Everyone has trust issues from this video right!?
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There is one particular video that truly takes the cake. Many of us late 90s/early 2000s kids have experienced our fair share of childhood trauma from the early days of the internet.
Yes, you guessed it—we all distinctly remember the viral automobile video that gave us the fear of a lifetime. Many people have since said that the experience gave them “trust issues.”
Describe a lasting legacy.
We have all been taken back in time as we celebrate the thrilling anniversary of the biggest jump scare in history, which happened 19 years ago this year.
The video, too?
The notorious “Ghost car commercial,” which is actually an advertisement for an energy drink of all things and not a horror cinematic smash.
If you need a memory boost, the film shows a car travelling through a lovely rural area with winding, long roads, thick vegetation, and a few trees, which will eventually lead viewers to believe they are only taking in a scenic joyride.
But when the automobile vanishes beneath some woods, everything literally takes a turn.
The mother of all jump scares suddenly rips through the screen as viewers lean towards their pixelated YouTube screens, intrigued by the mystery.
It’s obvious that the image of the now-famous zombie-like person appearing abruptly in front of the camera, together with the phrase “You’ve never been so wide awake,” fading away as a can of the drink pumps like a heart, has become ingrained in each of our minds.
You can’t deny it is some very creative marketing, whether you like it or not.
The video has been shared and published numerous times over the years. The most recent was uploaded on X (a.k.a. Twitter), where it has received more than 1.6 million views in just one day.
The account, @NoContextBrits, captioned a screenshot from the advert: “Where my trust issues began.”
It was evident that the blast from the past resonated with hundreds of people online, as many eagerly shared their thoughts.
One user revealed: “God damn it, I suppressed this memory. Now I’m gonna have to deal with it.”
A second admitted: “12-year-old me was terrified of this.”
“My chest hurt looking at this pic,” penned a third, while a fourth added: “Scared the c**p out of me 20 years ago!”
Still scares me to this day to be honest…
New Netflix Movie Is So Scary People Are Being Forced To Turn It Off After 2 Minutes
I dare you to watch it…
Netflix’s latest offering, “The Little Things,” has garnered such intense fear among viewers that some are switching it off within the first few minutes.
Recently added to the streaming platform, this Warner Bros. production is set in the 1990s and revolves around the investigation led by two police officers into a series of gruesome murders in Los Angeles.
As the narrative unfolds, the officers become entangled in a complex web of crime, deceit, and personal demons. Their pursuit of a serial killer evolves into a harrowing psychological journey, with each officer haunted by both the nature of the crimes and their own haunting pasts.
The movie’s synopsis encapsulates the plot: “Deputy Sheriff Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who’s terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.”
Directed by John Lee Hancock, this American neo-noir crime thriller boasts a stellar ensemble cast that includes Academy Award winners Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto. Blending intense character study with suspenseful crime-solving, the movie offers a departure from the typical police procedural.
Indeed, “The Little Things” has made a significant impact on viewers, with some experiencing such anxiety that they felt compelled to turn off the film within the first few minutes.
One Twitter user expressed, “Watching ‘the little things’ on Netflix, and the first 2 minutes are so scary I’m not sure I can continue.” Another shared a similar sentiment, stating, “2min 52 sec into Netflix the little things & it’s made me so anxious I’ve had to turn it off.”
Meanwhile, other viewers lauded Denzel Washington’s performance, with one saying, “‘The little things’ on Netflix…….WOW, what a movie. Proper old school, Denzil Washington at his best.” Another fan enthusiastically commented, “Watched the little things on Netflix with my sister, and it was So Good!!!”
Upon its release, “The Little Things” received mixed to positive reviews from critics. While some critiques centered on its conventional approach to the genre, others praised its acting and atmospheric elements. Notably, Jared Leto earned multiple nominations for his role, including one for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In an interview with Chicago Reel, Denzel Washington reflected on his role in the film and working alongside Rami Malek and Jared Leto, realizing how his place in Hollywood had evolved. He shared, “Watching, there’s a scene we shot with Jared and Rami, and they’re in the interrogation room. And I’m in the observation room. The cameras were all in there the first half of the day or whatever, and I’m just in the observation room, missing the popcorn, just watching these two young guys go at it. Whatever amount of years ago, 30 years ago, I was the young guy with Gene Hackman or whoever. But now I’m the guy watching the young guys. It was fascinating… to watch their joust if you will.”
However, despite receiving praise from some viewers, the film holds a relatively modest 45% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, suggesting that it might not be everyone’s cup of tea.
For those seeking a chilling thriller that will truly test their nerves, “The Little Things” beckons—if they dare.