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30 Nightmarish Innovations

From Scary Sandcastles to Circus Nightmare Photography

— February 1, 2010 — Art & Design
Featuring scenes capable of finding their way into a Stephen King book-turned-movie, these 30 nightmarish innovations will make you want to sleep with the night light on all night.

From scary sandcastles to circus nightmare photography, check out these 30 super scary nightmarish innovations.

Boo!

Implications - Though most consumers spend their entire lives trying to dodge unpleasant experiences, some enjoy a little bit of fear and anxiety. This phenomena is referred to as scaretainment, and involves the activity of scaring oneself for entertainment. Companies that recognize this niche demographic release spooky products in the form of art, apparel, film or even food in order to provide consumers with the thrill they seek.
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Nightmarish Neighbors
Nightmarish Neighbors
SMITH Magazine Creates 'Next-Door Neighbor' Comic Series
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Nightmarish 3D Picturebooks
Nightmarish 3D Picturebooks
The Pop-Up Book of Phobias Is Not For the Faint of Heart
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28
Nightmare-Inducing Pillows
Nightmare-Inducing Pillows
Skwaks Pillow Creations Encourage Opposite of Sweet Dreams
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Retro Arcade Nightlights
Retro Arcade Nightlights
Fend Off Your Nightmares With Help From Pacman's Enemy
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26
Meat Infused Cupcakes
Meat Infused Cupcakes
The Deluxe Meat Loaf Bakery is a Vegan's Worst Nightmare
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25
Bad Dreams as Art
Bad Dreams as Art
'Welcome to My Nightmare' Installation
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Creative Dreamcatchers
Creative Dreamcatchers
Unique Handcrafted Arts to Help Keep Nightmares Away in Style
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Fantasy Fashion Campaigns
Fantasy Fashion Campaigns
Abandon Your Nightmares With Meltin'Pot
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Corporate Nightmare Artwork
Corporate Nightmare Artwork
Comments On Consumerism by Walter Robinson
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21
Playgrounds from Hell
Playgrounds from Hell
Slavic Nightmare Park Has Demonic Play Equipment
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Creepy Carpets
Creepy Carpets
The Boogie Man Rug is the Luxurious Way to Induce Nightmares
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Curse of The Dark Knight?
Curse of The Dark Knight?
Morgan Freeman's Nightmare Makes Three
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Dream Catching Jewelry
Dream Catching Jewelry
Odelie Chan Gets Spiritual With Nightmare-Fighting Accessories
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Nightmarish Dreamtography
Nightmarish Dreamtography
The Marco Grizelj Dreams Portfolio Torments Sleeping Beauty
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Nightmarish Sandcastles
Nightmarish Sandcastles
Sandlistaverk is Scary, Horrific, and Strange
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Sci-Fi Bean Bags
Sci-Fi Bean Bags
‘Bucky's Nightmare' by Designer Mathieu Lehanneur
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Art to Cure Nightmares
Art to Cure Nightmares
Deranged Digital Mixed Media by Mia Makila
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Nightmarish Silkscreens
Nightmarish Silkscreens
Jason Cantoro Art Creates Macabre Images That Just Won't Go Away
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Snake-Crushing Campaigns
Snake-Crushing Campaigns
The Copenhagen Zoo Bus Ads May Give You Nightmares
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11
Cute & Creepy Halloween Decor
Cute & Creepy Halloween Decor
The Bunny Vampire Girl by Creepy Dolls Will Give You Nightmares
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Nightmare-Inspired Dolls
Nightmare-Inspired Dolls
Krypt Kiddies
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Evil Clown Obsessions
Evil Clown Obsessions
Coulrophobic Nightmares
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Gothic Nightmare Illustrations
Gothic Nightmare Illustrations
Greg Simkins' Macabre Paintings Leave You Wanting More
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Nightmare-Inspired Photograpy
Nightmare-Inspired Photograpy
"After Dark, My Sweet" by Joshua Hoffine
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Fuzzy Nightmare Toys
Fuzzy Nightmare Toys
Clyde the Angry Bunny is Perfect for Scaring Kids
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Nightmarish Nursery Rhymes
Nightmarish Nursery Rhymes
Putting a Morbid Twist on Children's Stories
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Circus Nightmare Photography
Circus Nightmare Photography
‘Psycho Clowns & Baby Dolls' Will Give You Bad Dreams
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Alarming Digitography
Alarming Digitography
Marc Da Cunha Lopes' Enhanced Art is Forged in Nightmares
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Mind-Bending Sketches
Mind-Bending Sketches
Alex Andreyev Draws Disturbing Nightmares
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Children's Nightmare Photography (UPDATE)
Children's Nightmare Photography (UPDATE)
Scary Work by Joshua Hoffine
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