The traditional film genre most often cited as a natural for virtual reality is horror. Whether you're being attacked from behind, eaten alive, or subjected to the ministrations of a lunatic surgeon, 360-degree video keeps your head in the game. Looking around, waiting for the next jump to come; that's what people are excited to feel in VR.
Despite only launching 360-degree video support last year, YouTube is already hosting a surprising amount of VR horror. Most of it is from amateurs and, unsurprisingly, most of is it pretty bad!
But, as lovers of the horror genre know, sometimes bad is so, so good.
1. Easter Bunny 360°
2. House Guest
3. The Forest
4. Lock Your Doors
5. Camp Evans Base of Terror
6. Monster Hunter
7. The Ring VR
8. 3:00 AM
9. Hide and Seek
10. Horror Laboratory
11. Sci-Fi Horror
12. 360° Camera In Haunted House
13. SLENDER MAN 360
Ainsley Sutherland was a 2015-2016 fellow in BuzzFeed's Open Lab for Journalism, Technology, and the Arts.
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Brendan Klinkenberg is a tech reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco.
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