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Entertainment made for kids hasn't always been all sunshine and obnoxious songs. In fact, some children's entertainment used to be straight-up scary, as the illustrations on this list demonstrate. Occasionally, it was with a purpose; some of the images below were meant to scare kids into good behavior. Other images, however, appear to be horrifying without any awareness that they were being horrifying, like an uncle who describes his farts at the dinner table.

No matter why these terrifying drawings were made, enjoy the pure nightmare fuel of these images, and be glad that the scariest thing your parents read you as a kid was Where the Wild Things Are.