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5 Freaky Subreddits That Will Keep You Up At Night

Joshua Lockhart 29-08-2012

freaky subredditsI think I’m an insomniac – I stay up all the time, leaving sleep at the very bottom of my priority list. I understand that it isn’t healthy, and truth be told, I’m working on it. However, what doesn’t help is the fact that I spend a lot of time on Reddit 8 Interesting Subreddits I Found Using Reddit's "Random" Button Everyone loves Reddit, and if you don't then it's just because you haven't found the right subreddit! There's one in there for everybody, and it's one of the Internet's largest communities. Reddit is at the... Read More . What makes it even worse is that I read some of Reddit’s creepier subreddits for fun – no bueno. The content on these sites keep me up late, hiding under my blanket and hoping for the sun to rise as much as a player in Minecraft Is Minecraft Really That Great? [Opinion] Minecraft is quite possibly the most viral and addictive indie game that we've ever come to see. Who knew that a concept as elementary as playing with toy blocks could become such a sensation? I... Read More would.


Today, I thought I’d give you a taste of some of the more horrifying subreddits that I’ve found. Naturally, a lot of you won’t find them scary. However, I do, and I’m sure that there are quite a few of you who actually will find them just as terrifying as me! Really, I’m just looking for a little moral support Why I’m No Longer Buying Games On Steam [Opinion] Steam is now approaching 10 years old. Its impact has been undeniable. Millions of gamers enjoy the service’s seamless community services, low prices and excellent selection. I have been one of them – until now.... Read More . Anyway, let’s take a look at these freaky subreddits right now.


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This particular subreddit is my go-to subreddit, and it is utilized for displaying generally creepy items that people find on the Internet and even in real life. Here, you’ll find videos, pictures, and even short articles on the creepier 6 Amazing Minecraft Creations That Will Blow Your Mind Alright. Maybe “blow your mind” is too extreme of an idiom for something as simple and not-so-mind-blowy as Minecraft. However, some Minecraft creations truly are jaw-droppingly awesome. In fact, there are quite a few Minecraft-related... Read More things in life. Granted, I can’t guarantee that everything you’ll find on here is legitimate. However, I did find something on this subreddit that was from a place about fifteen miles away from my hometown.


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If you’re into horror lit, then this is absolutely one place you need to be on Reddit. As the title (and even the headline for this article) suggests, this subreddit is designed for you lose as much sleep When Power Saving Fails: Fixing Windows 7 Hibernation Issues When you use the hibernate shut-down option, Windows 7 saves the contents of your computer’s memory to disk and powers off the computer. If your computer can’t hibernate or isn’t resuming from hibernation properly, there... Read More as possible. Of course, I’m obligated to say that I cannot guarantee you will be scared while reading the content found here. Additionally, I can’t guarantee there isn’t a clown under your bed with a meat cleaver right now.



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Oh, Creepy Pasta. From stories about missing Spongebob 11 Animated Films Based On Video Games [Stuff to Watch] Live action adaptations of video games are usually pretty dire. The original Street Fighter film is a fine example of a the motion picture industry getting it wrong and even recent, modern adaptations like Doom... Read More episodes all the way to skeletons popping out of cars, I believe we’ve all had a taste of the living dead linguini. However, Reddit has put its own spin on the creepy reposts, and you can read all of your favorites (and some others) in the karma-inspired format. Hopefully, thanks to the voting system, you’ll only find the best of the best.


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The subreddit r/Nightmares is relatively dead and abandoned (heh), but within it are some interesting material worth reading. Here, you’ll find actual nightmares from redditors site-wide. However, as I mentioned, the content isn’t very fresh, and you likely won’t be making many return favorites. However, I found some gems on this bare subreddit, so it might be worth it for some of you to give it a try.



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For those of us who are fans of the horror genre, r/Horror (or Dreadit, as it is affectionally called to by its home base) is the place to check out. The site devotes itself to fictional horror (even making a note about it in the site rules), and you’ll find everything from horror movie trailers to interviews with horror movie stars. Furthermore, the site doesn’t limit itself to just movies 7 Classic Free Charlie Chaplin Films [Stuff To Watch] Charlie Chaplin is by far one of the most recognizable faces of cinema, and this is surely due to the sheer volume of well-received films he was involved in during his lifetime. Chaplin starred in... Read More . There are plenty of discussions and articles to jump into.


My dear MakeUseOf readers, that’s all of the freaky subreddits we have for you today. However, we’re sure that you have plenty of terrifying things to tell us. Perhaps there is someone about to enter your room right now, a person from your past with a heart for vengeance – someone that you have wronged in the past. Hopefully, they won’t lock you in the cellar only to come back here and leave a comment on the article, successfully stealing your identity and your computer. I can only pray that this won’t be the case.

What other creepy subreddits have you found? What is the scariest thing that has ever happened to you?


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  1. james
    October 21, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    you forgot

    /r/oddlyweird best design ever

  2. Felix
    February 22, 2016 at 6:21 am


  3. Edward Bellair
    October 23, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I never even noticed this on there before.

  4. Jo
    October 4, 2012 at 11:04 am


  5. Naoman Saeed
    September 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    not very coooool

  6. Nilesh Rathi
    September 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Even r/gore would keep u up at nigh

  7. MUO Fan
    August 30, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    No offense, but I find the whole Reddit subculture to be antisocial and bizarre. The whole "geek pride" thing that Reddit seems to cater to seems to take pride in alienating "normal" people, so I stay away from the whole site. Kind of reminds me of a quasi-mainstream hybrid of 4chan and Aspies for Freedom. No, just no.

  8. bobby
    August 29, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Most terrifying subredit? Probably r/jailbait. Disgusting.

    • April Eum
      August 29, 2012 at 5:31 am

      haha! that's gross, creepypasta is pretty terrifying to me. SLENDERMAN

      • blackberrybison
        August 29, 2012 at 1:49 pm

        SLENDERMAN game is scary

  9. Adam rehard
    August 29, 2012 at 2:34 am

    While I'm not a believer in the paranormal, /r/nosleep is my favorite subreddit. I wouldn't however, do what I do and read it at 1:00am. Very bad plan.

    • Gideon Pioneer
      August 29, 2012 at 3:15 am

      Haha. It isn't so bad. But if you get an image into your head it can be a little unsettling when going downstairs to potty in the middle of the night :P