Whether you take pumpkin carving seriously or not, the Jack-o'-lantern remains an important part of every Halloween. Although the carving of vegetables has been a common practice in many parts of the world for a very long time, it is believed that this modern tradition has its roots in 19th-century Ireland, and it seems that it's here to stay. Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of the scariest, truly terrifying pumpkin carvings that will give you more than enough ideas for your own pumpkin lantern projects in the years to come.
From a dying phone battery to the haunting student loans, these pumpkins cut to the very core of human existence. They remind us of the uncomfortable parts of reality and will make you sleep with the light on during the spookiest night of 2017. Scroll down to collect your nightmare fuel and upvote your (least) favorite entries.