Served with an extra-thick sarcasm beef pattie and large side of photoshop creativity, Internet memes provide silly humour and take a stab at anything under the sun. While most Memes will literally leave you rolling on the floor laughing, some of them are downright creepy. The only thing worse than these creepy memes is that they never seem to go away, infiltrating social media like the fly that invades your personal space. We present you with the list of Top 10 Creepiest Memes that Just Wont Go Away.
1. Jeff the Killer
No internet user today is unfamiliar with Jeff the killer or one of his variations. When you’re working late into the night and you foolishly click a seemingly innocent link, Jeff the Killer pops up and takes away any chance you had of peaceful sleep. While the meme started from a popular fictional horror story (see: Creepypasta) Jeff the killer has become one of the most popular internet popups, often accompanies by loud screaming. Jeff has bonded internet users, both young and old, by giving us a near death experience/ mini- heart attack that we can all relive again and again. Thanks, Internet.
2. SOON/ Cute Animal-Psycho face
“The voices are telling me to kill you! But only after you feed me first.” The powerful combination of cute little animal and psycho stare has led to this popular meme. The cute/psycho tandem has become a staple template for creepy memes all over the internet. The very same template has also led to a popular technique of slapping the ominous word “SOON.”on anything that looks creepy enough. Horses, cats, dogs, even building windows! You name it, the Internet has got it. Often, the creepy image features an insane looking animal that can double as an evil mastermind (or is that evil mas-fur-mind?) Despite all the cats and accompanying death threats, it’s a wonder that people still own pets!
3. Overly Attached Girlfriend
This meme shot to popularity after a Youtube user uploaded a parody of “Boyfriend”. Changing the lyrics to something more akin to a stalker’s journal entry, her song goes “If I was your girlfriend, I’d never let you leave without a small recording device taped under your sleeve.”The meme itself shows a webcam picture of the girl, who we now know is Youtube parody star Laina Walker. This is often accompanied by a caption of the stereotypical clingy girlfriend. Ah, the Overly Attached Girlfriend! Everyone can all relate to the embarrassing experience of the too-clingy partner or the slightly-insane date. Who are we kidding? Forever alone!
4. Horrifying Houseguest/Shadowlurker
Our Horrifying Houseguest meme also goes by Never Alone, Shadowlurker, or anything just as charming. A seriously creepy image of the ghost-like figure you’d never want to meet, he has large, sunken eyes and a malicious grin that doesn’t bode well. The caption that accompanies this Houseguest is infinitely creepier. Memories of sleepless nights where you insisted on going to bed with the lights on come rushing back, and the Horrifying Houseguest is even scarier than what you imagined. Looking at the meme on your laptop or PC may seem funny at the time, but wait until remember it right as you go to the bathroom. Alone. In the dark. Yeah, it can wait until the morning.
5. Insanity Wolf
If you want to be inspired, pull up the Courage Wolf meme. If you want to go “WTF”then Insanity Wolf is the way to go. Dubbed the “mentally disturbed cousin of Courage Wolf”, he is accompanied by downright insane captions. While his good counterpart motivates you to take heart and persevere, Insanity Wolf will tell you to kill, maim or just go plain insane. As a testament to the fact that we’ll never really understand our collective sense of humour, Insanity Wolf began in 2009 and spiralled off to popularity. The same wolf head that appears in the meme was very popular in forums as an avatar, in stock photos, or even on a cover of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles. Let’s hope Sherlock Holmes won’t have to solve any crimes because of Insanity Wolf, though!
6. Creepy Ugly Guy
Like many of the other memes that just won’t go away, nobody really knows how, or more importantly, why the Creepy Ugly Guy is still around. Generally Creepy Ugly Guy is just a head with pigtails. What sounds so odd about that? Well, those pigtails come with a demonic looking face and bashed in teeth. It’s so mind boggling that they don’t even have a proper name for this meme, just that it’s a creepy, ugly guy (though we’re not sure about that last part). Practically every Internet user has encountered this face. If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky! Another product of bad photoshop, Creepy Ugly Guy comes in many different styles. The earliest documented sighting of this beast is in the flash video “Schfifty Five” by backtothefuture (albinoblacksheep.com/flash/schfiftyfive)
7. Creepy Scoutmaster
What would a creepy meme list be without some of the really innuendo loaded by-products of the internet? The meme called Creepy Scoutmaster, from the name itself, fits the bill of creepy and pervasive. In close relation to the Rasta Science Teacher and Dating Site Murderer, this meme will do a sudden switch on you midway. The meme is overlaid with a caption fit for a pedophile, but the lower part of the meme finishes the sentence innocently. It cuts short your disgust and shock, leaving you confused and faced with an unusually suggestive looking image of an old Scoutmaster. Once again: thanks, Internet.
Slenderman is one of the products of extreme creativity with a good dose of the creeps. A tall, often faceless figure, Slenderman is one of our trendier memes clad in his black suit. The myth goes that he’s a paranormal creature who hunts children. If you see him, he can cause you to lose your memory, be unable to sleep, and have paranoid delusions. Slenderman became so popular that they created a video game fashioned after him. It’s as shriek inducing as the original urban legend, if reactions on Youtube and social media are anything to go by. He’s inspired a host of other memes like his fashionable brother Trendier Man. Slenderman is far more nefarious, however, as he can stretch his arms and the appendages coming out of his back. Not even the trendiest tailor can craft the same soil-your-pants fear for you!
9. Rape Sloth
The Rape Sloth meme is one of the creepier ones that leaves us questioning the sanity and moral fibre of society. While the rape is heavily spoken out against and rapists are ostracised in any country, this creepy meme jokes around about sexual assault. Featuring a sloth that looks like it’s whispering in a woman’s ear, the captions are loaded with sexual innuendo and threats. The more popular variations include crazy pickup lines that Insanity Wolf would approve of. While this is a darker type of humour, the rape sloth is proof that the Internet can truly make fun of anything!
If you’ve ever seen something so creepy that you wanted to bleach your eyes and erase the memory forever, you’ve most probably seen a Spengbab creation. The fact that this meme is a cartoon character that you probably grew up with packs a punch “right in the childhood”. The Spengbab or Sprengebrob creation takes the loveable Spongebob Squarepants character and makes him even more lovable- for zombie lovers, that is! With the zombie styled drawings that are laughably morbid, you have to admire the creativity and effort people put into making them. Some of those drawings get the grotesque details in such artful styles!