>ITT: anons rank their Top 5 creepypastas and explain why
>1. No-End House
The detail was phenomenal, although the set-up was a bit corny, the way the ending was written truly shows a view that the writer himself is insane. I like to believe the writer killed himself even though it's contradicted in Part 2 but we don't talk about Part 2.
>2. Candle Cove
I love this mainly because it caught me by surprise. I was expecting a shitty lost episode "HYPER-REALISTIC EYES" ending, but it goes outside the box and the actual format was clever.
>3. The Strangest Security Tape I've Ever Seen
Again, the writer himself has gone crazy which is something I have a boner for. Especially since it talked about it like it was a regular thing and the tone didn't feel like a climax at all leaving the reader to have to make the details that much more amazing. Truly shows how creepypastas about tapes are supposed to be written.
I also love ones written in first-person right before an ending (like Jeff Is Back). This one doesn't get much credit though. It puts the reader in an "oh fuck" situation at the end.
>5. Aren't You Glad You Didn't Turn the Light On?
A bit corny I know, but it's short and darkness stuff is hard to write about without sounding cheesy.
Jeff is Back
Russian Sleep Experiment
Normal Porn for Normal People
1-I Know You're Awake: I really don't know why this one stuck with me really
2-Abandoned By Disney: Anything by Slimebeast is gold
3-Dogscape- because when i read it my mind reached maximum fuck capacity
4-Gunschau Effect- Dark as fuck
5-Russian Sleep Experiment-see #4
Can't think of any others right now, but I did like No-End House and the one about that limited release game with the two characters.
But my favorite is anything skinwalker. That shit makes my fucking skin crawl.
1. Lolita slave doll, because ive seen proof that it's real posted on /b/ once.
2. White with red cuz damn
3. That experiment one where the old guy was deprived of his senses to talk to God
4. Normal porn for normal people cuz I remember being on that website, tho it could've been made after the Creepypasta as a joke or sometHing
5. That monk fish talking about the end of the world, not sure if it was Creepypasta but whatever
>1. Ted the Caver
>2. The Gristers
I liked how meta the whole thing was.
>3. The Strangers
Very interesting concept and good execution.
>4. Penpal series
Well written, took itself too seriously in the end but was still satisfying.
>5. dod bert
Mainly for nostalgia reasons.
bomb shelter of anons grandpa
darknet cp thingy
The McDonalds Building
Well, just read Squidwards suicide. Was not really impressed. The whole gore part with dead children kind of ruined it for me. It's like what people use when they are trying to be edgy. I could see it if it was more poetic about the dead kids or if there was some decent symbolism used with them. I dunno, made it seem too try hard.
Also, hyperrealistic eyes was kind of lame.
I like the general concept though.
Apparently Dead Bart is one of the first "lost episode" pastas, so I am going to give it a try. I'm pretty amateur when it comes to pasta so I like these threads for picking out good ones.
The Strangers is god tier, though it has a lot of similarities with that Stephen King short story about the people who quit smoking down to a certain amount a day. Quitters inc or quitters club or something.
let me save you a few minutes of your life: skip to Dead Bart's ending. It's literally the only good thing.
I will give props to the writer because he was the first one to use HYPERRALISTIC BLOD AND EYES, but it's still shit.
Oh for fucks sake
>Once the file was downloaded, my computer went crazy, it was the worst virus I had ever seen. System restore didn't work, the entire computer had to be rebooted.
This has almost ruined it for me. Is this guy fucking retarded?
5. Candle Cove - because it was my first.
4. NES Godzilla - because damn good job.
3. Penpal - would be n.!, but the ending was kinda disappointing.
2. Psychosis - great atmosphere, interesting concept.
And the winner is...
1. That one story, I forgot its title, and didn't find it anywhere. Basically, it was about some guy living in a trailer and getting insane or being assaulted by paranormal shit.
Ben (one of the few vidyapastas that are actually good)
Probably a rat
Book of Psyxiotl
Ok the end was kind of neat, "all the same date and all". I feel like it has potential.
>family oriented show takes a morbid and absurd turn
Good concept. Too bad those two pastas sucked.
>4. NES Godzilla - because damn good job.
NES Godzilla was damn nice until he started with the whole MUH DED GF thing, then it went downhill. I just continued reading it because the pics were nice.
Same as Ben, the story of the original pasta (haunted cartridge of a dead boy, "when I came back the guy who sold it to me was no longer there"...) is shit, you can't get more cliche than that. However, the videos were awesome, and the final text document also had its charm.
The rest of the ARG is more original but it's a total mess. A shame it went unfinished, the last arc seemed promising.
I sunk something like 500 hours into Morrowind just because every last nook, cranny and quest was hand designed. It's nothing like Skyrim or Oblivion, you should try it. Just be conscious of needing something a skill level 30 before you can really hit anything with a weapon. Oh and fatigue potions. And MGSO for top tier graphics.
>hey there's this show on nickelodeon
>at first it's cute but then something evil happens
>it was cancelled after two days but did we mention there's 3 seasons, a movie, a video game and god knows what else
>also I'm being followed by the creator of Happy Appy who happens to be my cousin or something for some stupid reason
What a clusterfuck. It never had potential to begin with, but after the first few paragraphs it could have stopped and it would just have been another below-average creepypasta. Instead it went on and on. I'm glad I didn't have the nerve to read it all.
Please tell me why this is popular.
I have always wanted to try Morrowind but I never had the chance because it was already discontinued when I learned about TES. Now that it is on Steam I might try to buy it when I have the money.
I started playing Oblivion and I found it pretty cool, I had never found a game that allowed you that degree of freedom, any other sandbox didn't come close to it at all. I ended up playing for over 300 hours and enjoyed every one of them, then sunk another 100 hours when I started trying out mods. Ironically enough, I have never finished the main quest, but I have a save file with pretty much every secondary quest completed.
Then Skyrim came and found it pretty cool at first. It was a next gen game after all, it looked pretty impressive in the tutorial. But after a few hours of game I got kinda bored. The technical part has improved a lot, but somehow they managed to fuck up the rest. What's worst, one of the most hyped parts of the game, the dragons, were utter garbage. "EPIC DRAGON FIGHTS" they said, but when dragons appeared every time you walked for a few meters they started to become boring.
Autolevel is also utter shit. It would be fun to find hard dragons you have to run from and hide instead of fighting them in close quarters combat like the fucking Terminator you are, at least until you level up for quite a while.
