Previously: The Best Spooky Books, October 2016 Did you spend a lot of time as a child reading books under the covers with a flashlight when you were supposed to be asleep? I certainly did — and a Continue Reading > about Books That Scared The Pants Off Me When I Was A Kid
This essay was originally published on Oct. 2, 2017. It's an excellent way to kick off the Halloween season, though, so I'm republishing it today. What terrified you as a child? My brother and his Continue Reading > about Childhood Traumas (Welcome To The Halloween Season)
Previously: What To Do On Halloween. My brother and his friends troop down to the basement rec room, saying, “Let’s play Operation!,” and I am uneasy. I have never liked clowns. But I go with them; Continue Reading > about Childhood Traumas (Welcome To The Halloween Season)
Previously: The Answer Man. I used to play the game Concentrate on the playground as a kid. Maybe you did, too. Interestingly, though, despite the morbid-sounding rhyme at the center of the game, Continue Reading > about The Most Dangerous Games: Concentrate
Previously: "The Gallery of Henri Beauchamp." The first thing you should know about the "NES Godzilla Creepypasta" is that it's long. Really long. It's probably one of the longest pastas that Continue Reading > about Creepypasta of the Week: "NES Godzilla Creepypasta"
Previously: “Come Follow Me.” Remember our buddy Slimebeast? Creator of the much-lauded “Abandoned by Disney” story? Well, he’s got plenty more where that came from, including this one. A prequel Continue Reading > about Creepypasta of the Week: “A Few Suggestions”
Previously: "Anansi's Goatman Story." "1999," also known as "Mr. Bear's Cellar," is part of one of the biggest subgenres of the “let’s fuck up everyone’s childhood”-type creepypastas are the ones Continue Reading > about Creepypasta of the Week: “1999”
Welcome to Creepypasta of the Week! As you may have guessed, this is going to be a regular feature here on The Ghost in My Machine; but first things first: What the heck IS creepypasta? Most of you Continue Reading > about Creepypasta of the Week: "Abandoned by Disney"