You know what your Halloween season needs more of? Nightmares, that’s what! And thanks to John, the terrifyingly creative mind behind Pumpkinrot, we’ve got a whole new reason to sleep with the lights on! Below is a hair-raising gallery of nightmare fuel that is guaranteed to give you the creeps whether you want them to or not. John creates these terrifying creatures and then photographs them in natural settings—and the results are brilliant. You can thank John for the nightmares later, but first take a look at the gallery below!
I asked John what inspires him; here’s what he had to say:
Halloween and organic elements are two intensely-related things to me, so I try to capture that relationship in my scarecrows, creatures, displays, and photos. I get a ton of inspiration from things like leaves, dried corn stalks, twisted branches and vines, and tired old pumpkins. I think true Halloween magic comes from its earthy side, and I think I’m always trying to find that magic in the things that I build.
If you want to see more of his work, just head over to the Pumpkinrot website and have a look around!