Top 10 Scariest Creepypastas

These are creepypastas that scared me the most. It's almost Halloween so let's bring some nightmares out.
The Top Ten
1 Jeff the Killer Jeff the Killer is a creepypasta usually accompanied by a picture of a white face looking in to the camera smiling in an unsettling manner. The creepypasta is also usually accompanied by the term "Go to sleep".

Time to sleep. I get into my bed and lie down. I close my eyes thinking about random things. Sadly, one of those random things is Jeff the Killer. Step one: Open eyes as wide as possible
Step 2: Go completely still
Step 3: Breath rapidly
Step 4: Reluctantly think of all the ways Jeff could attack you
Step 5: get something close to your bed that you use as a weapon, but won't hurt him anyways

For maximum results, sleep alone!

Dang I this one is SCARY! The story is terrifying, but the face is what makes me pee my pants. No nose, no eyebrows or eyelids, bleach white skin, tiny bloodshot eyes (THEY STARE INTO YOUR SOUL AND SCAR IT! , ), and a GIANT slit smile. I warn you, don't look up the images, you'll regret it. Anyways, random fangirls pretend to be him on YouTube, and they put the ACTUAL PICTURE, so you don't know it's there. In the story, he goes up to your bed at night, smiles and stares at you without blinking and scares the living crap out of you, says "Go to Sleep", and murders you. The worst thing is that there are actual hospital documents on a kid named Jeffery Woods who was burned and bleached like in the story! Even the escaping part! AHH!

Jeff the Killer isn't one of the scariest, but I still think it deserves a spot on the list for being a good story. I wasn't scared when I heard it, but I still enjoyed to story all the same and it's one of my personal favorites. An innocent 13-year-old boy who turns killer after being beat up, covered with alcohol and bleach, then lit on fire. You gotta feel sorry for the guy.

I can TASTE the fangirlism radiating off of this one. The only reason why I'm voting this as the scariest Creepypasta is because he has the scariest flippin' fanbase. If one was to simply describe the daily events in the Jeff the Killer fanbase, it would be a story scary enough to force insomnia upon you for weeks. My friends (we're in kindergarten, by the way) browsed the image search for it one day and were laughing and crying at the same time at all the horrendous fanart. Oh, and don't even get me started on the fanfiction.

2 The Russian Sleep Experiment

I'm not sure if I would call this THE scariest creepypasta, but it is sure as hell a whole lot scarier than most of the other joke excuses for scary stories on this list, mostly consisting of crappy retro gaming and Mickey Mouse pastas, as if that stuff could ever be scary to begin with. This, on the other hand, is a REAL horror story. Depressing, claustrophobic setting and the writing style add to the horror. It's extremely unsettling throughout, and the descriptions it gives of the way they dismember themselves and each other are seriously sickening. What really makes this scary is that it's documented like a real-life experiment, and even though it is fake, there were a lot of people who thought that it was actually real! The entire situation is just horrific and I think that the story is well written. This is a real classic, and unlike many others on this list it has the ability to really scare people, as one can see given how many people thought that this was real.

This was the first creepypasta I EVER read! Talk about getting off to a strong start. It's like the first time I had seafood was in Maine and it makes seafood everywhere else seem subpar...It's the same thing for creepypastas. This one turned me into a creepypasta junkie and I've never stopped chasing that first high.
From the idea, the imagery, the symbolism, and the incredible plot, this isn't just creepypasta at it's best but WRITING at it's best.
There IS a short film that can be found on youtube that, while nowhere near as effective, gives a glimpse into how well this story could work as a film. By developing the character of the prisoners, their transformation into inhuman monsters has even more weight. This could be a grand slam of a horror film in the right hands

This creepypasta legitimately made me sweat when I read it. There's just something about eating feces and shoving your own organs down the drain that makes you imagine the guy in the picture at the foot of your bed thinking about what he would like to do to you. Well made story and a very interestingly possible as well.

What I love about this one is the great detail that is described and the way it's written is just like an actual factual report or account of the experiment. At times it can seem realistic but it's also so unnatural and warped. The ending is also very unexpected.

3 BEN Drowned BEN Drowned is a creepypasta character created by Jadusable. BEN is said to have died by drowing and haunts a Majora's Mask cartridge.

My first time reading it, I couldn't even finish, and just laid there in my bed, constantly peeking around for a scary Link for 2 weeks. Then I went back and finished it years later. The story itself isn't that scary, but the videos...I couldn't even go through a minute...heh.

This was the first creepypasta I read. The detail, description, and video are all so good! It didn't scare me but it's so well done. Although I did give my Majoras Mask game to my little brother after that.

