I Told You To Smile


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.

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  • Commented on May 7, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    duude, so creepy, like the childish monster-under-the bed fear

  • Commented on May 7, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    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.

  • Commented on May 7, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    *looks under bed*

  • Damien
    Commented on May 7, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Can u please post the footage

  • Commented on May 7, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    nice good job couldn’t have been better

  • MadHatterShelby
    Commented on May 7, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Sleeping on the couch from now on… And burning everything…. O)_(O funnymouth >,<

  • Commented on May 8, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    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

  • Commented on May 8, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    No wonder it’s in the top 5

  • Commented on May 8, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Great story, very spine tingling. Although you could make a second part. the story seems a bit incomplete.

  • Creepy1
    Commented on May 9, 2015 at 5:13 am

    AWESOMELY SCARY I can actually imagine a creature like that so creepy loved it

  • Commented on May 9, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    O.o I don’t like by bed anymore………

  • Aria Marks
    Commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:39 am

    This was a very well written Creepypasta! I rarely find stories that please my mind like this. Perfect score. 🙂

  • Commented on May 10, 2015 at 2:06 am

    I’m scared to look under my bed now… >.<

  • Commented on May 10, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Well I’m not sleeping for a month, that is scary good.

  • Commented on May 10, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    wow that was really good!

  • Commented on May 10, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    this story is just amazing. (never sleeps in bed again)

  • Commented on May 10, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Awesome. I love it. Very good job.

  • Kani
    Commented on May 11, 2015 at 12:11 am

    I’m glad my bed doesn’t have a space between it and the floor. I’m still gonna check though. *lifts bed up*

  • wolf127
    Commented on May 11, 2015 at 3:39 am

    Duuuuude this could be like the rakes cousin or something

  • Commented on May 11, 2015 at 5:16 am

    I think its cool how its from a unknown author mysterious :3

  • Commented on May 11, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    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…

  • Commented on May 11, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Omg. I love this. It gave me chills. I

  • Commented on May 11, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    You should leave a bowl of dog food out for it. I mean, even creatures have to eat sometimes, amirite? 😀

  • Commented on May 11, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    You turned a childish fear into a chilling nightmare…. That is so effing awesome!

  • Discopie
    Commented on May 12, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Wow, I don’t think I will sleep again or go into my bedroom. But it’s cool cause I like free nightmares.

  • Commented on May 12, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    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

  • Commented on May 12, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    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

  • adrian hernandez
    Commented on May 12, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    just take off the legs of the bed and trap that fucker >:D

  • Commented on May 13, 2015 at 1:30 am

    too good. no wonder it is in the top list. freaky . keep up the good work

  • Commented on May 13, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    awesome 11/10

  • Commented on May 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    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

  • Commented on May 13, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Awesome. Very creepy.

  • Commented on May 14, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    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 🙂
    Rate: 10/10

  • Commented on May 15, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    its cool but you should completed it I actually in real life had thing like that happen to me not really scared XD

  • Commented on May 19, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Jesus. Fucking. Christ. *looks under bed*

  • Commented on May 19, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    *Insert clapping noise here*
    Time to sleep with a knife!

  • Laamapalmu
    Commented on May 24, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    It was good but the part where he ran for his life was bit out of the woods.

  • Commented on May 26, 2015 at 1:03 am

    Why do I read these things alone, next to my bed, at night! I’m not going back into my room

  • Commented on May 26, 2015 at 8:31 am

    OMG anorexic boogyman

  • Commented on May 28, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    wow that is awsome

  • Commented on May 29, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    wow that was a short pasta but it was pretty good

  • Commented on May 30, 2015 at 11:42 am

    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!

  • Commented on May 30, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    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…

  • Commented on June 1, 2015 at 1:23 am

    I’m scared -hides-

  • Commented on June 1, 2015 at 3:24 am


  • Commented on June 1, 2015 at 6:53 am

    Great pasta, so creepy. Loved it. 10/10

    Commented on June 1, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Well…I am in a bed right now…

  • Commented on June 2, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I like this! Short, but suspenseful and bone-chilling! Nicely written!

  • Commented on June 3, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    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.

  • Commented on June 3, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Let’s call that a code brown, I’m gonna go change my pants. O.O

  • Commented on June 3, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Woah that was awesome !!

  • Commented on June 8, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    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 :/

  • Commented on June 8, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Love it

  • Commented on June 18, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    may I have the video … if you still have it, that is.

  • Commented on June 19, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Oh holy mother of God, I will not sleep tonight. 20/10 breads bro, that was awesome!

  • Commented on June 22, 2015 at 12:19 am

    This scared the crap out of my friend when we were camping XD

  • Commented on June 22, 2015 at 3:34 am

    Oh god so creepyyyyyy

  • Dodge
    Commented on June 23, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Two words: Flippin’ spectacular!! Gave me the willies….and I don’t spook easy. Superb job!

  • Commented on July 12, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Creepy. 6/10

  • Commented on July 15, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    So creeped out right now, I could cry.

  • Commented on July 24, 2015 at 5:38 am

    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!

  • Commented on July 26, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    I love how this story combines a childish fear off something under your bed and the fear of everyone’s being killed

  • bloody-moonlight
    Commented on September 2, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Cool and creepy. (Burns down house)

  • Commented on September 27, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Great pasta, well done, but there are a fair few “under the bed stories now”

  • Commented on September 30, 2015 at 4:19 am

    Thanks for putting that thought in my head! Short pastas are my favorite O)_(O

  • trucking
    Commented on October 15, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    I live on the top bunk of my bunk bed, I already know i have a monster under my bed. MY SISTER!!!!

  • Commented on October 17, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    That was great! I loved it and the length of it was perfect to follow! Great job!

  • Commented on October 29, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Damien you fucking idiot this is a story. Not true life.

  • Commented on October 31, 2015 at 7:07 am

    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

  • Commented on November 4, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    I loved the end

  • Commented on November 16, 2015 at 12:48 am

    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*

  • Commented on December 10, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    It’s not like i’m going to sleep tonight.

  • Commented on December 15, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    didnt scare me

  • Commented on February 29, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    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.

  • garlicpasta
    Commented on April 7, 2016 at 3:31 am

    That’s why I don’t want to set up cameras around the house.

  • Victoriakoegler
    Commented on May 24, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    I admit, this was an extremely tasty pasta. The end was very chilling and creepy….(shudder,shudder) #stalkeralert. 🙂

  • Commented on July 30, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Awww HAAIIILLL nahhh

  • Commented on September 14, 2016 at 10:41 am

    This is absolutely mortifying and i absolutely adore it!!

  • Ellips8
    Commented on October 25, 2016 at 1:17 am

    short yet extremely creepy!

  • Commented on November 25, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    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.

  • Commented on December 1, 2016 at 2:32 am

    I’m now sleeping under my bed and taking up as much space as possible

  • Commented on February 15, 2017 at 4:08 am

    Love the story

  • Commented on March 24, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    That story makes me want to look u dear my bed but what if it’s under there

  • Commented on April 29, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Very creepy. Well done

  • creeepypasta101
    Commented on June 7, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    plays slenderman on friday the 13 goes missing 10/14/16

  • Commented on June 15, 2017 at 12:20 am

    *uses flamethrower on bed*

  • Commented on August 6, 2017 at 2:34 am

    welp guess who isn’t sleeping in their bed tonight:) my. bed. is. 4. feet.off.the.ground.

  • bruv
    Commented on August 11, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    i found something under my bed it was my old skinny costume from kindergarten

  • Commented on December 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Pour lighter fluid under my bed and keep a lighter handy. Got it.

  • Commented on February 15, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    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..

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