The Internet is full of some pretty disturbing things, right? For some reason, we like to look at all sorts of stuff that will keep us up at night, spooked beyond all belief. It’s kind of sick when you think about it, but that’s also the reason that eighties horror films did so well.
Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately), I’ve put together some of the creepiest video series that I’ve found on YouTube that will satisfy your self-inflicted desires of terror. Also, to the naysayers that don’t find these creepy at all, I’m going to hold you to your opinion when you’re alone in your room tonight – in the dark.
Of course I had to addto this article because he’s kind of an Internet staple of creepy. However, when I first saw this guy, I didn’t think very much of him (or it?). By all appearances, he was simply an animated freaky green dude with a passion for the texture of rusty spoons. Nothing big, right? Wrong.
The nine episode Flash animation series is merely an open look at Salad Fingers’ daily life. With that in mind, you really have to know one thing about Salad Fingers – this dude is messed up. He wanders around an apocalyptic wasteland searching for rusty objects, hangs out with his finger-puppet friends, and even takes pleasure in self-mutilation (he just loves when the “red water” comes out).
Sometimes we see just an average Salad Fingers adventure, but other times we dive into his imaginative fantasies that sometimes include life-size versions of his puppet pals. However, despite the fact that he once cooked a child in an oven in the second episode, he seems to have good intentions with whatever he does… I think.
When I initially saw Shaye Saint John, my initial reaction was, “No. Just no.” These videos are quite possibly the strangest things that I’ve ever seen in my life, and it’s not so much the storyline of the videos (there really isn’t one), it’s how they are done. The editing uses a lot of repeated imagery, phrases, and camera shots to create a nearly subliminal video series that leaves you questioning, “What the heck did I just watch?”
The storyline for Shaye seems to be that she was an absolutely beautiful woman that faced a near-death, disastrous car accident. Said accident resulted in the total destruction of her face and the loss of each of her limbs, and now we have that incredibly odd character that we see today.
As you can tell by the videos, she now wears a mask that seems to be part of the head of a mannequin, and her “prosthetic limbs” are likely from that same mannequin. Some folks may say that the now-ended video series is a look at what beauty truly is, but I say just that we should all accept it as the freakiest thing on the Internet (by the way, watch Hand Thing. You won’t sleep tonight).
Introduced to me by my former roommate Kishan, BlackBox TV is the YouTube solution for a modern form of Rod Serling’s “The Twilight Zone”. The videos in this series are not necessarily always creepy, but when I made the comparison to the Twilight Zone, I meant every word of it. Each video takes a look at instances where you might think “what if?” Even each introduction of the videos is reminiscent of Serling’s masterpiece.
The series dives into a darker realm, one that is outside of conventional thinking. The video series ranges from stories of a boy trapped within his mind – nearing death by drowning – all the way to a soldier who had to leave his his wife at home not for another country, but for Mars. The videos are definitely worth watching, and yes, some of them may just creep you out.
And so, my dear readers, you will now be able to leave here with three more creepy video series under your belt. Despite the fact that one of them may be a little more popular than the other two, it’s always good to remember the things on the Internet that scare us the most.
What other video series creep you out? Do you have any memories of the series shown right here? What are your favorite creepiest things on the Internet?