ByDaniel Pearson, writer at

If you thought that the most terrifying thing about tires was that one day you might, somehow, in some terrible rubbery accident, get lodged inside one - think again.

Korean artist, Yong Ho Ji, has been using them to sculpt creepy, but definitely awesome, rubber animals, humans, and strange hybrids like "Jackal Man."

After graduating from New York University with a masters degree in fine art, Yong has produced no less than 41 of these ghoulish-looking works.

They'd make killer villains in a good sci-fi horror flick. Here are a few of my favorites:

Shark 10

Look at the teeth on that thing!

Rhinoceros 2

The scariest thing about Yong Ho Ji's rhino is not only are the dimensions to scale, but it also looks like the leanest, most-badass rhino you've ever seen. Rhino's are herbivores and eat mainly plants, but this one looks like the sort of rhino that downs protein shakes and spends 3 hours-a-day at the gym.


Half man-half bull. I need say no more.

Cat 2

Cats may well be the internet's best friend, but I challenge anybody to create a viral meme out of this feline fiend. Imagine the outrage were this cutey to pop up on your friends' newsfeeds.

Spider 1

Nope nope nope
Nope nope nope

Yong Ho Ji's full portfolio can be viewed here, and click below to view a short documentary showing how he makes his art:

They're possibly the best rubbery demons I've seen since The Creeper in Jeepers Creepers.

Jeepers, creepers, where'd you get those tires?
Jeepers, creepers, where'd you get those tires?


Which is scarier?


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