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7 spooky web comics to enjoy via Io9.com
posted by Renoroc (18 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cleaner link for the referral adverse.
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 2:11 PM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Am I missing something about the Korean one?
posted by kenko at 2:14 PM on October 27, 2012


How are you viewing it kenko? I've seen it before and it features some animation that isn't working on my iPhone right now.
posted by brundlefly at 3:15 PM on October 27, 2012


His Face All Red previously.
Korean motion comic previously (among other mentions).
The Korean comic has some flipbook animation and sound. If that's not working for you, you're not getting the full effect.
posted by Nomyte at 3:27 PM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Am I missing something about the Korean one?
You need to have Flash enabled to get the key fright pieces in the Korean one. It's been around awhile, but a nice, simple scare.
posted by Thorzdad at 3:28 PM on October 27, 2012


Warning: the FPP link contains click-click-click. This is the Korean comic, also known as deep-fried NOPE on a stick. The other East Asian Nightmare Fuel is drr-drr-drr, also known as The Enigma of Amigara Fault.
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 3:31 PM on October 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


Yeah, you have to see the Korean one "right". I expected some sort of "screamer", but this one still got me to jump.


Harvey Kilobit : Warning: the FPP link contains click-click-click. This is the Korean comic, also known as deep-fried NOPE on a stick.

Uhh... What? Can you explain that a bit? It certainly made me jump a bit, but nothing so bad as to warrant a warning... Some sort of cultural thing in Korea that makes it a lot worse there than to an American?


Anyway, thanks for the link(s)! You've effectively wasted my Saturday afternoon, but in a good way. :)
posted by pla at 3:37 PM on October 27, 2012


pla: I guess it just affects people in different ways. I think it's the scariest thing on the Internet. If I follow a link and see that beginning scene, I don't bother with hitting the back button and just shut down my web browser with extreme prejudice instead.
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 3:41 PM on October 27, 2012


The Korean comic is terrifying, but in a way that kind of makes me angry at myself for being terrified by it, since it's basically just a cheap jump scare. It's just: Comics aren't supposed to be able to do that.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 3:54 PM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


My partner and I each had our students read that Korean comic for ENGL 101 last year; never before have I had 18-year old guys admit before their whole class that they'd teared up and nearly wet themselves over their English homework...
posted by DingoMutt at 4:10 PM on October 27, 2012


Hahahaha. I have seen click click click a dozen times and haven't watched it in a year and still just audibly went ARGH when "it" happened. Love that so much.
posted by Joey Michaels at 4:38 PM on October 27, 2012


Here's the English version of that Korean one. My brain is kinda coming apart and I'm not sure what has been linked already and what hasn't, so my appolȏ̢͈̜͓̻̠̓ͫan̥ͭ́͊͑-̴̦̩̠̳̤̟ͣo̢̮͎͔͑͐̈̂̾̚ͅh̅͂͆ͯu̢͔̦͓̰̤̰̙͑ͧa̘-̝̳̳̻͉̀ĉ̆ͤ̏͆̆҉̟̱l͓̟̫̪̋ͤ̄̐͐͘y͎͙̩͙̅͛̕ ͕͎̦̼̫̔͗̔̌̈́̓ͦ̓̿̕\̐̅́ͪ̚͢҉̲̪=̜͋̉̍̒͡[̸̘̬͔͓͉͉͔͂ͪ̍ͥͭ͠3̶̤̖͕̖̻̗͍͍̪͛ͤ̔͘͟G̨̞̗̹̤͎̪̰ͫ̎ͯ̆ͬY̧͉̗̜̟̒ͣ̀̀͜0̛̮̰̠͉͈͍̖͊̽̎'̘̦̺͕̘̺̝͔͈̇̓̚/̢̡̫̭̼̝̮̥̗̗ͩ̋̓̄͑ͮ̚3̨̯̺͇̯̲̪̟͔͙͔̥̙̻̼̝̀̀̄̐ͤͥ͒͌̆̐̉̈̎̐ͭͫ̒͒̽̕͟͠G̲̣͔͓̭͍̩̬̱̖̱̻̀͑̂͐̿̐̅͆̒ͧ́̕͝͞Cͬ͌̽ͩ̐͆ͧͦͦ̓̓ͩ̋҉͏̷͇̖̱̼̺̞̭͔̣̦̱̞̠̳̼͞G̬̩̣̼̹͓̫̹̺̻̙͓͚̬̞ͩͦ̅ͫ͆͢͡ͅY̷̡̼̹͉̤̺ͮ̇̒͗̀͂ͨ̾͌ͯ̂̏ͯ͂̂ͮ͂͊̚
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 5:04 PM on October 27, 2012


I think this has been shared before, but I think this needs a lin to a collection of Junji Ito's manga.
posted by Joey Michaels at 5:30 PM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love that Korean one just because it gives us a small taste of what it might have been like to have lived through the births of other major media. The stories of the audience leaping out of their chairs and taking flight upon being shown that first film of the oncoming train become not just more plausible, but more imaginable after this. And some generation had to have been the first to be shocked by what are now cheap horror-movie tricks like the attack from off-frame, the thing coming right at you, or the it-was-just-a-cat cliche. It's nice to actually be around during one of the inventions of these tricks and be able to savor it.
posted by chortly at 6:07 PM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Ok, yep, I was missing having flash on for the Korean one.
posted by kenko at 6:41 PM on October 27, 2012


Aaaargh. I've watched it several times and that Korean comic still makes me board the train to Nopeville, with stops at Aw Hell No, Fuck That, and The Hell is Wrong With You.
posted by nakedmolerats at 7:04 PM on October 27, 2012 [5 favorites]


Two parodies of The Enigma of Amigara Fault, both by KC Green:

The Enigma of Jughead Fault
Kramer is an Owl
posted by moonmilk at 7:11 PM on October 27, 2012


I am easily startled and don't particularly enjoy it so I now hate this thread for making me check out that Korean comic with scripts turned on lololol. I can see how some people enjoy that stuff but not me! I love creepy menacing atmosphere and the feeling that something horrible could happen at any moment but being given a heart attack a few panels into a comic just makes me close the tab as fast as possible :(
posted by palidor at 7:46 PM on October 27, 2012


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