We’ve collected a bunch of IKEA Hacks for you – the horror edition, of course.

The weekend is perfect for little projects and IKEA hacks tend to be a smart and cheap way to do more with less. However, this is not an interior design or home improvement website, so our IKEA hacks are a bit… umm, different.

Basically, they’re messy and – generally – impossible to do without seriously harming or incriminating yourself, so unlike any other site sprouting IKEA hacks, we’d like to give you these little “guides” with a big ol’ “Do not try this at home” warning up front.

Still, do enjoy… Who are you kidding?! You know you will.

All it takes is a scalpel, a hammer, a whole lot of nails.

Then you’re well on your way to having your very own Cenobite.

Pinhead Hellraiser Cenobite IKEA hack

No hands and a bunch of scissors…

isn’t that exactly how Edward Scissorhands was made in the movie?

Edward Scissorhands IKEA hack

This one’s a bit more tricky with many steps you can mess up.

One part of this IKEA hack is surviving your KRUGR while the other is “simply” building a Freddy.

Freddy Krueger Nightmare on Elm Street IKEA Hack

On paper it’s the most simple IKEA hack, since you don’t actually have to do anything.

Well, except for finding a juicy alien egg and allow its content to use you as a surrogate womb. Doesn’t that just sound lovely?

Alien IKEA Hack


Now this is an IKEA hack I can get behind, since it simply requires watching a horror movie on TV. Now, if only I still had my VCR.

Maybe the upcoming The Ring movie will explain the modern way to get your own Samara.

Samara The Ring Ringu Rings IKEA hack

You get the lotion and lose the penis…

Yup, that’s the gist of getting your own Buffalo Bill!

ikea hacks buffalo bill

And no Buffalo Bill without Hannibal, of course.

Though somehow, this sounds more like the recipe for a date than an IKEA hack. Then again, the date would end with you being eaten – and not in any good way!

ikea hacks hannibal

Again, a hack that doesn’t require much from you.

Just add water and feed it after midnight. The rest is on autopilot!

ikea hacks gremlin

And the first horror IKEA hack I ever saw, which is probably my favorite.

All you need is a little help from your friends.

ikea hacks human centipiede

Please note: These IKEA hacks are not our designs. All illustrations are by Ed Harrington and you can watch even more of his amazing creations on his Tumblr right here!

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
Karina "ScreamQueen" Adelgaard
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