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Sunday, 14 August 2011


Seems our hunt is finally at a close! The film promised by firepeachsalad has been delivered and finally in our hands. Thanks for keeping me updated!

AneiDoru said... The whole movie, also some info:
mitebean was firesaladpeach's youtube
she uploded 2 videos
one was the intro to cry baby lane
the other was labeled 0004.avi which was the worm scene.
she has since deleted both her reddit and her yt account, but then she came back under the username watersoupapple. here is the reddit link:

I'm dl-ing the TBP torrent right now, and will be spreading the movie around every chance I


. . and here is the whole video on youtube!

Thanks for all your help guys!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Update: Possible copy and Wiki entry

It seems lately that there has been a spike in interest for Cry Baby Lane once again and I have been pointed towards a possible lead on an actual copy existing. (Thanks to you guys keeping me posted!!) It appears the guys at Reddit have done some searching of their own and a poster know as firepeachsalad claims to have an original copy. From what I have read, numerous posters have offered to help in the conversion of the VHS to enable a Youtube or Torrent upload.

A short video was posted with the claim as proof.

Nothing at the moment seems definite and I myself, have not seen any progression but I'm always kept up to date by readers.

There is also a Wikipedia entry for the legend now.
The guys were also nice enough to reference me!

Keep checking back as I'll be posting any news as soon as it develops!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Cry Baby Lane Creepy Pasta - As Seen on /x/

This popped up in a post recently and I thought I'd bring it here.

Cry Baby Lane

In 1999, I was twenty-two and I had just graduated from Emerson University in downtown Boston, majoring in Screenwriting, specifically in cartoons and children’s programming. My debt was pretty bad, so when Nickelodeon Studios offered me an internship at the studio in California, I accepted immediately. I jumped at the chance to get away from dead end job at Benjamin Franklin tour guide.

Many of you ask to see Cry Baby Lane but if you want to see the original Cry Baby Lane, you never will, even if Nickelodeon somehow consents to releasing it to you. You won’t be seeing what was shown on TV, and you sure as fuck won’t be seeing the original that Lauer made.

I don’t even think Nickelodeon HAS the original cut of the movie anymore, and if they do it’s in only back-up copies; if the back up copies exist they must be locked away in some vault along with all the deleted episodes of Ren And Stimpy and the never-before-mentioned episodes of Spongebob Squarepants. I’m pretty sure the director, Peter Lauer, has the original copy and it’s probably on his mantle next to his snuff films, that creepy ass fuck.

Anyway, I was hired in 1999 and immediately I was put on a creative production team for the movie Cry Baby lane. It would be almost a year before the movie was due to be broadcast; all in all, it was a pretty low effort kind of thing. There were only four people on the creative team and I was the only steady one; Lauer would replace them on a whim. He said it was to keep it fresh. I thought it was because he was hiding something...and I was right.

We had a little over a year to make a made for TV movie - not just to write it and cast it but to film it and get it edited. Lauer didn’t work fast at all; after the first three weeks we only had the ideas for the first 15 minutes of a 85 minute movie. Lauer, even at this point, was a weirdo. He was tall and lanky, and he carried himself awkwardly - he stuttered when he talked and sometimes, when you were hunched over a piece of paper during those endless ‘brainstorming sessions,’ you’d look up and you'd catch him staring at you, smiling.

He’d look away when you caught his eye, and I guess that was the creepiest part; he always looked like he had something to hide. The brainstorm sessions, at first, were alright. We got the premise of it down pat: two bothers unleash a demon and they get into mischief trying to get everything back to normal. Not exactly daytime Emmy stuff, but you know, it was an alright start. I thought the movie should be goofy and spooky, kind of like a Courage the Cowardly dog sort of deal. However, from the very beginning, Lauer made it clear that he wanted the film to be as scary as possible. He didn’t want it to be cheap thrills, with a good wholesome ending. He wanted to push it farther than Are You Afraid of The Dark ever dreamed of...and I guess he did.

It was about 3 weeks into production when I first noticed something: Lauer had the absolute power of persuasion over everyone else in the creative production team. No one fought him and by the third week, he was already suggesting some morbid things. I remember he said he wanted the the little brother to die halfway through the movie, getting hit with a dump truck. I immediately shot it down. I was the only one who said anything, and it stayed that was until I left the studio entirely and never came back.

At first, cannibalism other fucked up shit was kept to jokes and tasteless comments but as time went on, it became more and more overt. I’d give him an idea idea (which most of the time he would end up using) like “How about the movie starts with a morbid undertaker who reads them stories,” to which he’d reply, “Yeah...and then he can cut them up into little pieces and force-feed them to his dog!” He made those jokes a few times in the early stages. Then he got serious.

He’d stand up like he was Jesus or something, clear his throat loudly, and proclaim his idea. I’d be the only one to shoot it down. Every-fucking-time.

One day near the end of our brainstorming sessions, Lauer cleared his voice and stood up. We all fell silent, and looked at him, like we normally would. He stood up, and said,

“Gentlemen and females, I have an idea.”

