72 Terrifying And Sad Pictures Shared In This Online Group

Spooky season may have come to an end, but have no fear! (Or perhaps, have lots of fears!) The real world has no shortage of terrifying and disturbing things year round. And one place on the internet that knows that better than anywhere else is the Terrifying as [Heck] subreddit. This online community is dedicated to sharing all things creepy, crawly and disturbing, so if that’s right up your alley, you’re in for a treat.

We’ve gathered some of the most unsettling pics from this terrifying subreddit down below to provide you with your daily dose of nightmare fuel. If you’re easily spooked, this article might not be for you. But if you love learning about the darkest parts of our planet and you can stomach seeing frightening photos, we think you’ll enjoy this creepy list. Keep reading to also find a few interviews we were lucky enough to receive from the moderators of this terrifying subreddit and from horror photographers Joshua Hoffine and Rick Jones. Be sure to upvote the pictures that freak you out the most, and then if you’re looking for even more dark and disturbing pics, you can check out this Bored Panda article next.

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#1 Man Shielded Many Women And Took All Pallets Shotgun On Himself During Anti Hizab Protest In Tehran

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The Terrifying as [Heck] subreddit (whose name we’ve censored) is certainly one of the most frightening and unsettling places on the internet. I can handle gore and violence in films no problem, but seeing a photo of a gruesome event taking place in real life? That’ll keep me from sleeping tonight. And as you’ll see from this list, not all of the pictures are explicitly dangerous or frightening. Some photos are more disturbing due to what they say about society or just seem creepy due to the context. Terrifying as [Heck] is a reminder that scary things are happening all the time.

To learn more about how this frightening corner of the internet was formed, we reached out to their moderator team on Reddit. “The subreddit was created a long time ago, but the creator left, and it remained closed until February of this year, after we requested it from Reddit employees and reopened it,” they told Bored Panda. “It’s exciting to see it grow to over 400k members in 10 months, exceeding our original expectations.”

#2 Just A Glimpse Of A Female University In Afghanistan

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#3 People In Iran Are Protesting For Her, Videos Are All Over The Internet

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When it comes to why audiences are drawn to this subreddit, the moderators told Bored Panda, “People I believe, are drawn to this type of content for a variety of reasons. People enjoy seeing terrifying things; we’re all wired to notice anomalies in our surroundings. A defining aspect of the sub is regardless of socioeconomic, ethnic or cultural background, there is a relatability in what truly chills an individual to the bone… Another reason is that seeing morbid and terrifying content helps us see the darker side of reality, making us appreciate what we have even more.”

We also wanted to know what the moderators find most frightening. “We all have different things that scare us, and for some, it’s things that cannot be explained, such as unknown diseases or things deep in the ocean about which we know very little,” they explained. “Others love videos of gruesome and morbid incidents. Those are the kind of thing we find the most terrifying and like to see on here. We’ve been terrified several times, mostly due to unexpected gore posts or this sub’s specialty, pitbulls mauling humans or other animals.”

#4 A Lone Scientist Descending Into The Radioactive Darkness Of Chernobyl In 1986

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#5 Suicide Nets At Apple Sweatshops In China

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#6 Americans And Their Firearms Collections

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And when it comes to why the moderators love Terrifying as [Heck] so much, they told Bored Panda, “We love this community for the same reasons its members do: strange content that makes you want to shiver.” But the group is still an acquired taste. “In terms of moderation, this is probably our most hated sub, due to extremely toxic and upsetting comments and frequent gore posts popping up here and there,” they shared.

But if you are a huge fan of the content in this article, be sure to head on over to the Terrifying as [Heck] subreddit after reading this piece and join their 440k members right here!

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#7 A Soldiers Face Before And After War

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#8 Run

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#9 The Shining Eyes Of Gators In The Everglades

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To gain more insight on the topic of terrifying photos, we reached out to horror photographer Joshua Hoffine, who has made a career out of shooting the most frightening pics you could imagine. We were curious how Joshua became inspired to enter the field of horror photography in the first place. “I’ve always loved horror movies, and all things scary,” he told Bored Panda. “Around 20 years ago, when I was a young photographer working at Hallmark Cards, it struck me that there was no such thing as ‘horror photography’. There are horror movies, and novels and comic books and video games – but why not photography? This realization inspired me to begin staging photographs deliberately designed to upset and frighten the viewer. When people asked me what I was doing, I called it ‘horror photography’.”

#10 Flyers Posted In Vancouver’s Dtes

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#11 A Creepy Looking Nun Watch Natives Children In Prayer

From 1880 to 1997 Canada forced indigenous children into residential schools to assimilate them into Canadian society. An estimated 6k to 25k died or went missing . Almost 2000 children have been found in unmarked, mass graves in Canada so far.

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#12 Windsor Lore

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“I love horror because it is about spectacle,” Joshua shared with Bored Panda. “I love the aesthetics of horror, and the surprising depth the genre allows.  Horror is, at once, psychological, metaphorical, and existential in nature.”

