every time i'm doing research of Lost Media, there is always this very eerie atmosphere surrounding it. Apparently, i'm not alone in this, as blameitonjorge's videos always have spooky music in the backround, and RebelTaxi said "There's always something very creepy about lost media" during his video about the Spongebob mocumentary (which I think might be the creepiest lost media piece of all, along with "The Day the Clown Cried" and the Beatles' unreleased song, "Carnival of Light").296 posts and 38 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
It's like death, it existed, but now it's gone forever. I was watching a playlist on Youtube in which there was a wide selection of games on the Super Famicon downloaded only via Satellite (SatellaView) and it's just very unsettling to know that we can no longer experience these games forever.
Oh boy, I really want to play that lost Fire Emblem game.
So what do you guys think?
this category interests me most: the kind of video that isn't lost but it just low beneath the surface because nobody knows about itFortuneAll successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They
never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced
upon them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.
― H.L. Mencken, Prejudices, 1919.
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Cameraheads (otherwise referred to as Camerahead, The Cameraheads, "I killed a Camerahead", etc.) is an early creepypasta first posted on the paranormal boards of 4chan in 2008 (reportedly predating popular creepypastas such as Slenderman, The Rake, Smile Dog, and Jeff the Killer among others).
The plot of the creepypasta involved a man who discovers a collection of books and a torn backpack scattered on the ground while walking, with signs of a struggle being indicated. Inside the backpack, there was a video tape, a broken camera, and a handwritten note that says "I killed a Camerahead". The man begins to research what happened and what the Cameraheads are, only to quickly find himself being stalked by the creatures, whereupon he begins to descend into madness.
The story was purported to be similar in format to the novel House of Leaves, and featured elements of an ARG, with "cursed" images from the video tape (claimed to be memories of what the Camerahead itself had seen) and documents of the Camerahead's previous victims being posted alongside the story itself.
Descriptions as to what the Cameraheads themselves look like vary, with some sources describing them as outwardly human creatures that acted (perhaps unwittingly) as living surveillance cameras, others describing them as having cameras instead of heads (hence the name), and some claiming that they were of a biomechanical design similar to the works of H.R. Giger.
Following the initial posting of the story in 2008, it became the first creepypasta to be posted on the paranormal board's wiki "/x/enopedia" following its establishment in 2009. It is here that the story would remain for several years, even being featured in the "bullshit" category of the wiki, indicating that it was frequently reposted to the point of oversaturation. Over time however, interest would gradually begin to wane in the site, which, alongside numerous attacks from other image boards, lead to its rebranding and eventual shutdown.
When this occurred, all media posted on the site, including Cameraheads, went with it. Unlike most of the site's contents however, Cameraheads and all material accompanying it remain completely unaccounted for, with no reposts or online archives of the /x/enopedia page being known to exist. The same is true for the paranormal boards, of which no archives are known to exist prior to 2014, by which time people were beginning to take note of the unavailability of the story.
To date, the story and its accompanying images remain entirely lost.
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I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream (lost uncut version of PC adventure game; 1995)
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream is a horror/science-fiction adventure game that was released in 1995 on PC, developed by Cyberdreams and Harlan Elison. It is based on Harlan Ellison's short story of the same name.
The game has a reputation for being disturbing and depressing, but there is evidence that shows that it was even more so before its official release.
Unrelated to this, the game was also announced as being in development for the Amiga, though this version is not known to have been started.
The story is set a hundred years in the future. All of humanity has been killed by a mad, extremely powerful and hateful sentient computer called AM (Allied Mastercomputer). He has kept alive five people that he has tortured for all this time. One day, he decides to send them in virtual worlds where each one of them is forced to confront their tormented past or their inner flaws.
They are Gorrister, the suicidal trucker who is remorseful about having driven his wife mad; Benny, the hideously deformed soldier; Ellen, the female engineer who has a phobia of the color yellow; Ted, the paranoid young estate agent; and Nimdok, the elderly German doctor
Evidence of the Original Uncut Scenes
The British TV show GamesMaster (running 1992-1999), in 1995 did a "Gore Special" episode where they'd showcase gory/shocking moments from video games. One part was focused on I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream (that they erroneously refer to as I Have No Mouth, but I Must Scream).
In it, they show scenes that don't appear in the finished product:
The meat locker in Gorrister's scenario has human bodies hanging on the hooks. The official release replaces two of these bodies with slabs of beef meat instead.
A puppy is featured in Gorrister's scenario, in a close-up that takes the whole screen. It looks sickly and Gorrister seems to be able to bring it back to health; the commentators say that it is done by feeding a human heart, showing the stabbing of Harry (which is not cut in the end product) and that the puppy would help Gorrister on his quest. The puppy seems to like it would have been on the airship, among the other caged, electrocuted animals. The official release has a talking jackal to whom Gorrister must feed a heart, that can be human or not.
Ellen's "death" screen where she is attacked by a menacing thinly, bald figure, in front of a yellow stone wall. (shown as shadows cast on a wall as most "death screens" in the game). The official release has a similar scene where Ellen is attacked by her resurrected rapist, but the shadows and the wall are different, as he is wearing a janitor uniform and the attack is set in a modern elevator. It is possible that the rapist was to originally appear as a mummy since Ellen's scenario is set in an Egyptian pyramid, some evidence of embalming remaining around and she enters a sarcophagus to confront him.
Benny eating a baby. In the official release, Benny can find an empty cradle in a cave. The beginning of his scenario has him extremely hungry and trying to eat whatever he can find, but usually vomiting it back with blood.
Possible Deleted Subplot
The developers have also revealed that they intended to have Benny depicted as gay, just as he was in the original story (before being forcibly turned heterosexual by AM's brainwashing).
No direct mention is made of this in the final version, except for a few details that hint at a plotline being cut:
Benny shot his soldiers for finding out a "secret" involving Private Brickman.
He must show the latter "compassion" by planting a fruit that blooms into a flower on his grave.
The same fruit later shows up in the last level as a symbol of "love" that Benny has to give to a projection of his wife Manya who says that she never knew he loved her.
This strongly implies that, in development, Brickman was Benny's secret gay lover; thus, he murdered him to protect his reputation and did the same to the other soldiers who witnessed his act.
In the final version of the game, Benny killed Brickman because he found him too weak for his very harsh standards.
It is possible that some of these scenes were deleted in fear of causing controversy, for pacing or atmosphere reasons.
Whatever it is, a playable version of this game with the extended scenes has never been found or mentioned.
I should play this
90s adventure games are basedRated: 5/10FortuneLaugh, and the world ignores you. Crying doesn't help either.(YOLO)
it's cool when some lost media gets foundFortuneYou are wise, witty, and wonderful, but you spend too much time reading this sort of trash.
Cutting room floor thank me later