Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Creepypasta

Browsing the "classics" Tag

The Haunter of the Ring

As I entered John Kirowan’s study I was too much engrossed in my own thoughts to notice, at first, the haggard appearance of his visitor, a big, handsome young fellow well known to me. “Hello, Kirowan,” I greeted. “Hello, Gordon. [...]

May 20, 2019 Beings and Entities, Classic Horror, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Occult, Magic, and Witchcraft, Space and Cosmic Horror, Strange and Unexplained

The Man Who Returned

John Woodford in his first moments of returning consciousness was not aware that he was lying in his coffin. He had only a dull knowledge that he lay in utter darkness and that there was a close, heavy quality in [...]

May 19, 2019 Classic Horror, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Strange and Unexplained

Ooze

I. In the heart of a second-growth piney-woods jungle of southern Alabama, a region sparsely settled by backwoods blacks and Cajuns—that queer, half-wild people descended from Acadian exiles of the middle eighteenth century—stands a strange, enormous ruin. Interminable trailers of [...]

May 17, 2019 Beings and Entities, Classic Horror, Journals and Diaries, Locations and Sites, Madness, Paranoia, and Mental Illness, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Science and Experimentation, Science Fiction and Aliens

The Sinister Painting

The taxi drove off, leaving Funk on the Hoddeston lawn, surrounded by valises. Funk was thinking it more than merely odd that Barclay, for whose coaching he had come prepared to spend a month, had not met him as planned. [...]

May 16, 2019 Artifacts and Objects, Beings and Entities, Classic Horror, Strange and Unexplained

Pickman’s Model

You needn’t think I’m crazy, Eliot—plenty of others have queerer prejudices than this. Why don’t you laugh at Oliver’s grandfather, who won’t ride in a motor? If I don’t like that damned subway, it’s my own business; and we got [...]

May 15, 2019 Beings and Entities, Classic Horror, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Strange and Unexplained

The Squaw

Nurnberg at the time was not so much exploited as it has been since then. Irving had not been playing Faust, and the very name of the old town was hardly known to the great bulk of the travelling public. My [...]

May 14, 2019 Animals and Wildlife, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Strange and Unexplained

The Beast with Five Fingers

When I was a little boy I once went with my father to call on Adrian Borlsover. I played on the floor with a black spaniel while my father appealed for a subscription. Just before we left my father said, [...]

May 13, 2019 Artifacts and Objects, Beings and Entities, Body Horror, Classic Horror, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Strange and Unexplained

The Monkey’s Paw

I. Without, the night was cold and wet, but in the small parlour of Laburnam Villa the blinds were drawn and the fire burned brightly. Father and son were at chess, the former, who possessed ideas about the game involving [...]

May 12, 2019 Artifacts and Objects, Classic Horror, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Folklore and Folktales, Myths and Legends, Psychological Horror, Strange and Unexplained

The Signal-Man

“Halloa! Below there!” When he heard a voice thus calling to him, he was standing at the door of his box, with a flag in his hand, furled round its short pole. One would have thought, considering the nature of [...]

April 16, 2019 Beings and Entities, Classic Horror, Ghosts and Spirits, Locations and Sites, Strange and Unexplained
The Terrible Old Man

The Terrible Old Man

It was the design of Angelo Ricci and Joe Czanek and Manuel Silva to call on the Terrible Old Man. This old man dwells all alone in a very ancient house on Water Street near the sea, and is reputed [...]

August 26, 2018 Beings and Entities, Classic Horror, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Demons and Possession, Strange and Unexplained