This page is about a screamer of which the original copy was deleted.
What's Wrong? or What's wrong with this image? was the infamous internet screamer which was first published in 2001. Some people rumored that it was originated on TeKZoned or Winterrowd.com, but the two didn't claim to be owner of the animation. Many copies have began to appear on the internet, this screamer part of chainmail/chainletter pranks.
Content[edit | edit source]
The animation itself disguises as a normal stock photo of a dining room, depicting an open window, table, chairs, paintings, and flowers - the person is asked to find something wrong in it. However, there are no actual errors in it, and after about 30 seconds, the screen cuts into an inverted picture of an eyeless woman with a wide mouth, accompanied by audio of a man screaming. The animation repeats afterward, The screamer face originated from gettyimages, and was later to be used in the Maniacts poster.
History[edit | edit source]
NOTE: This section is about the histories (and the rise) of WWWTP.
In February 2002, Funshack released their own screamer, which featured a living room and the need to figure out what's wrong with it; after 10 seconds, a mouse (from Liquid Generation's Optical Illusion) appears with a shriek. A Spanish version of the original was released in March 2002 by Jaca101 on the website Jaca101.com. Another comparable version also exists, but there are no links to it, though ScreamerCentral uses the .swf file as a showcase video for “What's Wrong?”, which can be accessed here. Liquid Generation made a series of WWWTP in April 2002, only 3 animations were made altogether. from April to December, many copies began to appear, though most of them were deleted.
Weasel Circus also created their own version of WWWTP in 2003, in 2009 Amendia uploaded a YouTube video which have reached over 1.7 million views, WikiHow also used the screamer as a reference to “Internet Screamers”. though many screamers like this began to appear, but they aren’t well-known in the new era.
Impact[edit | edit source]
The animation has been reuploaded on multiple websites including YouTube, where it has gained many views. The screamer has also been featured on TV shows like America's Funniest Home Videos (also used there as a substitute screamer for Regan MacNiel in The Maze). Screamers of this kind became more and more popular as they began to circulate on the Internet. A few more examples of this are What's wrong with this picture?, Zoeken, Forest-wmv and Basement Ghost.
References[edit | edit source]
- WikiHow's "Recognize an Internet Screamer Video"
Links[edit | edit source]
NOTE: The following animation contains a screamer!
- Raw .swf:
- Rum Design .swf Archive: web.archive.org/web/20050514064626/rumdesign.com/wrong/wrong.swf
- Raw .swf from TekZoned: tekzoned.com/whatswrong/whatswrong.swf
- Showcase Video: youtube.com/watch?v=f0VXgx1tegk
- Where the face is used in The Maze instead of Regan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZKZa9bwhnA&t=27s, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWKuearEGfE