The 15 creepiest stories from Reddit's r/NOSLEEP (2023)

A man didn’t shower for 21 years because she was always watching. A high schooler’s best friend wouldn’t stay dead. A programmer brought more than just a game to life. These aren’t your average campfire stories; they’re the scariest stories from the subreddit r/nosleep .

Reddit’s r/nosleepspecializes in a unique brand of horror. The subreddit’s writers want to torment you in your insomnia-addled midnight hours. And these aren’t cheap scare gags. They’re original works that are so creepy and hit so close to home, they might as well be real.

The 15 creepiest stories from Reddit's r/NOSLEEP (1)

The subreddit prides itself on encouraging readers to not just believe what they read, but to question everything. So for a special Halloween treat, I asked r/nosleep’s moderators to select their favorite stories. Here’s what they sent.

The best Reddit No Sleep stories

1) “The M Show Fan Club” by lenalona

It’s every little girl’s dream to be part of a fanclub for their favorite TV show. Only when these girls sent for their membership, they got something unexpected in return.

They took the children first. They were all so excited that few parents objected. Still, three or four parents came along and that calmed the rest. The next bus was supposed to arrive within a few minutes, to bring everyone to the set.

When I heard that I was excited like never before.

I ran to the street to look around so I could be the first on the bus. Scarlett followed me.

I didn’t see the worried expression when Brandi’s mother talked to mine.

I didn’t understand why the police came not even an hour later.

2) “I found a USB stick / The Long Face” by Fyve

When a man finds a USB stick lying on the floor on his way to work, he decides to look inside for clues to its rightful owner. What he finds instead is a trail of email messages that should never have seen the light of day.

“It’s just so creepy and unique. It’s a story that makes you think.” —RastaMom

The weirdest thing happened to me today. I was getting rid of some old dvds (holy shit remember four lions? Such a good movie), and I noticed there were 5 dvds on one of the shelves in front of me. It made me think of The Long Face. I laughed at myself, but as I went to put the dvd I was holding into the bag, I saw a face. On the bag I mean. The two clips looked like eyes, and the opening looked like the mouth. Yeah laugh if you must. I got 2 dvds out of the bag and put them on the shelf. The face was gone after that. I probably knocked the bag into a different position.

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3) “Plot holes” by omegaokami

True friendships last forever. Even after death.

“It expertly toes the line of our ‘everything is true while you’re here’ rule and really gets you thinking.” —Ibitemynails

When I walked in, I could feel something. It was strange but familiar. It was the same feeling I got when I looked at Jake. That something wasn’t right and it was just…off. However, here, it felt like a lingering feeling. Not this fresh “what the hell?” I got when I saw my friend. I stepped forward and looked down. Sure enough, there was the damn hole he fell through! I let out a sigh of relief and bent over. So I wasn’t crazy! I slipped out my usual flashlight and shone it down into the hole. Yes! There was the wreck I saw him land on! Just… no Jake. Did he get free? Did he magically regenerate or something? I shone my flashlight up to look toward the hole in the second floor.

It wasn’t there.

4) “Butcherface” by dash32

You never know what you’ll find when renovating an old home—especially when it’s wrapped in a dirty trash bag and stuffed in a hole in the ground.

“Really visceral and unsettling. It’s one of the few stories that has a relatively concrete antagonist, so you know exactly where the fear is coming from, but that doesn’t make it easier to handle. It’s spread over multiple parts and takes you on quite the ride.” —1000vultures

We tore the carpet up and started ripping out the floorboards when we found what looked like a hole dug about five feet into the ground under the floor. Chris jumped down there thinking he could get better leverage to tear up the boards when he said something was down there. His father got a flashlight and we jumped down to check it out. It turned out to be a very warn box. It looked similar to a shoebox but it was about three feet long and extremely damaged by the elements. It was so tattered that you wouldn’t be able to pick it up in one piece. We believed that whatever was in it would be just as damaged, but when we ripped it open, we noticed that whatever was in it had the added protection of a black trash bag.

5) “The Soul Game” by BLOODWORTH

Kids can say the darndest things. And if you’re not careful, they can also get your child to join a cult.

“The BLOODWORTH stories made me almost vomit (because of the graphic and sensitive descriptions) but none have really kept me awake (just lights on and teddy bear guards).” —Tashiwa

“Stan’s my new best friend,” Jesse would say.

“I know. I can’t wait to meet him,” I’d say back.

“Mom, Stan is great. You should meet him. He’s my new best friend. The best in the world.”

