What is Creepypasta?
What is Creepypasta?
For those who are not frequent users of YouTube or readers of horror sites and blogs. The term 'Creepypasta' is absolutely mysterious especially to the outside world.
So what does the term 'Creepypasta' mean. To put it simply the term means any video to written material which is focused on the genres of Horror and Science Fiction that has been released publicly on the internet by various individuals, and then added on to later down the road.
An assistant professor of Mass Media by the name of Shira Chess at the University of Georgia stated that the phenomenon of Creepypasta can be compared to folklore. However she noted that instead of being passed down through the generations verbally such as our old folklore was. Creepypastas are created online within hours to even days.
For instance characters like Slenderman, and Jeff the Killer are probably the most popular of Creepypasta lore to date.
How Creepypasta Has Seen By The Young.
Creepypastas such as the previously mentioned have become very prominent to You-Tubers. Specifically those who enjoy watching horror related videos of course.
Although in past few years events in youth culture have become more violent. I'm speaking of course of the two teen girls who brutally murdered their own friend to appease the Slenderman.
Of course the reasons behind these acts are just plain and simple placing blame on something which is just a version of entertainment of today. Just like in the 1980's and early 1990's a rash amount of suicides were blamed on Heavy Metal such as the band Judas Priest .
Creepypasta Gets The Hollywood Treatment.
Since the emergence of Creepypasta, Hollywood Studios have been on the lookout for any story-line they could bring to the big screen. However the ownership for any of the Creepypastas that have either been viewed or read can't be determined by the Studio Executives or the Legal departments from each Studio.
A documentary of the Slenderman stabbing case titled Beware The Slenderman will be released by HBO in March 11, 2016 and then will premiere on HBO in January. You can now find and watch the trailer for Beware The Slenderman on YouTube.
Channel Zero : Candle Cove
Although The SyFy channel has released many teaser trailers for an upcoming fall show that will premiere before Halloween. The title of the series is Channel Zero : Candle Cove which is an Anthology. And will premiere October 11 , 2016.
Review Of The First Episode For Channel Zero : Candle Cove
Year Of Series Release :
October 11 , 2016
Network : SYFY
Genre : Horror, Anthology, Supernatural, Drama.
Country Of Origin : United States Of America
Created By : Nick Antosca
Production Companies : Eat The Cat
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Universal Cable Productions
Story-line of Channel Zero : Candle Cove
A Child Psychologist returns to his hometown to investigate the mysterious disappearance of his twin brother in the 1980's along with additional number of children as well which may in fact be connected to an old children's TV Show that showed odd imagery and characters causing the children to walk into the woods to be taken by a creature made of human teeth .
Review Of Channel Zero : Candle Cove (Episode One)
For a premiere episode it was very good since some shows take a little longer to explain what is going on in the story-line. But this show definitely puts all the information the viewer needs to continue watching into the next episode.
In the first episode we meet child psychologist Mike Painter whom is giving an interview on a Television station when the host open the phone lines to a young caller who says that a television show from Mike's past has returned, and he should come home to Candle Cove to look for his twin brother who disappeared in the 1980's.
Believing the caller Mike decides to journey back to his hometown to find out what happened to his brother. Instead he finds that there are more children who have suddenly disappeared from town ever since a 1980's children’s television program came back on .
Characters Origins in Creepypasta.
There are a lot of characters to chose from throughout the Creepypasta phenomenon. As the already mentioned at the top Slenderman, and Jeff The Killer. But how were these certain Creepypasta Boogeyman conceived and brought into this world.
The character of the Slenderman was first imagined in an internet forum called Something Awful by user Eric Knudsen a.k.a. "Victor Surge" .
Since that time the Slenderman or Slender-man has taken a life of its own. And inspired others to write, and make videos of fictional encounters with the character.
The pale man as the Slenderman is also called is 8" to 11" feet tall with extended arms and legs. when the creature attacks tentacles stream out from its back at the same length as his limbs. Slenderman always wears a black suit and tie.
Slenderman's Modus Operandi:
The Slenderman mostly stalks children. Although rarely Slenderman does hunt much older pray. Slenderman attacks at any time frame from day to night .
Jeff The Killer:
It is unclear who created the character of Jeff The Killer.
Jeff The Killer's Origins:
Jeff the Killer's story is that he is teenager who was severely injured in an accident which was caused by a bully in his school that caused his face to be bleached permanently. After being released from the hospital Jeff burned off his eyelids. He then decides to murder his parents and his brother.
Jeff then becomes a serial killer who sneaks into houses at night. He approaches anyone who is sleeping inside to whisper " go to sleep " before he kills them.