Bloo.exe is an hacked version of the unreleased Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends game. Don't go "HURR DURR YOU COPIED SONIC.EXE". It's made up, don't be scared.
I'm a huge Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends fan much like several people, I have seen every episode. I don't think I've ever played glitchy, hacked, or pirated games before, though I don't think I want to play any after the experience I had...
It started on a nice summer afternoon, I was playing Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Imagination Invaders until I noticed, out of my peripheral vision, that the mailman had arrived and put something in my mailbox as usual and left. I paused my game to go see what I got in the mail... The only thing in the Mailbox was a CD case for computers and a note. I took it inside.
I looked at the note first and realized it was from my dear friend Sam (Let's just call him that), whom I hadn't heard from in 2 weeks. I know that because I recognized his handwriting, though what was weird is how it looked; it looked badly written and scratchy and somewhat difficult to read, as if Sam was having a hard time writing it down and did it in a hurry.
This is what he wrote...
I can't take it anymore, I had to get rid of this thing somehow before it was too late, and I was hoping you'd do it for me. I can't do it, he’s after me, and if you don't destroy this CD, he'll come after you too, he's too fast for me....
Please Mike, destroy this god-forsaken disc before he comes after you too, it's too late for me.
Destroy the disc, and you'll destroy him, but do it quick otherwise he'll catch you. Don't even play the game, it's what he wants, just destroy it.
Well, that was certainly weird. Even though Sam IS my best friend and I haven't seen him in 2 weeks, I didn't do what he asked me. I didn't think that a simple gaming disc would do anything bad to him, after all it's just a game right? Boy, was I wrong about that...
ANY way, I looked at the disc and it looks like any ordinary computer CD-R disc, except it had black marker on it written "BLOO.EXE", and it was much unlike Sam's handwriting, meaning that he must've gotten it from someone else, like a pawn shop or eBay. When I saw "BLOO" on the writing of the CD, I was actually excited and wanted to play it, since I'm a a BIG Bloo fan.
I went up to my room and turned on my computer and put the disc in and installed the game. When the title screen popped up I noticed that it was an unreleased Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends game, I was like "Awesome!" The first thing I noticed that was out of place was when I pressed start, there's was a split second when I saw the title image turned into something much different, something that I now consider horrifying, before cutting to black.
I remember what the image looked like in that split second before the game cut to black; The sky had darkened, the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends mansion was ruined, the CARTOON NETWORK 2009 was now instead CARTOON NETWORK 666, and the water had turned red, like blood, except it looked hyper-realistic.But the freakiest thing that was in that split second frame was Bloo, his eyes were pitch black and bleeding with two glowing red dots staring RIGHT AT ME, and his smile had stretched wider up to the edge of his face. I was rather disturbed about that image when I saw it, though I figured that it was just a glitch and forgot about it. After it cut to black it stayed like that for about 10 seconds or so. And then another weird thing happened, the save file select from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 popped up, and I was like "WTF? What's this doing in this Foster's Home game?", anyway, then I notice something off, the background was the dark cloudy sky of the Bad Stardust Speedway level from Sonic CD, and there were only three save files. The music was that creepy Caverns of Winter music from Earthbound, only it was extended and seemed to have been in reverse. And the image for the save file where you see a preview of the level you're on is just red static for all three files.
What freaked me out more was the character select, it showed only Mac, Cheese and to my surprise, Frankie Foster! Now I was sure that something was up, I mean, how can you play as Frankie in a classic Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends game, for crying out loud?
That's when I realized that this wasn't a glitchy game, it was a hacked game.
Yeah it definitely looked hacked, it was really creepy, but as a smart gamer, I wasn't scared (or at least I tried not to be), I told myself that it was just a hacked game and there's nothing wrong with that.
This could also be a pirated game.
Anyways, shaking off the creeped out feeling I picked File 1 and chose Mac and when I selected and got started. The game froze for about 5 seconds and I heard a creepy pixelated laugh that sounded an awful lot like that Kefka guy from Final Fantasy before cutting to black.
The screen stayed black for about 10 seconds or more, then it showed the title card from the episodes of FHIF, except the the text showed only "HOUSE". The screen faded in and the level title vanished revealing Mac in the living room of the Foster's Home mansion, the music was different though, it sounded like a peaceful melody in reverse. Anyway I started playing and had Mac start running like you would in the Foster's Home game for the Game Boy Advance, what was odd was that as Mac was running along the level there was nothing but the living room for 5 minutes, that was when the peaceful music started to lower down into slow deep tones very slowly as I kept going.