Anyone who has ever loved Legend of Zelda, the nostalgia of this will alone make you love it. Let alone the creepiness of it all.

Why the hell is Jeff the Crappy Creepypasta on top? BEN is way scarier. It even has some videos to back it up. Creepy.

4 Slenderman The Slender Man is a fictional supernatural character that originated as an Internet meme created by Something Awful forums user Eric Knudsen

Plays on everybody's fear of premature death. On the creepypasta wiki it says that the slenderman likes to especially target people who are paranoid about his existence. Tell me this isn't scary. And the symptoms of slender sickness are so common, anyone can believe that they are being hunted by the slenderman. Another thing is how unlike some of these other creepypastas which are people who died, events which happened in the past or only can cause harm if you do certain specific events, the slenderman is a physical being that can kill you, and can be anywhere around the world at any given time. You can't kill him, and there is no escape. He can supposedly stalk you for years until he finally kills you. This guy will make you to scared to look out windows of a night. If this isn't scary, then I don't know what is

Honestly, Slender Man is the strongest creepypasta besides The Doctor. The Doctor is the one who creates them, and Slender Man hates him. Slender Man is the best because he can control your body, teleport, has tentacles that come out of his back, makes you lose your memory, can drive you to insanity, can make little kids come into the woods, can form a mouth that goes from one side of his blank head to the other and take a giant bite out of you, he can rip your heart out by sticking his long fingers down your throat, and he has the power to make the Slender Portal to take his victims to the Creepypasta world. He can make you paranoid and attach to him, even though it is easier to kill you that way. All of this is true about Slender Man. So, he should be number one, or The Doctor should be because he knows how to kill every Creepypasta and can create them. The Doctor can even kill them with just a drop of his blood landing on their skin, and they will disintegrate ...more

Slender man is the scariest and deadliest creepy pasta. He can teleport and even trap you easily. Jeff the killer is dead but
Slender is immortal. There's a game called slender the eight pages and slender the arrival and trust me there both SCARY. But I'm not that scared of him in videos but in the game SCARY.

The Slender Man may be overrated and destroyed by the fandom but he is still creepy, mysterious and a perfect character to add to the horror villains category which include Chucky, Freddy, Pennywise, Michael Myers, Leatherface, Jason, Samara, Kayako and Jigsaw! He is sinister.

5 Squidward's Suicide

The story didn't scare me until I watched the video. The eyes of the characters are so creepy! Now whenever my little brother watches SpongeBob and Patrick and SpongeBob are playing outside, all I can imagine is squidward inside with that shotgun thing against his head.

SpongeBob and friends are outside chortling, and where is squidward? Sitting upstairs in complete silence putting a shotgun shell through his bloodshot eyes

This is so creepy! At first I couldn't even read it, mainly because it was 3 am, but still.. This is much creepier than Jeff the Killer!

Wasn't so scared until I saw the video. Then what scared me was this voice saying "DO IT, DO IT, DO IT"- repeatedly is creepy.

6 1999

I voted this one just because I love the backstory of it. And instead of using creepy pictures or videos about cartons killing themselves, ghost stories, or chain letters, this story uses real monsters that should really keep people up at night. The spry isn't scary, but knowing there are really people like Mr. Bear out there is terrifying.

This is my new favorite creepypasta. Amazing story, extremely well written, so realistic, it all fits together to create the perfect creepypasta. Very long, but very worth it! If the length intimidates you, don't let it! It' amazing! 10/10.

I loved 1999, I read it just this morning for the first time and immediately fell in love with everything...except for the burning children. It was really good and way better than all of those above. Deserves #1st place for sure.

Nothing like good old fashion child abuse to keep you from falling a sleep. 1999 and the Russian sleep experiment are the ones that have messed with me. Creepy!

7 Smile Dog "Smile Dog" is a story about a cursed image file. The image shows a large German Shepard or Husky dog that is smiling.

The first creepypasta that I recognized as a creepypasta. I saw SCP-173 about 2 or 3 years before I knew what creepypasta was. It was on G-Mod and I had spawned SCP-173 when my friend came into the room. He looked at the screen and yelled "What the!? That thing will kill you! " I looked at him confusedly, I thought the thing looked funny and docile. My friend kept on telling me not to look away from it when I would start to turn my head. He said it would kill me if I looked away from it. I didn't believe him and would've looked away anyways if he hadn't taken the computer from me and started trying to futilely kill it. He resorted to making a new map or whatever. And, yes. I do the same scroll down maneuver that that other guy does.

