Originally Posted by commodorejohn
No it wasn't.
From the little I understand (my young nephews are super into this creepypasta stuff) he's your basic boogeyman, so if not especially original, it doesn't seem there's anything particularly bad about the idea either.
I did, on the other hand, read the "Candle Cove" short today out of curiosity, and I thought it was pretty well done. Short, straightforward, escalated nicely, and did capture the idea of mentally excavating some unsettling childhood memory.
Don't know how that would work as TV, but the core concept might fit in nicely with the wave of Proustian member berries pop culture is indulging at the moment.
That goddamn tooth monster or whatever is something else, anyway. I wonder if that's actually part of the adaptation or just to set the tone of the show in promos.