Blog Profiles: Creepypasta Blogs
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. It’s spooky season, so this week’s roundup is all about Creepypasta blogs. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.
Now that it’s officially October, I thought it would be a good time to showcase the art of the Creepypasta.
Creepypasta (Copy + Paste –> Copypasta –> Creepypasta) are stories that arise from the darkest parts of the internet hivemind. Viral monsters like The Rake and Jeff the Killer took shape out of these stories.
Some stories have captivated so many people that they’ve gone on to receive television adaptations and movies.
These are a few of our favorite Creepypasta-related sites.
This is the mother of all Creepypasta sites.
In high school, I would stay up until 3 am reading the best of on this site, and then feel like total garbage the next day because I was a) feeling like I was haunted, and b) totally and utterly exhausted. The plus side of this site is that it has a rating system and index, giving you the option to avoid anything that may be less than tolerable.
Some great pastas are: “Psychosis” and “Mr. Widemouth.”
Follow @creepypastacom on Twitter.
2. Creepypasta Wiki
This site can be all over the place at times because it is, for all intents and purposes, a wiki site. Stories are submitted as wiki pages, which are then put through a review process to gauge whether or not the story is really quality.
It also hosts a conglomeration of smaller blogs, where people post their opinions and thoughts regarding the horror genre, which can be really interesting (and also a spring of ideas if you’re trying to write).
Check out some of the posts here: “Secret Bar,” “My Dead Girlfriend Keeps Messaging Me on Facebook.”
Follow group admins @EmpyVectiveTK and @CreepypastaWiki on Twitter.
For when your children want to be nightmares for #Halloween.https://t.co/RtK235CvPL pic.twitter.com/XEOq2Jbimo
— ClericofMadness (@CreepypastaWiki) September 15, 2017
I’ll be the first to admit that this isn’t a blog. It’s a Reddit feed, but it’s so good and it would be an egregious offense not to include it in this list.
NoSleep stories, like most Creepypasta, are written as if the events denoted are real occurrences. Unlike most sites, however, the commenter is woven into the story. Commenters are asked to suspend any disbelief they may have and treat the stories posted on the forum as if they’re people calling out for advice.
Here are some posts I recommend: “My student submitted the most disturbing “Living History” project I’ve ever seen,” “The Insomnia Conspiracy.”
Follow @nosleepcommunity on Facebook.
Contrary to the name, this site is the home to some pretty good pasta.
The updates for the site are erratic, however, I like the site because it hosts a number of different media. Its most recent post is a “haunted” game that is actually available for public download and playable. It also hosts a couple of ongoing stories.
Some interesting posts can be found here: “Don’t Look Back,” “Channel 21.”
Follow @crappypasta on Twitter.
📹 Prepare to lose sleep as we shine a light into the dark parts of the internet! Let’s discuss… https://t.co/LBsxlq5Asd
— Inunah (@crappypasta) November 4, 2016
P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for entertainment news, let us know. We can customize a newsfeed for you on PR Newswire for Journalists.
Savannah Tanbusch is a team lead and editor for PRWeb. She spends a lot of her free time thinking about dogs and playing video games. Follow her at @tanbusch.