It was the 2nd of January, 2:04 AM. I woke up to a knocking on the door. One knock every 3 seconds. I slipped on my slippers and walked down the stairs. As I walked down, the knocking on the door got faster, almost like a heartbeat. When I got to the door, the knocking stopped, I looked outside and nobody was there.
I went back up to my room and went back to bed, thinking it was just some kids playing a prank. At 4:21 AM I woke up to the front door slamming shut. I jumped, terrified. I looked over at my frosted window to find “smile” written all over it in the frost. I grabbed my phone next to me, ready to call 911, only to find a message written on it saying “I told you to smile”. I cried and ran for my life running outside.
As soon as I got outside I knocked on my neighbors house across the road. They answered and held me while I sobbed. They phoned the police. At exactly 5:42, the police came to my neighbors house after an extensive search of my house. They told me there had been no evidence at all of anyone in my house other than me. The messages on the window were gone, same with my phone. They told me to get some sleep and advised me to see the doctor about stress and anxiety problems. Fuck that. I knew what happened to me was real.
The following evening, after spending the day at my neighbors, I went home. I went up to my bedroom and set up a camera. It was aimed at my bedroom door and my bed. I set it to record and went to sleep. Thankfully, I slept through the night. However, as I watched the footage, I couldn’t believe what I saw.
At 3 in the morning, something crawled out from under my bed. It was a completely naked, anorexic man. He stood up and looked at me on the bed. He did so for another hour, not moving at all. Then he moved. He walked over to the camera until his face took up the whole shot. He was extremely pale and had bulging veins all over his head. His eyes were completely black, with a huge smile on his face. He stared at the camera for another two hours, not blinking, just slightly twisting his head every now and again.
After two hours of him staring went past, he walked back over to my bed and crawled back under. I skipped the video forward until it showed me getting up and walking over to the camera. The video finished. I was frozen with fear. The video showed him going back under, but not leaving. Whatever it was, it was still there.
90 Comments on 'I Told You To Smile'
duude, so creepy, like the childish monster-under-the bed fear
Wow, very suspenful and good too. I like how you added the part where he looked back at the camera footage and never saw the thing leave.
*looks under bed*
Can u please post the footage
nice good job couldn’t have been better
Sleeping on the couch from now on… And burning everything…. O)_(O funnymouth >,<
I have read this story about 20 times just cuz it’s so awesome! You should make a part 2 and part3, 4, and part 5
No wonder it’s in the top 5
Great story, very spine tingling. Although you could make a second part. the story seems a bit incomplete.
AWESOMELY SCARY I can actually imagine a creature like that so creepy loved it
O.o I don’t like by bed anymore………
This was a very well written Creepypasta! I rarely find stories that please my mind like this. Perfect score. 🙂
I’m scared to look under my bed now… >.<
Well I’m not sleeping for a month, that is scary good.
wow that was really good!
this story is just amazing. (never sleeps in bed again)
Awesome. I love it. Very good job.
I’m glad my bed doesn’t have a space between it and the floor. I’m still gonna check though. *lifts bed up*
Duuuuude this could be like the rakes cousin or something
I think its cool how its from a unknown author mysterious :3
Umm, Doesn’t the sequence of events follow another creepypasta or story?
I feel like it’s similar to one that I’ve read ages ago.
However, it’s short and entertaining. So yeah…
Omg. I love this. It gave me chills. I
You should leave a bowl of dog food out for it. I mean, even creatures have to eat sometimes, amirite? 😀
You turned a childish fear into a chilling nightmare…. That is so effing awesome!
Wow, I don’t think I will sleep again or go into my bedroom. But it’s cool cause I like free nightmares.
Awesome just absolutely awesome great job. I LOVED IT!!! I think you should make a second part just cuz i want to know what happens next! c: 1,000,000/10
this basicaly shows the fear that small 7 or 8 year old feel when they say that they have a monster under their bed, really good loved it
just take off the legs of the bed and trap that fucker >:D
too good. no wonder it is in the top list. freaky . keep up the good work
This is very well written c: I can only imagine the fear they probably felt realizing that it was still under the bed O_o
Awesome. Very creepy.