You forgot to mention an icecream stick puppet can carry bodies, knifes and guns. You also forgot about "9/11 before it happened".
However, I think the pasta could have had potential without all that clusterfuck. There is this pasta about a strange local pirate TV station with videos about a guy with a bear costume that lured little kids to his home that way. This is what the pasta, correctly executed, should have become.
>Bloodmoon and Tribunal make Shivering Isles pale in comparison IMO
Damn, and I considered Shivering Isles the best DLC of any game ever existed. I might have to consider spending a few monies.
I am reading about the mod description right now, but I don't understand what it does. Does it expand and rebuild Morrowind's map?
#5 One in the Oven -- I liked how perplexing this entire story was. Yeah, it was short, but still enjoyable.
#4 Candle Cove -- This one is a goddamn classic. It was executed well considering the "forum post" format.
#3 SCP - 93 ("The Red Sea Object") -- In my opinion, the SCP foundation is a fucking landfill zone. But even in a landfill, you occasionally find something cool hidden in the garbage. The writer put a lot of detail into bringing the world to life, and there was a lot of tension to be felt in the "excursions".
#2 The Thing in the Window -- I'm fucking terrified of being watched through my windows, so this one played upon a personal fear of mine.
#1 The Goatman thread -- I actually lurked that thread when it was first posted. I didn't realize thst shit would get archived, but it was a really cool story nevertheless.
The Victoria Kindergarden Project
A Burial on Box Hill (For some reason, I want to write a Dark Heresy campaign or some shit after watching the video)
Bathroom Ettique- You know what, anything The Little Fears made a video about.
I've noticed nobody ever mentions 1000vultures. My personal favorite series of pasta ever. It's quite a bit of a read but very creepy and chilling. I think mostly because it's a scenario that could happen to anybody.
last time i played it, it was at the point that theyd implemented all of mainland morrowind. Iirc, the projects goal was to implement all of tamriel.
But yeah...all it does is add new landmasses and quests for them.
>1: The Tape
It's hard to explain. Something about this story hit me hard. It's my number one because it's one of the earliest ones to actually freak me out, and it's stood the test of time. It's brief, it's weird, it doesn't leave itself overly ambiguous but it knows just where to not give the details. A sentence longer and it'd be shit, a sentence shorter and it'd be worthless. Truly Matheson like writing.
>2: Visiting Cousins
This one has for some reason gotten the name "Six Legged Rape Centaur" and I have to assume this was a joke that people just started running with because that's fucking stupid. While I have a soft spot for cryptids and monsters, that's not what makes this story. The informal writing style, the humor, the minor details, all make for one of the few stories on here that's written to sound like just some guy telling his story that actually succeeds. Impossible as it is, it reads like a true story.
>3: Pen Pals
Sometimes a story needs to be one paragraph to work. Sometimes it needs to be novella length. Pen Pals manages to be one of the longest pastas out there without becoming boring or repetitive. Realistic, horrifying, and constantly refusing to take the obvious or stupid turns, this might not be my favorite but I'd be willing to wager it might be the objective best.
>4: Candle Cove
One of the other stories that I got into early on that left an eternal impact on me. Kris Straub perfected the "lost episode" style pasta and there has literally never been another attempt at this kind of story that has done well. Candle Cove is the absolute peak and has one of the most memorable endings of any pasta out there.
>5: A Smoke
I was between this, Normal Porn for Normal People, and No End House. The easiest comparison is Normal Porn: both stories have to do with the internet, but this one stands out as having its own clear story, beginning middle and end, no cop outs, just a plain plotline with a twist ending that really is just phenomenal.
>The detail was phenomenal, although the set-up was a bit corny, the way the ending was written truly shows a view that the writer himself is insane. I like to believe the writer killed himself even though it's contradicted in Part 2 but we don't talk about Part 2.
Nigger it had a corny ending, don't act like it didn't.
But yeah that would be my #1 too.
Obviously the women faked her own death and murdered someone else by locking them in the oven. She turned on the oven, got in and closed the door. Then quickly got out, rewound the tape, and then recored over the footage of her getting out of the oven with footage of the oven being turned on.
During the eight minuets she got the victim. She then paused the tape and loaded the victim into the oven, then turned the tape back on. The victim began to struggle but was soon overcome by the heat. She died and was cooked. After the camera died the women decided to get rid of it and threw it into the well.
Hey /x/, /lit/ here. I just came here by accident, read some of your creepypastas ITT and I have to say I'm left disappointed, they are garbage. Not at all scary, badly written, childish and cliché. You babbies make me smile.
Have a nice day :^)
Catcher in the Rye is entry level but it's a good book nevertheless. It gets hate, people there doesn't praise it.
/lit/ is one of the best boards, it has some actual discussion unlike shit boards like /tv/ where it's all about le maymays, or /mu/ where it's just pretentiousness and other boards, trolls trolling trolls. Probably the smartest guys on average (besides /sci/, maybe), most boards are dumb as shit (especially /fit/, and it's always the DYELs too). And then there are boards like /x/ and /mlp/, which are a category of their own.
But that's bullshit. The whole point of the story is that there is no obvious explanation. If you think that's what happened, fine, but don't pretend the writer intended that.
I think that is what the writer intended when they made the story. That is why they said the sound was destroyed, otherwise you could argue that the victim in the oven was screaming and saying that X put me in the oven.
The sound on the tape was likely destroyed, but to make it seem unintentional the tape was dumped, where the murder knew it would be found.
The premise is really creepy to think about. The only thing I didn't like was "the drinkers" were some kind of separate group from normal people, it would have been creepier if it were just people desperate to survive doing it.
>2. I Know You're Awake
Things hiding under the bed has always scared me
>3. Normal Porn for Normal People
The internet is a whacky place
Springboarded the SCP Foundation, how can you not love it?
>5. Skinwalker story about the kid visiting family in Georgia
Love this story but I put it at #5 because it's not exactly a creepypasta.
Just finished the entire penpal series/stories, can't believe I haven't read it before, it's my new favourite creepypasta. Does anyone know what the author is doing now, I saw he posted them on reddit originally and apparently turned it into a book?
Major's Mask is my favorite game.
>4. Edd Ed and Eddy hell theory
It's funny how far people stretch to make this one seem legit.
One of the best on the site.
>2. The Holders
Expansive and ridiculous.
