The Backrooms

The Backrooms (Found Footage)

What Is It?

The video above is the 2022 horror found footage short film The Backrooms by the YouTube channel Kane Pixels / the director Kane Parsons.

Here is the description for this video:

September 23, 1996

This is how The IMDb describes this short film:

A cameraman helping to shoot an indie film suddenly finds himself wandering a liminal space.

This is how PopCrush describes this short film:

The Backrooms is about a cameraman who, after tripping and presumably getting knocked unconscious while working on what seems to be an independent film project, wakes up in a bizarre, seemingly inescapable and deserted building.

Confronted with endless corridors, empty rooms and hallways mostly illuminated by sickly yellow corporate lighting, the cameraman wanders aimlessly until he comes across a strange graffitied message on a wall: “Don’t move … Stay still,” he reads aloud.

Suddenly, a horrifying creature making an even more horrifying sound (think: a warped, nightmare version of the ’90s AOL dial-up tone) appears. It begins to stalk the cameraman room by room as he attempts to navigate a maze of hallways, stairs and liminal spaces that seem to lead nowhere.

The Backrooms appears to take place in the early ’90s.

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My Thoughts

My brother GC sent this short film to me, and it was a pleasant surprise.

This short film is something that should have been in the latest V/H/S film, and it was better than pretty much everything in the latest V/H/S film.

The visuals, the music, the architecture of the building, et cetera all came together to make a short film that was creepy & surreal.

It was like a building from a dream, and it was like being trapped in a strange maze-like building in a dream.

It is just something about the architecture of this building that is interesting, unsettling, surreal, familiar, and more.

This building reminds me of dreams that I have sometimes where I am in a building or part of a building where creepy paranormal & supernatural things happen.

I would rate this short film a 4 or 4.5 out of 5, and I recommend watching it.

The end,

  • John Jr

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