Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared

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By: Connor Lenahan

Well, it’s Halloween, again. So that means it’s time to get in the festive spirit and celebrate things that are scary, disturbing, and related to me getting a lot of candy. Last year I took the time to celebrate by sharing some scary episodes of Thomas the Tank Engine that terrified me as a kid. Okay, and as an adult too.

But this year I want to share a deceptively disturbing video that was shown to me by my girlfriend Laura by way of her roommate Carolyn. This is also the time where I tell my parents/grandparents reading this that it’s totally fine to just check out now and come back tomorrow. No offense taken on my part.

“Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” is a British comedy short that quickly goes from laugh out loud hilarious – “Green is not a creative color” – to genuinely disturbing. You know what? I cannot do this justice without having you just watch.

So that was something.

This video falls into the comedy-horror genre, which I actually don’t mind. You couldn’t pay me to watch a jump scare video, mainly because I don’t get enjoyment out of being startled. But when a video like this creatively skews dark after starting out as innocent as possible, you have my attention.

There are more videos from these guys on their YouTube page if you’re interested. Frankly, I was concerned enough to stop after two. But to each his/her own. Happy Spoopy Halloween!