Scat porn viral video “2 Girls 1 Cup” inspired a genre of horrified reaction videos, all in good fun. But the YouTube reactions to a video of a real, graphic, 10-minute murder circulating on gore forums and torrent sites are disturbing in themselves. The reaction videos are shot with a webcam pointed at the face of the person, or people, as they watch the video “1 Lunatic 1 Icepick” for the first time.
“This is a kind of ’2 Girls 1 Cup reaction video,’ but for this video,” says one young man, YouTube user CandySoup, who mostly uploads videos of himself playing video games. He is wearing a baseball shirt and speaks cheerfully in a European accent. He begins watching the video and describing what happens. About two and a half minutes in, he starts screaming. “Holy fucking shit, that’s messed up bro!” he screams, genuinely horrified. He calms down and compliments the New Order song that’s on in the background. Around the five minute mark, he really starts freaking out, grabbing his head and shrieking. “Woah! Woah! What the fuck!” In the final third of the video, he is frozen and mostly silent and slack-jawed. When it finishes, he hangs and holds his head. The shot is blurry, but he looks like he might be crying.
“Okay, it’s done,” he says. He struggles to come up with a summary. “I’m done. Goodbye. This is just fucking wrong. God. Holy shit.” The reaction video has 103,673 views. Comments have been disabled.