We must’ve had this same conversation a thousand times that night. When I tucked Jesse in bed, he looked up at me with tears in his eyes. He put his little hand in front of his face and wiggled his index finger, telling me to come closer.

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I bent over him and he put his hands to either side of his mouth. You know, the little kid way of telling a secret? Well I turned my head and he whispered something into my ear that chilled me. At the time, I didn’t know why it chilled me, but it did.

He whispered, “You believe me. Right, Mom?”

6) “Wrong Way Charlie” by SammyFowler

Some cats need more than nine lives.

“I wouldn’t say that this story literally kept me up at night, but it’s the single story that’s stuck with me. The reason for this is that Wrong Way Charlie is just too realistic and hit a little too close to home. This didn’t happen to me, but almost did, and the thought of what might have been is really haunting.” —Ibitemynails

The kittens were tiny versions of Midnight. Eight of them in total. All the same jet-black color—except for one; he had a speck of white fur above his nose, with white front paws to match. That one…that one was mine. I knew the moment I saw him.

7) “Correspondence” by bloodstains

An email exchange between friends evolves into a chilling mystery when words start appearing out of nowhere.

“That’s probably the strongest example of the kind of community and continuity you see on r/nosleep that I was talking about earlier. The long and short of it is that it’s a series of datamined communications between people that slowly grow to reveal some creepy and unsettling facts. The community really got involved in that one in the comments. There are different accounts that come into play. It’s some pretty intricate and interactive storytelling. Great stuff.” —1000vultures

It was like a scene from a bad horror flick. We walked up this decrepit shack—this place was a dump. I knocked on the door but no one answered so we started to walk back to the car. Just as I was getting into the car, I noticed an older woman standing in the window. It was fucking creepy dude.

8) “I found a video tape” by hauntedtape

Nothing good can come from a camcorder found buried in the sand with water seeping from every crevice.

It seemed like the camcorder itself was pretty much trashed but we figured it still might be possible to recover the data on the tape itself. I had an older Sony digital camcorder at home that used the same type of tape. I took the tape and camcorder inside with me when John dropped me off at home later that day. I set it down on my computer desk and forgot about it for almost a week.

9) “Autopilot” by skarjo

It starts with one little change in routine. By the time the day is over, something is gone and you will never get it back.

Have you ever forgotten your phone?

When did you realise you’d forgotten it? I’m guessing you didn’t just smack your forehead and exclaim ‘damn’ apropos of nothing. The realisation probably didn’t dawn on you spontaneously. More likely, you reached for your phone, pawing open your pocket or handbag, and were momentarily confused by it not being there. Then you did a mental restep of the morning’s events.

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10) “She found her way into my home” by wdalphin

He hasn’t slept in several days. It terrorized him without even having to touch or communicate. And it all started after the woman showed up in his yard that one afternoon.

Everything was dark, because my wife had gone to bed before me. Our bedroom looks out over the backyard, and my side of the bed faces the windows, so I have to go past them to get in. As I was doing so, I suddenly got that same deep dread feeling in my stomach that I had gotten the first time I saw the figure in the backyard. Something compelled me to hesitate by the windows. My hands were shaking as I pulled the curtain back a bit and peeked through the shades into the backyard. It was a clear night, so the backyard wasn’t shrouded in darkness.


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The best of r/nosleep, 2013-2016

It’s been nearly three years since we first looked at the best, most chilling stories on r/nosleep, and the community is still going strong. Here are five of the best new tales from 2013 to 2016. Don’t read them with the lights off. —Jay Hathaway

1) “That Wasn’t My Husband Who Slept Next to Me Last Night” by TorontoScared1

A Canadian physicist gets a call from his husband, saying he’ll be back from his trip soon. But if Chris isn’t back yet, then who—or what–was in their bed last night? They’d better figure it out quickly, because it’s coming for them, and there’s something inside its suitcase.

He began crossing the road. In smooth, very human, unassuming steps he made his way across the road. He was standing in the parking lot, holding his suitcase and slowly advancing towards us. By now we could all see his trade mark feature.

It was my husband. It was my Christopher. It was the love of my life, but with the most grotesque oversized, swollen upper lip. It looked infected and engorged. I put both my hands on my Christopher, shielding him from the creature that was approaching from the passenger side of the vehicle. He came extremely close.

