S3 E96 Unreal Engine: Backrooms medley (Sept 2023)

In this week's episode, we discuss the phenomenal Backrooms meme that has emerged ever since  @kanepixels original film (and the much awaited Netflix version was announced). We review three examples of the works being created, variously using levels of the rapidly evolving game: Chaos in the Hub by  @BackroomsMerchant is probably the most close to the original horror vibe; Endless Escalators by  @ReturnToRender is an example of great comedic timing; and Crab Rave - Backrooms Edition by  @Madlykeanu is just pure fun, and an example of a meme upon a meme. As Phil suggests, however, has it gone too far, a la Poltergeist and Alien, and what does this astonishing level of response to the original film mean for the success of the Netflex release? We have mixed views and yet geniusly, somehow, Ricky manages to invoke Kafka into the discussion!

5:18 Three creative backrooms-themed videos. 
16:51 The backrooms phenomenon and its evolution. 
24:11 Phil reflects on the evolution of the meme, from a mysterious and intriguing concept to a more concrete and less exciting reality. 

Credits - Speakers: Ricky Grove, Phil Rice, Tracy Harwood, Damien Valentine 
Producer/Editor: Ricky Grove 
Intro: Phil Rice 
Music: Intro - Doctor Dreamchip/Outro - Arps Solina
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