is a horror series on You Tube
, based of The Slender Man Mythos
. If you don't know who Slender Man is, be glad. The plot is simple: Alex was making his own film called Marble Hornets
. But midway through shooting, he inexplicably stoped. He gave the tapes to his friend Jay and left the state. Three years later, Jay has decided to go through the tapes, with the promise of uploading anything interesting to You Tube
. But instead of just raw footage from Marble Hornets
, the tapes contain something far more terrifying, and soon Jay is dragged into the madness himself.
The series' style is done by first-person POV via a video camera, like Blair Witch
. (Don't know the techincal term for it. "Shaky-cam", I guess?). If that is usually a turnoff for you, don't let it be here, 'cause it works really well. It honestly appears some poor unfortunate soul uploaded this onto You Tube
The first few entries set up the series. We meet our "star" right away, and the paranoia Alex is going through is shown. As the series progresses, we see the full extent of the danger Alex was facing. While continuing his investigation of what occured three years ago, Jay goes from being an observer to a full participant, culminating in what has to be some of the most terrifying videos ever. The second "season" recently started, and now Jay is facing a whole new set of problems, but as of Entry# 33, the events of the past are clearly not done with him.
The series' sheer amount of High Octane Nightmare Fuel
originates from paranoia: The idea that what could
be out there is more terrifying than what is right in front of you. Which in turn makes what you do see all the more terrifying, coupled with some very
effective jump scares
. This results in quite possibly the scariest thing I have ever seen (I'm still afraid to rewatch Entry #19). The acting is very minimal, which is good because it could have resulted in some serious Narm (though I felt Jessica's performance in Entry #32 to be very good). The special effects are used for Slender Man and the audio/visual distortions, and are both very effective.
Without a doubt one of most terrifying things I have ever encountered. Check it out for some sleepless nights.