2) “Room 733” by The_Dalek_Emperor

There’s something strange happening in empty dorm room 733, popularly known as “The Suicide Room,” and the two girls living next door just want to get away before it happens to them. They only have to make it one more weekend before they can move out…

Someone was in there. Suddenly more angry than scared I again threw open our door and stomped over to the supposedly empty supply room. I banged on the door loudly not caring who else I woke up at this point.

“Are you fucking kidding me?!” I yelled at the door. “This shit isn’t funny anymore. Come out of that fucking room, you asshole.”

Silence. And then the doorknob started to turn.

I don’t know what I’d expected to happen but it wasn’t that. I backed up so far from the door that I ran into the opposite wall. When the handle had turned all the way down, something started to push from the other side. The door groaned loudly but the locks held.

3) “Borrasca” by The_Dalek_Emperor

A longer story, but worth it. This truly horrifying tale was the winner of r/nosleep’s Scariest Story of 2015 contest. It involves a mysterious treehouse, a place in the woods where terrible things happen, disappearing girls, and a conspiracy that seems to have driven a whole town insane. Where or what is Borrasca, and what dark secrets does it hold? The twist at the end is gut-wrenching.

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I fell as I ran up to the tree, calling my sister’s name to the quiet wild. Kyle was right behind me and leapt impressively onto the rope ladder, climbing quickly up the planks. I kept calling Whitney’s name, waiting for Kyle to yell that he’d found her or that there was at least some sign of her.

And then I heard Kimber quietly say my name from where she stood at the Triple Tree. I ran over and tried to follow her eyes to confirm what I already knew was there. And then I found it, freshly carved near the top.

Whitney W.

My breath froze in my chest and my vision blurred with unwelcome tears. And as the sun took its last desperate breath before plunging into the deep of the horizon, a deafening metallic whirl sang out from the wilderness and spilled down the mountainside.

4) “Operation Stingray” by Jaunt-701

Operation Stingray is in effect. God help us. This story of a sinister mind-control experiment begins with the disappearance of the protagonist’s good friend, a scientist, and follows the attempt to shut down Stingray before it’s too late. But phase three is starting soon, and it’s especially ghastly.

“Okay, Brian,” I whispered. “I found him. You said I’d know what to do when I found him, and I did. So now what?”

I walked out of the graveyard and back toward the town. I had to have missed something. Maybe LaFarge was just a code name or something, and I had to contact him a different way. Maybe there was another LaFarge in the town, and the bar hicks were just messing with me.

Or maybe I really was crazy.

My head was starting to feel better. The pill was wearing off. Either I was crazy, or they’d take over my brain soon. Either way, I was at a dead end.

5) “Infected Town” by vainer cupid

This one, about an Oregon ghost town with no name that’s been completely cordoned off, runs deep. It ties into a number of different stories around r/nosleep, all from people who claimed to encounter the same town. And some of the posters are starting to break down, posting cryptic comments and sending threatening messages. What the hell is going on in the infected town, and who’s behind it?

So, as for future plans, I’m still planning to go back, this time with reinforcements, and we’re going to figure out what’s happening there. It’s going to be me, Blake, and his girl Heather, who we met at a bar a couple nights after I got into town. They clicked immediately, so now we have a new team member. They’ve both been prepped on what’s going on, and both of them are aware of the risks and still willing to join me.

I haven’t slept well since leaving Oregon. I have nightmares nearly every night, the kind where something’s chasing you but you can’t see it, and you can’t quite get the muscles in your legs to move. I’ve mostly fixed the problem with melatonin tablets and Vodka (having no dreams at all is superior to having nightmares) but I’m hoping that exposure to mold spores hasn’t permanently altered my neurons or something (she says, as though she has any idea what she’s talking about).


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The 15 creepiest stories from Reddit's r/NOSLEEP? ›

On Monday morning, NoSleep went private. Druga explained that the main objective of this closure is to raise awareness of the problem. "So many people think that, because the stories are free to read, they're also free to use," she said. "This is not the case at all.

What happened to NoSleep? ›

On Monday morning, NoSleep went private. Druga explained that the main objective of this closure is to raise awareness of the problem. "So many people think that, because the stories are free to read, they're also free to use," she said. "This is not the case at all.

Are stories on NoSleep reddit real? ›

Are the stories here true? While you're in r/NoSleep, everything is true. Outside of NoSleep, a story may be fact or may be fiction. The important thing is that while you're here, treat everything as though it is a true recount of events.

Who created NoSleep? ›

David Cummings is the founder of The NoSleep Podcast, as well as its host, producer, and one of its many voice actors.

