So, carrying on with my Marble Hornets review, I carried on to watch Entry #1 which is the first clip found in Alex’s collection that Jay had taken in to his own hands.
WARNING: This may contain spoilers.
The first entry within the Marble Hornets series is actually found a few tapes in. Jay says in a clip: “After reviewing a couple of tapes and finding nothing unusual, I came across a clip that doesn’t fit in with the others.” And that’s exactly what this clip is all about. It’s very odd. Understanding that Jay has already sifted through some of Alex’s tapes, he’s whittling it down to the ones that seem to explain Alex’s quick exit.
The clip takes place in Alex’s home, not the location for his Marble Hornets short film which struck as odd because he said his aggravation over the project was due to the location. This is where things get very strange, and wholly unusual. In the clip, there is no audio as if it was disabled or had been taken out, and there’s also some minor distortion and colour saturation in the clip itself which adds to the creepy factor. Outside of the window that we see in the clip, there’s a tall figure with what seems to be no face and is wearing a suit. He turns to look at the person filming (we assume this is Alex) and he darts away from the window. The clip ends and we’re confused. This leads us in to watching more of the series, purely because we’re asking the question “WHAT EVEN WAS THAT?”
After the clip, there’s another caption that states Jay will be looking for other occurrences like that one in the future. Here, we see that this is what the series will be about and I’m looking forward to seeing how this all unfolds. We’re asking so many questions, as the main character Jay must also be asking such as “who is that” and “why are they outside Alex’s house.”
I give this entry four skulls out of five (☠☠☠☠) because of the intrigue and the oddity within.