The 15 Experience is a Found Footage webseries started in 2014.
The first videos uploaded were on YouTube, featuring a hacker showing evidence of paranormal activity in the house he was watching. This was the standard for a while, until the true experience was released on the hacker's own website. Now, viewers got a live recording of four teenagers trapped in the house, able to jump from camera to camera to catch the entire story. After a hiatus, more uploads began in 2017, although again it seems everything has stopped for the time being of that same year.
Despite the story being of a live recording, in reality, it was a short-film created for a Swiss filmmaking contest.
This series provides examples of:
- Accidental Murder: In a drunken fight with Catherine when she insists on leaving the house due to her bad headache, Anthony ends up pushing her down the stairs, accidentally killing her. They then learn they were caught on security camera.
- Driven to Suicide: A video of the events in the house was somehow spread to a (fictional) makeup vlogger named Nikki. Something about the video put her into a trance, and she slammed her head into her computer until she died as a result.
- Found Footage: The hacker's videos focus on scenes he'd taken from the security cameras at the house, only edited to clearly show his paranormal evidence. The actual 15 experience takes this further as all the viewers are watching the cameras themselves.
- Haunted House: The house the hacker is watching is rife with paranormal activity, from ghostly orbs, to ghostly faces, to moving shadows.
- Mind Screw: The series becomes this, with the unexplained phenomena taking place in the house. It goes from ghostly activity caught on camera, to a leaked video of the event that causes people to be Driven to Suicide, to a series of impossible events happening to the intruding teenagers.
- Only Sane Man: Pierre is the only one of the intruding teenagers that acts at all rationally, justified as him being the only one who's sober and there only to act as a designated driver. Throughout the night, he tries to convince the others to leave the house with him, to no avail.
- Revealing Continuity Lapse: During the main experience, viewers had the choice between watching the Hackers View storymode or jumping from camera to camera. Doing both reveals some strange inconsistencies between the events- characters frozen in one room are seen elsewhere in the house, characters change position between cameras, and more.
- Surprisingly Good English: Despite being a Swiss production taking place in Paris, the characters all speak perfect English, albeit with french accents.