What is the scariest book you ever read? ›

25 Best and Scariest Horror Books Ever
  • Essential Tales and Poems (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions) eBook $2.99. ...
  • House of Leaves: The Remastered Full-Color Edition. Paperback $23.40 $26.00. ...
  • Rosemary's Baby. ...
  • The Haunting of Hill House. ...
  • Lord of the Flies. ...
  • We Need to Talk about Kevin. ...
  • Night Film. ...
  • Ring (Ring Series #1)

Why was Scary Stories 3 banned? ›

According to the American Library Association (ALA), Scary Stories made the list of top 10 books to be banned in the 1990s. According to, the main reason why the books were banned was the contents were violent.

Can you make money from NoSleep? ›

You won't make money from posting stories to NoSleep but it can lead to paid commissions via the little satellites that float in Reddit's orbit. While some narrators will try to steal your work, others will pay for it.

Is The NoSleep Podcast true stories? ›

The NoSleep Podcast is an anthology horror fiction podcast.

What genre is NoSleep? ›

The Nosleep Podcast is a podcast dedicated to horror fiction, originating from a subreddit named /r/Nosleep. It features stories of various topics all based around the horror genre. The show is hosted by David Cummings who introduces each tale.

Who runs the NoSleep podcast? ›

David Cummings is the host and producer of 'The No Sleep Podcast', the award-winning anthology series of original horror stories.

What is the best episode of the NoSleep podcast? ›

Best NoSleep Podcast Episodes
  • The Cocoa Jumping Spider (Season 3, Episode 14) ...
  • Dogs in the Drywall (Season 10, Episode 9) ...
  • The Stairs and the Doorway (Season 1, Episode 1) ...
  • By the Light of the Firefly (Season 1, Episode 2) ...
  • Wallmart (Season 8, Episode 22) ...
  • Hide and Seek (Season 2, Episode 4)
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When should I post on NoSleep? ›

A good rule of thumb is to wait until the top post on NoSleep is at least 12 hours old before you toss your story into the ring.

How much money does NoSleep podcast make? ›

Frequently Asked Questions regarding The NoSleep Podcast

The NoSleep Podcast's revenue is <$5 Million What is The NoSleep Podcast's SIC code?

What is the NoSleep rule on Reddit? ›

All posts on r/nosleep must contain a meaningful amount of horror and be framed as a scary personal experience. Nosleep is a niche subreddit for horror stories that are framed as scary personal experiences.

How do you use NoSleep? ›

Usage is extremely simple. Tap the NoSleep button to prevent the screen from sleeping. To protect your screen, the user interface will fade away. To return to normal and allow automatic locking, double tap on the screen.

Why is 1984 so disturbing? ›

Orwell's creates a disturbing vision with the employment of the uncanny via a pivotal theme, Winston's working life. Winston's job involves editing old news articles to fit the propaganda that Big Brother creates, in contemporary terms Winston creates 'fake-news'.

What is the weird book that no one can read? ›

The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown script referred to as 'Voynichese'.
Voynich manuscript
Also known asBeinecke MS 408
Dateunknown parchment dated to early 15th century
Place of originunknown possibly Italy
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What is the book that Cannot be read? ›

Despite recent claims, the Voynich Manuscript remains one of history's biggest mysteries. The past is full of unsolved mysteries. Gaps in the historical record leave countless details unknown and tantalising puzzles to be solved.

Why was Charlotte's Web banned? ›

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Due to themes of death and the fact that the main characters are talking animals, a parent group in Kansas sought to ban the book from their students' school libraries.

What horror movie was banned for being too disturbing? ›

Due to complaints about its violence, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was banned in many countries, and many theaters stopped showing the film.

Which horror movie is banned in the world? ›

The Exorcist – 1973

Though many of us would have known or watched this movie, it is worthy to be on the banned Horror movies list. That said, the movie is still banned, and an HD version of it isn't be easily found online either.

How much does creepy podcast pay for stories? ›

We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details. SSemi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word). Always check guidelines for details and restrictions.

Is it healthy to fall asleep to podcast? ›

Listening to podcasts can be an ideal way to relax and wind down after a long day. You don't need to do anything other than lay down, close your eyes, and listen to calming voices lull you to bed. According to experts, podcasts are meant to be distracting.

What happened to the black tapes podcast? ›

The show ended with a six episode wrap-up and the creators stated that was the end. Then on March 20 2018 it was announced on the official Twitter account for The Black Tapes that the show would return for another season. On January 13 2020 season 3 of The Black Tapes was re-released with no changes to the audio.

