Culture 28 Creepy Photos Inspired by Children's Nightmares  

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A collection of surreal and creepy photos by American photographer Arthur Tress, many of them inspired by the dreams and nightmares of children. As a kid in the 1950s, Tress began taking pictures the circus freaks and dilapidated buildings around Coney Island and its amusement park. The project depicted here, done in the late-1960s, combines his interest in ritual ceremony, Jungian archetypes, and social allegory. 

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Terrifying Crone Chair


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Eerie Hanging Skeletons


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This Goner With Nowhere to Run


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Super Creepy Gnome Child


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