Haunted video games, Deep Web horrors, and spooky photographs abound in this creepiest of episodes. Jack and J.J. discuss what a creepypasta actually is, and then provide an outline of some of the most popular entries. Then they discuss the nature of urban legends, horror fiction, and how creepy stories spread across the world in this new internet age!
Opening Reading: The Woman in the Oven
- Creepypasta via Wikipedia
- “Bored at Work? Try Creepypasta or Web Scares” by Austin Considine. The New York Times. 12 November 2010.
- “The complete, terrifying history of ‘Slender Man,’ the Internet meme that compelled two 12-year-olds to stab their friend” by Caitlin Dewey. The Washington Post. 3 June 2014.
- Creepypasta via Know Your Meme
- Slender Man via Know Your Meme
- Marble Hornets: The Entries via Wikidot.com (Slender Man Videos)
- “Who is ‘Jeff the Killer’? And is his picture haunted by a real death?” by Annalee Newitz. io9.com. 5 August 2013.
- Smile Dog via Creepypasta Wiki
- The Rake via Creepypasta Wiki
Video Game and Cartoon Creepypastas:
- Dead Bart , Suicidemouse.avi, Squidward’s Suicide via Creepypasta Wiki
- Ben Drowned via Creepypasta Wiki
- Lavender Town Syndrome via Creepypasta Wiki
- Normal Porn for Normal People via Creepypasta Wiki
- Lolita Slave Toys via Funkyjunk.com
- funnymouth via Creepypasta Wiki
- The Russian Sleep Experiment via Creepypasta Wiki
- Penpal via Creepypasta Wiki
- Candle Cove via Creepypasta Wiki
- Ted the Caver (original website). 2001.
- Ted the Caver via Know Your Meme
- The Dionaea House by Eric Heisserer. 2004.
- Blowfly Girl (original Blogspot page). 2009.
Other Items of Note:
- Anansi’s Goatman Story via sixpenceee.com. (Original unedited text)
- SCP Foundation. www.scp-wiki.net.
Negative Repercussions of Creepypasta:
- “WTF is going on in Pinal county, Arizona??” by throwfarfarawayaz. 2014.
- “Reddit horror story about Arizona town sparks panic” by CTVNews.ca staff. Last updated 14 November 2014.
- Slender Man stabbing via Wikipedia
- The Smiling Man via Creepypasta Wiki
- Autopilot via Creepypasta Wiki
- Get Help via crappierpasta on Tumblr. Hee hee!
- “My dead girlfriend keeps messaging me on Facebook. I’ve got the screenshots. I don’t know what to do.” by natesw on Reddit. 2014.
- “I’m a Search and Rescue Officer for the US Forest Service, I have stories to tell” by searchandrescuewoods on Reddit. 2015.
- dk rap by poison-liker on Tumblr
Music used in this podcast:
Haunted Disco – the panic slowly creeps in