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The Bizarre Side Effect Of Corpse Husband's Scary Stories

Well before he took the streaming world by storm playing rounds of "Among Us" and releasing hit singles like "E-GIRLS ARE RUINING MY LIFE!," the YouTube personality known as Corpse Husband made a name for himself using his unusually deep voice to narrate creepy tales. His endeavors have made him a lot more money than one might expect, and because he earns his income in such a manner, some may think that he has it pretty easy. But does he always enjoy the content that he makes?

Considering that Corpse Husband has said he isn't close with his family, it's easy to assume he leads a fairly isolated life. What kind of effect would that have on someone who has made their living through reading scary stories?

Corpse uploaded his first spooky narration in 2015 and has been posting videos like it ever since, though his music and gaming streams have  overtaken his horror tales in recent years. Could it be that recounting such grim and gruesome details may have taken a toll on him in any way? Is it possible that he's shifted to gaming as a way to give himself a reprieve from the dark places these narrations can take him? 

Here is the bizarre side effect that Corpse Husband's scary stories have had on him.

Corpse Husband sometimes feels weird about what he does

Back in 2017, Corpse Husband hosted a live Q&A during which he opened up to his fans about a lot of things. One listener asked if the production process for his scary stories has ever bothered him, to which he said, "Yes." 

He elaborated to his audience that he had to "listen to sound effects of, like, children screaming and um, look at Google images of very dark things at, like, two in the morning by [himself] with the lights off in dead silence." If that sounds unsettling to you, then you're pretty much in agreement with Corpse Husband. He confirmed that it's a strange process.

It's easy to imagine how such a way of recording could take a toll on someone after a while. Corpse's "Among Us" and "Grand Theft Auto" roleplaying streams seem to give him a good bit of time to recharge after he creeps himself out during a recording session.

In a later Q&A from 2019, Corpse also revealed that he was also beginning to struggle with read the stories due to issues with his eyes. As much as people enjoy listening to him recount scary stories, they have unfortunately come at a cost. However, that doesn't mean that he can't enjoy returning to that world every once in a while. 

Corpse will return to scary stories for the right projects

During a stream at the beginning of 2021, Corpse Husband explained to fans why he hadn't recorded one of his famous scary stories in a long while, explaining, "I love horror narration... [but] recording and reading on the screen like that, and doing all that, takes so much out of me, like mentally and physically. I know it sounds stupid to people that don't go through it but, like, it's really hard to do." At the time, it seemed like Corpse may have put that part of his career behind him.

However, later in the year, fans were delighted by a one-two punch of scary stories involving Corpse Husband. In October, Techland released the Corpse Husband-starring short film "The Jonah," an animated tale that ties into "Dying Light 2." Then, on Nov. 18, Corpse released a video titled "The Strangest 911 Call I've Ever Received." The short, which was fully animated by Axeman, was described by Corpse as a project many years in the making, implying that he'd recorded the audio quite a long time ago. 

Outside of collaborations like "The Jonah," it may be a while before Corpse records any new horror stories for the fans, simply due to how draining the process can be.