Ghost stories around the campfire are as old as humanity itself, but spooky tales became memes unto themselves as the web matured. Creepypasta (a derivative of “copypasta” which is derivative of “copy/paste”) is the catch-all term and dominant wiki for the spooky stories that circulate and mutate on the internet.
This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet stuff on stage) talk to Andrew Movitz (aka ClericOfMadness), the founder of the Creepypasta wiki, about why these stories tap our deepest fears and the transformation of Creepypasta culture into an author-centric community.
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