Forget Freddy Krueger -- this is the reason you should fear going to sleep.

In this viral video, a bunch of guys road tripping decide to play a practical joke on one of their friends who made the mistake of falling asleep in the car.

Being the enterprising youths they are, the guys fill up his mouth with as many Twizzlers as they can.

Eventually, the victim, named Micah, emerges from his slumber and is totally cool with the gag. He clearly looks at the matter as glass half full, since he now has a nice snack to help pass the time.

It's a good-spirited joke. If it wasn't, his buddies would've used black licorice because black licorice is kind of nasty, right? Everyone knows that.