I suddenly saw something and I stopped to see what it was; it was one of the imaginary friends lying dead on the ground bleeding (That was when the music started to slow down), Mac had a shocked and saddened look on his face, so I had him move along, and he kept that worried look on his face. As he kept moving I saw more dead imaginary friends as Mac moved past them looking more and more worried as the music lowers and he moves past more dead imaginary friends, I was shocked to see how they all died, they looked like somebody killed them in rather gruesome ways. Even the most favorite imaginary friends were deceased gruesomely. Eduardo was hung on a hook on the ceiling with what appeared to be his entrails hanging out, replacing a chandeleir that was on the floor. Wilt had all four of his long limbs torn off. And Coco had her eyes gouged out and her throat slit. I felt sick to my stomach when I saw this massacre and apparently so did Mac. After a few more seconds there were no more animals and the music seemed to have stopped, I still kept Mac to continue.
I also encountered the dead body of Mr. Herrington, with blood coming out of his chest. There was a message on the wall, presumably written in his own blood. It said: "TURN BACK NOW."
I was too curious to listen. I had to keep playing.
After a minute passed after the music stopped, Mac was running up a hill and then he stopped, it wasn't until I saw why; Bloo was there on the other side of the screen with his back against Mac with his eyes closed. Mac looked happy to see Bloo but then his smile faltered, obviously noticing that Bloo wasn't responding to him, if not acting as if he was totally oblivious of Mac's presence. Mac walked slowly toward Bloo, and I noticed that I wasn't even moving my keyboard to make him move, so this had to have been a cut scene.
Suddenly I began to have a growing feel of dread as Mac walked closer to Bloo to get his attention, I felt that Mac was in danger and something bad was going to happen. I heard faint static growing louder as Mac was but inches away from Bloo and stopped and stuck his hand out to touch him. That foreboding feeling in my gut was growing stronger and I felt the urge to tell Mac to get away from Bloo as the static grew louder.
Suddenly in a split second I saw Bloo's eyes open and they were black with those red glowing dots, just like that title image, thought there wasn't a smile. When that happened the screen turned black and the static sound was off.
It stayed black for about 7 seconds and then white text appeared forming a message, saying, "Hello. Do you want to play with me?"
At this point I was creeped out, I didn't want to continue with the game, but my curiosity got the better of me when I was taken to a different level with the level title now saying "HIDE AND SEEK".
This time I was in the Angel Island level from Sonic 3 and it looked like everything was on fire.
Mac looked as though he was scared out of his wits this time. He actually looked at me and made frantic gestures to me as if he wanted to get out of the area he was in as fast as possible. I was starting to get freaked out by this...I mean Mac was actually breaking the fourth wall, trying to tell me to get him out of there.
So I pressed down on the arrow key as hard as I could and made him run as fast as he could, The Hyuponia music from Klonoa 2 was playing as I made Mac trek through the desolate forest, trying to help him escape from whatever he was trying to run from.
Suddenly I heard that creepy laugh again... that awful, Kefka laugh... right after 10 seconds have passed as I helped Mac run through the forest, and then I started seeing flashes of Bloo popping everywhere on the screen, again with those black and red eyes.
The music changed to that suspenseful drowning jingle as I see Bloo behind Mac slowly gaining up on him FLYING; Bloo wasn't running, he was actually FLYING! The flying pose his sprite was making looked very similar to Metal Sonic's flying pose in Sonic CD, except it was just Bloo and he had the black and red eyes again, only
THIS time he had the most deranged looking grin on his face, he looked as though he was enjoying the torment he was giving the poor little boy as he gained up on him.
Suddenly when Mac tripped (another cut scene) the music stopped and Bloo vanished. Mac laid there and started crying for 15 seconds. The scene was rather upsetting to watch and I kind of teared up myself. But then Bloo appeared right in front of Mac and Mac looked up in horror.
Blood started to come down those blackened eyes of Bloo's as a grin slowly grew from his face as he looked down at the horrified boy, I could do nothing but watch.
Just in a split second Bloo lunged at Mac right before the screen went black, there was a loud screeching noise that only lasted 5 seconds. The text returned only this time it said "You're too slow, want to try again?" and then that god-awful laugh came with it.
I was so shocked by what had happened...did Bloo murder Mac? No, he couldn't have... He and Mac are supposed to be best friends, right? Why did Bloo do that to him?
I shook the shock off as I was brought back to the character select, the save file that had Mac was different; Tails was no longer in the box itself but in the TV screen itself, which was flickering with that red static, Mac's expression scared me, his eyes were black and bleeding, his skin had gone grey and he had an expression of anguish on his face, Trying to ignore it I picked Cheese next.
