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PostSubject: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:37 am

I decided to post this because it seems that no one else has yet. This is a newer Slender Man series
called "The Dead Are watching" that I have been wanting to discuss for some time. This series has a very unique build up to the Slender Man's arrival. I would really like to know what other people's opinions on this YouTube series are. So... Love it? Hate it? Ambiguous? And why?

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I recommend using the playlist called “The Dead Are Watching In Order” if you want to see the whole series (>30 Min. long), because the “Uploads” section is way out of order.
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If you want to see only the blatantly Slender stuff then start on episode 17.
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And if you just want to see the Slender Man shows up in episode 27... here you go.
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EDIT: Three new episodes have been added since I posted this topic.

The Slender Man appears again in episode 30:
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In episode 31 Leo is taken to a certain boardwalk in the woods similar to one other I can think of.
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:51 am

Be forewarned: You asked for my opinion and in that regard I will give it wholly and honestly. Please take this as constructive criticism only.

The premise is interesting. And boy oh boy is the time taken before any real slender nonsense goes down.
There we're a few things that made me on edge.
That weird hand in 19 freaked me out a little. Hands and arms coming from nowhere spook me for some reason. And 27 was very well done and convincing in a realistic like way.
Now that your into the metaphorical meat and potatoes of a slender series I would be interested to see a little more. But with all that buildup with the ghosts and demons and stuff I would hope there would be a connection with the two. (can't really see one right now)
The only thing I didn't care for;
The necronomicon. For me this has always seemed old hat and a little silly. I just have never seen its appeal in a scary format. Not to mention, why oh why would you bother messing with something like that unless you were just asking for trouble.

Overall I appreciate the short posts and constant shannagans. You seem to get to the point with most of the videos and I appreciate that. Especially since there are a ton of vlogs out there where each one is like 7mins long and most of the time its someone messing around at home and then at the end....SLENDERMAN!
Yawn.
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:24 pm

So, i have only watched the first three videos so in terms of slenderman i don't have much of an opinion, but in terms of a series i have some ideas.

Really? Necronomicon? It was a book freaking made up for HP lovecraft. I'm not impressed by this series so far, the premise is unique, but feels like something i would see in a crappy movie they air on 4am on the chiller channel. Also, anyone else notice all the black pieces were conquered by one white piece?

But yeah, im not impressed so far, but ill keep watching in hopes that it gets better

EDIT: finished it, not that impressed by the series in a major way. I'm glad he keeps the videos short and having other paranormal stuff before slenderman is cool, but it just isn't scary and I'm not impressed by the story. Points for being really original and i hope that this series will eventually find its place, but i just don't find it that good
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:38 pm

Thank you Crusergirl and TriplePie for your opinions. I thank you both for giving me the positive and the negative. The Necronomicon is a fake account, yes, but so is everything else in this series. Everything in this series is also based on the ideas presented in and around the Necronomicon mythos making this series kind of a hybrid. The Watchers, the servants of the Watchers, even the Slender Man is being set up as a sort of a aspect of Choronzon, Lord of Hallucinations. All these concepts come from that mythos to aid in giving this mythos a purpose for being in Leo's life. This is all quite technical. To make things more simple I will merely say this... The Slender Man has just arrived so let the fun begin! If anyone has more opinions on what you have seen or suggestions on how to improve upon the series then please let me know. I would love to hear them! (So happy I finally get to discuss this!)
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:00 pm

OK I'm just gonna post here real quick and say how much I love this series. ESPECIALLY because of the latest entries.
"Oh, there's no one out here- UHFJWGFJKSDZHFGSJz"
And, when he was walking around on the boardwalk, I'm just sitting here like "...I know exactly where that is, heheheh."
So, awesome. I love the effects and plot of this series and can't wait to see more!
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:24 pm

quofomo wrote:
OK I'm just gonna post here real quick and say how much I love this series. ESPECIALLY because of the latest entries.
"Oh, there's no one out here- UHFJWGFJKSDZHFGSJz"
And, when he was walking around on the boardwalk, I'm just sitting here like "...I know exactly where that is, heheheh."
So, awesome. I love the effects and plot of this series and can't wait to see more!

I thank you quofomo for your honest and positive review ^.^ I am sorry I did not get back to replying sooner, but I was waiting for some new episodes to come up so I could do this without double posting. The Dead Are Watching has been getting a lot of love lately. Its subs have almost caught up with... well... CaughtNotSleeping. It makes me happy to know that other people enjoy this series as much as I do. If anyone else would like to share their opinions on this show I would love to hear them. Love it, have it, in-between or how would you make it better. All great topics and are welcome here.

2 new episodes recently released.

