creepypasta

Countermeasures

The Truth About 'Blue Whale,' an Online Game That Tells Teens to Self Harm

Creepypasta​, media hysteria, and teenage suicide.
Giulia Trincardi
Mattia Salvia
5.22.17
Film

HBO's Slenderman Documentary Is a True Crime Horror Movie

'Beware the Slenderman' paints a chilling portrait of the children who attempted murder for a meme.
Pilot Viruet
1.24.17
Film

Revisiting Creepypasta, the Social Horror Craze That Launched Slenderman

HBO’s documentary ‘Beware the Slenderman’ premieres tomorrow, detailing the real-world consequences of a collaborative online nightmare machine.
Zac Thompson
1.22.17
videos

Watch Fake Teeth Get Smashed to Bits by the Hydraulic Press

Smile like you machine it.
Carl Franzen
12.6.16
The Old Web

The Next Great Setting for Video Games? Pre-Broadband Internet.

A new breed of games seek to explore the web that was.
Zack Kotzer
12.6.16
Stuff

'Channel Zero: Candle Cove' Is Dumb, Scary, and Kind of Wonderful

Syfy's newest horror anthology series introduces the first mainstream adaptation of creepypasta stories.
Winston Cook-Wilson
10.13.16
LSD

Is Reddit's Creepy '_9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9' a Netflix Marketing Stunt?

Netflix's "Stranger Things" looks an awful lot like _9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9.
Sarah Emerson
7.18.16
LSD

'_9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9' Is Reddit’s New, Terrifying Mystery

“And it was only after the first round of children went through that they gained any idea of what was on the ‘other side.’”
Sarah Emerson
4.29.16
Video Games

Behold the Horror of the Mushroom Kingdom with These Creepy 'Mario Maker' Levels

Unlike the long-winded Mario-related creepypasta yarns that proliferate online, they are fantastic.
Heidi Kemps
11.1.15
Memes

Creepypasta: Memes Are the New Myths

Dr. Jenny Davis explains how threatening memes thrive online, and sometimes merge with reality.
Diana Tourjée
10.25.15
Stuff

'Haunted Technology': An Interview with Erik Davis, Scholar of the Weird

We talked about conspiracy theories, confronting the void, and modern-day magic.
Nathan A. Thompson
12.22.14
Gaming

Slender Man, Creepypasta, and Web Horror's Growing Influence on Gaming

Creepypasta is now inspiring people to make creepy video games.
Zack Kotzer
10.9.14
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