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Your Life Is A Movie



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There’s a movie theater in downtown Phoenix, Arizona that only plays movies from 1987. If you pay for 3 tickets and buy a large popcorn, they will play a film that shows you your future. If you watch the entire film completely, you will have sleeping problems for the rest of your life.

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279 thoughts on “Your Life Is A Movie”

  1. seriously!?! this is horrible! it’s not the slightest bit creepy! this person didn’t even try to make it creepy! and it’s like what, 3 sentences?!?! and sleeping problems?! REALLY?!?! this story is crap!

  2. It’s not that bad. If I were shown my future, I would probably have problems sleeping after I had seen all those unavoidable sorrowful things that would happen to me in future. I would be like, “Oh my gosh, so this is going to happen to me.” I would be worried and depressed for the rest of my life, while waiting for the bad things to happen to me.

  3. I enjoy creepypastas that are scary, have a good backstory, and that make me not want to go to sleep.

  4. if you are watching a movie of your future…and by watching it you will have sleeping problems, wouldn’t the movie just be the story of you with insomnia? Anyway I want Bruce Willis to play future me :)

  5. I think it had an A in it

    Scared the living cheese and onion crisps out of me
    like geez the author bro you have a sick mind
    I LIKE THAT!!! ;D

    And that kids is how you tell a lie

  6. This might be one of those posts where someone posts something terrible, and the explaining comments are actually better than the post so you can never know if the post is terrible or terrific.

  7. I was confused as to how this made it to Creepypasta, ’till I looked at the time it was uploaded.

    2008.

    Wow, that’s… an awfully long time. Plus, Crappypasta wasn’t ’round back then.

  8. this was bull.
    it wasn’t even creepy!
    this is the worst story I have ever read.
    It could take me a minute to write this shit.

  9. The first time I read this, I thought, “This deserves to be rated lower.”

    The fourth time I read this, it clicked, and I thought, “This deserves to be rated higher!”

  10. And to think I just wanted to watch The Princess Bride on the big screen with two of my friends with a large popcorn in Phoenix, Arizona. T_T

  11. Terrible soggy pasta here, no hope of salvaging it now. Not a lot of effort put into this, piss poor performance.

    1. Do you not get it, child? If you watch the movie that shows your whole life, well then afterwards you’ll be dead. Hence the sleeping problems.

  12. Ha! If you watch your future and know what’s going to happen, you can change… your… life….

  13. Mark of the Bun-Bun

    But I wasn’t born in ’87, and who are the extra tickets for?
    Are you mocking me for having no friends? That’s just mean.

  14. Well here’s my question… If you sit in a movie theater, watching your future, wouldn’t it just be a movie about you sitting in a movie theater, since (a) you are watching the rest of your future, and (b) if you’re doing (a) wouldn’t that mean your future would be you watching you watching your future???!!!! This is madness!!!!

  15. Wow. So cliche. So boring. They never work if you just say If you…….Then you…….When you………. Just use I form.

  16. Does this mean the movie could come out with a novel?
    Even a video game?
    But further a do
    Does this not mean that you would be watching yourself in a movie threater for the rest of your life? At a certain point?

  17. If it was a movie of your future, then it would be a movie of you watching the movie of you watching the movie, but each one is ever so slightly ahead of the previous one… O_o

  18. wow is everyone an idiot or am i just having common sens that you have sleeping problems because your wait for something from the movie to happen in your sleep

  19. Sleeping problems? How severe? If I’m curious enough to see me future, will I suffer from snoring, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome?

    1. If you watch through the whole movie, you watch through your liter life, so it would take your entire life

      dun dun duuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnn…

      (meant for clarification, not insulting or sardonicism)

  20. Some Call Me Weird

    :/
    Meh. Pasta could have been so much better. The sleeping problems thing at the end really had nothing to do with the rest of it.

  21. FearIsStrongerThanHope

    This is an outrage; this pasta had real potential. I have read a very similar short story, however(in a book- not on this site), titled, "Alexander Watches a Play"

  22. I might try it soon, I live 4 hours from pheonix and my family is planning to go shopping there in a few weeks.

  23. Needs to be longer, needs much much much more detail and explanation, could do with an eyewitness account or two… so basically, needs a full rewrite and more. Way way too short.

  24. Black Jesus has a chode

    I would most likely just do something like this:
    ‘Wow, I fucking suck as Nicholas cage.’ And leave. Thus initiating the future that would be playing in the theatre, because once they start a movie, they play it until the end. I could just go there whenever I had a hard decision in my life, figure out what I was gonna do, and walk on down to easy street, Nawmean?