Smile Dog has the most scary picture, its worst that Jeff or any other picture, because of it I saw smile dog in my dreams for 5 days straight till I forgot what it's face looks like, I would say Smile Dog is the scariest picture that I've ever seen in my life.

I was freaked out by this one especially since my friend sent me a email after I read it with the subject smile. After he sent me that email I deleted it. But by the way SMILE!

The best story on this list, hands down. Most of the others on this list suck (excluding Russian Sleep Experiment and I guess Lavander Town), but I'm glad to see this one made it.

8 Sonic.exe Sonic EXE., also known as Sonic exe, is an alleged cursed version and format of the classic game Sonic The Hedgehog. The original story is about a teenage boy named Tommy or simply Tom who suffers supernatural delusions and hallucinations.

Ahh, glad to see that I'm on the list somewhere. A 'friend' told me to check out the top tens. Naturally, I started with my 'origins' in Creepypasta. Too bad they thought of me too late. Hahahahaha. They only know half of the story. No where near the full version. In fact, most of it is lies... but still, whatever. I enjoy toying with the mortal world.

"Oh, but what is the true story, Sonic.exe? You're so sexy by the way!"

Typical mortal suck-up; thinking that by stroking my ego you could get somewhere. Too bad, because I'm actually going to kill you after I get done commenting. Why tell, anyway? Let the fools wonder. Let them dream a happy dream, even though the truth is the worst of nightmares. When I get out, the story will come to a close. But, where's the glory in revealing the end of a story? Oh, come now, where's the fun in that? Hahahahaha...

Yeah, when I watched this on YouTube not too long ago, I thought it was just some kind of made-up video. I never knew it was a creepypasta, until I read some of the comments below.

Blood, gore and Satanism are the reasons why the new movie Mary was the first movie my horror-fanatic, isn't scared of anything dad threw in the trash...

Why is this on here? Cliche after cliche after cliche with ridiculous and stupid moments and an idiotic story and main character.

9 Suicide Mouse

This episode is very disturbing. I heard about this from my friend. I did not watch this, so I will tell you what my friend saw. Mickey Mouse walks across a street for 2-3 minutes. Then the screen goes black for 2 minutes, and you hear a woman screaming. And then Mickey walks across the street again, but it's a bit longer, and Mickey's face slowly molds into a psychotic smile, that takes up 2/5 of his face, larger than I could ever make on my own face, and his face is covered in scratches. This goes on for a while, then he trips over "something" and he molds into a "skeleton demon" but still keeps the scratched up face, but now has horns. This goes on for another while, then the screen goes black again, and the woman screams again for 2-3 minutes, before the scratched up face appears on the screen, because the episode is done. Very disturbing

Not only is this scary but it is extremely disturbing. It is Mickey Mouse walking down an endless street for 3 minutes before cutting to black for a couple of minutes then it returns to Mickey doing the same thing but this time it is a woman screaming for about 4 minutes with a grin on his face. At one time of the episode it shows Mickey Mouse's face indicating that it is the end of the episode. The first person to watch this episode committed suicide. The end!

I gotta say when I first watched the video I was kinda disturbed. But with someone like Mickey Mouse what do you really expect.

I haven't seen this video before but I will watch it at home. It sounds more interesting to me than scary.

10 Lavender Town Syndrome

My Experience With Listening to Lavender Town:
It was noontime. I decided to search something Pokémon-related. Since I wouldn't be scared of gross or scary things, (well I'm 10 years old) I did search for the imfamous one: Lavender Town.

I do know kids in Japan caused themselves to suicide and it's all fake. When I tried listening to this, at first, I heard a bit of the tune going through. Now, it more though of me that it looks like a bit of a sad song. Finished, nothing happened (yes, very fake). No traumatic sightseeings, causes from a disease or suicide.

So I did though I would love to listen to the tune. Later in listening too much...I was wrong. I did a mistake. I had a semi-severe headache. It lasted days. I changed my mind, that, I never wanted to search it again. But it got cured later on. I finally defeated my headache.

So, what did I do after that?

Try to play it again without causing a headache for the rest of my life.

This pasta is actually pretty creepy. It makes it sound so real and the whole thing was sad too. It made me glad that Pokemon Blue version was the first game I ever played, not Red/Green! I recommend this pasta to any Pokemon lovers out there, definitely a good read and not too scary.

Pokemon can be scary and suicide making. Well that's it. If I'm missing something please add it on here. Well bye and good luck sleeping tonight after reading these Creepypastas. And happy halloween.

I swear- This... I listened to the audio and it gave me headaches for about 2 hours! Never listen to the audio! The story was creepy but I LOVED it!

