The Creeps





84 responses to “The Creeps”

  1. notquiteold Avatar

    I STILL can’t watch a scary movie.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Oh, yeah. I’ve never been able to. I wouldn’t go near anything that even vaguely resembled a scary movie. I refused to watch Ghostbusters for 15 years after it came out. It had GHOSTS in it!

      1. Ashley Edits Avatar

        It took me YEARS to understand that Beetlejuice was not a horror movie but in fact a comedy.

  2. Chatter Master Avatar

    Absolutely riveted to/by your work. More! More! More!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks! I’ll keep making more until my sisters stop being funny :)

      1. Chatter Master Avatar

        I have 7 siblings…there will ALWAYS be something ridiculous coming from them. ;)

  3. Michael Cargill Avatar

    They’re the same monsters that chased me around every night!

    Sometimes, I think they still do…

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Yeah, I’ve got a few that lurk in the basement.

  4. sleepycathollow Avatar

    LOL! In our old house, while I would be home alone watching tv at night…I’d hear someone walking upstairs then down the stairs. It was my big ole cat, Max. He sounded just like an adult human walking up there on the wood floors.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      It’s amazing how cats can do that!

  5. Emily Avatar

    What movie was that?

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      No real movie :) I’m too afraid to watch a scary movie to see what a real one looks like!

      1. Emily Avatar

        Hey Nicki, do you remember the show “Are You Afraid of the Dark” on Nickelodeon?

  6. becomingcliche Avatar

    Where to start? The television show is unbelievably fantastic (I thought it was a real television at first), the imagined monsters are superb, the story line is perfect. Well done!

  7. sj Avatar

    Ahhhh! The one with the hand on the lightswitch! [runs to check the locks]

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      hahahaha! I hope you have good locks!

  8. Miranda Gargasz Avatar
    Miranda Gargasz

    Love the monster hand on the light switch! Is it just me or isn’t it just a little bit thrilling to be scared?

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      A little bit. Maybe. Sometimes. Rarely.

      1. Miranda Gargasz Avatar
        Miranda Gargasz


  9. Dounia Avatar

    I couldn’t and still can’t watch scary movies. I like suspense, a bit of a thriller…but scary movies are just not for me!!! And the more psychologically creepy they are, the worse…

    But your artwork on the other hand is amazing, as usual! I always look forward to a new post! :)

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks, Dounia! I can’t watch scary movies either. Charlotte LOVED them. And scary books. I did better with scary books, but “Wait Til Helen Comes” gave me nightmares for ages.

  10. Nathan Young Avatar

    I am also not a big fan of scary movies! Great monster designs in this post!

  11. speaker7 Avatar

    Brilliant per usual. I loved the expressions and the bug-eyedness (is that word? Sure, let’s make it one)

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      I love the bug-eyes. They are super tiny and challenging to make, but the effect is always worth it. If I wasn’t so lazy, they’d have those types of eyes all the time :)

  12. kris Avatar

    I love this, fabulous!

  13. muddledmom Avatar

    It’s still like this when we’re grown, isn’t it? Love this.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      I’m pretty sure it never goes away.

  14. Audrey Avatar

    It’s true! That’s always how it went when I was a kid too. :)

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      It was worse when I was a kid, but I can still myself the creeps pretty easily.

  15. Tin Roof Press Avatar

    I once ate a cake that had that exact same effect on me

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Must have been some cake!

      1. Tin Roof Press Avatar

        it was pretty horrid cake

  16. MegansBeadedDesigns Avatar

    This is so great. Still love watching scary movies though. ;-)

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      :) I’ll only agree to watch something remotely scary if it’s daylight.

      1. MegansBeadedDesigns Avatar

        That’s like my husband. I have to beg and plea him to watch horror flicks with me. lol

  17. Rae Avatar

    I love the black and white montage!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks! It was fun to make :)

  18. whatimeant2say Avatar

    This one is my new favorite!

