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Cursed Images (99 Cursed Images & Their Explanations)

In this brief guide, we will look at 99 cursed images and their explanations.

What are Cursed Images?

Cursed images is an internet name for pictures that are odd or weird in some way and elicit feelings of weirdness or being creeped out in a person, and they can be doctored or taken from odd perspectives or just images of weird stuff.

Urban Dictionary defines cursed images as the following:

“A cursed image is any image that can incite the 5 W’s in a person, these 5 W’s being, who, what, when, where and why. Things like this missing from an image are what is supposed to make you really think and there should be no answer. An image can have these properties but not be cursed. 

A cursed image also needs a good vibe to it and is commonly a non photoshopped image that has been taken with an old camera or phone. The image has to make you really think for it to be cursed and there are aspects to an image that can make it especially cursed ex. trends like: flash from a phone in a dark place, random items placed in unusual ways, things not how they are supposed to be, and misuse of items. 

These factors commonly are attributed to a cursed image, but not always and a cursed image is widely up to interpretation and there is no real line or concrete definition. If you’re unsure about an image contact a person who is in common contact and use of cursed images.”

Another definition of cursed images according to urban dictionary also defines what cursed images are and the types of cursed images usually found on the internet:

“A type of internet trend that includes images that are abnormal or off-putting.

These particular images may not necessarily be scary or disturbing, but they use multiple of the following attributes to achieve their style of oddity.

1. Gross: The photo may be disgusting, or include things that are gory and vulgar.

2. Scary: The picture uses dark figures, scary imagery, odd angles, and off-putting or uncanny imagery.

3. Abnormal: The picture takes something and puts it in a scenario where it is out of place, distorted, or edited.

4. Disappointing: The picture is of something that is a mistake or accidental.

5. Comical: The picture is parodying something or is making something look funny”

Below are 99 cursed images and their explanations to help you understand this common internet phenomena better.

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This cursed image is tagged as such because it just contains an odd assortment of things, the person using a rather plush coffin as a setup for a computer and the fact that the coffin seems to be a child sized one. It is an overall odd image in general.

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This cursed image shows a normal enough meal, except for the severely undercooked meat, which is definitely going to give someone salmonella, and yet the person who posted this image posted it as an epitome of great cuisine, which is what makes it a cursed image.

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This would be an ordinary photo on any given day, but the odd expression on the face of the person is what makes this a cursed image.

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Clowns are considered to be some of the best subjects for cursed images, and they often make appearances in many images like this all across the internet.

A possible reason for this is that the somewhat menacing appearance of badly made clowns is quite intimidating and scary, and it makes for a cursed image when they are present in very big sizes like this one, or when they are dressed oddly in a picture that makes them weird and distorted in some way.

An unofficial word for clown phobia is Coulrophobia, which literally means a fear of someone who walks on stilts, and this is a relatively common phobia.

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This cursed image is scary because it is a badly taken picture of the woods, for one thing, and on top of that it contains what looks like a decorated christmas tree in the middle of nowhere, which makes for 3 W’s out of the 5 present in any cursed image, which are what, where and why.

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This is a common type of crushed image, which shows odd placement of food that might make many people uncomfortable, because there is a burger patty on top of a soda cup with the cheese melted on it. This type of weird combination is a common sighting in cursed images.

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This cursed image is obviously doctored, but in a way that makes it funny and makes you go, hmm, because it has some very odd drawings and illustrations on it that make close to no sense.

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This is another cursed image with absolutely bizarre subject matter, but when you consider that drunk people doing things sometimes makes no sense at all, it fits, somehow, and that is what you see here. Many cursed images, like this one, are simply cursed because they are out of context and at first glance you can’t tell what you are looking at in the least.

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This cursed image is one of the famous ones and did the rounds on many social media sites some time ago. It is a picture of someone comforting a monkey as it throws up, and while that is actually a totally normal thing generally, its representation in a picture is odd and discomfiting in many ways to people who have never seen such a thing before.

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This is another example of a rather cursed image, because while there is nothing inherently wrong with the picture or the subject itself, the fact that it is a carrot that grew in an odd way feels uncomfortable to our knowledge and preconceived notions of what carrots are supposed to look like, and that makes it weird and cursed.

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This cursed image belongs to a common family of cursed images that you might often see, which is, images that are taken in the nighttime with a flash and the flash reflecting in something, and to add to that weird and surreal quality there is also a crying boy who is being forced to eat hot dogs? It is just overall one of the best examples of cursed images which have weird subject matters as well as weird quality.

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Here is another cursed image that shows absolutely mind-boggling content that raises so many questions, why is the person ironing crisps? What do they aim to get out of it? It just makes no sense no matter how you look at it, which is what makes it a cursed image.

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Taxidermy, especially badly done taxidermy, is another common theme in cursed images, and that is what you see here.

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This cursed image makes such little sense explaining it is just not possible, just that there is an insane amount of food in front of one person and while there is some kind of asian lettering on the magazine cover it also says that the magazine name is American Police, which makes no sense.

