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The Walten Files is an Analog Horror series of "found footage" videos made by Martin Walls. Similar to channels like Squimpus McGrimpus, it's inspired by Five Nights at Freddy's. However, it makes itself distinct from other series similar to it because it takes place in an alternate continuity with original characters and locations, and it uses a 2D animated art style.

The Walten Files provides examples of:

  • Adult Fear: The father of 3 children mysteriously goes missing, and when his wife goes searching for him she ends up being killed, leaving the 3 children without parents, with the killer hunting down at least one of those children. Time will tell if Jack's other 2 children will be featured in future installments.
    • In the latest installment Bunnyfarm , it is revealed that Felix Kranken accidentally killed Jack’s children in a car crash while intoxicated. The next scene is a recorded message from Jack begging to see his children.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Rosemary's body was dismembered before being put into the Sha animatronic.
  • Arc Words: "Beautiful" pops up often in the series.
  • Big Bad: Bon seems to be shaping up to be this, considering that he's responsible for the deaths of Brian, Rosemary, and Ashley (the latter two of which are possessing the Sha & Billy animatronics, respectively), and seems to be hunting down Sophie Walten.
  • Christmas Episode: Boozoo’s Ghosts is a parody A Christmas Carol that goes horribly off-track.
  • Composite Character: Bon & Bannie could be considered this to both Bonnie from Five Nights at Freddy's (both being animatronic rabbits), and Candy & Cindy from Five Nights at Candy's (a blue male animatronic who is the face of their company and a purple female animatronic as a stage partner).
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Quite a few in this series.
    • Brian Stells seems to be missing both his eyes and one of his arms after Bon caught him.
    • Rosemary Walten was dismembered by Bon before being stuffed into the Sha animatronic
    • Ashley Parks was stuffed into the Billy animatronic, and judging by her screams, it wasn't a pleasant experience. When Bon takes off the mask, we also see her eyeless and bloody face.
    • It's implied that Susan (the person possessing Banny) starved to death. Bunnyfarm makes it worse when we see her mutilated corpse as well.
    i am still alive
    but i can’t move
    and im having trouble breathing
    and my stomach feels weird
    • Charles (the man possessing Boozoo) had his lips ripped off before being stuffed into the animatronic still alive and is mutilated to the point he can’t remember his actual face.
  • Curiosity Killed the Cast: How Ashley is killed; she inspected the backrooms of the K-9 storage facility and played an old cassette tape listing 5 names before getting caught, killed, and stuffed into the Billy animatronic by Bon.
  • Expy: Billy the Clown could be one for Circus Baby, as both are Animatronic Monster Clowns.
    • Showbear from Bunnyfarm seems to be shaping up as the equivalent of Old Man Consequences.
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: Any time a cute cartoon character meets a Cruel and Unusual Death, expect to see their remains drawn in unnervingly gruesome detail, often up close.
  • Gruesome Goat: While technically not a goat, Sha the Sheep counts as this.
  • Hair-Raising Hare: Bon & Bannie. Fitting as they're basically Bonnie expies. Rocket Bunny might be in the running as well.
  • Halloween Episode: "The Mysterious House", a (supposedly) non-canon animated short that employs the usual Limited Animation and Stylistic Suck style of the series. It follows two new Funny Animal characters, Duckie and Tammy, who decide to enter the titular, decrepit house in the hopes of receiving some treats after an unfruitful round of trick-or-treating on Halloween night. It goes downhill from there.
  • Internal Reveal: The deaths of Ashley Parks, Susan Woodings, and Ed, Molly, and Rosemary Walten are revealed to Sophie over the course of Bunnyfarm.
  • Killer Robot: To be expected, as it's based off of Five Nights at Freddy's.
  • Monster Clown: Billy the Clown's first proper appearance as an animatronic may be perhaps the creepiest out of the mascots, complete with an lifeless, Eyeless Face.
  • Nightmare Face: Ooh boy.
  • Scream Discretion Shot: We don't see how Ashley dies, but judging by her screams, it wasn't a pleasant experience.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in Bunnyfarm with every character’s death, and the ending.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Tammy's discovery of the corpses of the Pumpkin Rabbit's victims is set to a very old recording of "The Streets of Cairo".
    • This can also apply to the series in general.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: A lot of the dialogue in the tapes is done using text to speech software.
  • Unperson: This seems to be what's happening to Jack Walten in the second, with him being cut from the founders photo while receiving absolute no mention in advertising, only popping up as an abnormality.


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