Is anyone interested in hearing my
top 10? >w>
Now, I've been around this here internet various times throughout my life. I didn't just "practically" grow up on the web; I did
grow up here. All my opinions and mindsets, I have gotten from the trolls and oldfags out there on the net. Those of you who have read my infamous topic in OTC will find this hard to believe. But it's true. GameFAQs
, in particular, is where most of my views come from.
As a result of my history on this ever-wonderful sea of information, I've grown a high tolerance for so-called "scary" things *
. Especially recently! Ever since I found TV Tropes
, and the High Octane Nightmare Fuel
page, back in November, I have been progressively checking each and almost every entry I can find in there. Mostly web stuff, though. Thanks to all this, I can proudly say my opinion matters quite a bit.
So let's count it down.
10: "The Hitchhikers."
It's a very simple one, not all that creepy upon first glance. There are hitchhikers. Inside them are neat little trinkets. So you kill one and get the trinket, but then you feel this urge.. to kill more. Even when you know this second hitchhiker isn't a special one, even when you know it's just a regular person with nothing inside but blood and guts... you still feel the urge. And it's only a matter of time before you....
But for some reason, rather a psychological thing, this story really gets to me. It provides an empathetic reason as to why hitchhikers might get killed. Empathy for the murderer.
This is a ghastly concept to me.
9: Candle Cove.
Starts off so innocent. Gets so fucking sinister. Message board excerpt. Discussing an old show that used to be on, like.. once. Way back then. As the posters discuss it and remember how weird it was, they start to realize how terrifying it was. Then they doubt if it was even real.
The creepiness is hammered in when you go on YouTube
and see videos of the "last episode." Some of the videos are actually spot-on, though a lot of commenters claim to just see static.
Hammered in even further when there are other uploads of the episode that are
just static. ...or are they?
8: "Squidward's Suicide."
I honestly didn't think this one was that bad, though the more I think of it, the more I can still vividly remember plenty of details. It was genuinely.. creepy. The creepiest of the "haunted _______" stories, easily. *
The story is almost clearly fake, yet.. it's told rather well. The studio was working on a new Spongebob episode, only to find it was of Squidward going insane. Complete with sudden gorey photographs of actual child deaths.
Now, part of the reason why I'm so attached to this one is because the other "Haunted/Suicide _______" stories are just so damn popular, yet not creepy at all.
So when this one actually unnerved me, I grew a big liking of it.
7: "The Rat King."
This one was creepy enough the first time I heard it, though the second listening gave me some true Fridge Horror
. A woman encounters rats in her apartment, so she sets traps. She then starts encountering dead rats that have been picked to the bone. After a while, she even finds a rat king— a mass of dead rats attached by the tails. In the end, she hears noises, opens her door, and hears a fork being dropped as a pretty big rat scurries past her feet.
That last part hit me so hard
when I listened again, when I finally realized what it was talking about. For one thing, the whole concept of a rat king is creepy enough, but.. feajidjif. >_o
6: "The Face Upstairs."
Now, this one's one of the first creepypastas I remember reading, and it's still pretty damn chilling now that I look back. A kid comes home to ask for his mum. He hears a voice tell him she's upstairs, in the ajar door at the end of the hall. As he nears the door, he hears his mum come in through the door with groceries. As he goes down the stairs to greet her, he looks back.. and sees something pretty weird in that door. The thing is never explicitly stated.
Just.. the story is so.. it's minimalism at its finest. It doesn't tell too much. It doesn't have any deaths or anything as far as we know. It's just creepy, unnerving stuff.
5: "The Keyhole."
Oh god, this one is rather unforgettable. Like the previous one, it's not outright scary, there's nothing straight FREAKY or disturbing.. it's just creepy. A person stays the night at an hotel. He's told not to enter a specific room, as there's.. something about a death or something. He looks in the keyhole. A person sitting with their back turned on the bed. The next day, he looks in again. He can only see red. He asks about the room to the receptionist. "The people who were killed were strange. Pale-white skin and red eyes."
...yeah. That.. that is Fridge Horror
. At its finest.
4: "Where Bad Kids Go."
