5. I Feel Fantastic
This video has been doing the rounds on the Internet for a few years now. It’s depicts a singing android named Tara in a small living room. She sings over and over ‘I feel fantastic, hey hey hey’ to an unnerving backing track.
No one is certain as to the origins of this clip. There are many conspiracy theories that say the android was made by a serial killer.
At 1:47 the video cuts to an outside shot of a backyard, leading many to speculate that this is where he buried his victims. Some say he dressed the android in the clothes of the last person he murdered. It’s thought that the android sings ‘I feel fantastic’ because that’s what the murderer wanted his victims to say as they were being killed. Creepier still, halfway through the song the verse changes to ‘Please leave, run run run.’
The video is also often linked to a man named John Bergeron and a website called androidworld.com. They say he created Tara the singing android as a sort of artsy experiment but Bergeron has never come forward.
The video is so perplexing that it’s spawned numerous copycat videos and even its own Creepasta:
4. The Soul Collector
This unsettling video was sent to our Facebook page a few months ago. The description reads: ‘I’m Coming For You – All Of You – You Can’t Escape Me – I Need 1 Million Souls For Transport Back To Hell — In 1 Week — May I Please Have Your Soul – I’ll Take Good Care Of It – I Promise’
It’s basically 12 minutes of a guy dressed in a clown suit, drinking wine, coughing and spluttering, saying how he’s going to collect our souls and take them back to hell. Lovely.
3. A Family Finds Entertainment
Released in 2005, this highly experimental film by Ryan Trecartin makes you wonder whether someone slipped some acid into your morning bowl of Cap’n Crunch.
Supposedly the story follows protagonist Skippy as he leaves his troubled family in search of a better life. However, from what I can tell it just seems to be 40 minutes of gratuitous psychedelic imagery performed by a group of stoned art students. Either way, the production quality is undeniably creepy and wholly unsettling.
Begotten is an experimental film released in 1990 by director E. Elias Merhige. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes of dark, twisted reality. It’s like you’ve developed an uneasy fever of which there is no recovery.
The film is a distorted re-telling of the Bible’s Genesis. The opening is probably the most notable and disturbing scene. It depicts ‘god’ disemboweling himself as he writhes about covered in blood.
1. Gateway of the Mind
This very unsettling Youtube clip began circulating around 2014. It’s fairly hard to describe so it’s probably best we just watch.
This version has been edited to be extra creepy with dubbed sound and overlaid visual effects. The original, titled Transfiguration, is actually by a performance artist named Olivier de Sagazan. The first iteration of the piece appeared in 2001 but has since been in constant change as the artist seeks to challenge the viewer in new ways. Well I’d say it’s been very successful because I’m currently in need of a fresh pair of pants.