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So, I'm a ARG horror vlogs fan. I just love the whole "this is fucking crazy, let's go investigate that ABANDONED HOUSE OVER THERE it's probably totally safe" atmosphere. I mean, Marble Hornets is possibly the best homemade ARG on the "Slenderman" meme yet. The filming is a little cheesy and predictable at times, but it's redeemed when I remember that this series is totally on a budget and it still scares me a lot more than most blockbuster horror flicks. Someone on the Something Awful Forums was kind enough to file all Marble Hornet's vids together (along with the spectacularly creepy vid responses of "totheark").

I usually like the ARG vlogs that try to be weird for the sake of being weird, not because they're part of a viral marketing campaign. (Not that ARG marketing campaigns aren't entertaining or anything. Back in the day, Cloverfield's ARG scared the crap out of me. I just usually like the homemade ARGs more.)



Date: 2010-03-01 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scarlet-carsons.livejournal.com
I'm usually deeply cynical about creepy/ghost/horror/whatever stories, but... Marble Hornets is playing me like a cheap violin. :(

Date: 2010-03-02 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whiskerslily.livejournal.com
Yeah, I think it does a fairly good job of drawing people into the story. Also, I love how Lovecraftian it seems to be, too.

Date: 2010-03-02 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scarlet-carsons.livejournal.com
Initially, I was like, 'Oh. There's a guy. And he left a mysterious record of something mysterious and then vanished and there are vague allusions to sinister forces blah blah blah how original. *eyeroll*'

But then it got to the parts with the wacky audio and I was already a nervous mess.

Date: 2010-03-02 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whiskerslily.livejournal.com
Yeah, the audio. When it starts getting static near that red tower thing in the woods . . . Jesus. Also, I'm a complete wuss, so I was already freaked out because of the "anonymous guy standing silently on the front porch" scene. D:

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