The most disturbing YouTube videos of all time

"What has been seen, cannot be unseen."

Do. Not. Watch.

Do. Not. Watch.

"What has been seen cannot be unseen."

Those who venture beyond this point would be wise to take the above words to heart. At risk to our own sanity, we have sifted through YouTube’s grimiest sewers to bring you the most disturbing videos of all time. From homemade zit-popping movies to openly satanic children’s TV shows, these are the worst videos that YouTube has to offer. All of the following clips are safe for work — but they might not be safe for your soul. Proceed with caution...

Dancing man wearing a horse mask cooks wild mushrooms.

There's something about this clip that crawls beneath the skin and festers inside your brain. The combination of the music, the horse head and the dancing defies all logic and/or reason. It is like a lunatic’s nightmare. Watch it more than once, and it's possible that you’ll become the man in the video.

Random YouTube comments:

"You ruined my life... I will never forget this. My mind is irreversibly damaged..."

"I will not sleep... NEVER!"

"I now question reality and life in general, not to mention my sexuality."

"My head exploded."

"MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

"watching that was equivalent to suiciding."

"Don't watch this video; it uses brain-washing techniques that will make you go insane."

"I've seen some horrible stuff on the internet, but this video... it just disturbs me to the core. I'm going to lie down and cry a bit."

"This is what the inside of a serial killer's mind looks like."

"My god... When I close my eyes I still see the video in repeat..."

"Shut down YouTube. This is the end of the internet."

Banned Kinder Surprise advert

Seriously, what in the holy name of hell was Kinder thinking when it commissioned this monstrosity? “Maybe if we scare the living daylights out of kids, they’ll buy our eggs”? Drowning a barrel full of puppies would make a more suitable children’s commercial. If the mountain men from Deliverance were reborn as sentient blobs of cancer, they’d like something like this. Kill it with fire.

Random YouTube comments:

“This makes me want to kill myself.”

“Jesus. I'm going to need shock therapy to forget this...”

“That's one of the scariest things I have ever seen....”

“Oh crap why did I click on this?”

“WTF IS THAT”

“Imagine going to sleep and that thing is under your bed.”

Ronald McDonald insanity

If you suffer from Coulrophobia, do not watch this video — especially from 1:59 onwards. You will almost certainly need to be institutionalised. (On the plus side, it will put you off Maccas for life.)

Random YouTube comments:

"I'm so scared. I feel like crying."

"WTF just happened."

"ARRRRGGGHHHH, WHAT THE F***ING HELL DID I JUST WATCH? I just lost my gender to this video."

"I just chewed off several of my fingers... it did nothing to lessen the pain of watching this."

"I can't even begin to deal with this."

"My soul just died."

"Every time I watch this I have to poop."

Chocolate bunny

Have you ever wanted to see a chocolate bunny slowly melting to the strains of Rosemary's Baby? You're sick. Get help now. (Bizarrely, this was originally produced for children's TV in the Netherlands.)

Random YouTube comments:

"This is... disturbing..."

"Gah! The heat lamp bunny looks like it just opened the ark of the covenant."

"It looks like the bunny skin is peeling off, ima have nightmares now."

"I cried inside."

"Damn, the guy who made this is a serial killer for god's sake...call 911!"

Rubber Johnny's Interview

Chris Cunningham's greatest/darkest moment.

Random YouTube comments:

"Marilyn Manson has nothing on this kind of dark imagery."

"This sends a shiver through my neck."

"Don't watch this if you're trippin balls."

Cuica Solo

Watch on as a man tunelessly throttles a cuica for what feels like 3000 years. We're pretty sure nobody has ever made it to the end of this video and lived to tell the tale.

Random YouTube comments:

"This is kind of a personal ritual that Serial killers do before the action."

"I think he has a cat inside the cuica."

"I have no idea how the cameraman can film this without laughing or running for his life."

"This video makes me feel depressed and weird.... I wish I had never found it."

"I watched this for about three minutes before I realised nothing else was going to happen. It made me feel sick."

"how could we, as human beings, allow this to happen?"

"My ears have diarrhea."

