Top 10 Creepiest Creepypastas?:

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126 cutewithoutthe9th Apr 2011 11:34:55 AM , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Gˇ­berit Nor­ling
Squidward's Suicide was my first creepypasta.
127 nekoalexa9th Apr 2011 11:38:38 AM from the same place I've always been
Same here. I then read Ben Drowned, but it wasn't the same for me.tongue
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128 cutewithoutthe9th Apr 2011 11:41:32 AM , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Gˇ­berit Nor­ling
I skipped that and went onto Slenderman.

I am now Not Fraid of Anyting.
129 nekoalexa9th Apr 2011 11:41:52 AM from the same place I've always been
Except me.tongue
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130 cutewithoutthe9th Apr 2011 11:42:56 AM , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
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Except you, overlord #2.
131 DJay329th Apr 2011 05:14:52 PM from Cornwall , Relationship Status: Less than three
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 unnerving.

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.

2: "Dogscape." ........efkd9so0fds0ifsadjipfasefdj0FJA)RFJAF)IAFJ)Jaef J0fjeoifjeoifjsdfj)FJE)OIF Jf/. >_________< 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. That is 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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I have got to check those out!
He who fights bronies should see to itthat he himself does not become a brony. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, Pinkie Pie gazes Also
The Prodigal Returns
Smile.jpg anyone?

If you'd like.

[up][up] I haven't read Dogscape before, so thanks.

edited 9th Apr '11 9:14:19 PM by DarkDecapodian

Aww, did I hurt your widdle fee-fees?
Harkinian & The Bois
By the way, for all you creepypasta lovers, I think you will like this comic.
The Portraits
AAAAAAAUUUUUUUUGGGGH. I remember this, back then I was so focused on thinking about the cliche "he turns into a painting" ending that the real ending did not really make sense to me. Now I reread it, thought for a few seconds and then it clicked. It hit me where it hurts, man. First creepypasta to genuinely creep me out in a long time.
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White Hindu
At first, I was going to ralk about a pokemon fanart that creeped the hell out of me. Then I realized some asshole would probably show a picture of it. Instead, I decided to mention Pokemon Black (not to be confused with the official [[Pokemon Black PokÚmon Black and White]]). Looking back on it, I'm not so scared anymore, but it seriously creeped me out when I first saw it. The images I got of the cursed pokemon and trainers haunted me for a while. It's scariest when viewing the youtue videos that play the Pokemon Tower theme in an endless loop.

On another note, I'm noticing that Slender Man is appearing on this thread a lot. I don't know why, but the guy just never scared me much at all. Sometimes I have trouble imagining why others would find it scary. Take Marble Hornets, for one. Seriously, showing a guy peering into a window or standing around in the background is not scary. Unless you take into account the similarities with a tall, creepy stalker who put on a suit and decided to follow some teenagers for some reason. Even so, watching [[Concrete Giraffes Yugioh The Abridged Series]] removed the last lingering trace of fear I had for Slendy-chan.

I have no idea why I went on such a long rant. I guess it's just something I wanted to say for a while.

EDIT - Oh, before I forget, a note on Candle Cove: At first, I thought it was pretty creepy (I prefer the "twisted telephone" a previous poster mentioned). Then I read through the Nightmare Fuel: Live Action TV and realized that a show like Candle Cove actually existing would not be anything out of the ordinary (except maybe the screaming episode). Odd how reading a Nightmare Fuel page made something less frightening.

edited 10th Apr '11 5:56:59 PM by doctrainAUM

"What's out there? What's waiting for me?"
Uncanny Valley, classic paranoia, the fact that you DON'T KNOW what he does to you, so your imagination makes it far worse than it ever could be , and the modern fear of's easy to see why Slender Man hits so many creepy buttons.
White Hindu
  • Shrug* I suppose most of these creepypastas are like that. If you aren't scared of the specific fear it's targetting, the creepypasta isn't very impressive.
"What's out there? What's waiting for me?"
139 DJay3210th Apr 2011 06:34:48 PM from Cornwall , Relationship Status: Less than three
For one thing, the slender man is very rarely scary. I'd like to stress this. The topic is not "Top 10 Scariest Creepypastas." The slender man is creepy. Unnerving, even if just by a little bit. For some/most people, it is unnerving enough to make us paranoid, and the imagery of a slender businessman without a face is memorable enough to stick in our heads, especially once you've spent all night looking at slenderphotos. Once your mind has gotten used to looking all across a forest and/or urban landscape for it, some/most people find your mind will make you look for it in Real Life, as well.

I think the only legitimately scary thing on my list was Dogscape (Bone Hive, too, possibly), and even then, Your Mileage May Vary. I just happen to have instinctive fears of dogs, forced Singularity, humans reverting to primal instincts (tribes and whatnot), the End of the World as We Know It, and definitely gore, body parts, and being buried in a mass of living ones. Oh, and insects. And there just happened to be a disturbing tick scene or two in that thing.