“Horror is ultimately concerned with the imminence and randomness of death, and the implication that there is no certainty to existence,” he explained. “The experience of horror resides in this confrontation with uncertainty. Horror tells us that our belief in security is delusional, and that the monsters are all around us.”

#13 A Disease That Has No Cure

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#14 The “Empty Box” Void Of A Brain Death

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#15 Bone Chilling Story About Jean Hilliard

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We were also curious about Joshua’s process of creating incredible frightening photos. “I stage my photo shoots like small movies, with sets, costumes, elaborate props, fog machines, and SPFX make up,” he shared. “I seek out common and universal fears as subject matter for my images. The fears that interest me the most are the ones we all share. I want to find the monsters hiding in our collective subconscious and drag them out into the light of day.”

And when it comes to what Joshua personally finds most terrifying, he told Bored Panda, “My biggest personal fears include death, the loss of a loved one, and the loss of self. My work covers an array of fears and phobias, but these core fears show up again and again. There are still many fears, such as nuclear holocaust or mass shooters, that remain to be made.”

#16 Thousands Of People Were Killed In A Terrifying Flood In Pakistan Recently. A Massive Inland Lake Has Appeared, As Seen On Satellite Imagery

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And when it comes to why we’re attracted to these types of photos, Joshua shared, “Fear is part of the human condition. Horror never ceases to be relevant, because we never cease to be afraid. Confronting our fears is the only way to control them.”

If you’d like to see some of Joshua’s amazing and unsettling work, be sure to visit his website right here.

#17 Frank Goldsmith, A Survivor Of The Rms Titanic Disaster, Ended Up Living Near A Baseball Stadium In Detroit

He hated game days, because the sound of the cheering crowd reminded him of the screaming people in the water during the sinking.

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#18 Poor Lady

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We were lucky enough to also get in touch with another horror photographer, Rick Jones, or the man behind Horrify Me, the UK’s leading award winning horror portrait photography studio. Rick told Bored Panda that he’s loved horror since a very young age (some might say too young, he added). “I recall being about 5 or 6 years old drawing monsters with blood-drenched fangs and chopped limbs, and I always watched any monster movie on TV that I could,” he shared. “The horror photography grew from my lifelong passion for horror and my fine art background. It was a way to bring the two things together. I do most of my own makeup and sculpting, painting, and staging as well as lighting and photography so it’s great that I get to smash all those practical skills into my genre passion!”

And when it comes to what Rick likes to capture in his photos, he said, “I shoot whatever I think is cool. Sometimes that’s a popular character such as Freddy Krueger or Valak the nun, and sometimes it’s something original that came from my own head. My favorite themes are my own unique twist on a popular theme – for example I once shot an art nude model as the Bride of Pinhead, and she was fully covered in pins all over her body. It was a wild idea, but fans loved it.”

#19 Portland Man Found His Tires Slashed, And This Note On His Car

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#20 Forcing Religion And Also Forced Marriage, Amazin

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#21 I’ve Already Seen 3 Videos This Week. As A Parent, This Is Terrifying

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We also wanted to know what Rick actually finds scary (if anything!). “I find real life things more scary than fantasy horror,” he told Bored Panda. “Vampires, zombies, demons etc – I am utterly fearless. I don’t actually believe in anything supernatural anyway. But real life crime, serial killers and that type of thing is pretty scary because despite my passion for gory horror flicks, I don’t actually like ‘real’ horror. I have created a few shoots which depict murder victims and realistic gore but when you are creating these images you are so engaged in the art form, and detached Savefrom the reality, that it doesn’t feel disturbing. Other people have found this work very disturbing though. One person actually threatened to phone the police about my photos. Maybe they thought I was a murderer? I don’t know.”

#22 A Post On R/Mildyinfuriating

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#23 This Emergency Alert Everyone I Know Just Got

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#24 Acute Radiation Poisoning

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When asked why people are drawn to these photos, Rick says it comes down to “morbid curiosity and fascination”. “At least that’s what draws me to it, so I can only assume it works for other people too. Photos are different to film because you are forced to study one static moment forever, so disturbing images can be far more confronting in stills photos than in film.”

“I grew up during the 1980s in the UK during the ‘video nasty’ era, when horror films on home video were relentlessly censored and banned,” Rick shared. “Now, as a horror artist myself, I experience this censorship often. Trying to showcase dark works of art on social media can be a thankless and frustrating task, at the best of times. For those of us who love this stuff – and there are a LOT of us – we absolutely relish it! We don’t want to force it on people who hate it so there’s endless calls for artists to be given better tools to be allowed to show their work rather than just face flat-out bans all the time. The horror genre is populated by some of the nicest people in the world, and it is a vibrant, friendly community. I kinda hope that the tech platforms figure this out one day and give us a break.”

If you’d like to check out Rick’s terrifying and amazing photos, be sure to visit his website Horrify Me right here!

#25 The 1933 Film Of Alice In Wonderland Is Pure Nightmare Fuel. Directed By Norman Z. Mcleod And Well Worth Watching!

