Jeff the Killer Movie in the Works

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Next to the infamous Slender Man, Jeff the Killer is the most terrifying horror villain to emerge from online creepypasta.  While details of this fiend’s story very (as is always the case in creepypasta) his disturbing visage has already been immortalized in countless pictures and memes.  As opposed to Slender Man whose story harkens back decades (perhaps even centuries) Jeff the Killer is definitely a product, and a reflection, of youth internet culture.

The Legend of Jeff the Killer

Nothing in Jeff’s uneventful childhood hinted at the monster he would become, but everything changed when his family moved to a new city; the adolescent was struck with crippling depression.  While his parents seemed disconnected, Jeff had the constant support of his older brother Liu.  When a trio of bullies demanded Liu’s lunch money one afternoon, Jeff violently beat the young thugs, bringing the police to his door.  Before he could take responsibility for actions, Liu falsely confessed to the police that he was the perpetrator.  Liu was locked up in juvenile hall.

The next time Jeff crossed paths with the thuggish trio, they carried out a disturbing vengeance.  After dousing his face with bleach, they splashed him with vodka and set him on fire.  After spending a week recuperating in the hospital, bandages were removed from Jeff’s face revealing disturbingly pale skin with a texture like leather.  That night, Jeff’s mom found him cackling hysterically as he carved a hideous smile into his cheeks; he had already burned off his eyelids so he’d “never have to sleep again.”

The most famous picture of Jeff the Killer

The most famous picture of Jeff the Killer

Jeff, now quite insane, killed his mother and father before disappearing into the night.  Not long after, a string of killings plagued the entire county, with witnesses describing a grinning maniac with impossibly pale skin.

A year later, Liu was released from juvenile hall and put into foster care.  As he was trying to sleep in his new home that first night, he thought he heard the closet door creaking slowly opened.  Soon after, he thought he heard a voice whispering, “Go… to… sleep…”  When he got out of bed, Jeff sprung from the closet and murdered his brother most savagely.  These days, he feels an insatiable need to alleviate his personal suffering by spilling the blood of innocents.

Filmmaker Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Jeff the Killer Movie

This weekend, Russian filmmaker Padolyak Vitaly and Purity Films launched an ambitious crowdsourcing campaign on Indiegogo, seeking to raise $325K in order to turn the legend of Jeff the Killer into a major feature film.  He discusses the direction of his project in great detail:


“First of all, for all fans of creepypasta – Jeff is not a child! In our script he is 18-20 years old.

In our vision Jeff is a modern, charismatic and attractive maniac, if we may say so. This is the main reason why we took this project. The world doesn’t need another silent goon (sorry Jason)!

The story itself – you can find echoes of our modern life in it. Think about yourself and remember your youth. Family problems, bullying by counterparts… And even if you didn’t have any of those problems, you still most certainly saw this happening to somebody else.

The relationship between the two brothers as the vector of Jeff’s evolution – we all know about his brother Liu. And we think that it is the perfect line of Jeff’s evolution from love to hate and bloody massacre.

You won’t feel sorry for the victims! You will empathize with Jeff and want him to finish them off as quickly and brutally as possible. We have always wanted to make a movie where the bad guy wins!

But we need to be sure that you want to hear and, more importantly, see this story. Your feedback would be the greatest inspiration to complete the story to be best of our abilities.

With the advent of such a memorable character, we hope that the movie will become a franchise.”

With perks staring at $5 and peaking at $15K, there are plenty of opportunities to align yourself with Jeff the Killer.  Whether or not this horror young-blood will actually grow into a bona fide icon remains to be seen—be he’s certainly got potential!  Check out Vitaly’s pitch video below; you can read his entire pitch online (and contribute it for are so inclined): HERE.

Are you a fan of Jeff the Killer?  Would you like to see him in a feature film?  Sound off in the Comments section!

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  • Sam
    27 October 2015 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    I think it’s an amazing idea and I would love to see it become a real movie, the concept of what the movie will be about sounds amazing and like the movie makers I’ve always what there to be a movie where the bad guy wins. I live the idea of this movie and hope it comes to theaters in the future.

