Mike Painter: “I was wondering if I could take a look at those files.”
Sheriff: “May I ask why? It’s been 28 years since they dragged those kids out of the woods.”
Mike Painter: “Yeah. Missing all their teeth.”
Will Wiles of Aeon wrote that Candle Cove was “among the best creepypastas out there” and a good example of using the messageboard and forum format as a storytelling tactic. The Verge has written praise for the creepypasta, stating that it was “a perfectly dark spin on our nostalgia for the half-remembered stories of our childhood, that realization that the things we liked as kids were much, much creepier than we thought.” It was made into the Channel Zero SYFY-Channel series in 2016.
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