The Suitmation Trials: A New Godzilla Creepypasta
Creepypastas are a lot of fun to read when the story being told is well written and it’s rare to find ones based on Godzilla or the kaiju genre alone. In the beginning, there was only the creepy pasta based on the NES game, Godzilla: Monster of Monsters. There have been attempts at making a sequel on this story, but none have had the time to finish it. Then, another one appeared set in the Monsterverse called Castle Bravo, which I learned about from the NaturesTemper YouTube channel (I highly recommend his channel if you like listening to other people read creepypastas). Recently, a new one has appeared in the form of a YouTube channel called The Suitmation Trials, which I give credit to the OmniViewer for discovering.
The story’s background, so far, is about this person that found a collection of old Godzilla VHS tapes and decides to marathon all of the movies from start to finish. All was fine and well after watching Godzilla until the video of the movie Godzilla Raids Again goes awry during the second act and at the moment thinks it had to be tampered with by someone to pull a prank. In the time of writing this article there have been two episodes released titled “Instance #1” and “Instance #2”.
To give the channel credit, the videos are sort of ominous and have that creepiness with the eyes being unnaturally large and parts of the video glitching and the messages the main character is receiving leaves questions for the viewers on where this story is going and how does Godzilla fit into this whole story. The messages sent to the protagonist just adds a bit more to the creepy factor. Are the messages being sent to the protagonist from someone pulling a prank or is Godzilla really speaking to him through the videos? In one of the messages it says along the lines of the video telling him he knows he is looking for him and another one describes how Godzilla loves it when Anguirus's body goes limp in his jaws. So the videos has given a good sense of creepiness while also leaving a lot of questions unanswered until the next video.
However, it has already made the mistake by outright telling the viewer this is not a creepy pasta in the second episode. By doing that, it already broke the story’s immersion a little bit. I know that this is a creepy pasta meant to be told like someone is really experiencing these sequences of events in real life. So it’s not only taking away the immersion that all of this is real, but it’s also redundant for the story teller to remind the viewer that this is set in real-life. That’s my only criticism, right now.
The current theory at the moment is that the suits are alive and nobody ever knew it when the films were being made. The suits possess a soul in which they think they actually are Godzilla and the other monsters. Meaning that during the filming of Godzilla Raids Again, the Godzilla suit thinks it really did kill Anguirus or at least killed the soul that possessed the suit. Even though it enjoys killing Anguirus over and over, it wants out of this loop it is contained in and Godzilla will figure out how to escape, eventually.
I want to see how all of this plays out to the end, so I do hope the story is good all around. All I ask of the person writing the story is to try to avoid the clichés from other creepy pastas in future videos.
Have you heard of The Suitmation Trials? If so, what are your thoughts so far? If not, did this peak your interest? Leave a comment in the comments section on your thoughts on the creepy pasta. Make sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Minds, MeWe, and Gab to stay up to date for more news, reviews, and discussions.
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