>1. Phenomena in the city of Calgary
Really well written, one of my first
I'm doing this from memory, so I'll certainly get the titles wrong if I bother to try at all. In no particular order....
Love the concept of forbidden media and lost media. It's not something that will leave you sleepless, but it's breddy gud.
I love/fear me some sea monsters, and this one might be the 2spooky one since it can technically get you on land....kinda.
>3. The creepypasta that is probably called "Dust"
I thought the buildup and execution of the dust storm was great and the sinister murders and such were well done.
>4. The Thing That Stalks The Fields
Simple and spooky. I actually have little to say otherwise in spite of it being in my Top 5.
>5. The Gallery of Henry Beauchamp
This one is actually one that could have been great (partially for it's "forbidden media" aspect) but, like many "Ritual" creepypastas, it gets utterly bogged down in the specifics of what you're supposed to do and thus is robbed of any air of mystery.
The unnerving kind of story that's very interesting to read because the protagonist suffers so much.
>Russian Sleep Experiment
Good example of a fucked up story with realistic setting.
Reasons already said here.
Same as above.
One of the first I read and the most perfect example of a creepypasta I can think of; short, sweet, clever twist at the end.
Happy Appy for just being really well-written. It wasn't that realistic and I knew it wasn't legit but man did I love the ride took me on.
Normal Porn for Normal People. It was not only incredibly freaky but it had that element of 'this could be legit' in it with none of that AND THE CAMERA WAS BEHIND ME AND IT WAS ME ALL ALONG bullshit that infects creepypasta a lot.
Suicidemouse.avi. Basically what I said about Happy Appy. It was somewhat believable but it was extremely dark and very well written.
Lolita Slave Doll one. Christ, that was probably my first creepypasta and it freaked me out quite a bit. Thinking back it was horribly unbelievable but man, was it cool.
SCP. Everything from SCP. I haven't fully dug through it yet so all I can give it is a 5 but man is it fucking amazing.
Dishonorable Mentions, to those I can never fucking tolerate:
Squidward's Suicide. RL friends have ruined this for me. I cannot read it without thinking of them drooling over it like it was the greatest creepypasta ever.
Russian Sleep Experiment, solely for the fucking ending. It ruined it.
That was a good story, but it wasn't that great. It goes pretty much like this: hey, this weird creature might be trying to kill me.
Then, yes, he wants to kill me.
Later, he definitely wants to kill me.
Visited my house many years later: OMG, he was trying to kill me!
It's still a good story, but IMO, it was mostly successful because he likened the creature to furby, and nostalgia did its job.
> Hitchhiker's Object
I love this one even though it's short because for a while I was doing a lot of night time driving and the monotony of the road markings combined with sleep deprivation would turn my thoughts in strange directions...
Maybe you guys will know bit I've been looking for one that I thought was really good but I can't think of the name. The plot was this guy wakes up and his city is completely destroyed then at some point gets taken underground and brutally tortured by a gangly demon creature. I specifically remember it being described with the sound of bones creaking and snapping when it walked. The character ends up realizing he's in Hell at the end. Anyone remember which one that is? Plz thank u.
>grasping this hard
Dude, the more convoluted your explanation gets, the less likely the writer thought about it. Murder suicide? Maybe. But even if the writer had an intended explanation, it's pretty obvious that he didn't put it in the story and that's the point. The point of a story isn't to solve anything the story didn't say, it's to appreciate what it does say.
It's like all those assholes who tried to figure out whether or not the top fell at the end of Inception. Is it a fun mystery? Yes. Is there an answer? Most likely. Did the filmmaker purposefully not show you? Yes.
>The Victoria Kindergarden Project
see I dont get it this isnt creepy at all.
hypnos lullaby however? creepy as shit. http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Hypno%27s_Lullaby
also anything with creatures watching through windows. I am terrified of windows at night.
>1. That grandad was the serial killer in the rain one
Just because. [spoiler]I don't believe in anything paranormal so this is actually spoopy[/spoiler]
> The Chimera pasta that was screencapped wih the parady at the end a few years ago
Because it's brettu funny.
>3. I can't remember any more that were good at all
My favourite creepypastas, unranked (1/?)
Yeah yeah its a peice of shit, but i really liked the actual parts about the show, and it was one of the first creepypadtas i had ever read
>Abandoned by Disney:
This one was okay, i mean it didnt have alot of thrill until the very end, but the disney is evil theme and the mystery of what the micky mascot was make it descent
The weirdness, light humor, and overall mustery of this one mad it good, the ending got a little ridicoulous and it left me with questions, but i enjoyed the hell out of it
>A Diary in a Mine
this one was a very good diary entry pasta, and the pics to go along with it, plus the ending where the guy didnt even exist! It was a good one
I cannot express how much I love this pasta, its weird as a dolphins dick, and as suspensful as many good pastas, the jumping from character to character might confuse some, but to me, it deserves praise
My favourite creepypastas, unranked (#2)
This little known creepypasta is very short, but ive always liked short reads, and the whole universal religious standpoint, and the fact that it tells you that you are everyone, is pretty creative
I dont remeber this one too well, but i remember it being suspensful, with a back woods quality, and a re-visiting old demons plot, pretty good
>A Dog in a Furnace
This pasta about natural human greed is given a demonic twist as a man, desperate to make money, gambels his safety, and his families, against a devil dog in his downstairs furnace, great dialogue and clever moral, a good pasta
>Humper: Monkeys Ghost Story
I am not even completed with this pasta, and if it keeps up its trend until the ending, it will go down as one of my favourites, the military terms and the clichè ghost story are a little annoying, but the main character has such a likeable tone, and a good story developement, which makes this pasta amazing
Everyones favourite pasta, the decent of several people into madness at the hamds of mysterious nerve fibers, and the insanity is the only sane thing to assylum residents, as they test there will against a un-explainable enemy, this pasta is well developed, with thrilling characters and great assylum madness stories, so much thay any individual madness story could be its own pasta
OH SHIT I ALMOST FORGOT!!!!!
