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.