These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Creepy Pasta
Base Breaker: Jeff The Killer seems to be one, for what seems to be that he's a less abstract and surreal character in his conception, and more of a rather basic horror movie character. He also edges into "Invincible Villain" territory sometimes.
Cliché Storm: An interesting example - the Creepypasta Wiki even has a list of "Creepy Cliches".
Papercuts. There's enough cliches to make an F5 tornado seem like a light summer breeze.
I was a 17 year old girl when I was killed. I was brutally murdered in the woods the night of a party at my friends. It was Slenderman’s woods. He saved me. Brought me back and I became a creepypasta.
Creepy Awesome: Quite a few monsters 'pasta authors dream up can turn into this.
Critical Research Failure: "There was no text asking me to switch out." from "Snow on Mt. Silver". The player had only Typhlosion left at that point since rest of the team got frostbitten to death, of course there would be no text for switch out!
Abandoned By Disney's writer apparently didn't know Disney would never dream of calling their costumed characters mascots. As any Disney nerd worth their salt knows they're cast members. It's a small detail, but one that can break willing suspension of disbelieve right before The Reveal.
Draco in Leather Pants: Jeff the Killer, all the time. In fact, it's actually a little unbelievable how many people unironically fangirl over creepypasta monsters, to the point of making fanfiction where their O Cs hook up with them. Though they still tend to keep the characters creepy.
Fridge Horror: These stories can sometimes be composed of this. In the case of Pokemon: Scary Black and Pokemon: Lost Silver, one must wonder who would be sadistic enough to make such hacks, and why they would distribute them on plastic cartridges rather than on the web.
Made even worse by the fact that the cartridges were apparently old enough to predate the technology required for them to be hacked to the extent that they were and put on a cartridge from someone's home. So either someone at Nintendo has an incredibly sick sense of humor, or the explanation is of a more... supernatural nature.
The story "Abandoned By Disney" has the narrator discovering, in a previously locked room in an abandoned resort, the corpses of the employees and the...thing that killed them. He runs and escapes with his life, but he makes no mention of having re-locked the door. Whatever was in that room, may have just escaped into the world at large.
Hilarious in Hindsight/Harsher in Hindsight: The events of Dead Bart have been compared to the Family Guy episode "Life of Brian", which starts off as a fairly normal episode of the show only for it to spiral into the death of a beloved character, with the rest of the story dealing with the characters' reactions to the tragedy.
A few years after Squidward's Suicide Nickelodeon would go on to release an actual SpongeBob SquarePants episode called "Are You Happy Now?" where the reoccurring joke is Squidward is depressed and looks like he might commit suicide (but in the typical Getting Crap Past the Radar way Spongebob is know for of course). It's actually a theory that someone on the writing staff did it on purpose as a nod to the Pasta.
Critics of Spongebob say that the show has gotten too dark and mean spirited in recent years. Some joke that the writers read creepypastas and decided to make official episodes like that.
The premises of some creepypastas may unsettle audiences until further detail of the pastas is given, as in "Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv" where the absurd and overly-dramatic detail that the viewers of the video gouged their eyes out THEN mailed them to Youtube's main office is given.
The Creepypasta Wiki has a section devoted to trollpastas and other poorly-written tales. WHO WAS PHONE?
The Epic Rap Battle between Dead Bart and Squidward's Suicide lightens the scare factor almost instantly.
This is par for the course in video game and lost episode pastas. Whatever the story does right, it doesn't change the fact that you're basically reading a Dark Fic of a silly, idealistic, and all around nonthreatening work like Pokémon, My Little Pony or SpongeBob SquarePants. If, on the other hand, the source material is serious and cynical, then people are already expecting something dark, which is a problem since these pastas typically rely on Surprise Creepy. It's no coincidence that the majority of entries on the Trollpasta Wiki fall into these subgenres. Pastas about an original Show Within a Show tend to fare better, as they are not burdened with the reader's expectations of other stories.
"Abandoned by Disney" and, even moreso, its sequel "Room Zero", are this for anyone who's been to a Disney park. "Room Zero" is the most paranoia-inducing, between the "author's" descriptions of being followed and finding Mickey-Mouse silhouettes everywhere, the "corpse disposal" procedure, the gascots, the eldritch happenings on the waterslides, and the implication that Disney had an old woman murdered for talking about one of their darkest secrets. The crowning moment of Paranoia Fuel, however, has got to be the big reveal: there's a bomb shelter under Disneyworld, sealed off and filled with a park's worth of long dead patrons as well as...something, possibly the demonic force responsible for the events of the first story...right under everyone's feet. Even worse, it's implied that they're still haunting the park, and are not only responsible for the horrors in both stories but may be cursing the entire Disney corporation.
Kids in the Dark, mainly because you never know anything about what was making the noises, why it was making the noises, or why it was climbing into the narrator's bed at night for comfort. Actually, basically anything by Slimebeast will probably count.
Jeff the Killer's origin story may qualify, as well. He may be insane and murderous, but remember: he's human, and if the story is any indication, he's just a kid. Think about it. All of that happened to a child.
Experiment 84-B. You'll never feel the same way about the Slenderman again.
A lot of the theories for famous cartoons, which usually either have a character in a coma or hallucinating all the events, or the creator made the show off of someone who died.
Squidward's Suicide may be horrifying, but it can also make you feel horrible for poor Squidward.
The mutilated corpses of children later on in the story.
Laughing Jack is quite possibly the biggest case of Adult Fear in any Creepypasta ever.
Long story short, Laughing Jack is a entity who horrifically kills children, and at the end of the story, he mutilates the narrator's child (who was still alive afterwards) and the titular Jack tricks the mother into killing her son, which results in her getting institutionalized.
The prequel The Origin of Laughing Jack is pretty heart wrenching as well. It turns out he was a cosmic entity sent by a guardian angel to be friends with a lonely boy named Issac, and was to adapt with Issac's personality. After accidently killing the neighbors cat, Issac was sent to a boarding school, but promises to reunite with Jack one day. Jack spent years waiting for Issac, who had forgetting him, and in additional becoming a Serial Killer. When Issac and Jack reunite, in a combination of resentment, and adapting to Issac's new love for violence, Jack tortures Issac before killing him. And when it finally ends...
As his life bled out on that cold wooden bed, Isaac’s life flashed before his eyes. He saw his mother, his father, the boarding school, his victims, and the last thought that fluttered through his mind, was of that very special Christmas where he woke up to find the beautifully hand carved wooden box that contained his very first friend... There are rumors that when the police finally found Isaac Grossman’s rotten maggot infested corpse weeks later on Christmas Eve, that even though his face had been bashed and torn to bits… He almost looked… Happy.