The scp wiki, hours and hours of reads, so unique and each monster would bring about some unspeakable fate, definetly a fav, feel stupid that i forgot to mention
>that one where the guy hides in his apartment for weeks from aliens or something and you think he's just going crazy but it turns out they're real and he blinded himself so he couldnt be taken over or something like that
>that one where the old man loses every sense and can talk to god
>that one where a guy is stuck on a bus forever that links to different dimensions or some shit
>that one where I can't remember the name of anything
1. Quiet, it was short, set up some strange otherworldly shit but didn't explain it fully, plus I love wartime shit.
2. Room Zero, again, much like the first, it was short, didn't explain much but DAMN was it creepy, Abandoned by Disney is by the guy who did Room Zero, and it's good but the ending is ehhh
3. Cave, had photos, had a monster, guy overcame it, might have been real too because he had pictures, which adds to the spookiness.
4. Ted the Caver, come on, a classic, you gotta have it.
5. Normal Porn for Normal People
Don't let the eyesore styling turn you off, it's that way for a reason and you'll get it if you read
/a/ here, occasional discussion mixed with cute things and perversity.
Um, so basically, our intrepid protagonist knows where the killer lives, when he plans to kill next, and has the URL of his mysterious livestream - and is now in a position where he can presumably tip off the authorities and obtain justice for White's victims?
Long as fuck, but really opened up the mutiverse idea to me and some of the events were so detailed.
Classic zombie takeover. and it was believable.how the protagonist reacted. and how is mind started to slip after hearing the scratching and yowling. then the whispers telling him to unlock the door.
I think that was it. but these two loves got stuck in a cold desert over a period of weeks walking in loops. I loved how the female just degraded after her husband died
puppet pirates. what's not to love? the video was pretty funny as well.
>the OG tulpa story.
even though it spawned such a horrible aftermath. the story was actually really good. it was really dark if not a little overly gritty at times.
Special mentions go to Quiet!. his shit never fails to creep me out. The Rake story for being the first creepy pasta I've ever read and to this pasta. for being the most bizarre yet entertaining thing i've saved in all the years of lurking
Fuck off. Oblivion had no atmosphere or inspiration. Morrowind had no gameplay.
Consistent Norse theming > generic white guy empire vs even more generic cult.
The story in Oblivion is basically the story in Pokemon Ruby.
Literally the only thing wrong with Skyrim that can't be fixed by mods is the damage done to the illusion of choice by having every single questline make the player some flavor of "chosen one."
Skyrim > Morrowind > Oblivion
>Morrowind had no gameplay.
hahaha look at this guy
>1. Cabin in Seattle
The story was scary, including a lot of reference to grunge culture. Mentioning the smell of deodorant, the sun blocked out by a black hole and being a man in a box are the ones I loved the most. I wish the part about the trees becoming legs made more sense, like the desert after fishing part. Still one of my favorites, especially being a kid of the 90's.
>2. God says, "Burn it Away."
I love this one because it takes place in the mind of a priest all by himself in a church. He takes the voice of god a little too seriously after asking for help getting rid of his evil thought. The way he manages to burn his brain away with the items he has access to at the church reminds me of a macGyver episode.
>3. We Will Try Again
Everything down here will be new. A man takes his wife and family of 6 daughters to an abandoned subway to live. He creates a new bible along with language. Decades of survival and interbreeding are detailed and sometimes described in too much detail. Amazing that they could survive for so long living off the "upper plane" This shows how creepypastas about unknown culture can be so well written.
>4. Don't Swim, Don't Tell
Against all warnings from the local tribe, A man goes diving off the coast of island and discovers remains of man built vehicles, busses planes, truck trailers, etc. being used to build an underwater city. He gets discovered and it taken on an underwater tour with one of the inhabitants and warned of mankind's impending danger. He is told if he ever tells anyone that the telepathic connect they used to communicate will make his life come to a quick tragic end. Reminds me of a fable with its lessons.
It's a collection of original creepy stories, I think! the stores are submitted by anons like you and me.
And therefore, I don't think anyone will have the rights to the book. No one should keep the money as it should not be sold but distributed free of cost.
A man tries to make money off of online creativity so an author takes him to an abandoned windmill and teaches him about living off the grid and removing greed -the Eco/green friendly way.
>Story of a life time
A man is hell-bent on collecting any and all creepypastas and original Nope stories from the anons online in order to publish them in an ebook. The apparent plan is to sell it for profit.
But why? Surely it's not about the monetary gains only. And what if the /x/ community protests? What if the anons demand a share?
No one has yet asked this question, because no one knows the real motive behind it.
You see, I have been following this ebook's progress since the very beginning of this project. And once, in a very small post in one of the "Nope Ebook collection" thread, OP said something like this:
"What I am actually looking for is a bunch of creepypastas easily found on the internet. Seemingly entirely different from each other, once written one after the other, all hell breaks lose. There is a sequence in which they have to be written. And someone has to read them one after the other. And once the reader has read all of them, they become one story. One single tale of unimagined horror.
But the real catch is, no matter happens to the world, the reader gains powers. Now, I don't know everything about these supposed powers. But I've heard that these include control over demons and ghosts. Someone even claimed a direct link to the Devil himself. And that's why I've made it my life's mission to collect all the crazy creepypastas and Nope stories I can."
And ever since this post I've never once visited such threads. I know I can't stop anonymous posters from sharing their stories and creepypastas with this man and that scares the living hell outta me. I'm just waiting for this ebook to finish and also that this man never finds the real creepypastas. And even if by some chance he gets a hold of them all, I do pray to God he never finds out the right sequence.
- A Concerned Anon
This must be why there is no online record of some of the above stories. I remember at least 2 of them from the mid 2000s and can't find them anywhere. Probably part of the puzzle.
> 1: Psychosis
Very interesting concept. Also great writing style and good balance of suspense and atmosphere.
> 2: Russian Sleep Experiment
Dark, depressing, and the unsettling end leaves the reader wanting more
> 3: Mr. Widemouth
A bit corny and a predictable ending, but the suspense build up works perfectly.
> 4: white with red.
Short and sweet, but the ending caught me way off guard.
> 5: the Wanderer
Very disturbing read and not too long.
Tried to read it it's just... I mean I lost it at halfway. Doesn't even seem a tiny bit of realistic. Like the writer doesn't even try.
I forgot my faves, I got back to x like a week ago after two years.
but why the hell.
>1. lolita sex doll
this pasta disturbed me, that's why I liked it
I have OCD myself so I could relate to it
>3. the box
this one turned me on though, sex slaves are hot
I don't remember the title but it was something about the tape and a weird purple guy that was torturing people in a basement
Some of pictures were disturbing and I felt uneasy by looking at them, but in general it was an interesting pasta
> 1. The Strangest Security Tape I've Ever Seen
Logical inconsistencies make a great story.