  25. As a resident of Phoenix I can tell you that downtown is too boring and full of homeless people to have a movie theater in it.

  26. I ROFL’d.
    Who would pay for 3 tickets and a large popcorn only to have sleeping problems in the future?

  27. but if the movie was about your future, then wouldn’t it take the rest of your life to watch?? eventually you’d just end up watching some guy watching the movies, watching you and whatever. space time is hard.

  28. Big loophole in this one: The movie shows you your future. If it starts at the near future, it will show you watching the movie. If you keep watching to see what happens, it\’s going to keep showing you watching the movie. A movie of you watching a moving of you watching a movie of you watching a movie. Talk about insanity.

  29. So, wait a minute…

    It’s my opinion that the movie would be slightly speeded up, with captions or something so that you won’t completely die. Then, in the movie, you go to a theater. You sit down. The movie starts again on the screen inside the movie. The same thing happens. Over and over and over.

    LOL WTF

    10/10

  30. hi, dont turn around

    @ night light: ENTIRE filk COMPLETLE
    if you look away once then you wont have sleeping problems cause you didnt see a certain scene
    @Mr.Welldone:
    Dont give away our location, I dont want a bussiness rush just after the holidays
    @people saying it will see you sitting: ITS THE FUTER
    @the sleeping problems:
    I dont sleep anyway

    all in all this story was too short, also it seems more like a ritual, “buy 3 tickets and a large popcorn” also
    if i bring two friends wont it be a movie about all the times we are together?

  31. Yeah, alright.
    So if you’re watching a movie that’s supposedly going to show your entire life, won’t you just be spending your entire life watching a movie of you watching a movie?
    Unless you were stuck in some time loop thing.
    And the worst thing that’ll happen is “you will have sleeping problems for the rest of your life”?
    How ’bout “you will have wasted your life watching what you could have lived”?
    Or “you will be unable to change your fate or the fate of your loved ones”?
    Okay pasta is okay, I guess.

  32. So it only plays films from 1987.

    I was born in 1989.

    So a film of my future was made 2 years before I was born.

    There’s only one explanation.

    I am a time lord.

    WITH HASTE, ROSE.

  33. Welldone, location, NOW. Give it to us! I have an aunt in Phoenix that I want to get revenge on for kicking me out of the house at my OWN party a few years back. This seems like the perfect way.

    *evil laugh*

  34. I was born in 1987!

    (Also, if I watch a movie that shows my remaining life in its entirety, then I will be dead by the time I finish watching. Unless they cut the boring bits.)

  35. I’d bring two friends with me. There’s no way in hell I’m buying 3 tickets and not using 2.

    I can take naps, and they can tell me what I miss.

  36. I didn’t understand the point of the story until I was halfway through reading the comments. >_>

    I’m neutral on good/bad. Its just…meh.

  37. So I’m paying $40 to watch myself sit in a movie theater for the rest of my life?

    I can’t get the part about speel problems, though. I certainly think that would put anyone to sleep.

  38. Haha, at first, I thought that when it said it’ll show your future, I thought that I would be watching myself making children with someone, then I thought i’d be watching porn XDD
    Buuut, im slow and i just got the real meaing of the story.

  39. the reason youll have sleeping problems if you watc hthe whole thing is becuase if your old it will take a long time to watch you whole life and you wont be sleeping if your watching your whole life…..duhhhhh

  40. I just got it!
    “You will have sleeping problems the rest of your life!”
    Because you won’t sleep… Because you’re watching your life. I’m tripping myself out.

  41. The sleeping problems thing isn’t necessarily true. Since it shows every second of your life, then you could sleep when your past-self slept.

    I have a better question though… Who filmed the entire thing?

  42. I went, but my childhood was so damn boring that I sneaked out and saw the double feature of Robocop and Evil Dead II instead. The only sleeping problems I have are from regret that I didn’t see Ernest Goes to Camp on the big screen.

  43. Dea I was thinking the same thing. All you’ll be watching is yourself in a movie theater watching yourself in a movie theater watching your self in a movie theater and so on,it’ll go on and on till you die

  44. @ FCF: Ha, no problem, I like writing pastas. Maybe one day I’ll get one on here :D

    And now I understand the original point of this pasta thanks to Sara. This one was vague, but after consideration not too bad.