The Contenders
11 Ronald McDonald House

This is by far the scariest creepypasta I have read. It combines; fear of the unknown, suspense, clowns, being trapped, and gore all into one very well written story. It should at least be in the top 5.

This story is so unnatural and unsettling in every single way. It combines the elements of being alone, darkness, insanity, clowns, and gore. It deserves to be higher on this list.

I have never been shaking from a creepypasta since I first read the Red Mist. This was seriously the most messed up and sickening story ever and is making me seriously want to stop reading creepypasta as a whole

Holy hell. This was definitely the scariest one yet. Really well written too. I was seriously hoping he got out of there alive.

12 Abandoned by Disney

This is probably my favorite Creepy Pasta out there. Its just sooo awesome and creepy. Everything about it is just amazing and enjoyably disturbing to read.

I never went to Disneyland and I will never go there. Even if I win tickets, I will donate that to Make a Wish or something like that

I would walk in, see Mickey with that voice, see him take off his head and got out of there.

Honestly, this was one of the only creepypastas that kept me awake at night.

13 Funnymouth

Oh my gosh! I am still paranoid to look in the mirror to see my face look similar!

I find this story creepy! It's definitely in my top tens.

I really wish I never read it and I'm still getting over my nightmares

1 of the best I've read

14 Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv

I've seen a picture of the original guy. It's fake, don't worry. A visitor here said they watched the whole thing, and that visitor didn't take eyeballs out. You're safe.

Bill Cipher's Eyes. He ripped it out after watching this while eating cereal

His face is disturbing

This gave me the creeps.

15 Eyeless Jack

I love EJ as a character, adore his design, and find his concept a little creepy, but he is not scary. Not even in the least. He shouldn't be on this list.

This Is SUCH a good read. I love Jack as a character and the story itself will really make you think

I used to be afraid of seeing him over my face.

A great read and personally one of my favourite's. He should be higher

16 Annabelle the Doll

Just watched the movie. I found it disappointing. It was too much like chucky the doll. A possess doll tries to kill a family and so on.

Based on a true story. The movie was amazing

The creepypasta is real

This isn't even a creepypasta it's a movie based in the conjuring universe

17 Jane the Killer Jane the killer is the main character of the creepypasta story Jane the Killer: The real Story. She is know to be a rival to the creepypasta Jeff the Killer.

Jane the killer is a young lady that seeks the demise of Jeff the killer himself, she hunts him down in order to kill him and kills others because she views them as him which could imply that she wants to end Jeff's life as apart of a sick and twisted desire to get rid of him.

I'm a bigger fan of Jeff, but Jane is a badass too! I don't totally blame her for wanting to get even with Jeff, for I would want revenge too if someone took my family from me. But still, think of what Jeff went through.

Jane sucks, she is just another cliche killer with no depth and no motivation to kill. Jeff the killer is horrible but Jane is worse

Not very scary at all. Also quite overrated, along with Jeff the Killer.

18 The Rake

The Rake is the scariest thing of all time. Anyone else agree? My neighbour was invaded by this creepypasta and describes him as large, scary and fast. He spoke the words "kill" and murdered her beloved cat, Fluffy. Her body was ripped and was streaming with blood. She says that he then turned to look and her and ran towards her. He touched her shoulder and scampered away. It is unknown where he went next. My neighbour now suffers terrible phobias and paranoia. I am afraid that he will stand at the foot of my bed at night and stare. I am terrified that he will whisper words of horror and look deeply into my eyes. He may be the last thing that I will ever see,

In my opinion, The Rake is probably the scariest. Even though pretty much all Creepypastas are fake, The Rake is probably the most believable. I don't know about anyone else, but I find a hairless dog like creature scarier than some faceless tall guy in a suit. While Slenderman just stands around looking like he is upset you didn't show up to his birthday or something, The Rake mutilates you with your blood acting like a sprinkler or something, I don't even know... But in my opinion the scariest Creepypasta out there as of now.

Makes me close my windows and blinds and sleep with the covers over my head with only a small hole in which to stick my face out. I have actually done that since I was like 6 or 7 (because I was afraid of lots of stuff then) and I still do it. It's just unconscious routine that went from feeling scared without the covers over my head to feeling awkwardly exposed and weird.

