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68 Nightmare-Inducing Art Pieces

From Dismembered Doll Captures to Mutant Human Hybrid Sculptures

— June 2, 2013 — Art & Design
It might seem surprising that nightmare-inducing art is so popular, but there's something about being terrified and grossed out that people love. These 68 pieces of nightmare inducing art prove that art can be disturbing but still retain its beauty.

Most of these pieces depict disfigurements through illustrations, photography and sculpture. One of the most disturbing is the grotesque animal portrait wherein animals are shown inside out with their organs perfectly detailed. Another nightmarish creation is the monstrous Victorian-inspired illustration series, which depicts small children with grotesque monsters such as giants, mutants and all things disgusting. For horror movie fans, there are film antagonist drawings which take villains like Freddy Kreuger and turn them into equally terrifying pieces of art.

Regardless of what your nightmares are made of, there will be something in these 68 nightmare inducing art pieces that will keep you from sleeping at night.
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Creepy Child Animations
Creepy Child Animations
Ringo by M.R. Horhager Tells the Tale of a Ruined Boy
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67
Visceral 3D-Grafted Masks
Visceral 3D-Grafted Masks
These Veinous Customized Masks Will Put Anyone in Awe
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66
Dismembered Doll Captures
Dismembered Doll Captures
‘Green Tumors’ Offers an Eerie Look at Tumor Growth
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65
Frighteningly Fantastical Artwork
Frighteningly Fantastical Artwork
Emeli Theander Paints the Unsettling and Surreal
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64
Futuristic Concrete Jungle Pictures
Futuristic Concrete Jungle Pictures
The Yang Yongliang Images Provide a Scary Look Ahead
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63
Grotesque Goon Drawings
Grotesque Goon Drawings
The Gerardo Blumenkrantz Series is Bizarre
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62
Spooky Stop-Motion Face Paintings
Spooky Stop-Motion Face Paintings
Let Erica Luke Scare You with Her 'Rot' Video
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61
Creepy Monster Animations
Creepy Monster Animations
Zumofilla by Rafahu is Full of Shock and Color
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60
Transplanted Cranium Doodles
Transplanted Cranium Doodles
Mikkel Sommer Illustrates Gruesome Scenes with Cartoon Heads
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59
Surreal Candid Captures
Surreal Candid Captures
Thomas Longo Captures Black-and-White Beauty in Impossible Ways
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58
Frightful Fantasy Paintings
Frightful Fantasy Paintings
The Tom Howse 'Fantastic Salad' Curation is an Estranged Collection
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Nightmarish Neon Art
Nightmarish Neon Art
Cavity Colors is an Online Store Selling Various Prints of Crazy Creations
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Decaying Villain Depictions
Decaying Villain Depictions
Chris Faccone Illustrates Batman Foes in a Corpse-like Fashion
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55
Grotesque Alphabets
Grotesque Alphabets
Michiel Van Der Born's Illustrated Letters are Not for Children
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54
Storyline Shadow Canvases
Storyline Shadow Canvases
Daniel Zeller Creates Beautiful Limbo-Inspired Art with LED Lights
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53
Scary Swirly-Faced Portraiture
Scary Swirly-Faced Portraiture
Yuko Nasu Depicts People with Distorted & Eerie Visages
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52
Grotesquely Morphed Classic Portraits
Grotesquely Morphed Classic Portraits
Christian Rex van Minnen Depicts Appalling Skin Issues
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51
Depressing Occult Children Depictions
Depressing Occult Children Depictions
Adri­enne Kam­merer Illustrates Images with Magica
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50
Grosteque Organ Illustrations
Grosteque Organ Illustrations
Wang Aiying Digs Deep Into the Body with Her Paintings
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49
Grotesque Animalistic Portraits
Grotesque Animalistic Portraits
Beau White Shocks and Frightens With Disturbing Illustrations
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48
Grotesque Neon Portraits
Grotesque Neon Portraits
Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo Renders Slightly Disturbing Graphics
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Screaming Ghost Apparitions
Screaming Ghost Apparitions
The Scary Mary Mirror is the Most Haunting Spooky Halloween Decor
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46
Surreal Mouth Depictions
Surreal Mouth Depictions
The Stanley Patzold 'Kayla’s Lips Adventure' Series is Magical
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45
Grotesque Watercolor Portraits
Grotesque Watercolor Portraits
Akira Beard Blends Complementary Hues with Bizarre Features
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44
Haunting Nightmare-Inducing Paintings
Haunting Nightmare-Inducing Paintings
These Christine Wu Illustrations Play on Provocative Themes
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Disturbed Movie Character Depictions
Disturbed Movie Character Depictions
Lorenzo Nuti Renders Fear-Inducing Images Inspired by Film
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Surreal Steampunk Sketches
Surreal Steampunk Sketches
Yuri Laptev Enchants with His Imaginitive Imagery
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Deglamorized Fantasy Watercolors
Deglamorized Fantasy Watercolors
The Geoffrey Chadsey Portrait Drawings Reveal Wishful Thinking
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40
Creepy Clown-Like Caricatures (UPDATE)
Creepy Clown-Like Caricatures (UPDATE)
Guim Tio Zarraluki's New Portraits are Eerily Hypnotic
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39
Avant-Garde Demon Depictions
Avant-Garde Demon Depictions
The Ivan Navi Vamp Editorial Features Abundant Accessories
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38
Celebrity Apparition Artistry
Celebrity Apparition Artistry
