The Terrifying Korean Webcomic You Never Ever Want to Read in the Dark
I've never really understood the pleasure that the horror genre provides to many people, since it is typically very scary and upsetting and I find that life provides ample opportunities for those emotions without supplementing them through entertainment. But as a wise man and/or sitcom theme song once said, "the world don't move to the beat of just one drum," so for everyone who welcomes the clammy caress of terror sliding up their spine, I bring you the gift of this totally f-ed up webcomic. It's written in Korean -- though you can see translations here and here -- but that doesn't stop it from being the scariest freaking thing I have seen in a long time. Most of what you need to know gets told visually, so just keep scrolling down -- the first images are a bit down the page. But consider yourself warned: If you read it alone in the dark, you have only yourself to blame.This excerpt from the translation by princess-sunjong on Tumblr gives the general deets, although you'll have to click through after reading the webcomic to read the final reveal.
The story is based on true personal accounts. It was probably around 11:20 at night. I was heading home after long, tiring night-study sessions. But I didn't see anybody around that day, which was weird, since the apartment complex is pretty big and I usually see a lot of people even at night.
Anyways, I was a little scared so I was just walking while looking down on the ground, when I saw a shadow stretching towards me. Even though there had been no one around just a moment ago. When I looked up... I saw a woman walking in front of me. But it just didn't look right. I could say she looked slightly indisposed.. She was limping pretty hard... wearing dirty pink pajamas, and it looked like every joint in her body was twisted. Her hair was a mess and sticking out in every direction. It seemed really weird, so I stopped walking. I felt like I shouldn't get any closer to her, and I didn't have the guts to pass by her. [The woman turns around.]
They say when you're really surprised, you can't even scream. I couldn't move, and just froze there. "Where's my baby?" [she asked.] Her question made my thoughts race.. I don't even know why I did it then.. And it still scares me. I pointed as far as I could and answered.. "O, over there." I just wanted her to get away from me. She limped towards the direction I pointed to...