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Creepypastas are short, scary stories that are posted around the internet. Popular examples include "The Smiling Man, "Candle Cove" and "Who was Phone!!?"
|Entrants must be current FSCJ students.
||Each student may enter up to 2 stories.
||Stories must be 750 words or less.
|Stories must be original (yes, we're going to Google them).
||Entries must be received by midnight on Sunday, October 24, 2021
||Entries will be judged on creativity, style, and impact.
||Winners will be announced on Thursday, October 28, 2021.
Congratulations to Eva Burbo, our 2020 Creepypasta Contest Winner!
If you're writing an academic paper about creepypastas or modern folklore, start here!
Creepypasta Sites and Links
Reddit's NoSleep Site
Nosleep is a place for authors to share their original horror stories.
A collection of various paranormal/scary short stories that accepts reader submissions.
Proudly hosting 12,011 of your worst nightmares since 2010.
Other Academic Resources
Beware The Slender Man by It was a local story that horrified the nation: two 12-year-old girls lured a friend into the Waukesha woods, where they proceeded to stab her 19 times in an effort to appease a faceless mythical entity known online as "Slenderman." But there's more to the story than the dark headlines it generated. A sobering documentary that delves deep into the story behind this shocking crime, Beware the Slenderman examines how an Internet urban myth could take root in impressionable young minds, leading to an unspeakable act. Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky (The Final Inch), the film interweaves an eerie array of Slenderman-inspired art, games and self-produced video culled from the Internet, along with heart-wrenching access to the two girls' families, courtroom testimony, expert interviews, and interrogation-room footage to cover all sides of this unusual case. Ultimately, Beware the Slenderman reveals how adolescent isolation, mental health, and the nebulous nature of the Internet helped create a dangerous mandate for two young girls, with life-altering consequences for everyone involved.
Call Number: Streaming Video
Publication Date: 2017
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