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Scary Graffiti Monsters and Freaky Murals to Enrich your Halloween

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October 31, 2015

Hey, it’s Halloween time of the year again! It is originally linked with the end of the harvest season and the start of winter – the “darker” part of the year. Roots of Halloween go deep, deep into our past, and is a mixture of Christian and pagan inheritage. Halloween is the day, actually, the evening before big Christian holy days – All Saints, or All Hallows’ day – and All saints was introduced into Christian calendar in the beginning of the seventh century. But, in the North of Europe, in the Celtic-speaking countries, Halloween was much influenced by the Welsh and Gaelic influence – they have believed that during this part of the year, the border between this world and the Otherworld becomes the thinnest, so, spirits and faries are being able to cross from the Otherworld to our own and to become particularly active.

However, as anything else, today’s consumerism and pop culture prevailed in almost every part of our lives, and Halloween is not different. Costums, trick-or-treating and food, some of the symbols and customs that exist for centuries, were transformed so they could bring more money to those that already have a huge amount of it. But, let’s not go that way, and let’s see how Halloween is celebrated at street walls, by the street artists. We bring you a selection of scary graffiti and murals as our contribution to this day, when you should be afraid. Be very afraid.

3D Street Art – Emergence Day 2006

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Let’s start with this one. 3D graffiti are very popular, and some of them are true masterpieces. Yet, since most of them are done by chalks, they are very fragile and they don’t last long.

Eighties Conspiracy – London

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I don’t know when have people started being afraid of clowns, but from today’s perspective, Stephen King is the main suspect. His book “It” from the middle of the eighties is probably the most popular horror novel up to this day, and King is the most celebrated horror novelist of our age. I think that “Time” magazine had given the shortest and the most accurate description of King’s novel: “THIS IS IT”.

Mural in Christiania, Denmark

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Christiania, Denmark

David Nash – Freddy Krueger, Manchester

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I think I have watched “A Nightmare on Elm Street” not sooner than 20 years ago. Yet, the horror of it remains up to this day. I’m not really into horror movies, but this one particularly has struck my mind as “the epitome of horror”

Nychos – Dissection of a polar bear, Vienna, 2015

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Nychos is well known for his murals of dissected animals or human. And while his artworks are interesting, we wouldn’t want to see something like this late at night.

Nomerz – Monster House

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Nomerz – Monster House

BG183 – Clown

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Another scary clown, inspired by clown Pennywise from King’s novel “It”.

Graffiti Alley, Toronto – Half demon, part 1&2

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Graffiti Alley, Toronto – Half demon, part 1
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Graffiti Alley, Toronto – Half demon, part 2

Acquario Romano, Rome

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This tunnel in Rome is packed with graffiti and murals such as this one. SCA-RY!

MadC and Tess – Freddy Krueger Bus

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It appears that Freddy Krueger is not struck just into my mind as something that you shoud be very, very afraid of – MadC and Tess think the same way.

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Left: Andrew Curtis – Horror (Graffiti Wall on Maidens Walk) / Right: Urban graffiti, Peru

Fiona Tang – 3D Mural

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Fiona Tang is a true master of 3D art – her sharks, dragons and other monsters appear completely alive and ready to bite the part of your body. Bravo, Fiona!

Graffiti in Chernobyl, Ukraine

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Although this graffiti doesn’t appear that scary, it is the most frightful of them all. In then-Soviet, now-Ukrainian town Chernobyl, in 1986 occurred the biggest nuclear accident ever. Thousands of people have died of radiation, and the number of cancers inflicted by radiation is still growing. (Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

BG183 – Freddie Krueger and Frankenstein’s monster – East Village, NYC

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BG183 – Freddie Krueger and Frankenstein’s monster – East Village, NYC.

All images used for illustrative purposes only.