  • Yuko
    27 October 2015 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    OMG OMG OMG!!!!!
    Then im gonna drag my friends to watch it with me
    This movie is too awesome to be enjoyed alone :3

    • Demon Child
      27 October 2015 at 8:03 pm - Reply

      Ikr XD… sorry if its wierd im randomly replying…

  • Mikki
    27 October 2015 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    I would love this movie. Make it real please

  • Demon Child
    27 October 2015 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    …Exactly when will it be made. I LOVE CREEPYPASTA. XD I CANT WAIT! XD…

  • Demon Child
    27 October 2015 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Just watched the pitch but otc i wldbrather it be more along the story lines and he sneeks in at night to kill ppl. Btw the main thing about jeff is HE USES HIS KNIFE. HIS KNIFE. Ok not a bat with spikes HIS KNIFE. ALSO HE IS EMOTIONLESS OK UGGGGHHH

    • MeraNoMi
      28 October 2015 at 1:28 am - Reply

      Thank you! Somebody agrees with me.

    • Pony Boy
      6 July 2019 at 9:55 pm - Reply

      Thats why he sucks

  • Jazmin
    27 October 2015 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    it would be amazing if you include Jane the killer since in the trailer he lights up a woman,which thats how jane the killer is born.If this movie becomes popular then there should be a sequel in the point of view of Jane and show when they see each other and have a fight and all. Also i cant wait for this movie to come out!

  • Nina
    27 October 2015 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    YES YES YES I Been waiting for a creepypasta movie to come out ! And Jeff is the first YES !

  • MeraNoMi
    28 October 2015 at 1:27 am - Reply

    Seriously? Jeff the Killer wouldn’t kill people like that. He comes into your room at night and kills you, with his catch phrase “Go to Sleep”. He does not hang his victims up and better yet, he does not beat them with a club. If your going to make something, please read about the whole story and do some more research before you make a trailer about something that isn’t correct.

    It’s an amazing idea trust me. Please just get your facts right.

    • Lmao
      15 July 2016 at 5:31 pm - Reply

      get your head out of your ass. we all know that. they’ve done a fair amount of research and as they said above, the story changes dramatically based on which website you go to.

  • Day
    28 October 2015 at 2:17 am - Reply

    I would love this movie!!! :DDD please, make it real. 🙂

  • Claire
    28 October 2015 at 6:05 am - Reply

    Peoplep love for this to become a movie. If it does become a movie,1 it will possibly get a lot of fans,not just fans of creepypasta but fans of horror. If this movie is a big hit it could cause a chain reaction and more creepypasta movies may be made for the more popular creepypastas. Please make this a movie. Trust me people are dying to see it. Let’s make this movie happen!

  • Jasmin.H
    28 October 2015 at 9:35 am - Reply

    OMG!I have been waiting for this to happen! I’m so freaking happy about this!! Hopefully it’s going to be a good movie.
    Even if I can’t donate I’ll TOTALLY share this!

    -Regarding few creepypasta fans from Finland, Northen-Europe 🙂

  • Jacky
    28 October 2015 at 11:17 am - Reply

    you can’t be Serious right now. first of all where is the story? it looks like he will just kill some random girls (maybe they are fangirls) with some random weapons. He is my Favorite creepypasta for years now, but i think i will not like this movie. sry to everyone that would like this movie but it seems not even scary to me.. But i will still watch it ^^

  • Johnny
    28 October 2015 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Very interesting concept. I would love to see this movie. Though I wonder if there will be a Jane tie in.

  • Andi Jones
    28 October 2015 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    I would love for Jeff the Killer to become a movie!!!!! Plz make it happen!

  • twitch
    28 October 2015 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    This was a terrible idea.

  • helena g f
    29 October 2015 at 2:02 am - Reply

    Damn! I saw the trailer in Tumblr and was just drawing something funny about Jeff. I freaking swear I was beause I find it fun and I got so shoked since, well, this isn’t a joke. I live in Argentina. Hope it gets here soon. I am pretty exited to see this and the FNAF movie ;w;

  • Ava
    29 October 2015 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Omg omg omg omg omg omg omg no way! Ive been waiting for this FOREVER

  • Lisandra
    30 October 2015 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Ok when I saw this I freaked out but I have a few issues…

    1. Jeff does not use any other weapons

    2. He’s not suppose to have any emotion

    3. He doesn’t murder his victims by hanging them he uses only his knife he doesn’t really kill in any other style except creeping up on people at night to kill them with his catch phrase “GO.TO.SLEEP”

    4.jeffs legend is where Liu has been at the party with jeff not after the incident Liu was there when the bandages were removed and Liu was not in an orphanage…

    5. Jeff does not just kill women he kills males also so I expect there to be some action in his murders with the victims fighting back

