Whether you take pumpkin carving seriously or not, the Jack-o'-lantern remains an important part of every Halloween. Although carving squashes and turnips have 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 and truly terrifying Halloween pumpkin carvings that will give you more than enough ideas for your own jack-o'-lantern designs in the years to come.

From a dying phone battery to the haunting student loans, these Halloween pumpkin carvings etch deep into the human existence. These jack-o'-lantern faces remind us of the uncomfortable parts of reality and will make you sleep with the light on during the spookiest night of the year. Scroll down to collect your nightmare fuel, pick the scariest pumpkin carving ideas and upvote your (least) favorite entries.

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Liam. Just Liam. 1 year ago

There is only one thing worse: 1%

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Misterscooter 1 year ago

You ruined Halloween!

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1 year ago

AAAHHHH!

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Infernohound 1 year ago

This little light of mine, im gonna let it shine.

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 year ago

that pumpkin is brighter than my future

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Becca 1 year ago

From someone who had a baby 5 months ago, and a 4 year old who knows everything, this it truly terrifying haha

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

Must have started curving this 3 years ago

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Monica Lane 1 year ago

Comic Sans is actually one of the easiest for people with dyslexia to read because every character is just different enough. I get that it's a running joke but it really does help some people.

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PyroarRanger 1 year ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO This is my worst enemy when in the outdoors

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Nga Kieu 1 year ago

love these

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WhiteFox 1 year ago

OOOOOHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOO

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Patti 1 year ago

That's the scariest pumpkin I have ever seen

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Becca 1 year ago

Yeah that's definitely a scary reality

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alwright 1 year ago

November to be exact...

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PyroarRanger 1 year ago

NO I CAN'T DEAL WITH DEADLINES! I'm a heavy procrastinator lol

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cat woman 1 year ago

need a bigger pumpkin ... the men ego is huge :))))

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cat woman 1 year ago

hahahhahaha is cool and very updated :)))

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cat woman 1 year ago

lol ! This must be a Russian pumpkin :))))

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Infernohound 1 year ago

TO quote the great Dean Winchester: "Lets not get ugly now."

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Victoria Pietsch 1 year ago

I’m not afraid of anything normal. I love snakes, sharks, and spiders. I love public speaking. I have No Fear of death and write a lot of funny stories about the grim reaper. I like heights and want to go parachuting one day. I love small, confined spaces. I went to a haunted house, got separated from my friends, and jokes with all of the actors as they threatened my life. ‘Twas grand. When people ask me what my biggest fear is, I swear I am not lying in the slightest when I say, “taxes, bills, identity theft, or computer viruses.” These are the things that terrify me.

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Rebekah 1 year ago

Love this.

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cat woman 1 year ago

Sometimes I'm not so sure :))))

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Smerv 1 year ago

*shrieeeek*

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David Ross 1 year ago

Not scary at all. Just self determination.

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Slightly Deflated 1 year ago

And yet, it has 28 retweets...

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Misterscooter 1 year ago

Procrastination!

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David Ross 1 year ago

The student loan crash will be worse.

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CelSlade 1 year ago

yup yup yup....

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

IMO Vista and 8 were horrible.. 7 was ok

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Robert Bailey 1 year ago

don't get it. That's normal.

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Michael C 1 year ago

You want scary? Try 8 AM church... ;-P

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Jeannine Pope 1 year ago

If you have worked in software, then you know how truly terrifying this is. No weekend for you!

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