> 2. NoEnd House
I especially like Creepypastas about locations, and this one takes the cake.
> 3. Happy Puppet Syndrome
Interesting concept. And bonus points for the Alaska thing, it's a great setting for a Creepypasta.
> 4. I don't think this one had a title.
This one was about oranges and a cult (?) who was following the protagonist. It was on r/nosleep.
> 5. Penpal
This should be self-explanatory.
It's been ages since I read that but I thought he explained the walls being thick or some shit. All I can say is when I used to live in Chicago, a lady got murdered and raped on the bottom floor of my apartment while I was awake and reading on the top floor. I found out the next day. I didn't hear a thing.
>Russian Sleep Experiment
Those are all rad as fuck so I want to read Ansi's and Revolt, but then I see your honorable mentions and they're all embarrassingly bad so I'm conflicted
>2. Faces in the Storm
It's just really fucking cool and manages to be spoopy and sad at the same time.
>3. The Cave
I really fucking love things about ancient incomprehensible evils awakening. The ending was awesome.
>4. The Showers
>5. NES Godzilla
Really suprised me in how terrifying/high quality it was.
Jeff the killer vs Jane the killer (MrCreepypasta's reading, the original story is shit)
Prey (MrCreepypasta's reading again, this story needs sound effects)
Russian Sleep Experiment (The first pasta that actually kept me up for a while)
Slenderman (My first creepypasta)
Be warned, I tried reading that one once and it starts with an "email" the guy's friend sent him and it's such unbelievable writing I just stopped reading. Like, it's hard to explain, but this is the guy's close friend sending an email and the email is written like super formally and explains little things the guy would realistically know (I remember the dude described in detail what the video game thing "Steam" is, because that's how friends talk in emails to each other) and I don't know if it gets better but it was just shitty writing.
I don't know why that stuck with me so much, but I hate that sort of terrible dialogue in creepypastas.
Like, the one where the girl accidentally murders her sister thinking it's a doll, and then her mom calls her and it's like "Oh I'm so sad about your sister, who is dead." "Oh mother, you drug addicted mother, who was addicted to drugs. You're such a drug addict" "What? Daughter? What have you done? The horror! Oh no what have you done to your sister!"
People need to learn to write fiction.
Unbelievably shit, amazingly well executed for a game pasta until halfway through it's like "Oh by the way my friend died and the game knows, that just might be the twist ending so this is me leading up to it, FYI" and then goes with the cliche "hyperrealistic blood"
>Jeff the killer vs Jane the killer
I'm not dignifying this with a response
I'm not gonna lie, I got into /x/ around the beginning of Marble Hornets and the complete destruction of Slenderman by the rest of the internet is one of the saddest things. Slenderman was so cool back then. It's kind of like what happened to skinwalkers on here, except that was more "this is a cool concept but now it's obvious 90% of you are full of shit" and Slenderman was more "This is a cool fictional concept, but why are you dipshits pretending this is real, and no, stop using him for everything"
>amazingly well executed for a game pasta until halfway through it's like "Oh by the way my friend died and the game knows, that just might be the twist ending so this is me leading up to it, FYI"
This. That was one of the most disappointing pastas because you can tell it almost achieved greatness.
That said, no matter how bad the ending was, nothing will ever beat "Still the Best 1973"
>1. Dionaea House
Wonderfully put together, imho. After you get through all the e-mails, you have three different blogs that help piece together the story from different point of views. This spooked me the first time I read it and I can still read it without getting bored.
>2. Burgrr Entries
Despite my initial "what the fuck", this was actually a pretty good read and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Ending was just stupid as fuck, but also pretty "what" worthy.
>4. Russian Sleep Experiment
One of my first creepypastas, it holds a special place in my heart.
Another one of my first creepypastas that I remember. It just sticks out in my mind because I've found weird shit on previously owned computers, too.
First one that could keep me really interested through the first paragraphs in ages.
Again, the ending
It's really unsettling and the way it's written is very creative.
>Russian Sleep Experiment
The climax is very good
Also, now I have to read penpal, fugg u
No End House is shit, really predictable and relies on gore to be spoopy, the twist was worse than any shyamamladingdong movie
Whats the name of that pasta where some doctors do shit to a few patients until they start eating each other and smearing shit in the windows? Probably the only one i liked
There is this one pasta about some guy buying milk and chicken from walmart or whatever because his mum told him via his phone, and when he gets home he finds his decapitated mother rotting in his couch, then he calls the police or something and leaves the bag in the kitchen, after that he goes to cry outside when he gets a phone call, its his mum that tells him to buy milk and chicken again, and the police tells him how people who suffer a traumatic experience tend to relive the moment over and over again, this one is 10/10 GOAT
/lit/ is fedora central, i take it you are a regular from there so its normal you consider everyone there to be "the smartest board on average", its full of pretentious faggots who think that using big words or strawmanning makes them smart.
So NoEnd house to me feels like a visualization of going through the stages of heroin withdrawals, at least that's what I got from it. Fun at first, but the world becomes less familiar as time goes by and you end up victimizing yourself, etc. etc. The end shows that most people relapse and end up using again in a never ending death cycle.
/sci/ is just a lot of shitposting with a very small minority of notoriously smart people. A lot of the users are self-entitled idiots who think they're among the most intelligent individuals in the world despite being high-school dropouts that recently began to read some books in the board's sticky.
I won't even give that to /lit/. It's a bunch of hopelessly stupid and pretentious idiots who I doubt have generally read most the books in their bookshelves, instead opting to post them in 4chan to seem cultured.
Its probably a joke/parody pasta or an in joke that we dont understand, i mean come on, they mention some hill where there are a lot of dog vaginas that you can fuck and if you cum inside them they swallow people or something
ya, he woulda been better off saying that the episode aired on a random channel that the Simpsons normally dont air on and didnt think to record it.
people dont try these days.
explain the ending. i never cared about reading it.
the gore part isnt the creepy thing about it. the story was meant to be a "this could have really happened" type thing. for example, its possible that one of the animators at nick put the episode together and did all of those crimes in spite of being fired and was never caught.
that is what squidwards suicide tries to do. the hyper realistic eyes and shit was just added in recent remade versions, it was never in the original.
What's the deal with fucking novel-length creepypastas with mediocre payouts at the end?
