The Illusion of Bloody Mary
The Illusion of Bloody Mary was a Liquid Generation Sabotage screamer, based on the real-life folklore legend. It is one of the few Sabotage pranks where the screamer face was actually used as the game's thumbnail picture on the Liquid Generation website. The screamer was taken down along with the entire Liquid Generation website,
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
When the player starts the game, the Text box appears, which is narrated by an echoing voice which continues in an endless loop until the player clicks 'Next':
“Throughout the centuries, thousands of people have locked themselves in bathrooms and played Bloody Mary. Some say the legend of Bloody Mary is just a ghost story... But in 1898, after seeing Bloody Mary for himself, crazed artist Heri Rimbaud painted an optical illusion that would allow people to see safely see Mary's ravished face. This is that illusion...”, After clicking 'Next', an image of an old mirror of appears in the background, while the narrator reads out the instructions: “Hold your face ten inches away from your computer screen and stare at the optical illusion. Without blinking your eyes, slowly whisper “Bloody Mary” thirteen times. When you're done, close your eyes and you'll see the image of Bloody Mary.”
If the player continues, the game will zoom in on the mirror. Lightning sounds can be heard in the background, accompanied by flashing effects, while a voice slowly whispers “Bloody Mary” multiple times. A couple of creepy faces briefly show up without any screams, partially being obscured by the texture of the mirror. Shortly before the voice finishes whispering “Bloody Mary” for the fifth time, an image of a bloody woman with a white face and glowing red eyes jumps out through the mirror with a high-pitched scream.
Then, the Liquid Generation Sabotage jingle plays, but without the cartoon ninja. Instead, the following text appears, which is again narrated: “Haha... we got you. Now do you really want to see the optical illusion? This time we won't make you crap your pants. We promise.”
An option appears at the bottom, saying 'click here for illusion'. Once the player does that, a black and white optical illusion appears, while the narrator explains: “Just stare at this image for thirty seconds. When you're done, close your eyes and you should see an image of a devilishly looking lady.”
The player can click on 'Instructions' in the top left corner to hear the instructions again, or simply click 'Play Again' to start the flash over. Contrary to what the player might expect, there don't seem to be any additional screamers at this point, and the supposed illusion seems to do nothing, Decompiling the flash reveals that the Katie Embry picture, as used in screamers like Follow the Red Dot, is part of the game's files. It does not seem to appear with the other creepy faces during the Bloody Mary sequence, so it is unknown how the picture is involved in the flash. It might be related to the bonus illusion after the screamer (since it would fit the description in the instructions), but it doesn't seem to show up at this point.
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