Leo is loosing his mind from lack of sleep
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and the Slender Man has been in Leo's life longer then he thought. An older tape finally reviewed.
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:10 am

I just saw 32.
I love how he looks when he is losing his mind from lack of sleep.
Is this you in front of the camera Tahrgat?
God it looked good. Or rather bad. No offense but Leo looked like shit and as I was watching it I was like, "Damn, this poor guy is all fucked up and going crazy."
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This series is getting much better as I follow it. I'm officially subscribed now so I look forward to awesomeness.
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:48 pm

Crusergirl wrote:

Is this you in front of the camera Tahrgat?

Me, Leo, Wahahahaha?! Na, I'm RoivasSevil... Will anyone buy that?

Crusergirl wrote:

This series is getting much better as I follow it. I'm officially subscribed now so I look forward to awesomeness.

Yay, welcome aboard ^.^ Things seem to be going in the right direction so lets hope it keeps going that way.
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:52 pm

Going to start watching this... I like jumping in late in the game so there are so many vids to watch. =3
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:10 pm

I'm going to spend the early hours of this morning watching them.
Thank you for the links.
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:08 am

dezwithabat wrote:
Going to start watching this... I like jumping in
late in the game so there are so many vids to watch. =3

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I'm going to spend the early hours of this morning watching them.
Thank you for the links.

I thank you both for your interest. Hopefully I have brought something enjoyable to your attention. As many have said the series starts off kinda slow, but gets more interesting as it goes. I just checked out the playlist and it says the duration is >40 Min. Just letting you know what you are up against.

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Okay this is a odd episode. It seems that Leo hasn't gotten much sleep yet and has continued down the path of loosing his mind. He now appears to have company for his trip.

Here is the description for the episode:
"With th3 lack of sanity com3s only truth, no matter how insan3 that truth may be."

Update 2:

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Leo has gotten some sleep and gives us a brief update. Also he appears to now possess the weird mask from the last episode.

Update 3 & 4:

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This is what happens when you wander around town in a delirium at night.

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The Slender Man pays Leo another night time visit.
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:20 pm

I'm trying to watch through all the vlogs lately and this is the next one on the list. My thoughts as I watch.



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Alrightyo. My honest opinion? It's not terrible. It's not awesome, but it's not bad. The acting varies from video to video as to how believable I find it, often times Leo is too stiff, he has sort of awkward diction and he doesn't inflect much from emotion to emotion, but other times, he can really let loose and be pissed, which I perfer. The plot is ok, I like the unique introduction to Slendy and the use of the proxy-watchers but sometimes the series draws too heavily on existing Slendy-lore and it can become too referential to other series. There are a few shots that made me go "oh that's from Just Another Fool" or "That looks familiar to Caughtnotsleeping" or whatever. I don't mind people drawing off of other series good camera angles or interesting ideas but it also needs to bring some more of it's own stuff to the table.



It's really not bad, and I'll keep watching it, but it's not really done anything to draw me in yet. I think it desperately needs some better cinematagraphy and it needs something more in the plot arena, a new element or puzzle or something to really get us engaged. Right now there's not really anything for me to talk about...



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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:31 pm

CheckersValentine wrote:


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Alrightyo. My honest opinion? It's not terrible. It's not awesome, but it's not bad.

The acting varies from video to video as to how believable I find it, often times Leo is too stiff, he has sort of awkward diction and he doesn't inflect much from emotion to emotion, but other times, he can really let loose and be pissed, which I perfer. The plot is ok, I like the unique introduction to Slendy and the use of the proxy-watchers but sometimes the series draws too heavily on existing Slendy-lore and it can become too referential to other series. There are a few shots that made me go "oh that's from Just Another Fool"

(Never saw TJA or Just Another Fool... ^.^ Great minds think alike?!)

or "That looks familiar to Caughtnotsleeping" or whatever. I don't mind people drawing off of other series good camera angles or interesting ideas but it also needs to bring some more of it's own stuff to the table.

(If you create something without knowledge of another's work and it looks similar is it still drawing off of them? Also I am lost on the Caught comparison. I have personally only seen 2 episodes and haven't worked towards the end of mimicking either.)

It's really not bad, and I'll keep watching it, but it's not really done anything to draw me in yet. I think it desperately needs some better cinematagraphy and it needs something more in the plot arena, a new element or puzzle or something to really get us engaged. Right now there's not really anything for me to talk about...

As an avid fan of heavily interactive ARGs I understand why you feel that this series is alright, but lacking. It is run more as a horror movie that you notice subtle things about then a solve the puzzle discussion piece. I appreciate your input and that you reviewed the whole series through and through. This information is always welcome. I hope that one day this series will hit a mark for you and become something as enjoyable for you as it is for me, but if that means going full interactive then I feel that you will be disappointed. Besides we already have a awesome series dedicated to such ^.^ Thanks for the review CheckersValentine. You are ever a great member of this community and keep doing what your doing. As usual I invite any and all to come and share your opinions. If you have read through this thread then you know opinions vary drastically. What will yours be?