I really like this story. It deserves the five stars. I wasn’t really expecting the creature under the bed thing i actually expected more of a Jeff the Killer type thing but this was absolutely glorious 🙂
its cool but you should completed it I actually in real life had thing like that happen to me not really scared XD
Jesus. Fucking. Christ. *looks under bed*
*Insert clapping noise here*
Time to sleep with a knife!
It was good but the part where he ran for his life was bit out of the woods.
Why do I read these things alone, next to my bed, at night! I’m not going back into my room
OMG anorexic boogyman
wow that is awsome
wow that was a short pasta but it was pretty good
It was really good but a lot of it sounded like it was from paranormal activity, so it didn’t sound very original to me. But still really good and really creepy!
oh good lord… the image that comes to mind… oh god. *hides knife under pillow and buys video camera* really good, loved it. *Locks closet and puts mattress on the floor.* well… I’m a goner…
I’m scared -hides-
Great pasta, so creepy. Loved it. 10/10
Well…I am in a bed right now…
I like this! Short, but suspenseful and bone-chilling! Nicely written!
It is a very good story but at the end is what i disliked it finished to quickly it is a nice concept and well thought out. it needs to be longer it had feeling il give it that but seems like who ever wrote it gave up after he checks the camera so I like it its a very nice story but it needs to be longer that is my official point of view.
Let’s call that a code brown, I’m gonna go change my pants. O.O
Woah that was awesome !!
the only thing under my bed is my sister i sleep on the top bunk and under her is a mattress maybe i am safe :/
may I have the video … if you still have it, that is.
Oh holy mother of God, I will not sleep tonight. 20/10 breads bro, that was awesome!
This scared the crap out of my friend when we were camping XD
Oh god so creepyyyyyy
Two words: Flippin’ spectacular!! Gave me the willies….and I don’t spook easy. Superb job!
So creeped out right now, I could cry.
Nice! Brings back all those ‘monster under the bed’ memories…. i’m definitely jumping onto the bed tonight, and keeping the sheets over me. Monsters under the bed cant get you through sheets, ya know!
I love how this story combines a childish fear off something under your bed and the fear of everyone’s being killed
Cool and creepy. (Burns down house)
Great pasta, well done, but there are a fair few “under the bed stories now”
Thanks for putting that thought in my head! Short pastas are my favorite O)_(O
I live on the top bunk of my bunk bed, I already know i have a monster under my bed. MY SISTER!!!!
That was great! I loved it and the length of it was perfect to follow! Great job!
Damien you fucking idiot this is a story. Not true life.
lol sounds like rake or something but the question is why he said i told you to smile
proberly a bad past that happened to the author very long time ago
I loved the end
I was always scared that there was King Cobras under my bed. But FUCK. A naked man? What’s next? A naked SLUT?? *hides under covers*
It’s not like i’m going to sleep tonight.
didnt scare me
QUICKLY GRAB A GRENADE AND BLOW THE WHOLE HOUSE UP. Don’t look at it though, or you won’t become a cool guy who doesn’t look at explosions.
That’s why I don’t want to set up cameras around the house.
I admit, this was an extremely tasty pasta. The end was very chilling and creepy….(shudder,shudder) #stalkeralert. 🙂
Awww HAAIIILLL nahhh
This is absolutely mortifying and i absolutely adore it!!
short yet extremely creepy!
imagining this in my mind as i read made me wanna scream a little bit, haha!
it was just long enough that i didn’t shat my pants. great stuff.
I’m now sleeping under my bed and taking up as much space as possible
Love the story
That story makes me want to look u dear my bed but what if it’s under there
Very creepy. Well done
plays slenderman on friday the 13 goes missing 10/14/16
*uses flamethrower on bed*
welp guess who isn’t sleeping in their bed tonight:) my. bed. is. 4. feet.off.the.ground.
i found something under my bed it was my old skinny costume from kindergarten
Pour lighter fluid under my bed and keep a lighter handy. Got it.
this is terrifying.
but also kinda funny … just because its a thing for guys to tell girls ‘smile more’
like literally i’ve walked down an aisle at the grocery story and some guy was like ‘you should smile more sweetie!’…
so knowing this is just a super creepy monster that does what already super creepy men do.. makes it a little funny.. haha
but also i love it cuz its creepy i would be freaking out..