I remember what he did - he paused, and looked right at me as he said,

“The story will revolve around the legend of a pair of Siamese Twins. Have you ever heard of the Donner Party?”

Everyone nodded, except for me. I didn’t like where the conversation was going.
“They ate themselves when it got cold. They ate each other.”

Everyone nodded again. I closed my eyes.

“What would Siamese Twins do if they had nothing to eat? Would one wait until the other twin dies, then consume her own sister’s flesh? Would they claw out each other's eyes until one of them died, then dine upon them like a vulture tearing at the skin of a dead deer? I do not know. It is interesting indeed.”

I didn’t know what the fuck I was hearing. I opened my eyes and looked around the room; no one was fucking moving. Everyone’s eyes were on Lauer except for mine, and when I looked at him, he was still staring at me.

“Children like violence, they revel in it. Children like to be scared. So we’ll scare them, wont we, Jonny?” He leaned over the table, getting pretty damn close to my face. His breath smelt like decaying shit. I stared back at him.

“I think your fucked up, to be honest.”

He smiled, then backed away.

“Oh, I’m fucked up alright, but you have to be fucked up to survive in this cutthroat world!” His grin expanded.

“Literally. Right now, I’m going to show you some pictures that will spark some of your imaginations.”

He got up, and locked the door from the inside.

I stood up, and said, “What the fuck are you doing?”

“Let’s not make any...errors in judgement, Jonathan. Sit down.”



For some reason, I did; Lauer pulled out one of those shitty overhead projectors. He turned on the switch and he speak-shouted, in a unusually high and semi-frantic voice,

“This is the fucking MUSE we NEED to CONTINUE with THIS PRO-FUCKING-DUCTION!

His eyes bulged in his head.

He put the image down on the glass surface of the overhead.

It was silent.

The image was in black and white, but it was grainy. I could vaguely make out a boy lying on a brick floor, his arms cut off and his bloody little nub black dots. The only thing that was clear was his face. He was bleeding from the mouth.

Lauer almost threw the paper off the overhead, slamming down another one.

It was a zoomed-in shot of the boy's face. It was in color. The blood trickled from his open mouth onto the brick floor, his eyes shut, grimy blood underneath his eyebrows and eyelashes.

Then, his eyes opened, and I screamed. No one else in the fucking room did, and it died in infancy, the shrillness ringing in the air.

The pupils were completely black. The rest of the eye was normal.

The longer I stared, the more the eyes opened, widening and widening untill it looked like the skin above his eyebrows and eye sockets was going to rip in half.

Then they started to bleed. Blood started as a trickle, and I swear to god I could hear it. More, now it was like a full blown stream. More. More, until the brick on the floor was a lake of blood. I could hear it, like I was hiking and I came across a stream, and now I could smell the kid. I could fucking smell his rot.

I leaned underneath the table and vomited. When I rose back up, the images were gone. Everyone else in the room was expressionless. Lauer turned on the lights.

“You may go,” he said, unlocking the door.

I walked through those fucking doors, and I never came back.

This happened near the end of the brainstorming process and by the time I left the casting was done and the script was almost fully written. They were desperately behind schedule; I think Lauer planned it that way, so there wouldn’t be time for proper editing. I never watched the real thing when it aired, but I heard from a friend who was working at the editing department that they had to cut a good 15-20 minutes of ‘disturbing’ footage from the film before it was fit to be released, and it was only fit to be released. They didn’t have enough time to check the footage frame by frame.

I guess he got his wish, unless they cut every single scene that had the pictures in them. Every child watching Crybaby Lane has an unconscious memory of those pictures, and I weep for them, I really do; they fucked me up, and as I write this to you, it will be last thing I’ll ever write before I slit my throat and before blood spatters all over this fucking computer screen.

There’s something I should tell you first, though.

Early on, Lauer posed an idea of the two brothers capturing a squirrel, putting said squirrel in a jar, and slowly drowning it before filling the jar with sand and dropping it into the bottom of a pond. Soon after this was suggested, Sandy from Spongebob Squarepants appeared in ‘Tea at The Treedome.’

Lauer also suggested, in one scene of the movie, for a man with a ‘squid-like-nose’ to take off his pants in front of the two boys and rape them off camera, but heavily implied. Squidward soon appeared as a major character in Spongebob Squarepants.

It was suggested that the two be stepbrothers, forced to live in the same house after the first one’s mom was found dead in a shallow grave, her body heavily cannibalized by her own husband, a local weatherman. A show with the vaguely premise, Drake and Josh, started in 2004, and the step-father is indeed a weatherman.

Lauer also suggested the younger brother have a dog house in which he keeps various animal fetuses incased in acid that he regularly uses to poison his mother to have sex with his abusive stepfather. As Told By Ginger debuted soon after.

A man who captures the soles of children in a vacuum cleaner and sends them to hades? Danny Phantom.

A robot who goes insane on the two brothers, kills one of them wears his skin, pretending to be the dead brother at highschool? My Life As a Teenage Robot.

