White with Red


A man went to a hotel and walked up to the front desk to check in. The woman at the desk gave him his key and told him that on the way to his room, there was a door with no number that was locked and no one was allowed in there. She explained that it was a storeroom, and that it was out of bounds. She reminded him of this several times before allowing him upstairs. So he followed the instructions of the woman at the front desk, going straight to his room, and going to bed. However the insistence of the woman had piqued his curiosity, so the next night he walked down the hall to the door and tried the handle. Sure enough it was locked. He bent down and looked through the wide keyhole. Cold air passed through it, chilling his eye.

What he saw was a hotel bedroom, like his, and in the corner was a woman whose skin was incredibly pale. She was leaning her head against the wall, facing away from the door. He stared in confusion for a while, was this a celebrity? The owners daughter? He almost knocked on the door, out of curiosity, but decided not to. As he was still looking, the woman turned sharply and he jumped back from the door, hoping she would not suspect he had been spying on her. He crept away from the door and walked back to his room. The next day, he returned to the door and looked through the wide keyhole. This time, all he saw was redness. He couldn’t make anything out besides a distinct red color, unmoving. Perhaps the inhabitants of the room knew he was spying the night before, and had blocked the keyhole with something red. He felt embarrassed that he had made the woman so uncomfortable, and hoped she had not made a complaint with the woman on the front desk.

At this point he decided to consult her for more information. After some gentle quizzing and the promise that the explanation would go no further than him she finally said “Well, I might as well tell you the story of what happened in that room. A long time ago, a man murdered his wife in there, we find that even now, people get uncomfortable staying there. But these people were not ordinary. They were white all over, except for their eyes, which were red.”

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  • Commented on April 21, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    The first time I read the ending to this, I could feel all the hairs on my body stand on end. I love this – the imagery is just so creepy.

  • Commented on April 24, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Same. When I first read this, I flipped out. This sent a shiver down my spine. It’s amazing and I love
    Showing this to people for the first time to see their reaction.

  • Commented on April 28, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    This is definitely right up there with my all-time favourites; no matter how many times I reread, that ending never gets old. A must-read for all creepypasta lovers.

  • Commented on May 1, 2013 at 2:53 am

    One of my favorites creepypastas. The ending really gets to you the first time you read it =]

  • Commented on May 13, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Hey…I’ve read this before! Unless this is the author of the book I read this in, this is copied.

  • Commented on May 29, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Good god… 9/10 Tastiness

  • Commented on May 29, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Great pasta indeed! May I have some more? ^^

  • Commented on May 30, 2013 at 11:08 pm


  • Commented on June 5, 2013 at 6:01 am

    The end made my skin crawl. Creepy pasta worthy.

  • Commented on June 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    oh? i dont seem to understand

  • Commented on June 18, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    It’s not as creepy if your the one in the room, like me

  • Commented on August 1, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Made my skin crawl as I read the ending please write another

  • Commented on August 3, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Best thing i ever read

  • Commented on August 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Talk about staring someone down

  • Commented on November 18, 2013 at 12:27 am

    That was truly amazing!
    Tasty enough to make me full for one night… its like a prorogue… lol

  • Commented on December 19, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I think i shit myself

  • Commented on December 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    lol it took me a while to get it! that was impressive!

  • Commented on January 5, 2014 at 7:10 am

    one of them ones when your brain gets away from you like “nah it cant be that….”
    so you read faster to block the voice and because of the surmounting excitement/dread if youre correct

    corr blimey.

  • Commented on March 28, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Ive heard this story many times when I was a child. I just think there needs to be an explanation of why the people are all white and have red eyes.

  • Commented on April 16, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    The explanation as to why their eyes are red and their skin is white speer105 it that they are albino. I am albino so I understood this perfectly amazing story very creepy

  • Commented on April 16, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    The explanation as to why their eyes are red and their skin is white speer105 it that they are albino. I am albino so I understood this perfectly amazing story.

  • Commented on July 31, 2014 at 9:38 am

    I think I just shit my pants…

  • Commented on August 2, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I was absolutely not satisfied with the ending at first. I literally slapped myself in the face when I realized what the red thing was. Oh god. Oh my goodness, amazing. Absolutely tasty. 100/10.

  • Snowthorn
    Commented on November 1, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    idk when I read the end of the story all I thought of was Vincent Valentine, pale skin and red eyes… beautiful if you ask me.

  • Commented on November 21, 2014 at 4:59 am

    Best pasta EVER! yum yum!

  • AmeliaBee
    Commented on December 13, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    A perfect, short and sweet pasta. <3 …Although I do wonder, if it was such a big deal, why didn't the clerk just, you know, tape over the keyhole, board the door up or something?

  • Breanna
    Commented on January 23, 2015 at 4:57 am

    Wow! Amazing! I love stories like these, where there’s a powerful twist at the end.

  • Commented on March 27, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    i felt nothing but it was good 5/5

  • Commented on April 1, 2015 at 2:30 am

    Albinos? U are all sick who say the image he gives of the people are scary! Albinos are not scary of ugly! Its a basic murder except they were albino! BIG DEAL!

