Fridge / Imscared

Fridge Brilliance
  • If White Face catches the player during the game of tag, a text file named "got you" that says "slowly" is created. As shown right after the player escapes the tag area, White Face could pop out from nowhere at high speeds anytime it wishes, so in the text file it is making fun of the player for being caught while it is not even serious.
  • Killing White Face by removing its heart from the game's folder changes Imscared from a horror game into a plain "walking simulator". White Face's curse is literally the heart of the game.

Fridge Horror
  • "The sound predicts its arrival". Sure, during the game of tag White Face will start roaring when it is close, but was it making any noise when it first appeared behind the cell? Or when it leaves trails of blood right behind you or when it welcomes you into its room?
  • During the third stage, the fog is white, initially, this makes the level appear relatively less scary, because although the view distance is still just as short, the white fog makes everything seem to be under daylight. After acquiring one of the keys, the fog turns black, and you can see White Face outside, watching you. Eventually, it dawns on you that White Face was always there, watching you, and you simply didn't know. Once you realise this, the next time the fog turns white can actually be very scary, as you realise you can no longer tell where it is.
  • The last text file also contains the line "The sound predicts its arrival." Now, why would it tell you that when you can't play the game anymore?
  • There's also a lot of fridge horror within the game's narrative, which also doubles as Fridge Tearjerker. Just what are your actions within the game doing to White Face to warrant it telling you that it's "suffering" and that it "doesn't want to die"? The implications are that your progression within the game are actually hurting it.
    • This is whacked up in the Door ending, where you need to delete White Face's heart in order to fully finish the game. The way White Face reacts is both heartbreaking as well as terrifying, it's like cornering a scared animal who just snaps.
  • Having to kill HER. Just what happened in HER's past to make HER beg for you to do such a thing?
    • When it's also implied that White Face was actually the one to kill HER, and that it's implied that White Face was forced to do so, and that HER was forced to pursue you as White Face, even when it didn't want to.