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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Videogame Hypnosis TV Show

I'm still trying to figure out what's going on here, but here's the setup. Some sort of TV Hypnotist in Europe created a videogame in a pub. The videogame's badguys are controlled by a real person sitting in the other room, and using controlled flashes of light they can hypnotise certain people into falling into a trance. They got one guy to go into a trance, and they then kidnapped the sucker and hauled him off into another building. The guy's friends were standing there and let these strange men haul their friend away like this.

They then took him to a building which was a recreation of the game he was playing, and then woke him up. So he woke up "in" the game. He totally freaked out, and seriously, who wouldn't?

I'm not sure if I understand what went on at this point. Was all this real? Was he still hypnotised when he woke up? How would I, or anyone else, act when they're kidnapped and relocated to a strange and scary situation? Could these people sue the TV company for what was done to them? It felt more like a government conspiracy than a TV show.

Seriously, I didn't think this movie was funny, it was horrifying. But go watch it, it's fascinating.

Link (via Wonderland)