You are alone and disoriented, to the waist in the pool water. Wandering aimlessly around the interior room with tiles from wall to wall, your memory escapes. After passing through a door bathed in light, the next room is the pool and the next room. damn it. Your anxiety swells, but you will soon find a small bulge to get out of the water.
No time to rest. Chills run down your spine when you hear a mysterious splash in the distance. As I try to get a clear view, something disappears around the corner. You keep walking on the ledge. The splash sounds closer. The walk turns into jogging, which turns into a sprint. You slip, fall and hit your head on the wet tile until everything turns black. When you wake up from the stench of chlorine, everything starts to come back. You are trying to escape from behind the scenes.
What is behind the scenes?
The back rooms are not a real place. According to Vice, the concept emerged on 4chan in 2019 with an eerie image of a fluorescently lit interior. IN original photo provoked a strong reaction from the Internet and it is difficult to capture its essence. Often described as office space, the image does not show furniture or people. The viewer looks through an entrance covered with mismatched yellow wallpaper, and into an empty room covered with a cheap, brown rug. In part, you can see another open passage, but the view is difficult.
In response to the photo, the online posters imagined a place beyond our world, an abandoned labyrinth full of damp carpet, which can only be reached by sliding through the cracks of reality. In the culture of video games, this distortion of reality is often called without cutting. The unreal place is divided into levels with different environments, potential monsters and survival ratings.
The backrooms are considered creepypasta and follow in Slender Man’s long, long steps around 2010, but the concept is before that. Many people on the Internet are becoming obsessed with a scary basic idea. They write heaps of fan fiction, expanding the horror story, stretching it to their own vision and daring away from any original intentions. Viral videos from amateur directors ignite additional public interest.
I first encountered creepypasta Backrooms during an insomnia attack last month. A YouTube video titled “Rooms with pool (frames found)“I was recommended by Jared Pike’s channel. In the video, a cameraman goes through shallow water. My first two paragraphs above are an imaginary encounter located in his work. Based in New York Instagram page of the artist is a bastion of partially submerged interiors.
In the description of the video, Pike credits Kane Pixels as an influence. Pixels is the online nickname of a 16-year-old visual effects artist from California. His most popular video from earlier in 2022. “The Backrooms“There are over 26 million views on YouTube. A famous figure of the active r / backrooms subreddit, the praise Pixels receive is well deserved. His recent “The back rooms are traps“The video is really terrifying with a slippery high-value production that involves the use of motion capture from Rococo Smartsuit Pro II.