  45. @ Keisyl: thanks for the pasta. that one was really good :)

    at first i thought that the fact that only 1987 movies are shown had smth to do with the whole future thing, but i cant make sense out of it. if its just part of the description of the place, it shouldnt be there cuz its really confusing><. aaaand sleeping problems cuz u saw ur future? bleh.

  46. …But if you’re watching the movie and it takes an entire lifetime to watch, then wouldn’t the movie be nothing but you sitting in a movie theatre? That sounds like it’d put anyone to sleep.

  47. The point is if you watch the whole film, you’ll spend the rest of your life doing so. The movie is your lifetime long. You won’t sleep BECAUSE you’re watching it.

  48. Due to the contradictions and other issues a lot of comments have noted, I almost want to say the author intended for this to be a joke.

  49. No, the twist is that the movie only shows what’s happening 3 seconds in the theatre in real time. Like your movie self takes a swig of soda 3 seconds before you do. Then that raises another question: If your movie self gets up to leave, and yet you don’t, what would happen? Would the screen go black and say “Go away a-hole”?

  50. I think I’d have a little bit more to worry about than sleeping problems if my future could be fit into the time it takes to show a movie.

  51. Report from a viewer

    Wait…I wasn’t alive in 1987…

    OH SHI-

    I just blew my hard-earned cash on 3 tickets and a bucket of stale popcorn.

    To watch a blank screen.

    Two. Thumbs. Down.

  52. Well, of COURSE you’d have sleeping problems. You just sat through a film a few decades in length. That has got to be a SERIOUS case of sleep deprivation.

    Unless it’s only a highlight reel.

    In which case, it’s more of a teaser of your life than a movie per-se, innit?

    Wonder what the trailer looks like.

    A laundromat, focused on a spinning clothesdryer…

    Then, cut to title:

    “Your Life”

    Fade out, then fade in to:

    “Get one soon”

  53. I did this. Only instead of me, it was Nicholous Cage. And it wasn’t my future, it was Nick using his psychic powers to save San Fransisco from a Nuclear device. Good movie though.

  54. Hello.

    This is clever in ways many are not giving enough credit for.

    Still, the imagination is not effectively stimulated to create the deeper levels of fear.

    Regardless, such a theatre does indeed exist.

  55. Dunno if my last post showed, so if I double, I’m sorry =\

    I think this pasta would be better if it were something like this:

    There’s a movie theater in downtown Phoenix, Arizona that only plays movies from 1987. If you pay for 3 tickets and buy a large popcorn, they will play a film that shows you your future, starting from when you sit down. You will see your life getting worse and worse, all because of one tiny, small decision you made, totally unaware that it would affect you like that, that things could get that bad from a single choice.

    In the last scene you see yourself, grinning with a bleeding mouth, your descent into insanity obvious. You croak out five words before shooting yourself, blood and gore splattering the screen.

    “That film started it all…”

    That’s just my thoughts, though. :P

  56. I think this pasta would be better if it were something like this:

    There’s a movie theater in downtown Phoenix, Arizona that only plays movies from 1987. If you pay for 3 tickets and buy a large popcorn, they will play a film that shows you your future, starting from when you sit down. You will see your life getting worse and worse, all because of one tiny, small decision you made, totally unaware that it would affect you like that, that things could get that bad from a single choice.

    In the last scene you see yourself, grinning with a bleeding mouth, your descent into insanity obvious. You croak out five words before shooting yourself, blood and gore splattering the screen.

    “That film started it all…”

    That’s just my thoughts, though. :P

    1. Then again, there’s nothing like a bad pasta to take the fear factor out of the scarier pastas, like whats-his-name.

    1. What! O_o
      Haha, good one xD I guess if they play a film that shows you your future, but then you stay there to watch the whole film, there’d be a time when you’re just watching yourself watch the film of you watching a film until you DIE! (Yo, Dawg!)
      Well, I found creepy that I was born on 1987 though o_O So either it was a coincidence the author picked that year at random or maybe he/she is the same age as me xD

    1. Yay! A Neil Gaiman fan! FINALLY! He’s one of those amazing writers that no one knows about. But I like it that way. It…makes it like a secret. That only us awesome people know about. Plus, it makes it more exciting when you find someone who also knows who Neil is. :D *high five*

      1. Er. seriously? Neil Gaiman hasn’t been a secret in quite some time. Or do you not remember a little film called "Coraline?" He’s pretty well-known even outside of geek circles.

        Geek wannabe hipsters are annoying.

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