful and her sight was restored.

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rakuninaru 2 years ago

That's cute in any case

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Derek Hellam 2 years ago

You are the "other" version in their universe, who survived :)

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Master Markus 2 years ago

Oh yes, the plot to every movie about the rapture. Also, brings up a problem with teaching kids fundamental religious beliefs.

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Daria B 2 years ago

If you set the lighting to the lowest point, the difference is not that big anymore. Actually, I even can't look at my phone in the dark with its settings set on high brightness levels. It hurts too much.

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Raluca Iftime 2 years ago

I will have this fear for ever :( I must know where is my soulmate

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Sgrsg 2 years ago

creepy!

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Jenna Ward 2 years ago

Omg i have also thought this before!!

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Bender 2 years ago

jesus christ. that's a fucked up thing to say to a kid.

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Lemur 2 years ago

oh no, that happend to me once. I was like: oh shit!

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Daria B 2 years ago

They wish!

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LC 2 years ago

or escalator

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Daria B 2 years ago

My hands would feel all prickly for blood circulation reasons if I kept my hand up my neck during the whole film...

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Guy Lachance 2 years ago

Then you might not want to watch National Geographic's Mysteries of the Unseen World...

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Master Markus 2 years ago

You'd definitely start smelling before that.

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Daria B 2 years ago

I agree with Spinaap. But I wanna add that this little bitter-sweet anecdote is a good example to give when you're trying to explain about the harm of someone being over-protective.

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Alex K 2 years ago

lol i love that the artist put horus as god

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Daria B 2 years ago

Oh my, this one reminded me of that certain time when... It's a long story, but I wanna tell it, so, I'll try to keep it simple. Sometimes in S. Korea, the siren goes off as part of a military training (because technically, the war is not really "over", right?) for citizens to run to the shelters. Nobody cares about it nowadays, and people just ignore the siren, but the first times I heard it, back when I just moved to the country, from my Safe European Home, it was too hard to pretend I'm not freaking out. One day the siren went off while I was taking a daily nap home alone. Recently it has been a good while of not hearing those sirens.

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Mick and Lee 2 years ago

No wonder this person has so many fears with parents like this.

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Natasha L 2 years ago

Is it weird that I get this?

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Derpy Bob 2 years ago

Ms Eurus

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Karen Roche 2 years ago

Why are you making me think this.

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dirty don 2 years ago

Don't you think those eyes look like the socket.

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Natasha L 2 years ago

Horror movie material

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Lorena Pena 2 years ago

I find this kind of beautiful in a way

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Jim 2 years ago

hoarder problems. ;p

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Regina Kearns 2 years ago

don't tell the kid you have something more to be worried about!

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Master Markus 2 years ago

Wendigo problems.

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Jim 2 years ago

Good habit if you ever go camping, i've spent an hour setting up the perfect safe spot for a tent. saved our lives last year when we had a late night wind storm and four old growth cedar trees came down. They all feel exactly where I thought they would so being a bit neurotic can be a life saver.

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Phishcat 2 years ago

I kinda do this but I worry that everything I think in my head, I'm actually saying out loud. And I can think some pretty horrible and mean thoughts....

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Jeanne Deaux 2 years ago

KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!!

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Roberta Scheer 2 years ago

omg... this is creepy

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Jeanne Deaux 2 years ago

My eyes hurt just by reading this.

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Mariam mayu 2 years ago

Hehehehe i put cloths on the chair :)

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Janine 2 years ago

That's gonna make your life real complicated.

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Ionescu Mihaela 2 years ago

throw it away

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

For me it's snakes or rats or anything that can crawl or slither up the toilet...Aaaaarrrrrggghhhhhh...

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Jim 2 years ago

The dog makes me sad and proud at the same time.

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Evie Heaven 2 years ago

When I cut my eyebrow when falling down when kid, my father offered me a drink to calm me down. The problem he offered me to drink something red (guess some cherry juice or smth like that) - I cried even more because I was sure my blood was falling into the cup and that's why it is red, and I am offered to drink my own blood. Don't remember much, but the red drink and being sure that it is my blood.

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Lorena Pena 2 years ago

So cute

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Natasha L 2 years ago

At least there's cake!

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Socially Awkward 2 years ago

Yer a wizard Harry

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Mick and Lee 2 years ago

It IS a super loud noise when you flush. Fast too. It always makes me jump.

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Jeanne Deaux 2 years ago

There was an accident with a girl almost scalped on an attraction. It was horrible.

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Socially Awkward 2 years ago

Who would tell their kid that????

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Shana 2 years ago

So don't walk around while eating them? :P

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Christina Eneroth (Eneroth3) 2 years ago

I've had several nightmares about how my beloved stuffed animals are being mixed up with identical stuffed animals (from the same factory) that aren't them :'( .

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SylvaCrow 2 years ago

I feel like this every day!

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Liat Cohen-Shakked 2 years ago

That's why they instruct you to not eat anything that needs chewing for a while after. You might also accidentally chew your inner cheek.

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gedwards1 2 years ago

I'm more worried about how you would find that out!

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Master Markus 2 years ago

I don't think they'd snip off, but they could break your bones and it would hurt like all hell.

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Jeanne Deaux 2 years ago

Hence qhy you should always concentrate on the road instead of the lights in front of you. If they need to suddenly brake the change of lights will grab your attention anyway, particularly at night.

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Cara 2 years ago

That's exactly how I feel, but with shoes!!!

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prestoli 2 years ago

Love the cat in the mugshot

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Bunzilla 2 years ago

The worst is having a nurse who doesn't know what she's doing. I had one nurse who SCRAPED the insides of my vein with the needle. Another who grazed a nerve in my arm! Took me a little over a week for my nerve to heal after that. Ugh.

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