20 One-Picture Horror Stories That Will Keep You Awake

Who needs sleep when you’ve got creepy Gifs?

That is probably what was going through the mind of Brian Coldrick when he decided to create this art. And this is not the first time either. As you may have already seen some of his work in these eerie one-shot gifs.

While I am well aware that these are supposed to be creepy, somehow his unique art style makes these gifs just as enchanting to watch again and again. Even he himself says that many of his one-shot gifs are inspired by creepypastas and that will become quite clear once you take a look at his work.

This is what he had to say.

I had wanted to do a continuing webcomic for a while, but I was worried I’d lose interest after starting a story I thought if each installment was a snippet of a different tale I could start afresh each time. It also had the great side effect of leaving much of the story to be decided by the reader. It’s probably the main reason people enjoy the series.

I almost always start with the image first but once or twice a phrase has popped into my head and I’ve worked back from there. Rather than a coherent story, the first step is usually one element.

In the early days of the series it might have been a desire to draw a particular kind of creepy monster, but later on it’s been the setting. A kitchen at night illuminated by a fridge light, or an escalator on the Underground. Sometimes it can be something darker like the loneliness, doubts or anxieties that emerge once no one else is around

-Brian Coldrick

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#1 Don’t look under the bed.

#2 Hunger that can’t be sated.

#3 Lonely Birthday.

#4 The eyes of critics.

#5 The underworld.

#6 Another left swipe.

#7 Whispers of music.

#8 Are you ever really alone?

#9 The Intersection.

#10 Childish laughter.

#11 The bone king.

#12 The door to nothingness.

#13 Fading away.

#14 Beneath the surface.

#15 The trapped spirits.

#16 Alive puppets.

#17 Murky water.

#18 A new friend.

#19 Living dead.

#20 Lonely interrogation.

#21 Free from all the dirt.

#22 A new home.

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