1. Spire in the woods - Officially the next "Penpal". It's decently long, and as well written and enthralling
2. Penpal - Classic, the first creepypasta that managed to give me feels as well
3. Candle Cove - Kind of what I imagine creepypastas to all be about, eeirie new age ghost stories that are short, sweet, and have a twist ending.
4. The Walk Home - I liked that it was disturbing, without having to try hard at it. Not a bunch of blood, or gore.
Here's a link to Spire In the Woods. It won a nosleep award last year. I think it was for best multiple post story, or something like that.
King Beu will always be my number one spot.
The way it was written like whisps of a childs memory and tainted by a sort of bizzar hatefulness that only children posses.
Evil. The story is evil and yet it's like a child. It doesn't seem to know that it's evil and dark. But it feels real.
Confirmed for retard. Morrowind was most immersive detailed, and "real" feeling. Almost like a videogame D&D. Oblivion took away some freedom and immersion but made the game easier/better combat. Skyrim eliminated all freedom in favor of making everything linear and shallow so it could focus on being fantasy fighting sim 2012. Swing sword, kill generic bad guy, repeat ad nauseum.
the only really scary pasta I've ever come across was the one with a group of kids in a forest and a skinwalker pretending to be a part of the group.
One of the anons realizes this and yet keeps shut until the next morning when all of them make it out of the forest and the skinwalker stays back without anyone but hat one anon noticing.
Okay let me revise my reviews
>these pastas are good because, well i cant say because apparently some people dont know how to find their way to the suggested reading creepypasta wiki, so i cant explain why the endings were fundimental to a story reveiw, but they're good to read
Yeah, that oughta convince 'em
1. Guy who goes into a cave, squirms and squeezes. Had an old anglefire page about it. Might be Ted the Caver.
2. House of Leaves? Dunno, some creepy pasta about a house that was alive to some degree trying to kill the people inside, including an event where thread-like things started coming out of faucets and trying to kill a babby.
3. Security tape was pretty good, nice setup and execution
4. Goat man. Yeah, start of the whole skinwalker shit, but still pretty decent.
5. Grandad serial killer. Kinda frightening realistic, in reflection to my youth.
House of Leaves is a novel by Mark Z. Danielewski about a house that's larger on the inside than the outside that turns into a psychological thriller and a genre bending horror novel about a whole lot of interwoven stories.
What you're describing is not House of Leaves.
Cheesy, and actually not very good. But somehow, it's one of the only enjoyable video game related creepypasta I've read, the other being the Morrowind mod. This one beats that out because I'm a sucker for "happy" endings in shitty situations.
>4)Russian Sleep Experiment
The only creepypasta centered around gore I've ever found enjoyable. Would almost feel believable if toned down a bit.
>3) Candle Cove
Great format, and really hits the creepiness well. Literally the only good "lost episodes" creepypasta, although I'm aware it was written before that got popular, and that Dead Bart and/or Squidward's Suicide were the true start to the shitfest that is lost episode creepypasta.
>2) Obsessive Compulsive
I really enjoy creepypasta that aren't clear about the direction they're going in, in that the ending is less of a twist, and more of a surprise. I enjoy being engaged in the story. This one was great for that.
>1) Humper Monkey's Ghost Stories
Listed on creepypasta sites, but not so much of one. It's more like a short novel. Very engaging world building and a likeable main character. All of the spooks feel "realistic", if you will. Overactive imagination type of spooks. Just overall loved the writing, despite the spookiness being on the low end.
>It's a vidya pasta without almost any of the shitty cliches
Agreed on that. I don't like it all that much, but it deserves credit for avoiding most cliches and feeling pretty original. I thought the whole backstory about the princess's creation was a little too detailed for realism's sake (the kids online probably wouldn't have found that all out), but other than that it was pretty good.
I think the reason Candle Cove really works is that even if it gives you the details of the show, that's not the story. Dead Bart, Squidward's Suicide, and onward, it's all just some writer going "Oh, wouldn't this be scary, oh and then THIS happens"
Candle Cove's story is about a bunch of dudes on a forum sharing some realistic nostalgia that brings back darker memories. It really is one of the best pastas out there.
>No End House
This one's got a spot in my heart. Realistically, I know it's not that great, some of the gorier moments are just forced, but overall it's gripping and has an amazing atmosphere.
I'm sure I'm getting the name here wrong but I'm posting it, so whatever the name is I can't make it out without opening it. This one has just got the most compelling sense of dread and build-up. The pay-off might not be huge, but it's perfect in my opinion. After a while, finding out what's in there wasn't what I cared about. The horror is in the journey.
>Ted the Caver
Engrossing, horrifying, and perfect for its time. It really just gives off the vibe of being some guy's early 2000's web page. This was one of the best presented horror stories of the internet age.
I don't know if this is a true story. I don't care if it is. I don't want to know if it is. It's brief, it's horrifying, and it never goes further than it needs to, in terms of detail, plot, anything. It knows what to say and what not to say.
I think? I might be mixing the names up, but the one where the guy goes to the cabin after finding an old computer. I think it's called Barbie.avi.
>Pastas that fucking suck:
Lost episode pastas, almost any video game pasta, ritual pastas, "Childhood Superstitions" which deserves an award for worst attempt at horror writing in under five sentences, Dogscape
Also, Normal Porn doesn't suck but it's way overrated on here. There's very little pay off in that one and it reads a lot like lost episode pastas (ooooh, it's super creepy and gory nobody ever saw it again no real ending)
Oblivion is Skyrim on steroids. Maybe Skyrim's ambientation was slightly more consistent, but even then Oblivion manages to beat Skyrim's gameplay any time.
I mean, you can't fucking make your spells in Skyrim. It doesn't get any more shitty than that.
>B-but magic has been forgotten!
Fuck off. If they really did want to follow lore, magic would be rare as fuck and probably illegal. Instead, you have the equivalent of the Mages Guild but the only fucking difference is that you can't make your own spells.
Oblivion's ambientation might have been worse than Morrowind, but at least it managed to solve some of the annoying bits (it doesn't make much sense to add missed hits in a first person RPG, to be honest) so gameplay was very enjoyable.
It's funny how many people like noend house, since many people hated it when it was first posted.
Very theatrical and carries a great punch ending.
>Normal Porn for Normal People
I just love the concept of strange/macabre websites because I could believe it exists.
