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That Long-Haired Creepy Guy, aka The Creepy One, is a guy with long hair, who may or may not actually be creepy.
An internet reviewer of television programs, cartoons, softcore erotica, porn parodies, and telefilms, he got his start in the blogs section of That Guy with the Glasses after several failed attempts involving faulty editing software. Unlike most reviewers, he typically avoids the Caustic Critic routine, preferring to look at a subject's positive and negative points.
His primary review series, Looking Back in Annoyance, was inspired from the last episode of Daria, and explored the medium of television in the hopes of showcasing how it could be improved. A particular example of this was a segment called 'Pilot Lite', where he reviewed failed TV pilots, judging whether there was something salvageable in the pitched show or not.
In March of 2014, after YouTube shut down his channel (he had already lost his Blip page during the Blip Purge of the previous year), he reopened a second channel featuring some new shows as well as a few of his classic reviews. One of these new shows is "Creepy and Chibi-Cthulu's Cinematic Critique", which has him and his Eldritch Abomination sidekick, Chibi-Cthulu, review movies from various parts of geek culture. Unlike most review shows, Creepy tends to focus on movies he finds good or appealing. He's also doing a series of episode-by-episode retrospectives, including Scooby-Doo, Batman: The Animated Series, XMen, the 1980s Garfield specials, and Jem and the Holograms. He had successfully completed Garfield and Jem, and was beginning retrospectives of Ducktales and Supernatural (the first live-action show to get this treatment on his main channel, though not on Midnight Wank Theater) before his channel's termination (see below).
A spin-off series, Midnight Wank Theater, takes a look at the best of the worst in late-night softcore, as well as modern porn parody flicks. This is similar in tone to the Cinema Snob's 'Softly From Cable'... but with the Creepy One sitting in an easy chair in a bathrobe and Mardi Gras mask.
On December 1, 2020, Creepy's YouTube channel was disabled due to copyright strikes, with the channel shutdown being cited as "permanent" on December 12. While he currently retains both his videos and the Midnight Wank Theater channel, Creepy is currently seeking a new platform to air the rest of his content on.
Tropes associated with this creator:
- Alter-Ego Acting: Averted. His reviews are pretty much just him sitting in a recliner in front of a camera giving his own personal opinions about subjects.
- Alternative Character Interpretation: Kindle Foxfire theorizes that Jem is really about how Jerrica had a psychotic break after her father died, and ended up in a sanitarium where she hallucinates about being a famous singer who has everything she's ever wanted.
- Alliterative Title: Creepy and Chibi-Cthulu's Cinematic Critique.
- Angrish: Chibi-Cthulu's speech often degenerates into this when a show is sufficiently offensive to him.
- Badass Beard: Very much so.
- Berserk Button
- Not Creepy himself, but Chibi-Cthulu does not like Jem. At all. Which makes the fact that they're doing a retrospective on the entire show that much more amusing from a Schadenfreude perspective.
- Both (particularly Creepy) have an immense dislike of Scooby Doo: Return to Zombie Island due to the disrespect it shows to the first zombie island movie as well as going back on many of the changes they felt improved the formula from the previous Scooby movie.
- Disrespecting Mothra is also one for both of them. Her somewhat quick defeat and death in GMK sends them both into a "No. Just... No" Reaction rant and Decker insulting Mothra enrages Chibi-Cthulu to the point of outright attacking him.
- Big Beautiful Man: 6'4", stocky, and an imposing presence when put up against...well, almost anyone else.
- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: He will discuss such moments, but he calls them "Blue-Thonged Gay Stripper Moments".
- The Cameo: Appeared in Timdiana's 'More Than Meets the Eye' review trilogy twice.
- Catchphrase: Originally, "And now, because [insert here], it's time for Looking Back in Annoyance. With your host, That Long-Haired Creepy Guy."
- Also, his send-off blessing at the end of every review.
- Currently, his greeting seems to be "Salutations, and welcome to [insert here]"
- "Stay safe, and we'll see you next Wank" for the end of Midnight Wank Theater.
- Caustic Critic:
- Averted with Creepy himself. He doesn't go for the whole 'angry reviewer' shtick. Many people find this to be a breath of fresh air.
- Chibi-Cthulu, on the other hand, has a tendency to go for the jugular.
- Cool Shades: Part of his "Creepy" regalia. Midnight Wank Theater switches them out for an elaborate, gaudy Mardi Gras mask.
- Covert Pervert: Kindle, despite being an adorable tiger with an equally cute Verbal Tic, has already exhibited a marked interest in Size Shifters.
