This page is about a screamer or shock site of which the original copy was deleted.
Kikia was a flash animated screamer created by an unknown user, but was posted on the Taiwanese service called Kimo by Netspooky in early 2002. Compared to all other screamers, Kikia is highly remembered as one of the earliest screamers to have existed on the internet. It was also regarded as the first of its type to become widely spread especially on different websites. As such, Kikia was an integral step towards kickstarting the screamer trend that would scare the internet senseless.
Background[edit | edit source]
The early 2000s was a significant year for the internet. With an increased number of users and websites coming into the scene, so too did the horror scene. Websites such as "Scary For Kids" and other related media started to pop up and create whole communities of fans within the horror genre. However, while scary images and urban legends became the standard for them, the idea of a video or animation whose sole purpose is to scare unsuspected viewers as they were lulled into a state of serenity had not been done yet.
Enter Kikia, a flash animation that did exactly what was previously stated. Though, it started off small as it first appeared on Kimo, a blogging service in Taiwan. Aside from Kimo, it also began as a prank sent through chain mail similarly to how The Maze did it. Over the next few weeks after its official posting, it garnered much attention from both Taiwanese and even Chinese denizens of the web. By 2004, Kikia would eventually be shown to the western world where it also gained popularity.
While the reactions towards Kikia were mixed, its novelty was praised. Noticeably, westerners reported that they were more scared of it due to the fact that it is in a language that they can not even read to begin with. Yet, others ended up being more confused than scared especially when they were wondering what was the purpose of it. Either way, Kikia still managed to remain popular on the internet due to it being the first of many screamers to come.
Overview[edit | edit source]
The animation begins with a still of a crudely drawn boy sitting on a patch of grass looking at the sky. Two lines of Chinese text appear letter by letter that read, "是否已經很久..... 沒仔細看看天空.....", translating to "How long haven't you..... Taken a look at the sky and daydreamed....." The view then changes and shows the boy walking down what appears to be a city street lined with simple buildings with two more lines of text displayed saying "走在街上.......... 你看到.......", translating to "Walking down the street.......... You see......." Then, a flashing picture of a ghastly being with white eyes and an open mouth pops up along side a loud scream. After the screamer, the yellow text "Kikia" appears, thus ending the flash animation.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The image used for the jumpscare is a screenshot of an enemy ghost from the video game Fatal Frame .
- Throughout the first half, an instrumental version of "First Love" by Hikaru Utada plays softly.
- It is unknown as to what "Kikia" means. However, the closest information is that it is a name of Japanese origins meaning "beautiful princess."
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Showcase video[edit | edit source]
Links[edit | edit source]
NOTE: The following animation contains a screamer!
- Original link:
- YouTube version: youtube.com/watch?v=smwLC6fuo8c
- Albino Blacksheep: albinoblacksheep.com/flash/kikia
Other mirrors[edit | edit source]
- RAW .swf: albinoblacksheep.com/swf/prank/kikia(www.albinoblacksheep.com).swf
- MJBDiver version: web.archive.org/web/20050210063356fw_/fdoi.co.uk/scaryswf/kikia.html