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In this cursed image you actually see something many people might hail as genius, if they love cool ranch flavor that is, and want to use it on just about anything. The person in this cursed image has crushed up cool ranch doritos and put it into a sprinkle bottle. For what, you ask? That is a good question. That is probably why this is a cursed image.

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This is one of the classic cursed images, bad quality of picture, nonsense content, it’s got everything.

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This cursed image possibly didn’t start out cursed, as in, the person who did this painting in real life probably didn’t think that they were going to get tagged as a cursed image, but that is how the internet works. This image is labeled a cursed image because of the weird placement of the face on the elephant’s face, which makes no sense.

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This cursed image is the kind that makes you feel really uncomfortable and makes you yell out “why?!” in an exasperated manner, because just who carries around a dead fish that is presumably straight out of the water in their pants?

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This is a rather vulgar cursed image, and it shows spaghetti rolled up inside a condom. Again, why, you ask? Probably for imaginary internet points, or to get yourself turned into a meme. Your guess is as good as ours, really.

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This cursed image is not the typical, in-your-face cursed image, and it won’t strike you immediately why this is cursed, but it will still make you uncomfortable and odd – till you realise that Coca Cola isn’t supposed to come in milk cartons.

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This cursed image of spiderman eating what looks like a pretzel or snack of some kind is a cursed image because of the really bad suit and the fact that he is eating the snack over his mask. You may ask why, but no one really knows.

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This very unfortunate and odd, and obviously edited cursed image of an obese Indian boy is cursed because of the obvious switch between his face and stomach, which is probably not the kind of thing people imagined back when cameras were first invented and when editing softwares became a thing. 

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This cursed image should come with a “Do not try this at home, or anywhere else, for that matter” warning, because it shows someone pouring bleach in their cereal.

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There is nothing too deep about this cursed image, just a random person wearing a random outfit and holding a gun for some reason. Fairly ordinary, considering some of the other images on this list.

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You can probably guess why this cursed image is cursed, you would probably curse too if you paid for a salad or something else and a single slice of tomato came out of the obviously dirty and unhygienic vending machine.

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This is another food-related cursed image that just begs the question, why. 

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Here is another cursed image entry for the food-related category, and we can only hope that this person only washed their burger because they were drunk or otherwise under the influence and not because they thought it was a good idea for any reason.

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This cursed image also makes no sense, there is a kids cuisine meal along with arms and ammunition and money, which all makes for a combination that is just odd.

Scary Cursed Images

So far we have seen some cursed images but nothing to truly make you gasp and avert your eyes, so here are some curated scary cursed images which will rival some of the scariest movies you may have seen. 

It would be wise to heed the warning and not scroll further if you are fainthearted, because some of these cursed images are truly disturbing.

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This scary cursed image shows ritualized sacrifice of some kind.

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This is thankfully a doctored cursed image but it is still very scary.

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Santa pictures also make for some very scary cursed images in general because of the association of Santa Claus with children and any change in Santa Claus can be very scary.

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Here is another scary cursed image with a really bad Santa Claus mask.

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This is probably just a normal guy who thought he was being a genius by wrapping himself up astronaut style to go get a christmas tree, but he ended up becoming a scary cursed image.

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Extremely Cursed Images

If seeing the pictures above didn’t cut it for you, or if you find yourself fascinated by cursed images still and want to see some extremely cursed images, the next few images should do it for you.

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Conclusion

In this brief guide, we looked at 99 cursed images and their explanations.

Cursed images are quite the phenomenon on the internet and most seasoned internet users have come across a cursed image at some point or another.

In addition to the famous cursed images that seem to come around on our feeds once in a while, there are new cursed images showing up on forums like Reddit all the time as well.

If you have any more questions or comments about cursed images or their explanations, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cursed Images

What makes an image cursed?

Poor image quality, weird subject matter or a combination of the two makes an image cursed.

Cursed images have been fairly popular on the internet since 2016, and there is a growing body of people online that finds these images fairly interesting and fascinating.

Are cursed images cursed?

No, cursed images are not cursed, they are only called that in a form of hyperbole, because they have weird subjects or content or really odd camera quality.

The term cursed image came from tumblr where a really bad image was captioned “This image is cursed,” and since then there has been a tumblr account of the name CursedImages and this account contains the label of cursed image for any image that people find disturbing, and the reason is usually bizarre subject matter or poor image quality.

What does cursed meme mean?

Cursed image or cursed meme is an inside joke of sorts between the users of popular forums on the internet, and these refer to any image that violates somebody’s sense of world order, usually in a trivial way. 

Cursed images or cursed memes may be considered the opposite of a satisfying video, meaning that they are basically uncomfortable to see and make people uneasy somehow.

Citations 

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/10/what-makes-a-cursed-image.html

https://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/35-cursed-images/85712104/

https://cheezburger.com/8979973/18-scary-cursed-images-that-are-just-weird-and-awful

https://ruinmyweek.com/weird/weirdest-pictures-on-the-internets-cursed-images/

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Sara Quitlag is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.