YouTube is a fantastic platform for content creators, especially horror directors. Over the years there have been so many creepy ass videos uploaded to YouTube that after just a few minutes of clicking you’ll find yourself in “that part” of the internet. And that is just where our lovely field trip for the day will be taking us, to some of the strangest horror shorts available over on YouTube.
I’m sure many of you have heard of this one. Bobby Yeah is a work of art and something that any fan of horror and Claymation owe it to themselves to see. Written, directed, and animated all by Robert Morgan Bobby Yeah follows the story of a young rabbit humanoid creature that steals something very precious to a divine being. That’s the best summary anyone can give without spoiling the fun of a first-time viewing.
Bobby Yeah is on the longer side of the horror shorts we’ll be looking at today, but setting in at a solid twenty-three minutes just adds to the charm of the overall short. It’s also worth mentioning that the quality of the animation keeps up throughout the entire experience, not once holding back with the creepy or weird imagery happening on screen.
If you’ve got a free 25 minutes be sure to check it out, no punches are held and it steadily gets darker and more twisted as the animation continues.
D is for Deloused
D is for Deloused started out as a short present in none other than The ABC’s Of Death 2, but the short in its entirety can be found on YouTube. D is for Deloused also being made by Robert Morgan anyone who’s seen Bobby Yeah has an idea as to what to expect out of the movie.
Thankfully however D is for Deloused is much more accessible while on the go or just trying to kill some time. Clocking it at just under 5 minutes doesn’t give it very much time to fit in the body horror that is associated with Robert Morgan, but there’s still plenty to see in that small-time frame.
D is for Deloused is a fan favorite from The ABC’s of Death 2 as well as one of my own personal favorite horror shorts, be sure to check it out. What can be accomplished in just under 5 minutes is truly astonishing.
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared has absolutely exploded in popularity that much is a given. And yes, they may not explicitly be horror shorts, but they are still able to scar many first-time viewers due to the facade the shorts hold up. Using puppets as all the characters may trick some viewers into thinking they’re watching a children’s movie before things take a hard-left turn into dark territory.
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared has spawned several sequels each one trying to up the ante and bring the WTF factor to a whole new level, but it all started with the original being uploaded to YouTube and being exposed to thousands of people who so happened to stumble upon it.
If by some chance you haven’t seen Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared or one of its many follow ups then be sure to check out the one that started them all, just be prepared for an experience that stuck with many viewers for a long while.
Salad Fingers has become a household name ever since the first video found itself a home on YouTube. When this series went viral everyone was talking about how creepy and weird it was, and many people never got around the watching the rest of the videos detailing the adventures of Salad Fingers. Each entry to the series slowly getting more twisted and strange and finally ending in easily one of the most confusing shorts ever seen by many viewers.
If you do decide to watch every entry to Salad Fingers be sure to set some time to the side, as all the videos together add up to a run time that’s just under an hour. Easily the longest entry on this list, but still enjoyable and a worthy watch for any fan of anything strange and macabre.
So, what are some of your favorite creepy and weird YouTube shorts? Throw those suggestions down in the comments and let’s see just what dark horror shorts will make an appearance for new viewers to enjoy. And if you need more horror shorts to get your fix, be sure to check out our list here.