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.
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3 years ago

There is only one thing worse: 1%

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Misterscooter
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3 years ago

You ruined Halloween!

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3 years ago

AAAHHHH!

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Infernohound
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3 years ago

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

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Ok Ha-Neul
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3 years ago

that pumpkin is brighter than my future

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Becca
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

Must have started curving this 3 years ago

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Monica Lane
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO This is my worst enemy when in the outdoors

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Nga Kieu
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3 years ago

love these

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Polfsky Pol
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3 years ago

Worse if 12-2-17

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Patti
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3 years ago

That's the scariest pumpkin I have ever seen

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Becca
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3 years ago

Yeah that's definitely a scary reality

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alwright
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3 years ago

November to be exact...

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PyroarRanger
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3 years ago

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

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cat woman
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3 years ago

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

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cat woman
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3 years ago

hahahhahaha is cool and very updated :)))

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cat woman
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3 years ago

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

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Infernohound
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3 years ago

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

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Victoria Pietsch
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3 years 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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Eloise Arrington
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2 weeks ago

:0 A GHOST STOLE THE HUMMUS!!!

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cat woman
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3 years ago

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

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Smerv
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3 years ago

*shrieeeek*

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Don Quixote
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1 year ago

😭

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Id row
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1 year ago

If you have to explain it, it's not funny.

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Misterscooter
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3 years ago

Procrastination!

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David Ross
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3 years ago

The student loan crash will be worse.

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CelSlade
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3 years ago

yup yup yup....

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

IMO Vista and 8 were horrible.. 7 was ok

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Robert Bailey
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3 years ago

don't get it. That's normal.

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Michael C
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3 years ago

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

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Jeannine Pope
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3 years ago

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

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Eloise Arrington
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2 weeks ago

EEEWWW!!

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