    6. Jeff burned a woman in the trailer with black hair and that could be a way to relate to janes story so that will be expected from many pasta fans including me

    7. I wasn’t feeling the fear in that trailer so if you’re going to make a movie make sure that you can feel the fear coming from it so I recommend you get some random group of horror fans to give their opinions on the movie itself

    8. I think it would be best if you started the movie as how the lengend started it self with a 13-14 year old Jeff moving to his new home (FYI Jeff has brown hair and blue eyes) I think Liu had brown hair and green eyes correct me if I’m wrong but I thinks that’s how he looked…

    Hope you take my advice and make this movie the proper way don’t get me wrong I love the movie idea I’m just correcting some errors I noticed

    A loving Pasta fan

    • Solar Yuki
      24 November 2015 at 1:07 am - Reply

      thank you they need to read his story before they make a movie or there gonna have a lot of pissed off fans

      • Alexis
        14 December 2015 at 12:14 am - Reply

        Yes i can see some fandom related problems as well. But think about it. On the outside he may not have “emotions” But none of us know what is inside his head. I think that is the main concept here. to get into his twisted messed up head. And personally I belive it not using the original legend is possibly a good idea. The original is so poorly written that this would make people want to read the original to see if the movie botched anything up.

  • Hailey Spiker
    31 October 2015 at 9:14 pm - Reply


  • Satan
    6 November 2015 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    Please do not make this a film. Just No. Don’t even plan on making him attractive either. Make his story a horror movie, not a creepy sap story, I don’t want to empathize with Jeff. That’s stupid.

    • robert selesky
      25 September 2018 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      fuck off satan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Solar Yuki
    24 November 2015 at 1:04 am - Reply

    It would be cool but he didn’t burn his eyelids off cause he never wanted to sleep… he did it cause He wanted to keep seeing his beautiful face, and the bully never throw the Bleach on him he was nocked back and a shelf fell on him that had Bleach on it. If your gonna make a movie of him make it right! Read his story
    Here —>

    • robert selesky
      25 September 2018 at 12:03 pm - Reply

      yeah but the 2006 story sucks so if even if the movie is made its not gonna be based off of sessures story

  • Jashawn
    1 December 2015 at 1:19 am - Reply

    It would be cool to see him do what he do best mrs mbk would be proud to see his work I’ll give that a four 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • Andrea
    22 December 2015 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    In my opinion it would be appropriate for Jeff to use various weapons or methods to kill his victims. If you are a deranged murderer you aren’t going to be satisfied with just slitting their throats. Usually you would want to experiment and get creative to see what you can do, wouldn’t you? Besides, a movie where he only uses the same method of killing would be not only predictable but boring. That being said, I do agree that all of his victims shouldn’t be girls, obviously. But it’s only the trailer anyway. Personally i love how the teaser turned out, I can see they know what they’re doing.
    Also it makes sense that Jeff would be 18-20 because if the script of the movie is to be set on present day, then that’s how old he would be, assuming he was 13 in 2006. He would be 24 by now. And by golly that makeup is realistic. I’m really excited for this movie, keep up the good work!

    • robert selesky
      25 September 2018 at 11:43 am - Reply

      yes I totally agree what you just said if hes gonna be killing people in creative brutal ways let him use various weapons besides a simple kitchen knife like if they show him in scene when hes killing show him using an axe or machete he can still have his knife like the spiked bat or an axe machete or if he cuts off someones scalp show him using a scalpel no one wants a killer just being shown by using a knife its just the same kills a stab to the gut throat slit have him kill a person with brass knuckles needles have him use something besides a knife for crying out loud cross bow death!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hannah
    25 January 2016 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Your ‘legend’ is wrong. He burned off his eyelids so he could ‘stay awake and keep looking at his beautiful face’.

  • Danielle
    12 February 2016 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    is their really going to be a movie and if so wen will it come out ?

  • Nova
    22 February 2016 at 8:43 am - Reply


  • Anonymous
    23 February 2016 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    I’m truly thrilled someone’s finally doing this…but could you make it a little more accurate to the original story…or maybe have it start or flashback to him as a preteen…I like the idea of him using multiple weapons…but he doesn’t torture people…he’s more like an homicidal burgler or alley cat.

  • amy coopre
    24 March 2016 at 8:26 pm - Reply
  • Nick
    24 March 2016 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Jeff the killer and Jane the killer write about them too.