What is the Stolen Hour podcast? ›

The Stolen Hours Podcast is a media collection of recorded conversations with known or unknown Creatives across the Arts. Guests share what they create within the stolen hours of their lives. Listen in to help support the community of creators and to find some inspiration of your own.

What did Tommy Taffy do? ›

Tommy Taffy or the Third Parent is the titular main antagonist of the creepypasta Third Parent, as well as the prequel His Name Was Tommy Taffy. He is an immortal, paranormal entity who torments families for five years trying to make them good.

What happens when stars go out? ›

The heavy stars and some of the double stars become supernovae, while the lighter stars become planetary nebulae. Each steadily increases the proportion of heavy elements in the clouds, out of which new stars will be born.

What is Reddit safe? ›

The platform itself won't give you a virus. But you could find content in there that could harm your security by giving you a virus or weakening your protection. Wrongdoers can be Reddit users too. And they can post malicious media.

What is the age rating for NoSleep podcast? ›

This podcast contains explicit content intended for adults 18 years of age or older. These stories are NOT intended for children under the age of 18. Parental guidance is strongly advised for children under the age of 18.

Who runs the girly girl podcast? ›

The Girly Girl Podcast Carmen Applegate

This podcast is your one-stop-shop for everything teen-related— dealing with toxic friends, anxiety, and your first period. Host, Carmen Applegate, shares her best tips and advice for how you can survive your teen years.

Who is the narrator for creepy podcast? ›

The program is hosted and created by Jon Grilz who narrates some of the most popular and frightening short fiction horror stories on the internet.

What is the most downloaded podcast episode of all time? ›

What is the most downloaded podcast episode of all time? This American Life is the most downloaded podcast of all time with more than 2 million people downloading it. What is the #1 podcast in the world? The Daily, Published by New York Times is the #1 podcast in the world.

What is the most listened to podcast episode? ›

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  • 7) Mystery Show – "Case #2 Britney" ...
  • 8) Resistance - "F Your Water Fountain"
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What is the most popular all in podcast episode? ›

Best Episodes
  • E45: Theranos & VC fraud risks, China bans video games, Texas SB8, Apple app store, CA fires, Rogan. ...
  • E44: USA's Afghanistan embarrassment, China's new algo laws, future of robots + Italy recap!

Is posting at 8 at night bad? ›

Generally speaking, the best times to post on Instagram are during lunchtime (11 am -1 pm) and evening (7 pm -9 pm).

What are the most active Reddit hours? ›

The best time to post on Reddit is on Mondays between 6 AM and 8 AM and at the other end of the week on Saturdays and Sundays between 7-9 AM and 8-12 PM respectively. You can make the most out of your Reddit efforts if you are posting in the early mornings and post them on Mondays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

What is the most popular time on Reddit? ›

US: The United States is home to the largest share of Reddit's user base Reddit users in the US are most active on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Taking note of the best timings, it is 7 am to 9 am on Saturdays, 8 am to 12 pm on Sundays, and 6 to 8 am on Mondays.

Who has the richest podcast? ›

The 10 Richest Podcasters, As Of 2022
  1. 1 Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle - $1.8 Million.
  2. 2 Andrew Schulz And Akaash Singh - $2.2 Million. ...
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  4. 4 Tim Dillon - $10 Million. ...
  5. 5 Chapo Trap House - $16 Million. ...
  6. 6 Dax Shepard - $40 Million. ...
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Who has the most lucrative podcast in the world? ›

1) The Joe Rogan Experience. Launched officially on December 24, 2009, The Joe Rogan Experience is a podcast hosted by American comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan. Rogan and comedian Brian Redban initially co-hosted it until Redban was replaced by Jamie Vernon in 2013.

Can you make a living off a podcast? ›

We hear the question “How much money can podcasters make” all the time. As you can see, there's a big range. While most podcasters make very little in the beginning, podcast and can be a lucrative career if you stick with it, engage your audience, and consistently create quality content.

What is Rule 1 on Reddit? ›

Rules Rule 1

Everyone has a right to use Reddit free of harassment, bullying, and threats of violence. Communities and users that incite violence or that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability will be banned.

What does Rule 8 mean on Reddit? ›

tl;dr - Rule 8 requires your image/gif/video to clearly show a human being a bro without any context from the title. We judge posts solely on their content and not their title.

