Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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There was a hunter in the woods, who, after a long day hunting, was in the middle of an immense forest. It was getting dark, and having lost his bearings, he decided to head in one direction until he was clear of the increasingly oppressive foliage. After a what seemed like hours, he came across a cabin in a small clearing. Realizing how dark it had grown, he decided to see if he could stay there for the night. He approached, and found the door ajar. Nobody was inside. The hunter flopped down on the single bed, deciding to explain himself to the owner in the morning. As he looked around, he was suprised to see the walls adorned by many portraits, all painted in incredible detail. Without exception, they appeared to be staring down at him, their features twisted into looks of hatred. Staring back, he grew increasingly uncomfortable. Making a concerted effort to ignore the many hateful faces, he turned to face the wall, and exhausted, he fell into a restless sleep.

Face down in an unfamiliar bed, he turned blinking in unexpected sunlight. Looking up, he discovered that the cabin had no portraits, only windows.

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  • Lolwut

    BUT WHO WAS UNFAMILIAR BED?

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    Rating: +40 (from 112 votes)
    • Magnum

      It was the bed he was sleeping on, not a person

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      Rating: -37 (from 59 votes)
      • Meme

        YOU DONT SAY???

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        Rating: +34 (from 54 votes)
      • Swirly Head Man

        Oh Lord…

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        Rating: -3 (from 21 votes)
      • scrubbsz

        when logic defeats a joking reply- PRICELESS

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        Rating: -4 (from 12 votes)
    • Some Fat Guy

      The bed your mom sleeps on. Why do you ask?

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      Rating: +21 (from 27 votes)
    • Some Fat Guy

      BUT WHO WAS SINGLE BED?

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      Rating: -9 (from 17 votes)
  • Korky

    Goddamn, I hate this pasta. The idea of it freaks me out, as I’ve had to squat in old cabins a few times whilst hunting.

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    Rating: +35 (from 43 votes)
  • MisterVercetti

    Hmmm… this seems… unfinished.

    It left me asking “Then what?”

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    Rating: -24 (from 56 votes)
    • Kelsey

      Then, he realized he was having killers stare at him all night and they were in the house after him because he as on no trespass territory.

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      Rating: +13 (from 23 votes)
      • Kelsey

        Hey, same name!

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        Rating: -10 (from 16 votes)
        • Kelsey

          Me too!

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          Rating: -9 (from 13 votes)
        • Kelsey

          However, I have a different name than both of you.

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          Rating: -4 (from 12 votes)
        • Some Fat Guy

          *Sigh*

          Morons.

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          Rating: +31 (from 37 votes)
        • K

          oh, what are the chances of having the same (very popular) name..

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          Rating: +6 (from 6 votes)
  • Anonymous

    Short and sweet, I like it.

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    Rating: +37 (from 37 votes)
    • A Guy In A Window

      Short yes, sweet isn’t a word I would use but awesome story either way.

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      Rating: +6 (from 8 votes)
  • Yotan

    oooh! a good one!

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    Rating: +16 (from 16 votes)
  • Cthulhu

    Now THIS is a creepypasta! Short, sweet, and scary! Awesome!

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    Rating: +29 (from 29 votes)
  • ?!

    ….

    i’m scared now.

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    Rating: +16 (from 16 votes)
  • GoldBunny

    Ok, that freaked me out!

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    Rating: +11 (from 13 votes)
    • Magnum

      I think you whee one of the “portraits”

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      Rating: -4 (from 8 votes)
  • Doc Sanchez

    After all the Pastas I’ve read, this one really surprised and scared me for the first time in weeks! Good one!

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    Rating: +16 (from 18 votes)
  • Sigma

    This proves you don’t need to threaten the reader with death or use long words to have a good pasta! ;3

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    Rating: +27 (from 27 votes)
  • Tezmara

    Hee hee, I like this pasta
    <3

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    Rating: +2 (from 6 votes)
  • Tezmara

    Oh, but I do have to say that I didn’t like the way it was written. The concept was awesome but the writing was… less than optimal

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    Rating: -21 (from 23 votes)
    • http://wheee kewldawg

      That took some work.

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      Rating: -1 (from 5 votes)
  • neknum

    Looking at widnows when it is dark out side.. Creeps me out.

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    Rating: +7 (from 7 votes)
  • D

    brix were shat.

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    Rating: +20 (from 20 votes)
  • Shan.

    Hmm, I’ve read this before…

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    • Kelsey

      Horrorgaems.net. I’ve read it too.

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      Rating: 0 (from 4 votes)
  • Anonymous

    HOLY FUCKCRAPSHITCUNT.
    This pasta was posted at 11:11.
    Also, now I’m scared. :(

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    Rating: +2 (from 14 votes)
  • magi

    Posted,but creepy as f-ck nonetheless

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    Rating: 0 (from 4 votes)
  • Blinded by Tears

    HOLY FUCKCRAPSHITCUNT.
    This pasta was posted at 11:11.
    Also, now I’m scared. :(

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    Rating: -5 (from 11 votes)
  • Uber Evil

    It took me a second to get this one, but I liked it, though it wasn’t too scary for me.

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    Rating: -2 (from 2 votes)
  • Allie

    Just want to get this right:
    Instead of portraits of people, they were actual people staring at him?
    Now that’s scary. o.o I don’t want to go to bed >_<

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    Rating: +2 (from 8 votes)
  • Anon E Mouse

    I had to read it twice to understand.

    But that’s only because at the point “As he looked around, he was suprised to see the walls adorned by many portraits, all painted in incredible detail. Without exception, they appeared to be staring down at him, their features twisted into looks of hatred” I said to myself, “Oh, great, he’s going to get ‘turned into’ a painting and put on the wall…

    And so the ending didn’t make sense.
    When I finally re-read and understood it, *shiver* very scary. I enjoyed it!

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    Rating: +7 (from 9 votes)
  • HackerOnHacker

    This one’s a classic. Still love it.

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    Rating: +2 (from 4 votes)
  • FCF

    missing line at the end: ‘and then he got the hell out of there and went home’ .
    thats probably wat happened after.

    also, tired hunter and the ugly angered dwarfs (who were staring from the outside?). i mean, there weresnt portraits, just windows, right? where’d they go? they could have just kicked him out.

    meh, w/e. <3

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  • Miss Murder

    Ooh, short, sweet, and startling. Just the last few sentences get right at your bones and make you tremble. Very nice.

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    Rating: +3 (from 3 votes)
  • OH NO

    This is one hella good pasta! short but straight to the point, really creeped me out.

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    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)

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