If you watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens and had some confused feelings about Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, this one's for you.
YouTubers Craven Moorhaus and Zak Koonce post kooky film and music videos to their account Auralnauts. This time, with an ASMR cosplay as Darth Vader's angsty grandson, they may have gone too far.
The cursed video is a nearly nine-minute interrogation in that famously gravelly, growling Vader voice. "Kylo Ren will get the information he needs from you, even if he has to find every one of your ASMR triggers," the description says. Alright, we're going there I guess.
Inevitably, he whips out a lightsaber and it hums loudly. "Doesn't that sound relaxing?" No, I'm thoroughly freaked out. A can of shave cream is next, then some mind-tricks using binaural sound to move from left to right.
ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response, is the phenomenon of feeling shivers and tingles while listening to certain sounds. Usually the sounds are soft, like whispers in your ears or nails scraping fabric. Like anything online, it's been used for erotica, but it's also a convincingly creepy tactic for horror films.
Here we have both in one. If that's your thing, bless.