The laugh came again and the screen cut to black again and stayed there for another 10 seconds, this time the level said "YOU CAN'T RUN".
I was really freaked out by now, I couldn't really tell if this was a glitch, or a hack, or some kind of sick twisted joke... or anything really. But despite my fear of what happened next, I kept playing.
The next level looked much different, it had the ground of the Scrap Brain zone, but the sky background looked like the main menu; it had the dark reddish cloudy sky. But it was the music that creeped me out the most: It sounded like Giygas' theme right after you beat Pokey in Earthbound. I also noticed that Cheese looked afraid just like Mac did, though not as much, more rather he looked a little unnerved. He broke the fourth wall just like Mac and looked as if he wasn't sure about going on, but I made him move anyway.
He ran down the straight pathway in this dark level, and as he did the screen started to flicker red static a couple times and then that maddening laugh came again.
Then after a few seconds of running I notice several bloodstains on the metallic ground, I felt a growing sense of fear again thinking something horrible is going to happen to Mac. He looked nauseated walking down this blood-stained road, but I still kept him going.
Suddenly as Cheese ran, Bloo appeared right in front of him with those black and red eyes and then red static appeared again, when the static vanished showing nothing but black screen with text saying "FOuNd YOu!", I was now scared, Bloo found Cheese already?! What was going on?!
Anyway red static came again and then I was back to the level, Cheese looked like he was panicking, and Bloo was nowhere to be found. And this time that high-pitched squealing from the Silent Hill 1's final boss was playing.
Was this some kind of boss battle with Bloo? I hoped to God it wasn't, honestly.
Suddenly Bloo appeared right behind Cheese in what appeared to be pixelated black smoke, I made Cheese turn and then punch Bloo, but Bloo vanished in black pixelated smoke before I could even land a hit, that terrible laugh went off again. Then Bloo appeared behind Cheese again and then I made him punch again, and Bloo vanished again laughing. Cheese was panicking even more, and even I felt like I was going crazy, Bloo was practically playing with us, he was playing a sick twisted little mind game with me and Cheese...
Another cut scene played as Cheese fell to his knees and clutched his head sobbing, I felt his agony, Bloo was actually driving us BOTH crazy.
And then in a split second Bloo lunged at Cheese and the screen went black with another distorted screeching noise that lasted for at least 3 seconds.
Another text message appeared, "So many souls to play with, so little time... would you agree?"
What the hell... Just what is going on? I started to think Bloo was actually trying to talk to me through the game... But I was too scared to think that.
I was brought back to the main menu and this time the second file box had Cheese in the TV screen, his yellow skin had darkened to a reddish grey, his dreadlocks were dripping with blood and his eyes were black and bleeding too, and he had a look of sadness on his face. I began to think that those are the actual characters trapped in those TV screens on the save files, but I couldn't believe it... I didn't want to believe it...
So I shut off the game and took a break. I took a nap, wish I hadn't, 'cause I then began to have the most disturbing nightmare, I was in pitch black darkness, though I was under the light given off by a lamp that hung high above my head. I could hear the cries of Cheese and Mac nearby. They were saying stuff like, "Help us..." and "Why did you give us to him?" and "Run away, before he gets you too..."
Their cries died out as I then heard Bloo laugh, his laugh... it sounded a lot like the distorted Kefka laugh.
"You're a lot fun to play with kid, just like your friend Sam, though he didn't last long..."
I was scared and looking around for the source of the voice...
"Won't be long now until you join him and all my other friends..."
I saw him walking toward me, flickering in and out in several directions...
"You can't run, kid. You're in my world now. Just like the others..."
When he grabbed me and I saw his bleeding black and red-eyed, grinning face, I woke up with a fright.
After a couple of hours I decided to continue playing the game. I don’t know why, but I had to know, I had to figure out why this was happening... So I turned on the computer, turned on the game and selected Frankie next.
I still thought that was wacky, playing as Frankie, but anyway the level title appeared again and this time it said "...", which I found really freaky.
This time I was in some kind of hallway, didn't really look like it was from any of the episodes of FHIF, though it has the pixelated style; the floor was shiny and checkered, the walls were a dark greyish purple with animated candlelight’s and a few dark bloodstains here and there, and there was a dark red curtain hanging above on the top part of the screen. Every 12 seconds or so that red curtain sways very slowly, but whenever you're playing the game you can barely see it move. The music was oddly pleasant, a piano playing a rather sad yet peaceful song, but I knew better, this was the song that played in House, only it wasn't in reverse.
