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The topic for this month’s discussion post may seem a bit obvious, but I really am curious. It’s always very interesting to me to see how each new pasta is received; sometimes you guys end up totally hating one that I thought would get positive reviews, and sometimes I find ones that I’m not personally that impressed by have somehow captivated the whole internet and become a phenomenon (I’m looking at you, Jeff). I guess it does drive home the whole “enjoyment of writing is subjective” thing, to a point.

So please, tell me about your favorite Creepypasta of all time and why you love it so much. It doesn’t even have to be one posted on the site, but if it’s not here, please include a link where everyone can read it. Share with the class, kids!

September Discussion Post: Your Favorite Creepypasta, 7.8 out of 10 based on 4 ratings
  • Cassie

    Candle Cove was a delightful read, as well as pretty much everything on Ichor Falls. Squidward’s Suicide somehow freaked me out a lot (had to watch Gold Rush for an hour on Discovery before I could sleep that night).

    I bought a “true” ghost story collection magazine about two years ago. Most of them where crap, but one honestly scared me. I don’t remember the title, but it was about a man who’d just begun working the night-shift at a power plant. He sees a figure in the dark hallway standing just outside the door. The figure can’t seem to enter the room, but instead it reaches inside.
    The story was accompanied by a photoshop picture with a rather cheezy purple/black whirl design and a distorted figure.
    I dunno what it was with this story that frightened me so much, but I have a lump in my throat just writing about it now. Maybe because of all of the stories, this one felt true…

    Oh, and Ted’s Caving Story was really on to something…
    http://www.gigdig.com/~ted/

    And let’s not forget Junji Ito, whose manga is just WEIRD
    http://www.justmegawatt.com/comics/enigmaofamigarafault.html

    As for games, Silent Hill 2 is just magnificent, and Amnesia had me hiding out in a corner, clutching my latern on more than one occasion.

    Can’t come up with any other ones from the top of my head right now, but there’s plenty of good ones out there. If only horror movies could capture the feel of a really good ghost story. It’s the atmosphere that makes them scary, not the gore or the “i’mma die tonight!” situation. If not, Candle Cove would just have been a cute little story…

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  • ClockworkGoat

    Zasphas and Smile Dog have to be the two that made me feel the most unsettled. But that twisted feeling that Candle Cove gave me… Not many Creepypastas can pull that off successfully, and Candle Cove is one of the few that did.

    A few of my other favorites would have to be The Strangers, The Song and Dance Man, and White with Red.

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  • cuddlyBEAST

    My personal favorite was “Smile Dog” aslo known as smile.jpg. It really was the first pasta I read that gave me a legitimate scare, it was a lot of fun.

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  • Khaliera

    As far as ideas, I absolutely loved the concept behind “On the Bus”. It was very unsettling. Concerning execution, “Candle Cove” wins hands down for me. Of course, I tend to skim past pieces with a lot of descriptive violence/gore – it all reads like “blah blah blood from the eyes blah blah Glasgow smile blah blah” to me. Gore can be written well, but often it’s used as a substitute for the scary part rather than an enhancement.

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  • Amy

    My top two favorite creepy pastas would have to be Psychosis, and He Waits For You. The latter one isn’t really creepy, but it did sort of make me question myself as to why in the hell I would even think about going through with the ritual in the story (if it was real.)

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  • Girl In The Mirror

    My favorite pastas? Um… I have a few! I really like Squidwards Suicide, The Theater, Brodcast Interruption, and Candle Cove. My favorite topic is Strange & Uknown.

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  • tim3l0rd

    My favorite creepypasta has got to be The Hole In The Wall. I think it’s just the general idea of someone being able to enter your home without you having any kind of knowledge or suspicion of it that got me so creeped out. I also liked that the author never went on and explained who it was or how it all started. I think a story is a lot scarier when some bits of information are left in the dark for you to discover later… Or not.

    http://www.creepypasta.com/the-hole-in-the-wall/

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  • MerellS

    If anyone is still reading this, I’m bringing up one I haven’t seen yet. The end of Awakening really scared the shit out of me. It’s not such a great or long pasta, but one of those where the last sentence makes your stomach fill up with swarming bees.

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  • Jordan

    I have been reading the stories on this site for about 2 years now, my favorite by far is called NOTES. i dont think it had many reads. but story and subject is so different to many others. it is written very well great work from the author

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  • the cake

    after reading the comments, I’m definitely going to read candle cove and psychosis.

    i personally love slender man bits. he’s my favorite.

    on a darker note, i know this won’t do any good, but I personally implore you to take down smile.jpg. i realize it isn’t the real picture, but if one were to chance upon the real picture.. just please. i request the story be taken down

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  • spastic

    Fuck slenderman. He was cool but now he’s overrated as shit.

