Teaching Jake about the Camcorder, Jan '97


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  • Holy shit this is amazing

    Liam CmpbllLiam Cmpbll2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • So the mustached gain sentient, and the goateed is going insane due to collateral of the other one gaining sentient? Did one of them invade another? This is such a rabbit hole

    DOOPEEDOOPEE3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • So, are you gonna start directing horror movies now or what because damn this was brilliant!

    Andrew JonesAndrew Jones4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 👇Great videos always 👍🆙

    Musicalm RelaxationMusicalm Relaxation7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • At 7:09 you can see a shadowy figure in his glasses. Wonder if that’s intentional

    Kitty KatKitty Kat10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • They should have got Brian to direct the new mutants.

    Michael WilsonMichael Wilson13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • *The "Caillou Ni Hao" meme but it's BDG* "Brian!!" Brian had finally uploaded another video. The fanbase was very happy to see him! ["Caillou! Ni Hao!"] *The video is horror* The fanbase: ":D...what?" (I've just recently realized how good his horror is and it's just as good as his comedy, and I'm not sure how to feel about that lol)

    Chat's MeowChat's Meow16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    ur fav anarcho-communistur fav anarcho-communistวันที่ผ่านมา
  • The only button you need to worry about is the red one with an arrow on it.

  • At 4:55 for some reason I hear “who were you!?” The subtitles say I’m wrong but I’m pretty sure im not, I doubt that adds anything but I hadn’t seen any comments about it so I thought I’d mention it

    AJ HathawayAJ Hathawayวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I want a ten hour loop of Brian Dad-Flexing (TM)

  • i was just checkin in to see what happening since you left polygon and what in the fuck

    Neon MonkeyNeon Monkey2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Haha I hate this!

    David KingDavid King2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm so happy we are able to experience your creativity in every video. Youre amazing

    Henrique de AlmeidaHenrique de Almeida2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How did you know the month and year I was born?

    Liam Paiva AcostaLiam Paiva Acosta3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I liked this.

    Cody JeppesenCody Jeppesen3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • you and @alanreznik should chill.

    nom deplorenom deplore3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Precious memories were made to be destroyed

    John ConnorJohn Connor3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My sister was my favorite person in the world, it broke my heart that she left so young. She wrote her 4 year old son birthday letters till he is 18. She also recorded a video for him to watch when he is an adult. We, the family along with her husband, have been wondering if we should give him these letters and that video, she herself had doubts about him having them. We are hesitant because he might have a better chance at moving on, this youtube video encapsulates well why we are so hesitant.

    187Cazcrash187Cazcrash3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ah nice to see you going to make me unravel you now.

    EthanEthan4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hey man, this is beautiful

    Thatcher DanielsThatcher Daniels4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Jesus, dude. I need to go watch "Earn $20k" to unwind from that.

    Clay CrossClay Cross4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "How did you get in my house, who are you?" "I am Mr Big Shot Director, i thought you were calling"

    Sc4tt3rSc4tt3r4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    BlazimationsBlazimations4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I was constantly holding my hand over my mouth, I don't know what I'm feeling now

    Insert_Name_hereInsert_Name_here4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why I wanna but a insurance policy from state farm?

    Sean HamsharSean Hamshar4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • More proof that comedy and horror are so closely related. This is absolutely brilliant, so much nuance - excellent work!

    Brandon RugzieBrandon Rugzie5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • this feels like mgs2 all over again

    dan dondan don5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "Jake your all grown up" Me **confused**: now wtf is going on in here on this day?? "Who are you?!" Me **terrified**: NOW WTF IS GOING ON IN HERE ON THIS DAY??? 8:05 Me **more scared**: nOw wTf iS gOiNg oN iN HeRe On tHiS dAy???

    AngieAngie5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The little "you're not-" at 7:12 after the long pause and weird look from the dad. What was that about? He's not what? Jake? Who is it watching the tape then? Idk, am I overthinking. Seems like that part is important, its the only shot not inside the bedroom, but in the hallway.

    TheMadsCTheMadsC5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • any other youtuber with a similar style? specially with a british or australian accent please :(

    Emanuelly de CássiaEmanuelly de Cássia5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My name is Jake and this fucked me up. I should probably rewind it and watch again, to make sure I didn't miss anything.

    Jacob StrausJacob Straus6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hey, Brian. So I randomly had a dream that my parents hired you and your sister to perform stand-up comedy at my birthday party. Idk why I had it, I just thought it was funny. Anyways, are you available any time in September?

    armygameloverarmygamelover6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Very good video. Thank you

    Medio NautMedio Naut6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm watching this at 4:40pm but this video is so good it feels like I'm watching it at 3:30am, when I get into a headspace that feels like that blue looks.

    QuinnfinityQuinnfinity6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • After rewatching the clip for god knows how many times The shriek in the second last rewind did not go away as the tape rewinded It's not the dad's shriek, it's Jake's

    Jorn TumrongwitJorn Tumrongwit7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This video is amazing and incredibly unsettling. There is one thing that just won’t leave me alone. Who or what is watching the tape? The scene that started this horrifying thought is 7:10 when the dad slowly realizes he may have been interacting with something beyond his understanding. “Your not-“ and the scene before it where he hyperventilates and disappears. Every scene after the dad is no longer a loving father but instead acts like a frightened animal. His first instinct is fear, then rage, and he finally gives up in the end.

    adel mebratadel mebrat7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The SCP we talking about today is SCP-....