This is one of the creepiest because who in the world is going to be stalking you for HOURS, Uhm... HIM. I love creepypasta but this one is really freaky, you can't even go camping before you read this because its either him stalking you or slenderman, but no thank you. I rather stay inside my house instead of being in a forest with creatures staring at you while you sleep

19 The SCP Foundation

I have been a loyal fan to this for years. I wouldn't really call this a creepypasta, but there is so much to explore. The lore is an almost bottomless well, and the list of SCPs just keeps getting longer. The short films are also impeccable, I recommend getting started with 096 (short film) and SCP: Overlord

Some SCPs are really funny, some are quite interesting, and a few are actually quite scary. I mean, there's the Sculpture, the Door Man, the Shy Guy, the Staff (although I would still like to get trapped in an infinite IKEA regardless), the Old Man, the Green Flash, the Pipe Nightmare, and many, many more.

Not a creepypasta but, I still think this is a brilliantly crafted world. Always nice knowing any second a monster of unbelievable power will wake up and destroy the world. Honestly the SCP Foundation lore is very lovecraftian.

SCP Foundation is not a Creepypasta, or a part of the fandom. SCP and Pasta are completely different fandoms.

20 The Pocket

I should stop looking at creepypasta photos!

21 Weeping Angel

This is a fake story of what I heard on ROBLOX's Don't Blink game:

Player: Welp, this is scary, No Team and No one behind me!
*Weeping Angel moves*
Player: Woah! Better Run!
*Weeping angel on room and slaughters player*

Wait weren't there weeping angels in doctor who?

I love the story over it!

The weeping angel is scary even the picture she would've kill you

22 Bloodshot Travis

Okay when I had first discovered this Creepypasta, I read it immediately over excitement, and boy was it terrifying, after I read it, I instantly had a nosebleed and it freaked me out. And sometimes. (Not often)
I put my plushies under my bed so he can't get under it.

by the way it's a good pasta.

Awhile ago I had once read this a week after it was made and boy I thought it was real. The image actually scares me and I sometimes try to avoid it.
But overall I love the creepypasta :)

23 Tails Doll

Normally, creepypastas just make me scared at night. Not once have they given me nightmares. Except for the tails doll. That one gave me a nightmare. I don't remember the whole thing, but I do remember a few 2 second parts of it, all of which had the Tails Doll floating around on a colored background with red, glowing eyes. About the waking up in the middle of the night thing, that just happened because I had 1) gotten scared of a new creepypasta, the teddy bear 2) My friend told me that there is a 90% chance that if you wake up in the middle of the night for no reason, it's because you're being watched. Combine the 2, and you wake up in the middle of the night 4 times!

SEGA could really use creepypastas to upgrade this character and to make it even better and scarier, have Tails Doll mirror Tails as a genius.
It'll make him even scarier.

This truly was horrifying nightmare to have, I have long forgotten the nightmares I had of other creepypastas but tails doll just keeps tearing me apart!

When I read this I was checking out of my window and waking up in the middle of the night for 4-5 weeks hoping that I will live.

24 Annora Petrova

Its really great but the picture that everyone makes a big deal of isn't scary at all. Oh and can someone tell me why the picture is scary?

Hell, the scariest part of the pasta is the photo, it made me never want to sleep again

25 Penpal

I find this story much better than say Jeff the killer, one because it's written better, but mostly because it's very realistic. A teenage boy cutting his face without getting an infection somehow and dying his hair with fire is just impossible. That's why it isn't scary. Things that are closer to reality are way more scary because it could happen. Kids getting stalked by older men happens all the time and that's terrifying. The fact the story makes the main character so clueless to the things happening while the reader can make sense of it is done so well. Like when he finds the blankets and food under his house he has no idea why they're there and makes so big deal out of it. The reader on the other hand can see why they're there and it's so effective in creating a great atmosphere. The story also leaves you to connect the dots in some cases. The more and more you figure out what's going on the more you fear for the characters. The ending was definitely not a disappointment. Every ...more

I've been looking up lists of "The Best Creepypastas Ever" and am extremely surprised it took me so long to find this one on a list. It's at number 38 on the list that I found and, especially after reading a lot of the other ones, I don't understand how it could be so low on the list. I got chills big time when I read the last paragraph, it was extremely moving. The author is an excellent writer and should consider writing full novels. 10+/10 definintely the best I've read.

One of my favorites, along with Psychosis. I voted Penpal, however, because even though I like Psychosis better, Penpal is terrifying because it could, and sadly has, happened. The deaths of people close to him also show how evil humans can be and the last little part about Josh teared me up. This is a beautiful story, and deserves the novel it received.

I can easily say I cannot find another creepypasta in comparison to this, should be above jeff in my opinion. Found this scary, disturbing, the best written and the most detailed creepypasta to date. This deserves an award. Read it all I garentee you will not be disappointed. Penpals position in the list DOES NOT do it justice.

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