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CREEPYPASTA: He Went Down to His Mother’s Basement… and Found the Ultimate Horror

One of the most unsettling of creepypastas reveals an unspeakable nightmare in the heart of your own home… in your immediate family… in your sense of identity, safety and security… none of which can be trusted in the realm of shadows. This week’s entry comes from Reddit’s notorious NoSleep community, and was first posted by […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Horrifying Secret of Disney’s Abandoned “Mowgli’s Palace”

You can practically smell the evil aroma drifting from today’s creepypasta… a truly nightmarish tale that first surfaced as a detailed first-hand account from Christopher Howard Wolf, better known in Reddit circles by the handle “Slimebeast.” That now-infamous story describes the author’s ilicit visit to the grounds of a defunct Disney theme park and resort […]

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If “Funnymouth” Invites You to Chat With Him… DON’T!

Time to gather ‘round the digital campfire and discover another bone-chilling curiosity from the darkest corners of the web… and like many previous entries in this column, this haunting account could be seen as a cautionary tale about venturing down communication pathways that are probably best left alone. There are several versions of this story, but […]

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Before You Google Yourself… Read the Horrific Tale of Annora Petrova

Like so many creepypastas, this week’s wide-awake nightmare is truly a product of our times — as it cruelly twists the threads of a person’s real-life identity and her online persona into one horrific, inescapable fate. An accomplished figure skater from Portland, Oregon, Annora Petrova (or “Annie” to her friends and family) was practically born […]

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CREEPYPASTA: A Nightmarish Lesson About Talking to Strangers

This week’s epic creepypasta comes once again from Reddit’s notorious NoSleep community, the dwelling place of many a terrifying internet legend. A user with the handle “Inaaace” recounted this haunting tale from his brother-in-law, a British soldier who had experienced the horrors of war firsthand during multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan… but claimed his […]

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CREEPYPASTA: “Kagome Kagome” — A Children’s Game With a Horrifying History

This week’s creepypasta takes its title from an old playground game enjoyed by Japanese children… but much like “Ring Around the Rosy,” which originated with Europe’s bubonic plague, its innocence is now tainted by a grotesque tale of war, sadism and unimaginable horror. The word “Kagome” can be roughly translated as “circle,” but also can […]

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Is “WHERE BAD KIDS GO” the Scariest TV Show Ever Made?

This chilling story can be traced back to an unnamed photojournalist from Lebanon, who recalls growing up in a constant state of fear and uncertainty during the mid-1980s, one of the most chaotic and war-ravaged periods in the country’s history. While the real-life nightmares of bombing runs, sniper fire and terrorist attacks were ever-present, the […]

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CREEPYPASTA: “LIARS” — A Grisly VHS Tape with a Hideous History

With the Thanksgiving holiday looming, we decided to spring this week’s creepypasta column on you a day early, so you have one seriously scary story to freak the hell out of your annoying relatives around the turkey table tomorrow (I’m generalizing, of course; I’m sure your family is full of wonderful people… but every family’s […]

ATUK: The “Cursed” Screenplay That Killed John Belushi, Chris Farley, and More

The most haunted movie in history isn’t a horror flick. It’s not THE OMEN, THE MUMMY, or MAID IN MANHATTAN. The most haunted movie in film history is ATUK, an unproduced middlebrow comedy that has been kicking around Hollywood development hell since 1971. Based on the novel The Incomparable Atuk, Tod Carroll’s screenplay tells the […]

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The Horrifying Mystery of Charlie Noonan’s Last Photograph

As with every creepypasta cited here, I make no claims regarding the validity of my sources… but if you feel compelled to follow up with your own research, just be damn sure you know what you’re doing. This story — and the nightmarish photo that accompanies it — involves a man by the name of […]

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NORMAL PORN FOR NORMAL PEOPLE is Not Normal at All

Time for another helping of creepypasta – myths, legends and other chilling tales from the darkest recesses of the web — and this time you’d better buckle up, because we’re going down our darkest path yet, to examine alleged first-hand accounts of a website that may or may not have once existed: “Normal Porn for […]