  • Allison
    30 April 2016 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Honstly it’s the best thing that happen to me still
    Tho it’s fan made but still they should make a
    Real movie about Jeff he’s the top second
    Creepy pasta so why shouldn’t he have a movie?

  • Bruce Campbell
    24 May 2016 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    It could work, but you’re going about it all wrong. I am a JTK superfan, and if you make him an adult, you might as well dress him in a purple suit and dye his hair green. His youth is what makes him appealing, makes a NEW kind of scary slasher. My opinion. And also, if the guy in the trailer is what you call attractive, then you must have a type. GO TO SLEEP!!!!!!!!!

    • Johnny Macabre
      24 May 2016 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      Ok, I gotta ask, are you really Bruce Campbell?

    • robert selesky
      25 September 2018 at 11:52 am - Reply

      are you sure you’re Bruce Campbell?

  • Anonymous
    6 July 2016 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    I have two suggestions for the look…1st one is that they should chop up his hair a little more…not so that it’s shorter bout so it has a spikey, more evil look instead of just hanging flat like wet hair…2nd is that they either darken around the eyes a little more or don’t just do pure white contacts and do something like silver, or really light blue or green might make it look more realistic… idk I’m just thinking up ideas one what could give him more spunk/character instead of just being pure scariness.

  • Jehnny
    8 July 2016 at 7:11 am - Reply

    This is an amazing idea you should totally make a movie!!!

  • Kath
    29 July 2016 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    This should definitely become a movie! I watched the trailer and that is one of the best Jeff the killer costumes I have ever seen! It would be a waste not to put it in a movie! And I’ve been wanting to watch a movie where the bad guys win, or even about a creepypasta, but I’ve had no luck with either! It would be amazing!

  • Jen
    3 August 2016 at 8:58 am - Reply

    I’m a huge fan of Jeff the killer

  • Ayanna
    13 August 2016 at 12:49 am - Reply

    I can’t wait to see this movie X3

  • Amanda
    30 November 2016 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Please make this a movie my friends and I are so into the whole creepy pasta stuff

  • Bloody Rose
    13 March 2017 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    OMG!!! I am huge CP fan and was still wondering if you are still doing the movie?I practically flipped out when I heard about it and still want to help if you haven’t already reached your goal. I don’t have alot of money and I still really want to help…

  • Emily
    30 April 2017 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Me personally I think its a Fantastic idea to make a film about Jeff the killer, its a shame that it crashed and no longer planned. Everyone is missing out on a prime opportunity. But It would be amazing if a movie was made about Jeff the killer . We all have wanted to see a movie where the bad guy wins!

  • Trisha
    7 May 2017 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    My son is waiting to see Jeff the killer, movie. It would be a nice surprise to take him to see it in the theater. I will be watching for it!

    Thank you

  • Scout
    28 July 2017 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    When I was younger around the age of 14 I loved creepypasta. As I got older I started to lean my way off of the fandom. Seeing this makes me very excited and I hope that it’s not going to have shitty quality, bad makeup, or terrible effects. Hopefully this movie will be great. I’m excited to see how this goes!

  • Randy
    2 February 2018 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    This movie would be awesome. In fact it’d be a better horror film than slenderman. But a couple things that would make the Jeff the killer movie great showing his origin before the movie really starts and definitely a straight up R rating.

  • Unknown
    26 February 2018 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    For all those “real jtk fans” the trailer was supposed to show his state of mind and what he likes doing and also it has nothing to do with the movie plot but Jeff mind state it’s self. Also I think they should do a ticy toby movie as well

  • Delilah
    25 June 2018 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    When’s it coming outt???!!! I’m SO EXCITED!!

    • Pony Boy
      6 July 2019 at 10:03 pm - Reply

      Hopefully never

  • robert selesky
    25 September 2018 at 11:47 am - Reply

    now for the age for Jeff have him be like 19 in 2006 hes 13 this is in 2016 he should be 19 buy now

  • robert selesky
    25 September 2018 at 11:51 am - Reply

    all though I do like the poster and tag line its not GO TO SLEEP!!!!
    but its “I knew you were waiting for me!”

  • moe
    17 May 2019 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    yessss i would go to this in a heart beat especially since jeff was my worst fear when i was 13

  • Pony Boy
    6 July 2019 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Welp its been what 4 years hopefully it never happens cause Jeff the Killer is one of the worst creepypastas