Comic book author Tom Taylor needed to get away from the world to do some writing, so he rented a cabin out in the middle of the woods thinking some nature might be just what he needed to get the creative juices flowing.
Unfortunately, once he arrived, he found out the cabin was more "terrifying" than "cozy."
So, hey. I somehow managed to book a creepy log cabin to do some intensive writing in for a few days...— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553539099.0
Immediately, fans were concerned for Taylor's safety:
@TomTaylorMade I’m gonna come find you— DONNY CATES (@DONNY CATES)1553539312.0
@Doncates To... keep me safe?— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553542463.0
@TomTaylorMade https://t.co/INTVBevhvN— DONNY CATES (@DONNY CATES)1553542611.0
Things got even spookier for Taylor when strange things started happening...
I’ve been laughing to myself about just how cliched-horror-movie this cabin is. But at 5.30am, out of nowhere, desp… https://t.co/t5ICAfrQHC— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553539331.0
Now, I’m just about to go to bed, but I’m not sleeping through annoying, spontaneous wind chimes, so I head out there...— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553539520.0
And I see the wind chimes hanging on a rusty hook. I figure I can reach them, and I walk out onto the porch in my s… https://t.co/Rx7zUs4Iij— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553539684.0
I frantically check the door’s not locked. It isn’t. I’m not stuck on this porch in this gale in my socks and a T-s… https://t.co/Dr2IqEEWsZ— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553539826.0
Now I’m kind of giggling to myself because of how creeped out I’m feeling, so I grab my phone to take a photo of th… https://t.co/VUWA6Rh1Nn— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553540352.0
Twitter had seen enough horror movies to know that Taylor's life was in danger!
But things just kept getting stranger.
And it didn’t come from my phone...— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553540608.0
And there’s the sound again. But this time it’s heavier. Like a footstep...— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553540869.0
WHERE. ARE. THESE. FLASHES. COMING FROM?!
And there’s another flash against the wall of the cabin. I pull my phone out of my pocket, thinking I’ve left the t… https://t.co/WcMD52XGxm— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553541272.0
But then I realize I didn’t shine my phone in my face. Something else flashed in my face, & my brain is yelling at me...— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553541513.0
I’m telling myself I’m being stupid and that I did flash my own face & the ‘footstep’ was probably a kangaroo or so… https://t.co/46BO0xt8cy— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553541600.0
Things began escalating quickly!
And, at 5.30am, in the dark, outside the murder cabin, SOMEONE IS STANDING THERE...— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553541735.0
I can’t see their face. They’re wearing a head torch...— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553541851.0
This could be the end for Taylor...
And I’m running. I know I slipped at some stage in my socks, as I ran up the porch. I definitely kicked the wind ch… https://t.co/rgYtiOjyrZ— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553542018.0
At this moment of life-threatening terror, a few fans decided to do a fun bit off to the side.
@TomTaylorMade Have you checked to see if it’s @SamSykesSwears? #YouMightBeTheKiller— Greg Ellner (@Greg Ellner)1553542114.0
@GregoryEllner @TomTaylorMade let me in, tom— Sam Sykes (@Sam Sykes)1553543108.0
Are you wearing the mask again? https://t.co/K9lB3KdO4p— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553543242.0
@TomTaylorMade no, that's @ChuckWendig let him in, too— Sam Sykes (@Sam Sykes)1553543267.0
@SamSykesSwears @TomTaylorMade we want in— Chuck Wendig (@Chuck Wendig)1553544159.0
Ok, back to Tom's terrifying story, in which he has calmed down somewhat:
And here’s the thing. Several tweets later, I’m sure it was probably just a super-early-morning jogger or something… https://t.co/5eVFiUcWmf— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553542207.0
But if it wasn’t, I’m letting you all know, just in case. And here’s this helpful picture I accidentally took mid-… https://t.co/N6QaNQHAxC— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553542430.0
But a little bit later, Taylor returned with a skin-crawling update.
Update: I just heard the wind chimes again. The wind chimes I know for fact aren’t hanging up anymore.— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553543362.0
@TomTaylorMade this is Tom's Ghost, tweeting— Parker (@Parker)1553543435.0
THIS IS SCREWED. I am not joking. Lying in bed and the bedroom door just suddenly blew open with a bang...— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553544559.0
This can't be happening...
OH. COME ON! https://t.co/lq7WXNUteU— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553544710.0
Just when they had thought Taylor was safe, his fans had a last bout of worry.
@TomTaylorMade 😳😳😳 TOM PLZ DONT DIE.— KELLY THOMPSON (@KELLY THOMPSON)1553551589.0
@TomTaylorMade Ooooo, following. I love a live tweet murder cabin writer death, and your work, of course (but mostl… https://t.co/hhtt8hDTwy— Emily Andras (@Emily Andras)1553545633.0
A few followers had a suggestion to really complete the "horror movie" experience:
@TomTaylorMade Have you tried walking around outside, weaponless, yelling ‘hello’? Make sure you leave your phone b… https://t.co/j5U1tWdBbd— Emily Andras (@Emily Andras)1553546053.0
@emtothea This seems like poor advice...— Tom Taylor (@Tom Taylor)1553546271.0
@TomTaylorMade Look Tom, do you want a great story, or do you want to be saved from the windchimes Wendigo?— Emily Andras (@Emily Andras)1553546462.0
@TomTaylorMade Ok good one, this is gold. https://t.co/eSe6Os90bL— Emily Andras (@Emily Andras)1553547256.0
But then...Tom went silent.
@TomTaylorMade Tom did you die— Chuck Wendig (@Chuck Wendig)1553561063.0
@ChuckWendig @TomTaylorMade rip tom— Sam Sykes (@Sam Sykes)1553561082.0
What happened to Taylor? Well...we'll never know.
@SamSykesSwears @TomTaylorMade he had a good run— Chuck Wendig (@Chuck Wendig)1553561092.0
@ChuckWendig @TomTaylorMade did some good, made some comics, got eaten by a bushfiend we should all be so lucky— Sam Sykes (@Sam Sykes)1553561133.0
@SamSykesSwears @TomTaylorMade tell great stories BECOME great stories that’s the dream— Chuck Wendig (@Chuck Wendig)1553561272.0
If this hasn't thoroughly terrified you, then perhaps you ought to brush up on your Cabin In The Woods lore.