Seriously, that shit has honestly disturbed me. x_x

edited 10th Apr '11 6:35:48 PM by DJay32

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Hard for me to put in an order, but ten of my favorites are:

"Squidward's Suicide" - I think this one had a better effect on me more than other media-based stories because there wasn't really anything paranormal about it, not to mention how intense the details are. Although I guess reading about mutilated kids isn't pleasant ever.

"Dead Bart" - It's not really that scary, but it was enjoyable to read and I didn't see that twist at the end coming.

The Holder Series - Yeah, it's pretty formulatic, but there's some pretty great entries.

"Candle Cove" - Just well-done overall.

"Steve" - The one about that guy who gives advice on the set of Family Guy. It's much more effective Next to the compilation picture of all the gory scenes in the show since it makes it more believable but it's pretty creepy nonetheless. It's also one of the few I've read that actually has a positive spin at the end.

"suicidemouse.avi" - I'll be honest, this one actually makes me laugh whenever I think about it. It's hard to find a story involving Leonard Maltin creepy.

"Username666" - I just enjoy the videos.

"Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv" - Has a better effect if you read the story before looking up the video.

"The Keyhole" - Now that is fucking creepy.

"Haunted SNES game" - Okay I forgot the name of it, but it was about this guy who bought a bootleg SNES game with little ball characters. Pretty freaky.

141 cutewithoutthe17th Apr 2011 10:57:55 PM , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Gˇ­berit Nor­ling
Huh. I missed this thread.

I do have a revive left...
142 SpainSun18th Apr 2011 01:37:51 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody



Sorry, I've never found these to be all that scary.

The only one that even came close was Candle Cove, and that's not because of the creepypasta itself, it's because of those tie-in videos on Youtube.
I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
143 cutewithoutthe18th Apr 2011 01:43:43 PM , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Gˇ­berit Nor­ling
Spain Sun = Fearless
144 SpainSun18th Apr 2011 01:47:50 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Hardly. I seem to have a weird immunity to most text-based horror, I've found, I don't honestly know why. It's a lot easier to scare me with movies or music.

edited 18th Apr '11 1:48:11 PM by SpainSun

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145 Malph18th Apr 2011 11:05:29 PM from The middle of somewhere , Relationship Status: I want you to want me
All hail
[up] I'm pretty similar. I rarely find any pastas really creepy, and the ones that are are only kinda creepy.
So, in the U.S., randomly stripping is a signal that you want to sing the national anthem? - That Human
I check into small hotel a few kilometers from Kiev. It is late. I am tired. I tell woman at desk I want a room. She tells me room number and give key. "But one more thing comrade; there is one room without number and always lock. Don't even peek in there." I take key and go to room to sleep.

Night comes and I hear trickling of water. It comes from the room across. I cannot sleep so I open door. It is coming from room with no number. I pound on door. No response. I look in keyhole. I see nothing except red.

Water still trickling. I go down to front desk to complain. "By the way who is in that room?" She look at me and begin to tell story.

There was woman in there. Murdered by her husband. Skin all white, except her eyes, which were red.

I tell her I don't give a shit. Stop the water trickling or give me refund. She gave me 100 ruble credit and free breakfast.

Such is life in Moscow
EDIT: Damn, it was already posted. Oh well, glorious tractor factories are still beautiful things.

You are home to watch Pravda on televisir about degenerate murderer who is on the loose. You look out the window door to beet field, and you notice Man standing in the snow. He look like foto on televisir and he smile at you. You gulp vodka, picking up fone to your right and dialing Local Militia Precinct Commissar. Back out the glass you look, pressing fone to ear. Notice he now closer to you. You drop vodka in shock.

No footprints in snow. It was reflection. You dullard!

Your apartment is bulldozed down to make way for glorious tractor factory.

edited 19th Apr '11 10:13:30 AM by Scardoll

[up][up] "Ghostly woman? Whatever man, I'm trying to sleep here damnit"
Looking for a creepypasta, I can't remember much about it besides: It was like instructions on playing a game where you had to have the house completely dark at like three am and then you opened the door to let someone(/thing) in and you had to keep moving and couldn't let your candle go out for more than ten seconds.

Does anyone know that?

EDIT: Nevermind, found it. The Midnight Game.

edited 22nd Apr '11 8:49:02 PM by Fyrewyre

Yar har har har har...
150 Qwestman31321st Apr 2011 04:57:20 PM from That One Place.
Burner Of Souls
If anyone is into long creepypasta, then these two might interest you.

A Hands on Approach.

The Willow Men.
"Hell hath no fury like a flaming skeleton on a motorcycle"- Ghost Rider

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