>The Masked Man
Halloween is my favorite time of year and the story just gushes with that nostalgic feeling of being spooked every time October rolled around.
>One Man Hide and Seek
Maybe not a creepy pasta per se but it still creeps me out and I'd never do it.
>The Girl in the Photograph
Just a classic around the campfire-esque creepy pasta. Very nostalgic.
Just read Ted the Caver. I thought it was good but honestly think it got really boring in some places. And for all that build up it wasn't particularly scary to me when shit finally started happening.
Still I love caving myself so it was an interesting read.
> Springboarded the SCP Foundation,
> how can you not love it?
> Springboarded the SCP Foundation
Also, no hexagon, but one guy spamming lolita sex slave to try and feel normal? Get your shit together.
Are you implying that The Psilence are a Slenderman ripoff?
If so, aside from the fact they both wear suits and both are tall, no. The two are totally distinct in methodology and even visually are clearly different. Visually the Psilence were always meant as a combination of The Greys and the Men In Black.
I'm fairly sure the weeping angels existed before SCP-173. I saw the weeping angels around 5 years ago, and it was an old episode. The SCP foundation may be older, but I don't think the same about the article.
Original goatman. I eat goatman shit up. I love camping, so yeah, innawoods stuff always gets me.
Long one, think it was called footsteps (or penpals? I suck at remembering titles), with the boy being stalked by the pedo who eventually murders his best friend.
One with guy on the farm and the thing killing his chickens, he gets trapped in the house.
Not ted the caver, the other one with the cave and the guy had a dog.
Probably one of the other goatman ones.
Actually, the creepiest ever, not a pasta, is those videos of the guy who drops the video camera in the Paris Catacombs. That shit kills me. Odessa catacombs are second. They had a party down there and some drunk girl got lost, died in the darkness slowly. Can you imagine crawling along in the dark, in an echo-y tunnel system like a labryinth, full of water, mass graves, random cave-ins and debris, absolute pitch dark, knowing there are hundreds of miles of tunnels.
>Lolita slave doll, because ive seen proof that it's real posted on /b/ once.
I fapped to that a few times.
Weeping Angels were created by Steven Moffat in the Doctor Who episode "Blink", broadcast 9 June 2007.
Moffat had created the creatures spur of the moment to make the episode work. His original script, designed much earlier as a Ninth Doctor episode, had no Angels at all. It involved circuitous time travel and a girl named Sally Sparrow, but an entirely different plot device made the time travel happen.
According to the SCP wiki, Wesley Williams posted SCP-173 to 4chan multiple months prior, and had been thinking about the concept for a while before that.
That said, it is technically possible that he had been given some spoilers by someone on the Doctor Who team about the episode "Blink" and hastily rushed to create his own... but it doesn't seem very likely.
I saw you guys posting about the Spire in the Woods.
I read it.
I'm depressed. I'm not scared, I'm not creeped out, I just feel hopeless.
Jesus fucking Christ.
That story just got darker and darker and I wasn't expecting a happy ending or anything but I was just sort of hoping maybe something would be okay. Like, I guess Fletch is alright, so that's good.
I don't know anymore.
That was fucked up.
This might not be considered creepypasta, and I don't know if I'd say it's one of my favorites.
But holy fucking shit this goes from scary to ridiculously depressing and I think about this fucking story a lot.
Tell me this is fake.
Please tell me this is 100% fake.
There was this story about a boy being stalked by a man who kept taking photos of him his entire life, killed his boyfriend and lived under his house, I cant remember the name but it would be great if someone would help out. Thanks!
thank you so much, I really wanted to show my friend this story
>all these people forgetting that the best "creepypastas" of all time are the stories told to frighten children
The Pied Piper is better than most of the "creepy" shit you find on the internet.
Penpal is the greatest creepypasta of all time. Definitely the best one to come out of reddit, no doubt about it. I've always liked how, in addition to being a legitimately horrifying, realistic story that avoids dumb twists and cliches, this pasta is one of the few I've read that creates genuine feelings of nostalgia for childhood. What I mean by that is, it captures the actual feeling of being a child and the way that a child thinks. It doesn't rely on nostalgia for video games or cartoons that the audience might have grown up with to create an emotional connection. A few times in this series, the narrator goes off on tangents describing his thought processes as a nine-year-old, and it reminds me exactly of how I was and the things I thought when I was a kid.
And that emotional connection that the story creates is what makes it so effective. As the narrator delves deeper into his past and more details are revealed, the innocent, happy feeling of nostalgia turns into dread and morbiness. The first time I read this story, I was shaking by the time I got to the end and realized what had happened.
And I know it might be stupid to gush about it in this thread where its praises have already been sung by a good amount of people, but I just thought I'd share my thoughts on why this is such a good, effective story. Also, the guy who wrote it made it into a book that revised and expanded all of the chapters, and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes this story as much as me
1- t he entire "Asylum" series- it incredibly immersive and we'll written.
2 phsycosis- a must read. Again just well written and sticks with you in a weird way
3- Mr big mouth- when I was a kid I was afraid of the idea that there were little creatures living in walls fueled by watching a strange movie where small gremlin creatures slice some lady up and push her down the stairs (do not know the movie. I caught parts of it when my sister was watching it a long time ago)
4 dog scape- critical fuck mass reached. It's actually decently written and strange as fuck but there are parts of it that are so true to the nature of mankind and so unbelievably unnerving.
5 not sure the name is, but blue was posting about the outback having creatures and his aunt was a hunter.
The masked man
Holy fucking shit that's just... fuck
Can you imagine living your whole life knowing that you did this? That you destroyed your fucking family? I just can't fucking believe this. Jesus.
alright about Spire in the wood, am I missing something about the last part?
The way the narrator talk about Dr. Laura make it seem like there is more to it than what is said. Like when she call him Bubbala, I dont know why but I always thought it meant something
1. Pretty much anything by Josef K, but "Quiet" is a personal favourite.
2. "Lost," AKA "Midwest," the one by Black Fedora with the barn full of nasty. His other stuff is great, too.
3. "The Sequence." (http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/The_Sequence) No, I can't pick much sense out of it, but that's the fun part. It's got that vague, unsettling feeling of nameless dread.
4. Something Very Old. Great tone, love the ancient angle.
5. Faces In The Storm. Kind of like that movie The Mist, except better.
- Basically anything on this page: http://nothotbutspicy.com/para/, particularly the huge (like, short novels) Fifty Foot Ant series. Ignore the awful title, they're amazing, the third is the best.