    No offence to the auther it probly sounde cool at thr time

  • Commented on April 4, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    First time i read it it made me look trought my key hole and what i saw was chiling it was red!!!thats when i remembered my brother lean on the door and had red t shirt

  • Commented on April 22, 2015 at 10:35 am

    A good read.

  • xrockraider
    Commented on May 10, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    another version that i like more. says that it are not the people in the room. but it is the ghost of the dead woman that was standing first night and then staring second night in the room.

  • Commented on May 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    I have read this before and it gave me goosebumps but after a while the story kinda gets boring and not as creepy

    The imagery is great though!

  • Commented on June 6, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Very creepy creepy. I liked this a lot.

  • Commented on June 7, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Brilliant ending, sitting in the park on sunny afternoon and that ending creeped me out big time. Well done!!

  • Kitty.Killer.
    Commented on June 7, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    This story kinda took me by suprise for a minute, but its really good.

  • Commented on June 8, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    That sir, was creepy as fuck. Bravo to you, bravo!

  • Commented on June 19, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    *fans self* Ooo, that makes me want to do the spooky dance.

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

    So was he looking in to her eyes?

  • Commented on July 27, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    I literally jumped out of my seat when I read the last line omg

  • Commented on August 3, 2015 at 2:59 am

    This gave me chills when I read it, this is one of my favorites.

  • Commented on August 18, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Very delectable pasta, but i do believe that this was copied… I’ve seen the movie…

  • LeonardDaniel
    Commented on August 18, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    The use of run on sentences took me out of the writing too much to enjoy. I would recommend proof reading before submitting always. The story was very static, but did possess some succinct atmosphere. Capitalize on this by making clear connections with what is on paper and what’s in your head.

  • Commented on August 22, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    I first read this on sixpenceee’s tumblr blog, and really loved this story. It is still one of my favourites!

  • Commented on August 29, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Very creepy, love it.

  • yo mama
    Commented on September 22, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    This made me puke out of my dick hole and snort cocaine from a whore’s actual crack before taking an armadillo and shoving it up Amy Whinehouse’s ass.

    10/10 would look through keyhole again.

  • Commented on September 22, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    well then…

  • Commented on September 23, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Short and sharp, love it.

  • Dark Emo Mistress
    Commented on October 25, 2015 at 2:19 am

    You guys don’t have to be assholes to @LittleMisDarkSide she’s just simply standing up for albinos for gods sake’s show some respect albinos are very unique people of which god created and put on this planet for a reason, If you don’t like it then too bad you stuck up son of a b****

  • Commented on November 6, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Definitely one of my favorites! Great pasta.

  • Commented on November 19, 2015 at 9:28 am

    i love it

  • Commented on December 3, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    This pasta is on every other creepypasta site ever.

  • an angry pasta reader
    Commented on December 13, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    ive read this story in a book the “author” is a plaigarist

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    Commented on December 22, 2015 at 12:24 am

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  • Commented on December 22, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Delicious. Seconds please. *licks lips*

  • Commented on December 22, 2015 at 2:22 am

    Mmhn. A classic. Nicely ended as well.

  • Commented on January 27, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Still my all time favorite. Such a delicious pasta.

  • Commented on June 6, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    This story shows that the length is not important but the imagery is the main thing. I was so freaked out by this my hairs stood on end. Needless to say..no more looking through keyholes for me

  • Danae
    Commented on June 16, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Yyyyyyyyyyikes!! Chills again!

  • Commented on September 2, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    That would be creepy XD Eye to eye ;-;

  • Commented on October 17, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Seriously, a shiver ran down my spine as soon as I read the last line. The poor man put his eye to the keyhole and he didn’t even know that the lady with the red eyes was staring at him from the inside. Just thinking about that gives me the creeps…

  • ha
    Commented on December 21, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    it was homo

  • Commented on January 23, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    What a Twist! What would you do in that man’s situation?What would you do?

  • Commented on February 27, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    welcome to all the nightmares i will see after reading this

  • Commented on March 2, 2017 at 4:33 am

    Definitely one of my favorite! Sends chills up my spine every time I read it. Red eyes!!

  • Commented on March 17, 2017 at 12:46 am

    if you going be creeping you should definitely get a scare like that

  • Commented on April 29, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Great short story. Well done!

  • Commented on June 29, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I almost missed it…the creepy ending. Then I reread it and got it. When I did, I think my heart stopped for a second.

    Well done!

  • KFC
    Commented on August 8, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Someone told be this one in the past and it was interesting and now I was pumped up when I started reading this one because I really like this one great job

  • Commented on October 30, 2017 at 9:46 pm



  • T
    Commented on June 2, 2019 at 3:04 am

    So… they were Albinos?

  • Commented on June 2, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    This is a really nice story! I love the ending, they could see nothing but red and the woman’s eyes were red. She was looking through the lock! I’ve heard this story multiple times before, though. This must be one of those iconic classic creepypastas.

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