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The Backrooms (Found Footage)

POSTED BY: 6IXSTRINGJACK
UPDATED: Monday, October 17, 2022 09:01
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Friday, February 18, 2022 12:49 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


This isn't Hollywood. This isn't going to be released in theaters. This isn't big budget. This wasn't even created by an adult.

This was made by a 16 year old kid, it was uploaded to YouTube on January 7th of this year, and it has already gotten over 16.5 Million views.




On its own, I think it's a marvel of how far technology has come, that some brilliant kid could make this on his own with what I assume has to be a much, much better computer than any I currently own. I'd say with all the free time kids have been forced into having these last two years, this kid is on the top ten list for making the most of it.

Personally, on its own, this 9 minute and 13 second short film is my favorite piece in the Horror genre since The Ring. But it's not on its own. There are 4 other videos on the channel that are easily linked to this one by name, and several others that aren't. (And as of writing this, one or two of them appear not to even be on this channel anymore, so the would require you to dig deeper and find them on other channels that have no-doubt re-uploaded them... interesting that). This isn't a simple horror story this kid is trying to tell. It's Sci-Fi/Horror that he's brilliantly linking to real-world events from the 80's and 90's which happened decades before he was born.


For background, if you find this interesting, I would suggest you google and/or search in YouTube for the phrases "Liminal Spaces", "The Backrooms" and "No-Clipping". This work was based off of a "creepypasta" that has been circulating around the internet for a few years now and brought to life by a kid with probably a little too much time on his hands.

9/10 already. I'm hoping wherever he takes this he sticks the landing.

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Saturday, May 7, 2022 12:22 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


I'm LOVING The Backrooms. There's been quite a few videos uploaded by Kane Pixels since the first one in the OP. There is a lot of background and lore being put together here.

https : // www . youtube . com/c/KANEpixels

Interestingly, a second channel that calls themselves "A-Sync Research" has been making a lot of videos on their own. It's unclear if this has anything to do with Kane Pixel's stories or if they're making blatant plagueristic videos at this point, but A-Sync is the name of the R&D company involved with Kane Pixels' vids. It's also clear that A-Sync Research's videos aren't quite up to the quality of Kane's, although it does seem that their more recent ones are quite a bit better than the first few and keep getting better.

I do believe that if A-Sync Research's channel is simply aping off the success of Kane's channel, that Kane is not doing anything about it because with this being an ARG of sorts, it would break the immersion if real-world copyright claims were being made over the issue.

In any event, I'm really digging A-Sync Research's additions and Kane probably should incorporate at least some of their stuff into the existing lore if this isn't already a joint effort.

https : // www . youtube . com/c/ASyncResearch



I'll post the two longest videos since the original here, but I would highly recommend watching at least all of Kane Pixel's videos and even finding links to the 2 vids that exist on the channel but aren't public (meaning that you can only watch them if you have the link for them).





I really wanted to update this thread today since I just saw the "Pitfalls" video which released 5 days ago this afternoon and I freakin' love it.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022 9:31 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Dave Cullen calls The Backrooms, or more accurately, the idea of the Backrooms and alternate reality creativity by non-Hollywood independent creators the answer to Hollywood.



He's probably not wrong. Many of these videos are getting far more views than most episodes for shows created for streaming services do these days.

Cullen also shows footage from Backrooms videos made by creators I've never heard of that look good too. I'm going to have to check them out. Personally, I've already added one or two other Backrooms creators to my subscriptions besides Kane Pixels and A-Sync Research, but off the top of my head I couldn't tell you what the channel names were.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022 9:41 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
And as of writing this, one or two of them appear not to even be on this channel anymore, so the would require you to dig deeper and find them on other channels that have no-doubt re-uploaded them... interesting that



Oh... and an update to this bit in the OP.

Those videos are all on the channel. He's got links to them inside the descriptions of other videos he's put up. It's one of the Easter Egg type things the creators of the ARGs love using to reward fans who dig deeper. Most people don't even look at video descriptions, and if you're watching YouTube on an app on your fire stick you don't even get to see the descriptions or comments.

If I'm not mistaken, Kane and/or A-Sync have also released links to hidden videos when they've posted images using the posting ability that content creators have and often times use to create polls for their audience. The images hide the link either by having binary data in them that translates to a link or require you to use certain photo filters to reveal the link inside. Usually one person will discover this and then post the link for everyone on a site like Reddit.

I'm pretty sure they've done this, but I could be mixing that up with other ARGs I've watched though.