- Fuck game/show pastas, at least try to be original.
>2. "Lost," AKA "Midwest," the one by Black Fedora with the barn full of nasty. His other stuff is great, too.
Oh fuck that one. That's one of those pastas where it's just like, the author just keeps on going on and on about the gore and it's like "Yep, I'm sure that's pretty disgusting"
What sucks about that one is that it's a pretty solid story up until that point. It's got a strong sense of hopelessness and dread, but then the payoff is just "there was blood everywhere" for five paragraphs
Why doesn't anyone talk about this? This is my all time favorite pasta, creepy as fuck. The idea of being trapped in a fucked up reality scares me.
2. Normal porn for normal people
Disturbing and realistic
3. Noend house
Very well written, makes you feel trapped.
4. Huntsville camping trip
Very eerie, the sense of hopelessness feels real.
5. Candle cove
I loved this pasta when I was in my early teens, nostalgic as fuck.
The New York metro one
The one with the Indian burial pit
i dun ged it
is house of leaves like the final fantasy VII of /x/? as in, we all know its shit, but nobody dares to mock it because you get tons of retards calling you stupid for not liking muh classics
/x/ doesn't talk about House of Leaves, like, ever, and nobody really cares that much about anybody's opinions on it.
I think it's a great book and it's sort of retarded to say "It's doing something that I think is 'artsy' so it's fucking shit" because, like, that's just a more obnoxious way of just saying "I didn't like it"
I thought the styling was cool, it did things that toyed with the medium which is really cool, the author clearly spent a lot of time coming up with a whole mythology to the book that's left just vague enough to leave you wondering well after reading it, and it never got dull in my opinion. I don't think it was smug, and I don't judge anybody for not liking it.
I hate it now, and I'm surprised so many people in this thread enjoy it. It felt too "for the sake of it" for me, there was no feeling of legitimate horror or fear. Felt 100% manufactured, like a shitty horror movie.
>complaining about vidya shit when half of /x/ is tarot and tulpa crapposting these days
>worst pasta ever
it's not good, but if you seriously mean that you either haven't seen a lot of pasta or have terrible taste in it
here's my vote for worst. this shit somehow gets posted frequently
>Not King Beau
>I don't know how to add a punchline to my shitty story so I will add a completely unrelated phenomena instead of continuing the first one!
This is worse than highschool level. Even shitty deviantART crossover creepypastas follow a timeline.
basically this was a novel, and a very creepy one. i love how it is possible to tie all the loose ends with every detail the author gives. the best thing about this one is that it can perfectly be something real.
>Ted the Caver
one of the very first long creepypastas that i've ever read, although the first chapters are a bit boring. the last ones are unnerving, and the climax really left me scared for quite some time.
>The Dionaea House
i love the way this story is told. it kept me wondering what the fuck was happening in that house and what was beyond that iron door.
>The voice? (i don't think it has an actual name)
the short creepypasta where a girl hears her mother calling her from the kitchen, when she's going there her mother grabs her, they hide and she says that she heard that voice too.
a story about a girl and her brother, her brother was always raped and beat up by their abusive father. girl grows up and goes away, she returns and finds out the truth, her brother turned into a murdering rapist psychopath because their mother made a deal, their father could do anything he wished to do with their son if he left the girl unharmed. the brother raped and killed (sometimes not in that order) prostitutes, a few girls, his sister's first boyfriend, their father, etc. the girl freaks out, stabs him and runs away, in the end they have a conversation while he is dying, he always cared for her and loved her, they hug and say goodbye. then she becomes addicted to these tapes and tries to find them all.
i saw this creepypasta like 3 years ago on this board and i haven't found it again.
Also i'd like to mention Vox and King Beau, specially because king beau caught my attention (and my liking), and the whole dreamy nightmarish scenery was beautiful. The story about the skinwalker taking over OP's friend, The Tower of Silence, and the String Theory.
I know they're new-tier and from reddit but:
>I Saw a Girl I Know in a Porno Once
Got cp and brutality which really terrify me. Also, twist end. Pretty ahit-tier as far as storytelling goes. The names are shit ('Max' hahaha), and the plot is shit. But something about it really made me die a little inside while reading. Not in the 'I could have been jerking off instead' way, buy in the 'I don't need this in my head' way.
Effective mix of sentence lengths. Could happen to anyone so it made me horribly uncomfortable. And a kid is involved. I'm a family-person. I hate seeing kids get killed/raped/beaten/etc... so this fucked with me.
Again, I know they're pretty new-tier, but they left an important brainstain.
i'm trying to remember this one pasta-- this guy was trapped in a frozen-wasteland or something, and built a house, there was a picture of some guy on the wall, he found a woman, then more people showed up and created a community. i think the woman cheated on him? anyone know the name?
i didnt wanna start a new thread because thats just tacky
Yeah, I found it.
I don't personally like it all that much. It's either called "Keep a Diary" or "The Ice Diaries"
One of the toughest things to do when writing fiction is dialogue. It's so difficult, police use it as a cue that a written statement is false. Public education focuses so much on "grammatically correct" writing that it is difficult to write speech that sounds natural.
I used to go to a board that specialized in the stories of retail workers and the dialogue there was just ridiculous. Things like, "Ma'am, you are exceeding my tolerance for disrespectful behavior."
The biggest downfall of an otherwise good creepypasta is the speech.
So, an irrelevant member of the monarchy, who likely will never see the throne is going to somehow be the anti-Christ? England ain't been about shit since they had to start calling the United States to bail them out of every fuck up they land in. They could barely handle Argentina.
>1. Ted the Caver
One of the first stories I read, the old angelfire page and the pictures give the impression of realism
I really like stories that makes you think they are real, like it could happen to anyone at any time, I guess this is why this pasta got so popular.
>3.A Game of Flashtag
Same as above, very creepy and sounds real.
>4. Grandfather taughts his grandson to fear raining days
It builds up really well and the ending is great.
>5. Vox and King Beau
I really like the way it's written, the characters and the world are fantastic, but it seems like very few people know about it.
> Dionaea House
It feels like one of those Lovecraft stories where you can't scape from your destiny.
>Goatman / Skinwalker stories
I always heard about this kind of stuff since I was a child from both sides of my family so I'm always looking to hear more of it.
3 is 'gateway of the mind'.
easily one of my faves