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THE PUPPETMASTER’S REGIME May Be the Deadliest Stage Play Ever Performed

For today’s tale of the macabre, we’re not merely digging deep into the darkest corners of the web; we’re also rummaging through the vaults of musical theatre’s golden days, and drawing back the curtain on a mysterious musical whose author remains unknown to this day… a show which was allegedly performed only once, at New York’s long-abandoned […]

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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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Video Game Mind Control: The Wild Legend & Real Story of the Game POLYBIUS

POLYBIUS is one of the greatest legends to come out of the 1980s. It has everything a great 80s story needs: console arcade games, mind control, subliminal messages, men in black from the government, and enough amnesia-inducing triangle-shaped graphics to make an entire generation of gamers forget they ever played it. A few weeks back, […]

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The Chilling Story of a Haunted Game Cartridge

One of the most infamous creepypastas first surfaced in September of 2010, and has since evolved into an entire subcategory of “haunted game” discussions, memes and fan fiction. It’s known by many titles — the most familiar of these is “BEN Drowned,” but it’s also known as “The Majora’s Mask Haunting” or some variation thereof, […]

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Is This Texas Bridge Haunted by Murderous Monkeys?

In Henderson County, Texas, near the small town of Athens, a certain railway bridge has picked up a creepy nickname among locals: Monkey Bridge. The history behind it is even creepier than the name itself: according to local lore, the derailment of a circus train in the 1960s freed dozens of monkeys from their cages, and […]

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Babysitters Beware… and Heed the Horrific Lesson of “The Statue”

Today’s creepypasta is based on an urban legend that predates the internet, and has since evolved into many different incarnations — probably due to the fact that it delivers maximum creeps in a short, simple and memorable tale of terror. Even today, there are still those who insist that the story of The Statue is […]

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THE THEATER: a Vintage PC Game With a Nightmarish History

Creepypasta lore is filled with strange and unexplained accounts of hacked, haunted and hallucinatory video games, some of which have allegedly affected the minds of those who played them… or maybe even caused their deaths. This entry is one of the most ominous of these stories. It’s also sort of a cautionary tale, about the risks […]

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HBO Documentary BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN Investigates the Web’s Scariest Legend

If you’ve been keeping up with our regular creepypasta coverage, you’re probably quite familiar with the most recognizable, most notorious creepypasta character of all time: that faceless figure from your nightmares commonly known as The Slender Man. We first mentioned Slender in an in-depth creepypasta feature on our site’s official launch last October, and while […]

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Absolutely Freaky Urban Legends about Spiders

Spiders always get a bad rap, and with urban legends like these, it’s no wonder they do! Here are five “true” tales of spider terror to keep you up at night and cowering in fear during the day, all told to me by a “friend of a friend.” THE TWO-STRIPED TELAMONIA SPIDER On the opposite […]

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Behold This Terrifying SLIT-MOUTHED WOMAN Prank!

This is easily one of the most random, bizarre and terrifying video pranks concocted! Have you ever heard the urban legend of the “Slit-Mouthed Woman,” aka Kuchisake-onna? The super condensed basic gist of it is she is a woman who was mutilated by her husband and later returns as a malicious spirit. According to the urban legend, […]

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This Girl’s Little Pink Backpack Held a Terrifying Secret

This creepypasta has been frightening readers for years, first by way of Reddit and 4chan, then making the rounds on Tumblr, Imgur, 9gag, DeviantArt, and countless other social sites. It’s been shared under a few different titles, but nearly every incarnation involves the discovery of a little girl’s lost backpack, which contained a loose illustrated journal describing the […]

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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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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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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 […]