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35 Insanely Creepy Google Deep Dream Images That Are Pure Nightmare Fuel

Google DeepDream is an artificial neural network recognizes and enhances visual patterns in imagines, distorting them into something resembling what a dream might look like to a computer (it's vastly more complicated than that, but this is the simplest way to describe how it functions). Running a standard, possibly even mundane image through a deep dream generator like Google's can yield beautifully strange fantasy landscapes and creatures.  

On the other hand, DeepDream can create some truly creepy photos, either by processing innocuous images, or from starting with ones that are horrifying from the outset - like, for instance, Tim Curry as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, who is doubly terrifying after a few rounds through the generator; or Charles Manson, whose "thousand-yard stare" now gazes even further into the pit of your soul.  

A word to the wise, however: maybe don't view these pictures while under the influence of any intoxicants. That may only make them worse...