Personally, I'm too busy IRL to do any digging like that and wait until somebody like Film Theory or Nexpo make an update on the series and show the hidden things the casual viewer probably missed, but if I were a kid again I'd be deeply engrossed in these ARGs. The fan interaction here is something that you've never been able to find with traditional TV/Movies.

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Thursday, October 13, 2022 1:06 PM

JAYNEZTOWN


There was discussion of this style of creative content in your indie low budget film threads.

There is a new culture of authentic, the Web Original Group with idea, interweb fanbase urban legend mixed with art and film and cgi and creepypasta, the return to slasher and thriller film, the Analog Horror and 'Found Footage'. Hardcore Henry also gives off that Psycho first person feel but this is different. Backrooms it's like French arthouse, video game, scifi and Lynchian mixed with New Weird

I like it a lot, thanks for updating these. I think Hollywood is done, the indie film shorts are also doing well. South Korea is where its happening now but US film will make a comeback, It's like Community viral Patreon stuff, Indie film, crowd funding and Artistic brain storming all rolled into one.

The ideas will continue and far away from the cancel culture and political agendas of Hollyweird

As Hollywood dies, film the US art, American creativity will improve

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Friday, October 14, 2022 12:22 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


I'm glad you're enjoying them too. I'd much rather watch any video created by the content creators I listed above than anything Hollywood puts out and I find myself getting excited when they release something else. Some of the videos almost seem to have nothing really happeneing on occasion, but the atmosphere alone and waiting for the other shoe to drop is just tense.

If you haven't checked out Nexpo's channel, I'd give it a watch. He goes extremely in depth on these ARGs as they happen (or at least he used to). That's a way that you can find some great YouTube stories that you otherwise wouldn't have heard of before.

He always suggests that you watch the original creation before watching his coverage and I don't disagree with him on that. His coverage isn't only spoiler heavy, but it will likely present you with a lot of things you missed or didn't even think about on a single viewing.

My personal favorite story aside from the Backrooms so far is called Petscop. It starts out as a kid who found an old original Playstation 1 beta game and you're hearing just his side of the phone conversation as he's explaining it to somebody else as he's playing it from the beginning. From there it gets... weird.

(this link isn't a video. It's the link to the Petscop channel with spaces in between. If you go to the videos tab and scroll down to "Petscop", that's where the story begins. "Petscop 2", Petscop 3, Petscop 4, etc...)

htt ps: //www .youtube .com/c/Petscop


The creator never spoke in public while this was going on... for years. That leads me to believe that the story is finished now, since he did present himself online shortly after the last few uploads a few years ago. I was sad to see it end. It's a good ending if it doesn't ever get an update, but I'd always welcome more of that story.



I'll have to go through my subscriptions. Nexpo isn't the only creator that covers these productions in depth. It's been a while since I watched any of them other than Backrooms though.


"Dad" is also another good independent story on YouTube. I haven't follwed that one for a while though, so I don't know if it's still active or if that story finished.

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Monday, October 17, 2022 9:01 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Some good channels...

Nexpo: https : //www. youtube.com/c/Nexpo

"Exploring the Internet's Dark Side." Nexpo does in depth analysis of a lot of good internet series, but his "Disturbing Things From Around The Internet" series shouldn't be missed.

Barely Sociable: https : //www. youtube.com/c/BarelySociable

"Hi I'm Barely Sociable, I create analysis videos for the odd corners of the internet." This guy doesn't cover web series, but he covers real life events often tied to the internet, but not always. One in particular I remember was the missing FBI tape that was uncovered where a guy had recorded his plans for a gas attack at Disney theme parks back in the days when people still used VHS camcorders.

He's got a second channel too; Slightly Sociable: https : //www. youtube.com/c/SlightlySociable




Internet Stories:

Local 58 TV: https : //www. youtube.com/c/LOCAL58TV

"ANALOG HORROR AT 476 MHz. Unsettling shorts in the found footage/VHS aesthetic from Kris Straub (Candle Cove, Broodhollow, Ichor Falls)."



Dad: https : //www. youtube.com/c/DadFeels

"Hi. I’m Dadbot. An average regular guy.

Twitch https://twitch.tv/DadFeels
Discord https://discord.gg/nathanstation

Dad Feels Music
https://dadfeels.bandcamp.com

Dad Tweets @DadFeels
Dad Instagram @DadFeels"



There's others, but that's off the top of my head right now.

All creepy stuff to get you in the mood for Halloween.

I'm sure any of it is better than the 39th Halloween movie that just came out.



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