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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Infernohound
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Becca
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Monica Lane
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO This is my worst enemy when in the outdoors

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Patti
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's the scariest pumpkin I have ever seen

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Becca
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah that's definitely a scary reality

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PyroarRanger
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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cat woman
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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cat woman
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

hahahhahaha is cool and very updated :)))

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Infernohound
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Victoria Pietsch
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Id row
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Michael C
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Jeannine Pope
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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