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Watch This Terrifying Live-Action Short Based on the “P.T.” Game Teaser

Back in August of 2014, legendary game designer Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid) and genre icon Guillermo Del Toro (PAN’S LABYRINTH, CRIMSON PEAK) released P.T., a playable teaser for Silent Hills (yes, plural), Sony’s proposed (and later dropped) experimental reboot/sequel to the Silent Hill game series… and gamers everywhere immediately freaked out.

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The teaser’s bizarre nightmare scenario creates a GROUNDHOG DAY-type cycle, trapping the player in a small location and forcing them into a loop of surreal repeating events, each time varying tiny details with clues to unlock the next phase of play. This immersive, mind-bending environment was enhanced by some of the scariest sound design ever featured in a game.

Recently, an intrepid team of Michigan-based filmmakers calling themselves “The Oddest of the Odd” adapted the P.T. teaser into a live-action short film… and it’s even creepier than its inspiration. We highly recommend turning your lights off and putting on headphones for a truly immersive experience.

If you missed or were unable to play the P.T. teaser for PlayStation 4, you can watch this “Found Footage Edit” of the entire game teaser play-through (the same lights-off, phones-on recommendation applies here too):

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