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  • the cake

    i love slenderman
    :)
    so stfu
    or I’ll devour ur soul.

    …among the trees

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  • YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

    I agree spastic, Slenderman is overated now, all you have to do is THEN SLENDERMAN WAS DERE and you think you’ve got a creepypasta.

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  • https://www.youtube.com/user/1000MasksandDeadAces 1000Masks

    For me, its a toss up between two stories that have completely different types of narration but a common theme; art.

    First there’s “The Art of Jocob Emory”. I like that its narration style is that of a moral folktale; that you get to understand Jacob’s character from beginning to end. The twist at the end is priceless as well; implying Jacob’s creations outlived him and haunt the small town. Mr.CreepyPasta did an excellent reading of this as his earlier work, too.

    Then there’s “The Gallery of Henri Beauchamp” . This story has hints of the Holder series in it mixed with pseudo- historical information provided by the narration. It also got me interested in trying absinthe for my 21st birthday; the traditional French method of preparation. It also has been narrated by the talented DistilledIllusion which I highly recommended listening to.

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  • Anonymous

    I personally love WITNESS. It’s got an urban legend feel, which I’m incredibly fond of, and the fact that the entity relies on the primal fear of humans to pass on the story and, in that way, accidentally surrender themselves to it is an awesome twist to me. First read it years ago, but it still makes me worry about hearing knocking in the night when I revisit it.

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  • http://mocca-dash.blogspot.com.ar Carola

    Candle cove.
    Before i started reading creepypastas i thought the story about Candle Cove was actually real.

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  • PuddingTea

    Psychosis is definitely my favorite. Psychosis really just created that atmosphere of paranoia we all come here for the best of any creepypasta I’ve ever read.

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  • Stephan D. Harris

    The Tapping.

    Do I even have to explain why?

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  • RyanSoup

    Trying to spoil as little as possible, my favorite creepypasta is, “The Masked Man.” All of the relevant details are there, just enough to create that spooky atmosphere, while maintaining enough suspense to keep you anxious throughout most of the story. Of course, the twist at the end was brilliant as well.

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  • Sorcha

    Candle Cove for sure. It’s very hard for me to be scared by fiction, and while I didn’t have the kind of fear that had me peeking behind curtains for boogeymen, it definitely creeped me the hell out. I like that while the whole thing gives you the shivers, the last line really clinches it.

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  • 5678bam

    I really liked Psychosis. It got into my head and made me paranoid all day.

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  • Skole

    I can’t remeber the names of these two but they are a couple of my top favorites. If someone reconizes them and knows the name please let me know i would like to read them again.

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    *Discription may and most likely will include the ending and possible ruin the story.

    First Tale –

    A man gets on a bus, after a day of work, to head home. The bus was crowded but he finds a seat at the back of the bus in front of two kids. Both of whom are regulars and have seen them plenty of times. Taking a quick nap he awakes to find a nearly empty bus and the rest of the people cleared out within the next few stops. It was just him and the kid behind him, they were entertaining themselves with ghost stories.

    There is apparently some sort specter that will only take you if you turn around and look at it. The kid went on ” and it will try everything it can to try to make you turn and look into its eyes. It would call your name or tap you on your shoulder and once you turn and look into its eyes, right infront of your face, staring at you. It takes you.”

    ‘Thank god I’m almost home I can’t wait to get home have a cup of tea and pass out on my bed’ the man thinks to himslef.
    The kids get off before him and then it’s his stop. The bus slow down, almost to a complete stop, and then picks up speed heading towards my block. The kids still immense in telling each other ghost stories didn’t even realize they missed there stop. The man turns to tell them they missed there stop and staring at him are two bloodshot owl-like eyes.

    “I told you not to turn around.”

    Second Tale –

    This poor homeless man signs up for an experiment that cuts him off from all 5 senses to see what would happen. After a few days the man kills himself and wrote somehow “God has abanded us”

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    • Kinzy

      OH OH I KNOW THE SECOND ONE IF YOU HAVEN’T FIGURED IT OUT ALREADY. It’s one of my favourites, “Gateway Into the Mind”.

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  • Puke

    I know ur awake

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  • Hopen

    Definitely Psychosis.
    I had to read it in parts over the course of several days and that helped pull me in and gave off a creepiness to it. I remember it well in my mind and I have loved it ever since finishing it. I even squee at the mention of it.

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  • http://www.youtube/cockneypasta cockney pasta

    My fave has to be mr wide mouth. Just creeps me the flip out. Gods mouth and out with a bang are high on my list as well.

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