MetaMephisto Depicts Pop Culture Figures as Ghoulish Ghosts
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37
Monstrous Victorian-Inspired Art (UPDATE)
Monstrous Victorian-Inspired Art (UPDATE)
Travis Louie's Paintings are Both Grotesque and Refined
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36
Horrific Sacrilegious Seductresses
Horrific Sacrilegious Seductresses
The Horror Chiq-Holy Beauty by Jenn Hoffman Spread is Alluring
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35
Mutant Human Hybrid Sculptures
Mutant Human Hybrid Sculptures
Allochtoons Brings Horrific Nightmarish Creations Into Reality
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34
Morose Tri-Hued Depictions
Morose Tri-Hued Depictions
Quasilucid Renders Morbid Images in Shades of Red, White and Black
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33
Morbid Victorian Silhouettes
Morbid Victorian Silhouettes
Killhouettes Has Viewers Stopping and Staring at Deadly Scenarios
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32
Grotesque Organic Sculptures
Grotesque Organic Sculptures
Onania by Jan Manski Utilizes Gruesome Materials
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31
Alarmingly Apocalyptic Artwork
Alarmingly Apocalyptic Artwork
Omero Levya Creates Dark Dreamlike Art
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30
Macabre Mixed Media
Macabre Mixed Media
Kris Kuksi Unveils New Works for 'Beast Anthology' at Joshua Liner Gallery
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29
Surreal Personified Sketches
Surreal Personified Sketches
Ruth Munro Creates Illustrations That are Artisticly Abnormal
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28
Anti-Banker Street Art
Anti-Banker Street Art
Wall Street Labyrinth by Liqen Visually Criticizes the Financial World
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27
Undead Family Portraits
Undead Family Portraits
Roisin McAuley Zombified Illustrations Spice Up Photos
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26
Deeply Diabolical Depictions
Deeply Diabolical Depictions
The Inner Demons Spread is Eerily Captivating
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25
Dismilly Disturbed Illustrations
Dismilly Disturbed Illustrations
Michal Dziekan Shows Us the Dark Side
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24
Seductive Skull Collages
Seductive Skull Collages
Artist Tom French Fluctuates Between Alluring and Foreboding
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23
Religious Alter-Ego Editorials
Religious Alter-Ego Editorials
The Mary & Magdalene Editorial Plays Dual Roles
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22
Pinned Celeb Collages
Pinned Celeb Collages
David Adey Creates Glamorous and Grotesque Artworks
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21
Dreamy Mutilation Depictions
Dreamy Mutilation Depictions
Nomi Chi Paints Surreal Illustrations of Subjects with Open Wounds
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20
Frightful Film Antagonist Art
Frightful Film Antagonist Art
David Murdoch Paints Movie Villains in a Nightmarish Manner
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19
Peculiar Abstract Human Art
Peculiar Abstract Human Art
Can Pekdemir Makes Bizarre Abstract Art Representing Human Bodies
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18
Fearful Fantasy Comic Depictions
Fearful Fantasy Comic Depictions
Uwe de Witt Puts a Nightmarish Twist on Graphic Novel Art
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17
Paranormal Pencil Drawings
Paranormal Pencil Drawings
Gavin Hargest Illustrates Eerie Nightmare-Inducing Women
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Eerie Dream Photography (UPDATE)
Eerie Dream Photography (UPDATE)
The Brittany Markert ‘Serenade Sublimina' Series is I
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15
Abnormal Animal Artwork
Abnormal Animal Artwork
Matt Medium Experiments with Exaggeration and Distortion
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14
Nightmare-Inducing Illustrations
Nightmare-Inducing Illustrations
Artist Victor Castillo Frightens with his Paintbrush
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13
Disturbing Diver Depictions
Disturbing Diver Depictions
Michael Manomivibul Illustrates Underwater Explorers in Dark Scenarios
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12
Intricately Grotesque Sketches
Intricately Grotesque Sketches
Artist Mark Riddick Knows How to Get Your Skin Crawling
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11
Dreamy Demonic Drawings
Dreamy Demonic Drawings
Lucian Stanculescu Illustrations Feature Haunting Creatures
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10
Self-Destruction Photography
Self-Destruction Photography
The Despair by Daniel Grizelj Series Sheds Light on Depression
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9
Twisted Nightmare Illustrations
Twisted Nightmare Illustrations
Cezar Berger Brings Demented Dreams to Life on the Page
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8
Creepy Comic Illustrations
Creepy Comic Illustrations
Murray Somerville Renders Surreal Fantasy Drawings
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7
Tentacled Victorian Illustrations
Tentacled Victorian Illustrations
Dan Hillier Replaces People's Appendages with Squid Limbs
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6
Grotesque Gothic Illustrations
Grotesque Gothic Illustrations
Michael Hussar Depicts Devilish and Surreal Carnival Workers
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5
Disturbing Demonic Photography
Disturbing Demonic Photography
Bryce Edsall Manipulates Pictures in Nightmare-Inducing Ways
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4
Haunting Fantasy Female Portraits
Haunting Fantasy Female Portraits
Rob Shields Paints Beautiful Women with Nightmarish Features
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3
Spine-Chilling Makeup Illusions
Spine-Chilling Makeup Illusions
Choo-San Creates Incredibly Realistic Horror-Inspired Artworks
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2
Disturbing Liplock Depictions
Disturbing Liplock Depictions
David Ho Paints Bizarre Creatures Kissing One Another
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Deformed Face Portraits
Deformed Face Portraits
The V64 Spring 2010 'Mirror Mirror' Spread is Plastic
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