Dining Room or There is Nothing is a one-minute looped film by David B Earle. Don't watch this until you've read below... and even then, proceed with caution!
On his website, David explains the nature, and purpose, of Dining Room or There is Nothing:
This short film flips back on itself. At exactly the midway point, the film begins to run backwards, and the sound repeats itself backwards with it. The character (Lea Porsager), speaks the three words backwards as the film goes forwards, so that they can be deciphered at the end of the film when they are played backwards.Looking for a Saturday Morning Matinee film that would really encapsulate the ninth anniversary of HeroPress, I came upon this freaky footage on Dread Central, where Nicole Metzger wrote:
When looped, there is no actual beginning or end, and no real sense of where the beginning and end actually are.
This piece was inspired by a personal paradoxical desire for empirical proof that there is nothing on the 'other' side of life.
I wanted to blur the distinction between the two states, and to state the paradox by showing someone who is coming back from life (or death), and denies its existence, thereby fulfilling the paradox.
I am not a religious person. I don’t fear iconography or the idea of purgatory. That being said, this is designed to be the visual and audio depiction of purgatory… and it creeped me the hell out. Dining Room or There is Nothing on the David Earle channel has a challenge attached. Play it as many times on a loop as you can (that is how it’s designed to be viewed) and see how long you can go without getting so uncomfortable or creeped out that you finally turn the damned thing off. Just stare at the screen. Really look. Let yourself hear it. Then creep out and turn the computer off. Don’t worry. I won’t tell.This is pure Twin Peaks/creepypasta fodder, and surely warrants a central role in a modern horror RPG scenario?