    RabenkreuzRabenkreuz7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Max StarnesMax Starnes7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • oooh i just realized the hairstyles change too

    miskatemiskate7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ...this is like WandaVision with More Horror

    NovemberNovember7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Comment for algorithm dab dab dab dab dab dab

    Crit!Crit!8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I really really like these cryptic and creepy videos you’ve been putting out recently. They’re absolutely amazing concepts with incredible execution. Can’t see what you do next in the next in your cryptic series, lol

    ZeekZeek8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • for you who are reading this comment I wish you a lot of health and faith in your path always

    Meditação AgradávelMeditação Agradável8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Instructions unclear, pressed rewind while recording.

    Epicman590Epicman5908 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is incredibly well done. Keep it up!

    KYR0S PH0QYREMKYR0S PH0QYREM8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ..... Sibiling, siblings, siblings siblings!

    •.༄j a y d e n༄ •.•.༄j a y d e n༄ •.8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • These seem like an almost meditation done by BDG on fans asking him to do more 'Unravels' idk just a theory

    Ayushmaan RanaAyushmaan Rana8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Personally, I think that Jake's father because of some sort of breathing issue, and this "tape" is Jake's way of replaying his memories with his father, his way of handling the trauma. The reason it gets more and more broken is that his memory is faulty, and he remembers the day his dad died of the breathing problem(the day this tape takes place) differently. The last version is the true one. It wasn't a special day, nothing special happened, no way of knowing what was going to happen. Jake came to terms with that after "seeing" the last version, so he stops replaying.

    Sweekdawg YaSweekdawg Ya8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Alright theory time: Theory 1: Jake, the child found this tape which happens just before/as a house invader kills his mother and father, since Jake lost his mother and father at such a young age he is obviously gonna be fucked up, so when he watches it it seems he has schizophrenia trying desperately to have his father back but there's no hope for him and he comes to terms with it, I can't explain the shadow on the left with this theory though Theory 2: The home invader is watching the tape that was just recorded and the dad is some sort of spirit that is trying to contact Jake as he thinks it is his him but in reality Jake is dead from the home invader that explains why he says "You're not" as he could be saying you're not Jake and it also explains why in the next bit he is enraged at the home invader and since the home invader has just seen this tape it explains why the dad is so surprised it's a grown up watching it then at the end him walking down the hallway into the mysterious room followed by the character on the side could be the spirit wanting to take revenge

    TimszzeeTimszzee9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i wonder if this is real

    derp1772derp17729 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Brian: Jake, say something Me: Hello! I'm not Jake but hello Brian: wait, you're not. . .

    sr714jcsr714jc9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Please do more horror and spooky stuff, it's really good and scary

    Caedmon BradyCaedmon Brady9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It's broad daylight on a cozy afternoon, I'm just chillin in my room, watching a very casual video on window mode three feet away from the screen and preemptively squirming. I'm fine, it's fine. It's not real, I'm safe, nothing can hurt me 🥲😬

    Rosalie CampeauRosalie Campeau9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm so glad you're doing creepy shit. I've always gotten the impression that you're the exact right type of creative person to scare the shit out of an audience and it's fantastic to see you leaning into that 🖤

    Fin LockhartFin Lockhart10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I just went from ̶U̶l̶t̶i̶m̶a̶t̶e̶ Perfect Pokerap to Pepcorn to this. BDG is everything. Edit: Shwoopsie

    d'Altagnand'Altagnan10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • BDG: Big Dad enerGy update: im scared AND sad! :)

    VrondiVrondi10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This was amazing.

    Jimmy MillerJimmy Miller10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • BDG I love this, very fun and dark and mysterious. Killing it out here and you give me motivation to make my stuff too 🔥

    Alex KellyAlex Kelly10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i hate horror because many times now a days it devolves into gore and jump scares. as unsettling as these horror inspired videos that brian and karen keep making, I find something comforting in the fact that I know there will be nothing like that. its all psychological horror.

    Your Local Stream of ConsciousnessYour Local Stream of Consciousness10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • okay so, what i got from this is there was a home invasion of some kind, a burglary that went horribly wrong. This "tape" is a metaphor for the memory jake has of that day, and i don't remember who told me this or where I'd read it but apparently when you remember something, you're not recounting the actual event, you're thinking of the last time you'd remembered that event. so, of course, every time your remembering something, that gets warped ever so slightly. it's like broken telephone, with one person and the message being the memory itself. as jake remembers the day, the memory of the home invasion (whether or not it happened on the same day) also trickle in, the feeling of terror his father probably felt as it happened and his imagining of it, so it gets warped with each memory, until the memory itself has changed completely from one of happiness to one of horror.

    Tanya MusasiwaTanya Musasiwa11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Tik Tok when?

    Carlos GarridoCarlos Garrido11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • tf is this

    MARIOMARIO11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Little did we know BDG would come to unravel us 🥲❤️

    Jacob HackmanJacob Hackman11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is AMAZING😄

    Saalo FilmsSaalo Films11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That's right, because I'm my own boss

    One DayOne Day11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • is this a samsung ad?

    Corey EdeCorey Ede12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 2:20 never been so scared of kwite

    vessel thanatosvessel thanatos12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Re7 vibes

    Tsukiko TsutsukakushiTsukiko Tsutsukakushi12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • what did i do to deserve this i’m going to have nightmares now

    mooglumpsmooglumps12 วันที่ผ่านมา
Teaching Jake about the Camcorder, Jan '97