"Oh my gosh, open about 10 tabs on your browser, with this song playing in each. It's like Armageddon."

"This is the creepiest thing I have ever seen in my entire life."

"Needs more cowbell."

Pink Elephants On Parade

Everyone's favourite childhood horror show is now on YouTube, scaring and scarring a whole new generation of kiddies. Behold its hallucinogenic glory and tremble.

Random YouTube comments:

"Were the creators on drugs when they made this scene? (rhetorical question)"

"This song scared me so bad I couldn't stay in the room when it was on. I used to stand by the doorway to see if I could handle it, but I always ended up running as fast as I could to the other side of the house."

"I expected to come back from this to find Dumbo had used shards of glass to cut off his own face."

"This video started freaking me out and I kept pushing pause but nothing happened till it eventually stopped at two elephants looking towards the screen. They both had a soul stealing glare."

"Something about the beginning song and the way the first elephant formed almost made me piss myself."

"I'm tripping balls man."

Czech Roll'd

All this needs is a backwards-talking dwarf and it could be straight out of a David Lynch film — especially the random weirdo at 1:59. Incidentally, they're singing about killing and eating you. [No they're not. — Ed.]

Random YouTube comments:

"They look like they're going to be executed after the show."

"This s**t is haunting my dreams..."

The most disgusting spot squeezing you have ever seen!!!! (Ed - couldn't find the original video, didn't want to look for it. Here's a YouTube compilation instead).

The exclamation points are justified.

Random YouTube comments:

"It looks like rice coming out."

The Llama Song

If there is music in Hell, this is what it sounds like. "Llama, llama, duck."

Random YouTube comments:

"That's so wrong and creepy..."

"If you listen to this for two hours, you get crazy."

"I think I'm gonna go insane now...I'm never going to get this song out of my head."

"Llama llama duck."

"For...the...love...of...god... .*dies*"

Mark Twain's Mysterious Stranger – banned children’s TV short

Proof that Satan and Gumby-style claymation don’t mix. "Life itself is only a vision… nothing exists but an empty space… and you are but a thought."

Random YouTube comments:

"Whoever made this is a mentally disturbed sociopath who happens to be good at stop motion."

"This is the scariest thing I have ever seen... Seriously evil, creepy, and disturbing."

"Satan sounds like a rapist!"

"....(long pause) ....(starts to cry like a 5 year old)"

Salamé

David Liebe Hart sings Salamé with his puppet Jason.

Random YouTube comments:

"That puppet is a thing of nightmares, god protect me from it."

"The cat thing keeps repeating 'Sodomy'!!!"

‘Embrace Life’ road safety ad

While we do appreciate what they were trying to achieve here, something went awry during the execution. Why is the father grinning insanely? Why is his daughter dressed like a fairy? What’s with all the prolonged, pensive stares? Instead of feeling warm and fuzzy, it leaves you feeling cold and detached. Brrrr… [Ed - This was regarded as one of the best adverts of all time, globally??]

Random YouTube comments:

"thats gay"

No Money Down

Stick around until the 1:40 mark...

Random YouTube comments:

"Oh dear god. That was disturbing."

"GO FOR THE HAIR! GO FOR THE HAIR!"

CHEESE ZONE

Japan is well known for wacky advertisements, but the addition of screaming spectators somehow makes it creepy.

Suur Toll

It would seem that every nation has its own clutch of inappropriately creepy children's TV shows. In Estonia, they have the tale of Suur Toll the giant, backed by an orchestra of the damned... Won't somebody please think of the children?

Random YouTube comments:

"I cant watch this video, it bothers me too much!"

"When I first saw it I was about 7 years old. For about five f***ing years I was still having nightmares about this cartoon."

"Horrible! If I were a kid this would have taken up a BIG piece of my mental real estate."

"In Soviet Russia, acid trips on YOU!"

take a look in to my eye :Ü

Warning: Do not watch this video under any circumstances.

You really, really don't need to see this.

Random YouTube comments:

"Put your eye back in your head and LEAVE IT THERE."

"I just threw up and now i have chunks all stuck in my keyboard."

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