Absolutely brilliant creepypasta, this is. Great use of striking imagery, even for text.
You can very easily picture the environments. An old show in a foreign country.. a show ran during a war. It featured obsolete Aesops and morals. But the narrator can't forget.. at the end of every episode, there is a scene. A shot of a hallway. A lone, steel door at the end. As the camera slowly pulls closer, you can hear sounds of tortured screaming. "That's where bad kids go." Years later, the narrator is a journalist, and decided to check out the studio where the show was filmed. They find the hallway.. and they open the door. Blood and guts all over the walls and floors. A microphone in a cage on the ceiling.
It's.. I dunno. It's just.. it's very
3: "The Portraits."
Out of all the plain-text creepypastas out there, this is my personal favourite. It's simple. It's got striking imagery. It uses minimalism expertly. Unnerving Fridge Horror
. A hiker trudges through the woods one cold night when he stumbles upon a cabin. No one is inside, but there is a warm bed, so he takes it. Before he sleeps, he looks around and see portraits all over the walls, portraits of detailed, scary, angry faces, all looking down on him. He faces the wall and goes to sleep. In the morning, he is surprised to find there are no portraits. Only windows.
Even though it may very well be a rather predictable ending, it's just.. I dunno! xD It gives me goosebumps still today.
/. >_________< Oh god. Doscape. Oh god. Oh god. World covered in a living mass of canine flesh, growths, guts, mouths, tails, limbs, eyes. End of the World as We Know It. Last survivors of the human race keep logs on their efforts of survival in this completely gruesome Body Horror Squickfj0ifdjfsfdsj worlddsfek9
I can't do it. I just can't. Dogscape is beyond "creepy" to me. It shouldn't be a creepypasta. It's a nightmare, plain and simple. It is everything I fear. In terms of "creepiness," it is pretty damn, though not quite the most. In terms of everything else? .....f0ekadso. Now, after this post, you may be wondering "What the hell could be creepier than that?" Well..
HONORABLE MENTION: SCP-439, "Bone Hive."
The SCP Foundation
is a dreadful, dreadful
place to work. There's all kinds of freaky-ass stories to be heard from the databanks. This one, in particular, squicked me out for a solid half hour before I ceased being paranoid. That's the longest an SCP has unnerved me.It is a bug that enters your body and affects your bone structure. You end up hiding in a cupboard as your bones grow far beyond their normal limits. Your skin and muscles melt away, and your bones become a solid hive for the insects within you to flourish and grow before destroying you and moving on to the next. What more, you're not exactly dead during all this.
pretty damn terrifying, yes. Why isn't it on the official list? I couldn't find just the right spot. So I'm inventing a number between 2 and 1, just for this. Now, then! What is DJay32's personal creepiest creepypasta?
1: "The slender man."
There's a good reason this mythos is so popular: It's so fucking creepy.
And it is also beyond creepypasta. It is the catalyst (Trope Codifier?) of two new genres (Blogs as storytelling medium) (YouTube
channels as survivalist serials). However, at its very core, the slender man is nothing more than pictures and creepypasta. There's no story to spoil, or at least.. no one
story to spoil. The slender man is a tall, thin, faceless man in a business suit. He has tentacles/branches/multiple limbs. In recent stories, there may be people in masks thrown in for extra creepiness.
He shows up in photographs shortly before the subject disappears. Sometimes the victim is later found, dead, organs probably missing. The slender man is the sole reason I have been paranoid for over a year now.
There are too many trees around me. I'm afraid to open my curtains, thinking I'll see his faceless head staring in. Everything looks like him. The slender man is creepy.
There you have it, folks. That's DJay32's Top 10 Creepiest Creepypastas. As far as he knows. These are not particularly frightening entries (except the last three!), though. They are just creepy.
They unnerve the reader, make them afraid to leave their room in the dark. Afraid of each and every sound you hear.
Please note that this list does not reflect the opinions of all of TV Tropes
, and please remember four key words: Your Mileage May Vary
. Subject to change. Thank you, and have a nice day. :D
edited 9th Apr '11 5:24:35 PM by DJay32
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