Edit: 2 new episides.
A summery of things as they are.
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:26 pm

I saw the whole series in one night. I was quite underwhelmed by the acting, which was pretty damn wooden. The premise is quite unique though, and I enjoyed it for what it was worth. And also, Slender Man is quite different. It lacks the tie, and seems to be dressed like a preist. I found that to be an interesting, and overall pretty cool idea.
Leo also made a playlist for lesser known 'Slender series' which was cool of him.
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:18 pm

Thank you for your review AmanwithoutaNaME. Congratz, you are the first person to identify the style of my Slender Man! Yeah, my acting isn't that great. I never wanted to be an actor in my series, but supply and demand you know. Besides, bad acting is the popular trend in these series ;p

The newest episode is up. People have been liking it so far. Leo wakes up a month after the events in the last episode and madness ensues.

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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:15 am

I watched the whole series yesterday & it was pretty cool. I always thought there should be a Slender series that starts off with the premise of paranormal investigation, so it was awesome to see that concept come to life I love you

I was surprised, though, & thought it was a shame that the ouija board session was not shown to us. I at least wish the details of said session had been reported back to us No
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:00 am

Loved the TribeTwelve style film cuts in the latest entry, had to watch it about three times to get everything. Wasn't expecting something this good, I'm really getting into it.

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PostSubject: Dignit.   Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:30 pm

I registered here just to comment on this series. I'm really diggin it so far. (I'm up to 33.)

This is great. I love the shortness of the videos and how they get right
to the point, it makes it so much easier to watch than EmH (which I'm
still in the process of muddling through). I finished Marble Hornets and
it was my first exposure to the Slender Man mythos, so I sought out as
many other Slender Series as I could find. I know some people here hate
some of them, but I have yet to be really bothered by one. I even liked
jonclubs113, and I was disappointed when I saw how and why it ended to
abruptly.

I have a couple critiques, but they were so many videos ago at this
point that I don't remember most of them. The one I do remember is that
Slendy's face and hands don't have matching skin tones. I don't care
that his head was white (I saw someone else complain that it was too
white, but I don't mind) as long as the hands are equally white. I don't
know why that stood out to me, but it did. I actually like the acting,
it feels natural.

Because I'm not comfortable on camera, I come off as a little awkward,
even when I'm just talking and not acting. And that's the same vibe I
get here. Just a guy who's not really used to filming himself, and it
doesn't come off as artificial at all.

Anyway, I'm not sure what the deal is with the Maskies (Watchers?), but I
like the overall feel. I hope there's more actual plot coming up,
rather than a bunch of disjointed "weird stuff's going on!" type things.
But I am intrigued and have sub'd.
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:30 pm

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Lethalullaby, I think that we will see the ritual in the future.


Buddy13, I think the story should start flowing together for it is all connected. Also, the Watchers are the spirit entities. The Followers of the Watchers are the sprinkling of masked beings.

To anyone who is interested. A new episode is out.

Leo gives a brief update of the last two weeks and reveals some things he has found.

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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:27 pm

I already watched it! Because of the sub email from YouTube ;-)

For the first time, I felt like this one was a little *too* short.
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:05 am

Buddy13 wrote:
I already watched it! Because of the sub email from YouTube ;-)

For the first time, I felt like this one was a little *too* short.

I agree, but in comparison to some other episodes it wasn't that short. Episode 8 is only 13 seconds long. Sorry if you feel cheated it's just a busy time of the year. I would like to thank you for subscribing! You and several other users have helped The Dead Are Watching reach 200 subs!
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:19 pm

this series has peeked my interest so far.... just wish some one would research other occult and paranormal items than the neconamocron and Ouija board. it is not like those are the only things out there that function as a maguffin
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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:18 pm

First on the agenda, Tarvok, thanks for the message ^.^ Secondly, for any who care to be informed, There is a new episode of The Dead are Watching out! This one has been getting some pretty positive feedback.

Leo's camera is back from being repaired so he updates us on his current situation then goes out back to see what is hidden under the ground.

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PostSubject: Re: SLENDER SERIES: The Dead Are Watching   Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:45 am

That was awesome! I love the fade in effect. Damn that's some fast running, fight or flight is strong in this.

That makes me feel as though Slendy doesn't want him to dig up whatever's in the ground, that maybe he won't like what he sees.

Stupid question Tahrgat, are you Leo by any chance?

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