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Top 10 Creepiest Ritual Games You Should NOT Play

VO: Rebecca Brayton

Script written by Alex Slade.

There are some scary creepypasta rituals out there. Whether it’s the Elevator Ritual, which supposedly takes you to another dimension, the Closet Game, which summons a demon, or 11 Miles, where you head out alone at night and drive along until you find the 11-mile road, these are dangerous games you should not play. WatchMojo counts down ten paranormal games that will freak you out.

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Top 10 Creepiest Ritual Games You Should NOT Play

Yeah… maybe don’t try these at home. Welcome to, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Creepiest Rituals.

For this list, we’re focusing on rituals and supernatural games that you’d need to be mad, brave, or a bit of BOTH to try. Whether they’re later concepts made popular by websites like CreepyPasta, or rooted in old folk tales, these often involve attempts to summon an evil entity or to transport oneself to an alternate dimension. The rituals have quite detailed instructions, so we’re not going to delve too much into the ‘how to’ portions of them.

#10: Devil Face

This particular ritual is a relatively simple one, only requiring twelve black candles. Then again, the average person doesn’t usually have a dozen of those lying around, so a trip to the store will probably be necessary. After that however, you’re all set to stare evil in the eyes. The ritual has you enter a dark bathroom just before midnight and stand in front of the mirror, where you are instructed to light the candles and close your eyes. When midnight strikes, open your eyes, and you’ll supposedly see the face of the devil where your own reflection should be. What could possibly go wrong?

#9: 11 Miles

How bad can an eleven-mile drive really be? Well, when each mile you drive features otherworldly elements threatening to kill you… the answer is “pretty bad”. For this ritual, you first need to fixate on that which you most desperately desire in life. Then, you head out alone, at night, in a car and search for the 11-mile road. Don’t worry, if you’re really looking, and truly want it, you’ll find it. Be warned though, you may regret locating it once you do. Expect to see spectral figures, hear muffled screams, experience vehicle failures and freezing cold, among other terrors. Should you survive however, that deep desire should be fulfilled.

#8: The Three Kings

If we’ve learned anything from horror and sci-fi films, it’s that making contact with another dimension is never a good idea, but hey, surely it’ll work out just fine for you! Thankfully, you’ll have plenty of time to reconsider, as this ritual takes a lot of time and effort. You’ll need three chairs, two mirrors, a fan, at least 1 candle and an alarm clock, among other things. After the extensive prep, at exactly 3:33am, you’ll need to sit, holding the candle, looking straight ahead for an hour, during which time you’ll apparently access the mysterious Shadowside. What is it? You’ll just have to perform the ritual to find out.

#7: The Gallery of Henri Beauchamp

There’s a lot of room for error in this one, and apparently one wrong move could be your last. Your eyes can shrivel, your nightmares may come to life, your body can burn from the inside, and you can also be sent straight to hell. There are a ton of steps to this ritual that we won’t get into, but it begins by stepping into a particular small bar in Paris. Yep, if you’re not in Paris, a plane ticket is part of the list of requirements. If you do get through all the hurdles however, you get kissed by a green fairy and are filled with creative inspiration for the rest of your life and of course, get to see Beauchamp’s paintings for yourself… if you dare.

#6: The Bath Game

At least you get to have a nice bath for this one. Well, mostly nice. While washing your hair, you must say “Daruma-san fell down” repeatedly until you finish. You will visualize a woman falling, her head hitting a rusty tap that impales her through the eye after which she dies. The next day, it’s said that the ghost of Daruma-san will follow. If you try to look directly at her, she will disappear, but if you keep glancing behind your right shoulder, you may get a glimpse of the one-eyed ghost, at which point you can perform a chopping motion with your hand while shouting “kitta” in order to escape her and win the game – as long as it’s done before midnight, that is.

#5: The Closet Game

Thankfully, you can have a friend with you for this one! You won’t be contacting another realm or conjuring a ghost; but rather summoning a demon, you know… just for fun. The supposed risks involve being possessed by said demon or being dragged to hell. So don’t say we didn't warn you. As you may have guessed, this game involves getting in a closet, with some matches, where you will say “show me the light or leave me in darkness.” If you hear anything, light a match and get the hell out of there, making sure to never open the closet door without the lights on. A demon now calls it home.

#4: The Elevator Ritual [or Game]

This one is as simple as going up and down between specific floors until a creepy lady enters the elevator with you. In the terrifying moment that she DOES appear, it’s crucial that you not acknowledge her - just take the elevator up to the 10th floor. There, you’ll have one chance to forfeit the ritual. If you want to proceed, simply step out of the elevator into an alternate dimension. The lady will ask where you’re going, but just ignore her. You may explore this world if you dare. To get back to your original world, just repeat the steps you took to get into the alternate one, making sure to use the same elevator.

#3: The Midnight Game

Can you think of any better way to spend an evening than inviting a ghostly spirit into your home and having him chase you around in darkness for over three hours while you avoid him? This ritual begins with you pricking yourself to draw blood, so if you’re queasy, this isn’t the one for you. Once you perform the steps, ending with opening the door to let the Midnight Man in, the game will begin. Imagine it as a game of tag, but with dire consequences. As long as you keep moving around, don’t see ghostly figures, hear whispering, or let your candle go out, you should be alright.

#2: Bloody Mary

Undoubtedly the most widely known out of all the creepy rituals, Bloody Mary is also one of the simplest. There are a few different ways to perform the ritual, but they mainly consist of saying ‘Bloody Mary’ a few times in front of a mirror. When Bloody Mary supposedly appears, she can take on various forms, such as a corpse, a witch or a ghost, and can kill you in a multitude of different ways: like, she might strangle you, steal your soul, or scratch your eyes out. If it helps, you’re supposed to summon her when you’re with a couple of people. So at least you won’t die alone!

#1: Hide & Go Seek Alone [aka One-Man Hide & Seek]

They might be fine in the context of a child’s tea party, but at night, in the dark, there’s something so deeply unnerving about dolls. Despite the title, you’ll actually be playing with a spirit that, you guessed it, will be possessing a doll. Before you begin, you’ll remove the doll’s stuffing and fill it with uncooked rice and your own fingernail, then you place it in water in either a sink or a bathtub. First, you have a go at seeking, which should be easy enough as it’s an inanimate object you’re looking for. Then, you will stab the doll, pour saltwater over it and give it a turn at finding. And then it’s time to hide from the evil demon doll! Good luck.

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