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For Raiders’ fans, it’s always Halloween in the Black Hole — PHOTOS

Updated October 14, 2019 - 11:15 am

Skulls, masks, spiked shoulders, face paint, bared teeth, chains and macabre imagery capable of leaving even those with the thickest of skin quaking in their cleats.

Each fall, the blood-curdling coterie makes its home in the same spot, waiting for the arrival of their next victims and providing them an alternative definition of the Sunday Scaries. Collectively, they taunt and terrorize unwelcome visitors under a moniker befitting of their reputation: The Black Hole.

Yes, Raiders fans are a scary bunch. Who needs Halloween when you can dress up like monsters and spook the opposing team and its fans on a weekly basis?

For those too afraid to gaze into The Black Hole with their own eyes, we’ve curated a slideshow of the most fearsome fans.

Enter if you dare.

The Raiders fans comprising The Black Hole relish their antagonistic role, calling themselves " ...
The Raiders fans comprising The Black Hole relish their antagonistic role, calling themselves "football's most notorious fans." (Eric Risberg/AP Photo)
How fitting that "Chucky," coach Jon Gruden's alter ego borrowed from the murderous doll of the ...
How fitting that "Chucky," coach Jon Gruden's alter ego borrowed from the murderous doll of the same name in the "Child's Play" horror franchise, would find its place among the Black Hole faithful. (D. Ross Cameron/AP Photo)
Where do you think this friendly looking gentleman found his collection of skulls? Do you reall ...
Where do you think this friendly looking gentleman found his collection of skulls? Do you really want to know? (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
This intimidating fan's yellowing teeth seem to suggest they've had a head start on Halloween c ...
This intimidating fan's yellowing teeth seem to suggest they've had a head start on Halloween candy. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)
This fellow's shield protects him from evil spirits, like opposing fans. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas ...
This fellow's shield protects him from evil spirits, like opposing fans. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
It's a mystery how this frightening fan will drink the beer with such an eerie visage. (Heidi F ...
It's a mystery how this frightening fan will drink the beer with such an eerie visage. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
This Vader Raider finds your lack of faith in the team disturbing. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review ...
This Vader Raider finds your lack of faith in the team disturbing. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
This luchador-masked individual lives and breathes all things Raiders. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Re ...
This luchador-masked individual lives and breathes all things Raiders. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
What's more Halloween than skulls on each shoulder and a third coming out of your chest? (Heidi ...
What's more Halloween than skulls on each shoulder and a third coming out of your chest? (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
No joke: this jarring jester shaking hands with a more modest, jersey'd fan is quite the juxtap ...
No joke: this jarring jester shaking hands with a more modest, jersey'd fan is quite the juxtaposition. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
More jesters and skulls. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @HeidiFang
More jesters and skulls. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @HeidiFang
The facepainting industry in Oakland must make a killing, particularly silver and black paint w ...
The facepainting industry in Oakland must make a killing, particularly silver and black paint with skull designs. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Seriously, so many skulls. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Seriously, so many skulls. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
May your Halloween season be safe and spooky, Raider Nation, and may your elaborate costumes fi ...
May your Halloween season be safe and spooky, Raider Nation, and may your elaborate costumes find use for more than one day per year. (AP Photo/Ben Margot/AP Photo)

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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