Horror and Harry Potter are two of my favorite things, and concept artist and illustrator Dylan Pierpont managed to capture the essence of both with his chilling "Scary Potter" artwork. The horror-themed illustrations reimagine the cover art of the book series by pulling out some of the darker moments of the stories in eerie detail. Scenes like Nagini the snake emerging from Bathilda Bagshot's body to a young Tom Riddle and a newly risen Voldemort are depicted perfectly — if not horrifyingly.
"J.K. Rowling built a world for an entire generation of readers to play in for over 20 years now," Pierpont told POPSUGAR. "So my goal was to shed light on moments and ideas that may not have necessarily stood at the forefront of the YA audience . . . I wanted to step back a bit and pay homage to the past. Potter had a pretty big influence on me growing up, and the older I get, the more I empathize with themes and motifs that weren't apparent in those early years."
You can find Pierpont's #ScaryPotter work and more on his Instagram, Twitter, and website. Read on to see his bone-chillingly beautiful Harry Potter illustrations, and prepare to be mesmerized (and maybe slightly terrified).