Does Reddit show inappropriate content? ›

Reddit is a social news site where users create and share content. Some of this content is only suitable for those 18+ and is marked as NSFW (not safe for work).

What is the website that keeps your computer from sleeping? ›

PowerToys Awake is a utility tool for Windows designed to keep a computer awake without having to manage its power & sleep settings. This behavior can be helpful when running time-consuming tasks, ensuring that the computer does not go to sleep or turn off its screens.

What website stops your computer from sleeping? › This tiny site uses the Screen Wake Lock API to prevent your device from sleeping.

What is the scary version of Sleeping Beauty? ›

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty is a 2016 American fantasy horror film directed by Pearry Reginald Teo and written by Teo alongside Josh Nadler.

What is the world smallest haunted story? ›

The World's Shortest Horror Story consists of only two sentences which were written & published by Frediric Brown in the year 1948. It reads : “The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door…..." This Story was titled “Knock” and was first printed in Thrilling Wonder Stories in December 1948.

Is there anything inappropriate in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark? ›

Parents Need to Know

Expect moments of terror, a little blood, jump scares, and creepy monsters. A character is stabbed with a pitchfork, and gross stuff is shown (eyeballs, severed toes, severed heads, etc.); body parts assemble to make a monster.

What is the most violent American Horror Story? ›

Violence & Gore (201) Roanoke is probably the most violent season, followed by Hotel. Coven is probably the least violent, as it was largely targeted to a teen audience. Two men are put into a decontamination room.

What American Horror Story is the scariest? ›

American Horror Story: The Scariest Episodes, Ranked
  1. 1 The Coat Hanger (Asylum, Episode 9)
  2. 2 Neighbors From Hell (Cult, Episode 3) ...
  3. 3 Piggy Piggy (Murder House, Episode 6) ...
  4. 4 Chapter 5 (Roanoke, Episode 5) ...
  5. 5 Checking In (Hotel, Episode 1) ...
  6. 6 Monsters Among Us (Freak Show, Episode 1) ...
  7. 7 Camp Redwood (1984, Episode 1) ...
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What is the scariest thing in horror movies? ›

The Top Ten Things That Make Horror Movies Scary
  • Fear of death. This is the ultimate fear, both existentially and psychologically. ...
  • The dark. ...
  • Creepy, crawly things. ...
  • Scary places. ...
  • Disfigurement. ...
  • Dismemberment. ...
  • Suspense (anticipation and expectations). ...
  • Spooky music.
Oct 21, 2014

Which Disney princess was in a deep sleep? ›

When Aurora arrived at the castle, the three fairies left her alone to mourn. But Maleficent soon appeared to make sure her curse came true. She put Aurora in a trance and led the princess to a spindle hidden high in the castle. There, Aurora pricked her finger and fell into a deep sleep.

What is the real story behind Rapunzel? ›

The story of "Rapunzel" is based on the tragic life of Saint Barbara, who is thought to have lived in the third century. The true story of Rapunzel is thought to be about a young woman in Italy named Barbara who was so beautiful that her father locked her away in a tower so no men could get to her.

What is the true story of Cinderella? ›

The first recorded story featuring a Cinderella-like figure dates to Greece in the sixth century BCE. In that ancient story, a Greek courtesan named Rhodopis has one of her shoes stolen by an eagle, who flies it all the way across the Mediterranean and drops it in the lap of an Egyptian king.

Which haunted movie was banned? ›

The Exorcist – 1973

Though many of us would have known or watched this movie, it is worthy to be on the banned Horror movies list. That said, the movie is still banned, and an HD version of it isn't be easily found online either.

What is the craziest haunted house ever? ›

How McKamey Manor Became The Scariest Haunted House In America. McKamey Manor is the brainchild of Russ McKamey, a former Navy seaman turned wedding singer turned haunted house enthusiast. He started his haunted house in San Diego before pulling up stakes and moving his operation to Tennessee.

Where was Scary Stories banned? ›

In 1990, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” was challenged in the Livonia, MI schools because the poems were thought to frighten first grade children.

Can my 11 year old watch Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark? ›

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a horror movie based on the series of books by Alvin Schwartz. It's well-made, but it isn't a movie for young viewers. It's better suited to older teenagers.

Is horror appropriate for 8th graders? ›

Horror is Developmentally Appropriate for Middle Schoolers

Middle schoolers want to understand and overcome their fears. By experiencing them in a fictional setting, they can experience the emotions while still feeling safe.

What age should you read Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark? ›

8+ years


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