The list goes on and on. Nickelodeon knows, and they’re continuing the legacy of Lauer, sometimes subtly, and sometimes overtly. And there’s nothing you and I can do about it.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

I have put an ad up on Gumtree asking for any holders of the film to come forward. Let's hope we get a bite!

IMDB Entry

Just a short update to reference the IMDB page information on the film with some pretty odd comments.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Evidence: 1 of 3 Tapes Found!

So the acclaimed holder of 1 of the 3 elusive tapes has provided photographic evidence of his video!

Evidence: 3 Copies in Existence?

Many anons have come into contact with this guy who claims to have a copy of the film, albeit with the first 15 minutes missing. One anon had this reply from him.

Anon Gets Scared

Recent post from an Anon over in /tv/. Seems to have a pretty clear memory of some parts. .

Anonymous 01/25/11(Tue)00:30 No.14232253
I remember this movie OP. Nickelodeon showed it around halloween and i remember that Melissa Joan Hart hosted it, so they cut to her between commercials and the movie. It Scared the fuck out of me. It starred John Francis Daley from Freaks and Geeks. I have a shit ton of scattered memories about this. It started with these siamese twins and one was good, the other evil. Their father sawed them apart.

There was this one scene.
JFD was in a field surrounded by all these girls. they kept saying "Kiss or Chichi". He said "Kiss" and one girl opened her mouth and a spider crawled out. Then he says "Chichi" and some giant Russian bitch chases him around.

I also seem to remember him naked standing in a bull pen at one point and the bull was running after him.

I remember at the end, he had to find the body of the evil twin. There was a weed growing through his heart and he had to break it to send him back to hell.

Dark shit for a childrens channel. It really messed me up.

Maybe it was buried for a reason.

Petition For Cry Baby Lane

We also have a petition, so, if it comes to it, we can contact Nickelodeon and tackle them head on. Obviously this is going to need ALOT of signatures so get signing!

Evidence: TV Guide Listings

To prove the existence we need as much evidence as possible. Here is the tv-guide listing.

Reddit: Vote it up!

We now have a Reddit page, courtesy of "Mushroomer "

A new Lead?

The user of the account that owns the "Cry Baby Lane" trailer currently being hosted on Youtube has managed to avoid having any issues in regards to the video being uploaded. Therefore I have decided to contact the user ( in regards to the video.

"Hey man, Sorry to bother you, especially if you have already been flooded by messages.

In regards to your "Cry Baby Lane" trailer, may I ask where you obtained this footage from as I am currently seeking the film as it seems near damn impossible to find. Any information you have relating to this would be mega helpful!

Thank you in advanced.

Signed /x/"

Let's hope for a reply!

Plot Summary and Trailor

[All information is found courtesy of Anon]

Here is the plot synopsis from Fandango:

"This made-for-cable thriller-chiller was filmed in Ohio, where most of the story takes place. A pair of young brothers, Andrew (Jase Blankfort) and Carl (Trey Rogers), cannot get their fill of the spooky ghost stories told by local undertaker Mr. Bennett (Frank Langella). The boys are particularly fascinated by the legend of a brace of long-deceased Siamese twins -- one good, one evil -- who were literally torn apart at the time of their funeral. Intending to learn more about the twins, the adventurous Andrew conducts a séance, only to get more than he bargains for when he releases a horrifying demon, which promptly wreaks havoc upon the community. It is up to Andrew's mild, unassuming brother Carl to undo the damage -- if it isn't already too late. Cry Baby Lane made its Nickelodeon TV debut on October 28, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi"

Here is the only available video related to the film.

What we know so far . . .

This blog has been created to keep all /x/philes up to date on the current status of this seemingly impossible hunt.

A brief summary of what we know so far (courtesy of Anon):

Oct. 28th 2000, Nickelodeon showed a film called "Cry Baby Lane".

-It was super scary according to everyone that saw it, Nick never replayed it, people assume because of complaints about how scary/violent it was from parents.

-We try to find copies, NO ONE can find a copy anywhere, which is really freaky because it was a holiday film from only 10 years ago, and there are way older TV Specials that are easy to find.

-It exists because there is an IMDB page, a few clips on YouTube, and other information about it, and people DID see it, but other than that it's like Nickelodeon took down everything about it.

-People suspect that there is something creepy at play, and are trying to track it down to see what's so scary about it.

-We've so far been able to track down (maybe) one copy that is missing the first 15 minutes, but the guy who owns it wants $30 for the tape, and it might not even be real.

-We are now trying to contact Nick PR to see if we can get more information on it.

The guy who claims to have a copy of this film is this guy here:

I have made several efforts to request proof of legitimacy from him but have had no success.

Earlier I rang all possible contact numbers from Nickelodeon HQ but it seems that I was too late in contacting them but I shall try again tomorrow mid-afternoon.
Contact details are here :

Please feel free to comment with any other information you have found as I am aware that many of you are hunting via rare VHS dealers and the likes.

I will update as we know more.

Good luck!