Creepypastas are like scary campfire stories but on the internet. They’re urban legends and stories people write about on forums like 4chan and Reddit solely to freak people out. The best creepypastas tend to blur the lines between fiction and non-fiction, and they frequently use video games and technology as a plot device. However, almost always, they have a creepy villain to scare you to death. Ready to be freaked out? Here are 25 Scariest Creepypastas Ever Written.
In “The Keyhole,” a man checks into a hotel, and the lady behind the desk tells him not to disturb the door without a number on it. Curiosity takes over, however, and the man looks through the door’s keyhole. He sees a pale woman leaning against a wall. The man almost knocked on the door but didn’t. The next day, the man looked through the keyhole again but only saw red. When he told the lady behind the counter about it, she said a man murdered his wife in the room and now haunts it. These people were white all over, but their eyes were fully red.
Where Bad Kids Go
“Where Bad Kids Go,” tells the story of a photojournalist who lived in Lebanon as a boy and watched sinister thirty-minute long television kids shows. Each kid show had a moral at the end, and in the closing scene of each episode, the camera would zoom in on a closed door and screams would become more audible. A voice would say, “That’s where bad kids go.” When the man grew up, he decided to investigate the show and where the studio was located. When he found it, he entered a room with a microphone hanging from ceiling, and blood, feces, and bones were scattered all over the floor.
Sonic.exe is about Tom, who receives a ROM file of the game Sonic the Hedgehog from his friend Kyle. Kyle warns him not use it. Tom, being a big fan of Sonic, uses the game anyway. Once playing, Tom suffers from supernatural delusions, witnessing horrific and gruesome scenes of Sonic murdering his friends with the phrase, “I AM GOD.” When Tom tries to get rid of the ROM, he hears a voice behind him. When he turns around to see where it comes from, he sees his Sonic plushie with bloodstains under his eyes.
Considered one of the first “lost episode” creepypastas, Suicide Mouse tells the story of an old, lost Disney video of Mickey Mouse walking down the street and how Leonard Maltin got his hands on an extended cut. The extended cut features gruesome and horrific footage of Mickey Mouse dying. At the end, the author tells no one to see it if they find it and to contact him instead. No one knows who the author is.
Told in the first person, “Doors” is a creepypasta about a child whose adopted family becomes attacked by a sinister looking man. He kills the father, the mother, and drags the adopted child’s sister out of the house before slamming the door. The adopted child sits at the door, looking down at its paws, wishing he could open doors.
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