The traditional film genre most often cited as a natural for virtual reality is horror. Whether you're being attacked from behind, eaten alive, or subjected to the ministrations of a lunatic surgeon, 360-degree video keeps your head in the game. Looking around, waiting for the next jump to come; that's what people are excited to feel in VR.
Despite only launching 360-degree video support last year, YouTube is already hosting a surprising amount of VR horror. Most of it is from amateurs and, unsurprisingly, most of is it pretty bad!
But, as lovers of the horror genre know, sometimes bad is so, so good.
Easter Bunny 360°
There’s no way to hide from this haunted hare. The past couple years haven't been kind to the Easter Bunny, I guess. Three stars.
Tfw you’re doing yoga while bae is showering in your tiny basement apartment when things start to go horribly wrong. I won't ruin the ending, but let's just say that's why I never do yoga, or shower. Four stars.
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