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#26 Likely The Most Frightening 30 Minutes Of His Life…

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#27 Snapping Turtle In Brainerd

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Truth is stranger than fiction, and apparently, reality is scarier than fiction. We hope you’re not feeling too spooked from this list, but if you are, you can always check out a wholesome article from Bored Panda next (like this one!) as a palette cleanser. If you do plan to continue through this list, though, be sure to keep upvoting the pics that introduce you to new fears and let us know in the comments what the most terrifying thing you’ve recently seen or experienced was. We can keep spooky season going all year round!

#28 Two-Headed Sharks Are Sighted More And More And No One Knows Why

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#29 These Two Boys Had Been Exposed To The Same Smallpox Source. One Had Been Vaccinated, The Other Hadn’t

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#30 On October 29th, 2013. These Two Maintenance Workers Embrace Each Other Before Dying After The Wind Turbine They Were Working On In Ooltgensplaat, Holland Caught Fire

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#31 The Tragic Downfall Of Denise Rutkowski. Before And After Pic Show What Steroid Abuse And Drug Addiction Can Do

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#32 When You’re Camping Your Body Heat Provides A Thermal Spot For Insects To Congregate

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#33 This Is Terrifying And Comforting At The Same Time

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#34 Someone Posted How Low The Fatal Dose Of Fentanyl Is. Here Is Compared To The Fatal Dose Of Carfentani

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#35 Prototype “Economy” Airline Seats, Terrifying If You Have Claustrophobia

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#36 How To Escape Being Buried Alive

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#37 The View From My Apartment When The Air Quality Is Almost 300

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#38 Mass Shooters Of The Past 2-Months

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#39 Assisted Suicide Pod Approved For Use In Switzerland. At The Push Of A Button, The Pod Becomes Filled With Nitrogen Gas, Which Rapidly Lowers Oxygen Levels, Causing Its User To Die

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#40 Las Vegas Police Officers Try And Restrain An Angry Mike Tyson Who Just Bit Off A Chunk Of His Opponents Ear

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#41 Relaxing On The Side Of A Mountain

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#42 This Road In Northern Ireland

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#43 Apparently This Type Of Soap Is Popular Among Asian Women With Dark Skin

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#44 In 2018, An American Evangelical Missionary Trespassed Into The North Sentinel Island (The Last Contacted Place On Earth) To Convert The Hidden Tribe To Christianity. After Many Unsuccessful Attempts, The Man Was Maimed Through Blunt Force And Succumbed To Death

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#45 Scientist Vladimir Demikhov Giving Water To One Of His Two Headed Dog Experiment In 1955

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#46 Chicago Metra Up-N Track Carries 34,000 Passengers On 70 Trains Across This Bridge Each Weekday

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#47 Neuroanatomical Comparison Of Normal Brain And Alzheimer´s Disease Brain

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#48 They’re Actually Putting Guns On Robot Dogs

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#49 Department Store Wax Mannequins Melting During A Heatwave In 1929

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#50 Chinese Middle/High School Collectively Receiving Intravenous (Iv) Drips To Improve Performance While Studying For Their Upcoming Exam

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#51 Rosemary Kennedy And Lobotomy

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#52 My Ex’s Mom Has Been Stalking Me For A While. First Time She’s Been In My Parking Lot, Though

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#53 If You’re Tired, Pull Over. Open Your Windows. Turn Up Your Music And Ac. I’m Lucky To Be Alive

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#54 6000 Americans Under The Age Of 35 Will Die This Year From Sads (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome). They Will Fall Asleep One Night And Never Wake Up Again

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#55 Before And After Being Lost In The Wilderness For 33 Days

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#56 A Black Goat Imitating Human By Walking With Hind Legs Tricks The Chicken Into The Shack

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#57 Jared Leto And His Cult On His Private Island

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#58 This Guy’s Post History Is Terrifying

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#59 Insane Asylum Wall Art

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#60 It’s Probably Too Late At This Point

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#61 Enough Said

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#62 I Replaced A Toilet Because It Wasn’t Flushing Properly. Now I Know Why ….but What The Hell It Is I’ve No Idea!!! Alien Growth Right Under Their Bums

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#63 Siberian Bear-Hunting Armor

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#64 The Danish Special Forces Are Just Militarised Sleep Paralysis Demons

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#65 I Think Normal Fire Won’t Even Work On This…thing

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#66 This Mosquito Bite I Got

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#67 Japanese Bunraku Puppet

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#68 He Said His Next Goals Are To Make On Which Also Kills You If You Try To Tamper With It Or Take It Off. Yes, This Is Real. Not Satire

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#69 This Is A Antarctic Sea Spider. Sea Spiders Live All Over The World, And They’re Mostly Small, But In Antarctica They’re Dinner-Plate-Sized, With Legs As Long As 70cm

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#70 Progression Of Monkeypox

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#71 This Image Was Captured At A Redbox In San Diego, California

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#72 Discovered A New Fear Today

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