In Maine, we have many favorite things that are sometimes hard to explain to people from afar. We have a deep love for Stephen King, despite the fact that he only made horrible and disturbing things happen in Maine. We also love red snappers, a hybrid hot dog wrapped in red skin that snaps when you eat it. So if you really want to dive into the world of nightmares and combine Stephen King’s imagination with red snappers, you’ll probably end up with this absolutely creepy, custom-made red snapper “doll” shared on Reddit.
If uncomfortable feelings overwhelm you as the doll stares straight into your soul, you’re not alone. The first comment on the post was someone proclaiming that he was “calling the police”. There’s something incredibly creepy about seeing a red snapper with hair, eyes, arms and legs. It gets worse, the red snapper “doll” has a name and it’s Stanley.
Who in the right mind invented this and why does it exist on planet Earth? The artist behind this very unique creation is Madison Polidoro. His Instagram account is filled with his custom sculptures, including Stanley. If you can believe it, Stanley was a piece commissioned by someone in Canada. Madison continues to sell his artwork through his online store and if you find Stanley deeply disturbing, most of the rest of his creations probably won’t appeal to you either. Forget Elf on a shelf and start thinking red by your bed.