Dark Harvest

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A newer Slender Man Mythos Vlog. A young man named Chris has a little problem. Some strange things are going on in his house while his parents are away... He decides to try and film it, believing it to possibly be haunted. He has no idea what he's really in for.

This is Dark Harvest's youtube page and Kind Von Der Ritter's. This is Chris' twitter page and Alex's.

Not to be confused with the Invader Zim episode.

Tropes used in Dark Harvest include:
  • Abandoned Playground: The Rainwood Day Camp Which is also a playground of sorts for the Slender Cult.
  • The Blank: The Slender Man, of course. And Kind von der Ritter wears a mask that evokes this. As does an entire cult surrounding the former.
  • Cat Scare: In "The Day Camp, Revisited," Alex panics and freaks out when he thinks he sees the Slender Man. Turns out it was just a mural painted on the wall. It unnerves him and makes him storm off. And then, it turns out he wasn't entirely wrong in doing so.
  • Crossover: Recently, a brief appearence in Everyman HYBRID
  • Defector From Decadence: Kind von der Ritter has been going against his Slender-cult and leaving clues for the boys, culminating in a video of one of their ceremonies, titled "my_final_betrayal".
  • Haunted House: Chris initially thinks his house is haunted by a ghost. That may have been preferable.
  • Heroic BSOD: Chris seems to get one when Alex picks him up from the police department after a gang of cult members break into his house and stab him.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Slender Man / aka Gorr'Rylaehotep.
  • Expy: Kind Von Der Ritter of Totheark. He seems to be even stranger, wearing a mask that makes him look like a not-so-tall version of Slenderman and a rather odd outfit. He can easily be mistaken for Slendy at a distance.
  • Eldritch Location: The Fourth World, which is either the location of the Eldritch Abomination Slender Man works for, or is the location of the Slender Man's true body (with the suited humanoid being a mere projection). The only type of energy that the Fourth World has in common with ours (the Third World) is Life Energy ("vim"), so it's got to be a pretty mind bendingly bizarre place.
  • Government Conspiracy: Some portions of the U.S. government are aware that Slender Man is more than just a Serial Killer, and are (or were) actively doing research into the paranormal "science" behind him. One of them probably posed as one of the investigators into Greg's murder, since one investigator that interviewed the characters refused to say which agency he belonged to, much less give out his name.
  • Life Energy: Called "vim" in the series, it's used to create a portal to the Fourth World, which is where Slender Man and/or his powers come from. Presumably the cult performs Human Sacrifice to get the Life Energy needed to open the portals.
  • Mind Screw: The end of Log #19 Slenderman leans out from behind a door frame, but then at the start of 19.5 they act like it didn't happen. Add in the distortion at the end of 19.5 and things are definitely getting screwy.
  • Organ Theft: Alex and Chris find a bag of internal organs. And in the Wham! Episode, this is what happens to their friend, Greg.
  • Police Are Useless: Towards the beginning, the characters don't hesitate to call the cops whenever something strange happens, but nothing ever comes of it. They come to quickly realize how much this trope is in effect. This comes to a head when Chris's house is invaded by at least ten cult members, and Chris is stabbed before managing to lock himself in his bathroom and await rescue from Alex. The next video starts with Alex picking Chris up from the Police Department with no helpful results.
  • Religion of Evil: The belief system of the cult that worships Gorr'Rylaehotep.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Greg, a friend who was also being stalked by Kind von der Ritter, and implicitly, Slender Man.
  • Shout-Out: A possible one to Ben Drowned or just Majora's Mask. Specifically, a video by Kind Von Der Ritter refers to the "fourth dawn", and KVD's blogspot even had a countdown to the "first dusk". Could just be a coincidence, but Chris and Alex WERE playing Master Quest in episode 4...
    • A much more blatant one in Log Entry #15, where they actually play Majora's Mask on April 23.
    • With the addition of the cult, it's probable that this series was inspired just as much by Ben Drowned as it was by Marble Hornets.
    • In Entry #3, we find out that there was a detective on the scene after Log 14-2 who seems to be quite familiar with a certain "Tall Man". Sound like someone we might know?
      • Possibly disproven in Log 19.5, when the detective's name is revealed. While it could ostensibly be a pseudonym, it seems more likely that the detective is an original character.
      • However, his name is still a shout-out. Detective Amsel. Sound familiar?
    • The Operator symbol from Marble Hornets appears a number of times.
  • Tempting Fate: "Wanna hear my prediction? Nothing's going to happen."
  • Time Travel: At the end of "The Atlantic Test Site," Alex, Chris, and Jesse return home late at night...but when they enter the house, it's suddenly day light, and a female voice implies they were seemingly only gone for a few minutes.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: The Collective Knowledge.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Diary entries from one of the cultists indicate that this might be the motivation for the cult. However, the cultists' idea of a utopia might not be the same as that of most of the rest of humanity.
  • Was Once a Man: While Slender Man might be the god that the cultists worship, he might also be the highest ranking member of the cult, who was transformed by their god into what he is now.
  • Wham! Episode: Log #14-1.
  • White Mask of Doom: Kind von der Ritter / the cultists.
  • Word of God: Alex and Chris have become some-what regulars on the Around the Campfire podcast, where they share a lot of behind the scenes details. Their first appearance was on episode 2, with Chris returning on episode 3 along with Tim from Marble Hornets.