- Crossover: Did this with fellow Internet reviewer Decker Shado, "the internet personality with the best hair", after Decker tried dipping his toe into the Creepy One's territory by reviewing Return to the Planet of the Apes. Creepy did not approve. And has done so again many times since.
- Cultured Badass: Going by appearances, and his manner of speech, he is this. The Creepy One could be best described as what might happen if the host of Masterpiece Theater became a Hell's Angel.
- Dark Is Not Evil:
- Deadpan Snarker:
- His whole reviewing style is full of this.
- Chibi-Cthulu's newfound ability to speak takes this Up to Eleven.
- Deep South: Lives there, though you wouldn't know it going by his manner of speech.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Creepy apparently managed to trap Chibi-Cthulu and reduce him to his current state.
- Everythings Cuter With Plushie Tigers - Kindle.
- Executive Meddling: Cites this as the cause for why most TV shows end up being unwatchable.
- Hypocritical Humor: Chibi-Cthulu hates Jem...or so he claims. Cue the second episode of Creepy's "Jemtrospective", which opens with Chibi singing the original theme song in a dream — and then he's singing it again over the credits.
- Ironic Name: More than one person has noted that he is nowhere near as 'creepy' as the name suggests.
- Ironic Nickname: His name comes from what people in the area where he lives would say as he walked by, i.e. 'There goes that long-haired creepy guy.' The online community by far sees this as a malapropism.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Subverted. He's a bit too rough to fit the archetype. He fits better into the Bara Genre category.
- Mr. Fanservice: for the Bear crowd. He's a Big Beautiful Man, tall and stocky, with a penchant for reviewing certain things in his underwear, Cool Hat, and shades.
- Nerds Are Virgins: Was subjected to this trope throughout high school. In reality, he'd solved that little problem via a technicality, but couldn't be bothered to inform anyone.
- Nice Hat: He has one, and wears it often.
- Non-Indicative Name: Kindle FOXfire is a tiger. And the less fiery of the two plushie sidekicks at that.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Creepy is usually pretty calm but he has been known to get angry from time to time. The most extreme example comes in his review of Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island, he views the movie as a massive insult to the original film (which is one of his favorite scooby movies) and spends the entire reviews in an agitated state which eventually culminates in a rage-fueled rant. Even the generally more temperamental Chibi-Cthulu is concerned by this.
- Once an Episode: Chibi-Cthulhu/Kindle have two:
- A spoiler warning that also warns about two or three random things in the upcoming episode.
- A Spoof Aesop at the end.
- The Pornomancer: Let's face it, the man knows a thing or three about the porn industry, and should probably be directing one by now. If the rumors about his love life are any indication, he's done things that most guys would shoot their own mothers to experience.
- Precision F-Strike: He's pretty low-key as far as swearing goes.
- Rapid-Fire "No!": The review of the X-Men two-parter "Storm Front" opens with a quiet one by Chibi-Cthulu as it opens with a dedication to Norm Spencer (who voiced Cyclops on the show) and Chadwick Boseman (the Marvel Cinematic Universe Black Panther), who both passed away weeks before and within days of each other.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni:
- Ridiculously Cute Critter:
- His Chibi-Cthulhu plushie. Also doubles as a Companion Cube, as one of his intros shows him arguing with it as if it were real. Fitting, considering it's Suddenly Speaking later on.
- His latest plug on the Gay Comic Geek's website introduces a tiger with a Badass Baritone (name later revealed to be Kindle).
- Screwed by the Network: Any show that had this happen to it will most likely be covered by him at some point.
- This may or may not be happening to his own channel currently, thanks to YouTube's stricter copyright policies.
- Sealed Evil in a Teddy Bear: Apparently Chibi-Cthulu is the actual Cthulhu trapped in a plushie body, stripped of most of his power and forced to review with Creepy. How exactly this occurred has not been made clear.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: He dips into this on occasion, though not often enough that it's difficult to follow.
- Shared Universe: Due to a lot of technicalities, mainly related to cameos, Creepy is part of the Reviewaverse.
- Stalker with a Crush: A couple of reviews hint that he is one.
- Urban Legend Love Life: This plagued him while he worked for a certain retail chain.
- World of Weirdness: The Reviewaverse: He has a talking Cthulhu plushie for a sidekick, of course he lives in a very weird universe.
- Verbal Tic: Kindle, his plush tiger sidekick for Midnight Wank Theater, has a habit of peppering his sentences with cute, if deep, "mrrraow"-ing sounds.Kindle: "Hey, I'm a cute tiger. Cute tigers must say cute tiger-y things. It's what the Internet expects!"