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Does the Bizarre Board Game RAP RAT Have a Horrifying History?

Jackson Stewart’s retro-stylin’ horror feature BEYOND THE GATES has a lot of genre fans looking fondly back to that once-popular trend of VHS-based interactive board games like NIGHTMARE, in which players are guided by the instructions and time limits decreed by an onscreen game-master. Those players’ fates are decided not by a roll of the […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Learn the Horrifying Reason “Why Sarah Never Sleeps”

Today’s surreal tale bridges the void between perception and reality, between elusive nightmares and flesh-and-blood danger. Recounted by user Death by Proxy on the Creepypasta Wiki, it could describe a chilling memory from a woman’s childhood… or perhaps only a terrifying, recurring dream. I’ll leave it up to you to decide. It all began when […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Tricksters Get a Horrific Treat on “A Halloween to Remember”

Halloween is almost here, boys and girls, and we’re still finding plenty of Samhain stories in our virtual goodie bag… all the better to keep you stuffed with sweet, sweet nightmares. Our latest find comes from a man named David, writing under the handle Sloshedtrain. As a part-time board admin at the Creepypasta Wiki, David […]

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WARNING: This A.I. Project is Named “The Nightmare Machine” for a Very Good Reason

Some of the world’s greatest minds (no less than Stephen Hawking, in fact) fear the development of artificial intelligence may result in the extinction of the human race… and if some of the latest tech breakthroughs are any indication, that doom might be closer than you think. [We even have visual proof: during this interview, a […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Night a THING Killed His Parents… and Left Four Words Scrawled in Blood

Sometimes the scariest tales are also the shortest (remember the notorious “two-sentence horror stories” meme?), and while it’s not as well-known as some others, one creepypasta often titled “The Message” is pretty solid support for that theory. It’s been told in different ways — sometimes involving another title, setup and narrator — but it’s consistently […]

This Haunting TV Ad Led a Horrified Viewer to THE QUIET ROOM

Today’s terrifying tale crosses the line from reality to nightmares… and makes it very hard to tell which is more dangerous. The story originated from a user named Blipcs, and made its way into the community via Creepypasta.org on April 11, 2013. The author, a self-professed film fanatic, writes about recently witnessing a TV spot […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Horror That Happened at “Hanging Man Hill”

The following first-hand account comes from a Reddit user with the handle Indefinite Silence, who first posted these nightmarish recollections in 2014. The story later appeared on the Creepypasta Wiki, and has since become a frequently-shared and talked-about tale among the creepypasta community. Indefinite Silence (we’ll call him I.S.) claims the following incident occurred in […]

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Watch This Horrifying Short Based on the Infamous Creepypasta “The Expressionless!”

Attention, all creepypasta connoisseurs: in our recent feature about ten infamous creepypastas based on a single, terrifying image, I highlighted one of the oldest and possibly most nightmare-inducing stories ever to span the web: “The Expressionless.” In brief, the story is claimed to be a first-hand account from the sole survivor of a bizarre mass […]

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Are Freddy Krueger and Slender Man the Same Person?

The boogeyman exists, and it exists for just one purpose: to scare the bejeezus out of you. That’s why I spent a significant portion of my childhood cowering under my bedsheets, hoping that Freddy Krueger wouldn’t kill me in my sleep. Because say what you will about the disfigured child murderer who became an all-powerful […]

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Ten Horrifying Moments From the Works of David Lynch

“It’s a strange world, isn’t it?” — Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan), BLUE VELVET Yes, strange indeed… strange that I’ve never heard anyone seriously describe iconic filmmaker, artist and musician David Lynch as “a horror director.” But if you were to gauge an artist’s output by how frequently they employ certain motifs and images in their […]

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CREEPYPASTA: You’re Only 11 Miles from Your Dream… Or Your Worst Nightmare

Much like our earlier entry on “The Devil Game,” today’s creepypasta discovery is essentially a set of very specific instructions. Also in the mode of that previous installment, if the game’s rules are followed to the letter, the author (whose identity here is unknown) claims the player can achieve the ultimate prize… but if you […]

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Gregory Burkart Explains Why This is the Scariest Movie Teaser of All Time

You might find this hard to believe, but… when I was a kid, I was too scared to even think about watching a horror movie. Any horror movie. It’s not like I wasn’t morbidly fascinated with monsters and maniacs; it’s an odd quirk of human nature that we tend to become obsessed with the things […]