  19. whisperingiris Avatar

    I love how you use lighting. Amazing!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thank you :) It’s always fun to give it a new look.

  20. Another Perspective Photography Avatar

    I could almost hear the footsteps in your picture! Wonderful!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks! I’m glad that came across!

  21. asoulwalker Avatar

    That you can convey so much emotion by cutting pieces of paper up blows my mind. You are not only really good at this– you are also getting better. It is also really funny… but the art aspect of this is kind of trippy sometimes. I love it.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thank you :) That means a lot to me.

  22. Michelle Gillies Avatar
    Michelle Gillies

    I just went and checked all the doors. I hate when the man works nights. :-(

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Aww. I get like that sometimes on nights when my husband has school. It’s really not fun.

  23. Monica Avatar

    Love the lovely texture of your monster hands! No need for hand lotion!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Haha! I love that texture. I’ll miss that paper when its gone.

  24. She's a Maineiac Avatar

    Ooh! very cool and spooooky…

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks! :) I hope Charlotte likes it! And her son, the new King of Creepies.

  25. Barbara Backer-Gray Avatar

    I love the way you did the sound of footsteps, creepy footsteps even. Amazing!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thank you! I’m glad the footstep noise came across alright!

  26. salomeanulisch Avatar

    Love this! It is beauty from start to finish. There’s no better friend than a dog to reassure you everything is okay.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      All I have right now is a cat and rabbit. The rabbit is usually the cause of the creepy noises and all the cat does is freak me out even more by staring intently at nothing.

  27. skippingstones Avatar

    So awesome. I’ve gotten to where I hit the like button, before I see a single frame, while I’m waiting for all the pictures to load on my phone. Because I already know.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      :) Thanks! I hope you never have to take it back!

  28. conanon Avatar

    Hahaha! This is so funny, because it is so so true. Awesome dog there. :D

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Doogie is a very reassuring creature sometimes.

  29. drewpan Avatar

    It’s so true!!! Whenever wifey is away and I suddenly think back to some scary movie I’ve watched, I’ll go hug my dog and everything will be better.

    Unless of course, he starts to bark at the door for no apparent reason.

  30. shovonc Avatar

    Awesome. Particularly the boney hand.

  31. jailbirdcat Avatar

    I’m just letting you know that I have nominated you for the “Super Sweet Blogging Awards”. Go to and make a new post, answer the questions and follow the rules!

  32. Granny Avatar

    Adorable and clever… as usual!

  33. pegoleg Avatar

    How deliciously creepy! Thank goodness your trusty dog was there to keep the monsters at bay.

  34. russelllindsey Avatar

    Reblogged this on Ramblings of a Misguided Blonde and commented:
    Nothing like the company of a good dog <3

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  36. jell jell @ I'll Sleep When They're Grown Avatar

    The footsteps image! Brills. And I LOVE that it was the dog causing the mild heart attack.

  37. Aroog Avatar

    lolz… that was super funny.. and the real thing

  38. anyapop Avatar

    I always felt safe when my dog was with me.

  39. Alarna Rose Gray Avatar

    My dog is usually sleeps through scary movies, but when the music gets really freaky, he starts screaming in his sleep…

  40. Go Jules Go Avatar

    Tee hee hee This might be one of my favs so far! If I had your skillz, all I would do is cut out little Uncle Jesse’s (my dog).

  41. Ms. Jolly Blogger Avatar

    Your posts never fail at being awesome! :) LOVE your blog!

  42. missemmalou Avatar

    LOL! I still cannot watch horror movies in the dark! As a matter of fact, I do not watch them at all. When I was in my teens I made the mistake and watched “Psycho”, it took me months, and I mean months for me to feel safe while taking a shower. Sorry for the late reply…

  43. Angie Z. Avatar

    Okay, now I’m going to have nightmares after that 8th frame.

  44. Winn Avatar

    Love this shadow and B&W work! Those bulging eyes!!! I can’t even watch the commercials for scary movies that are always on this time of year, let alone watching the movies themselves!

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