Frankie didn't look entirely nervous like Mac and Cheese did, but she did have a suspicious look on her face as if she was just a bit paranoid. She did a little animation when I just left her standing, she turns her head to the left and then to the right at least twice and then shrugs at me, as if she has no idea where she was or what was going on. Even though I was scared outta my mind about what was going to happen, I had Frankie continue onward. She did her usual running animation as we continued going through the hallway.
Then I stop at a long flight of stairs leading downward, now I was nervous, even Frankie seemed unsure of herself, though I pressed onward.
As I led Frankie down the stairs, I noticed that the walls have gotten darker and more reddish; the red torches are now an eerie blue. Then we landed onto another hallway, this one was longer than the last one (or at least it felt like it) and then we headed down another flight of stairs down, this one was much longer, took at least 1 full minute.
And then I heard that horrid Kefka laugh again and then the music slowly faded until it was quiet, as it did the walls turned more dark red and the torches were a black flame now.
When Frankie landed onto the 3rd hallway, I noticed he now looked really creeped out, though she tried to hide it, I couldn't blame her, I was scared too.
Suddenly, Bloo popped right in front of Frankie the same way he did Cheese and then red static. The red static lasted for about 15 second and then it showed me a most unpleasant image...
The image showed a hyper-realistic of Bloo standing in the darkness where you can only see his face while his torso faded into black, and when I say hyper-realistic, I mean like he looked so real you could actually see the lines in his blue skin, as if you could actually feel the skin if you touched the screen.
His face...oh god, he had the most horrifying smile I had ever seen.
And that's saying something considering I saw that image at the start of the game.
His eyes are wide and black and once again crying blood (Which also looked hyper-realistic) and there were two small glowing red dots in those black eyes staring RIGHT AT ME, as if staring into my mind. His grin was wide and demonic, it literally stretched to the sides of his face like a Cheshire Cat except Bloo had fangs, VERY SHARP fangs, much like the Werehog's teeth except more vicious-looking, somewhat yellowish and from the look of it, he had stains of blood and small bits of flesh on his lips and fangs as if he ate some animal.
I stared at that gruesome image for a good 30 seconds, never taking my eyes off it, I felt as if he was actually looking at me, smiling at me...that face, it just took 10 seconds for it to etch itself into my brain for good.
Then the screen flickered with red static again 3 times, and on the 3rd time I heard the Kefka laugh, except this time it sounded distorted, demonic even...
It went back to the image again except this time there was the text again though it was messed up, but it was pretty much one of the most horrifying things I looked at since I had this game...
"I AM GOD."
It was when I read that message while looking at Bloo when it hit me, I realized right there and then.
This Bloo was a monster, a pure evil, sadistic, all-powerful, nightmarish, demented monster... and all of his victims, including Mac, Cheese, Frankie and possibly Sam, are just his little toys, and the game is the very gateway into his chaotic, nightmarish world and the very Hell his victims are trapped in.
Suddenly in an actual split second I screamed as Bloo lunged at the screen screeching loudly with his mouth wide open to an unnatural length revealing nothing but a literally spiraling abyss of pure darkness before the red static came again, this time much louder and distorted, so loud that it hurt my ears, I yelled and grabbed my ears as the red static screeched for a good 7 seconds.
Then it stopped and showed nothing but black screen.
As I sat there staring at the black screen, one last text came up.
"You're next, Mike!"
The Kefka laugh, now sounding more clear as if Bloo was right behind me, played again 3 times as I looked at that text in shock and confusion.
Then I got booted back to the main menu and this time the third save file had a TV image of Frankie in the same, tormented state as Mac and Cheese; Frankie's skin turned a dull grey, like Mac, and her red hair drooped and had blackened, blood is coming from her eyes and she had a mere dead like expression on her face.
I looked at Mac, Cheese and Frankie and I cried a bit, I pitied them for the agony they're going through, they were forever trapped within the game, forever tormented by that horrid imaginary creature, and always will be.
Then the computer shut itself off, I couldn't turn it back on no matter what I did.
I sat there for maybe 25 seconds, horrified by what had just happened...
Bloo is the very embodiment of evil, he tortures people who watch his show in more ways than one and then when he gets bored he drags you into the show, no wait! Not the show, but this little game.
People who play this horrible game will be tortured in more ways than one by him and once he's bored, he drags you into the game, literally drags you to Hell, where he can play with you always, as his toy....
I can't get the game outta my computer. I think it's stuck in there, but at least I managed to turn it back on now.
After I sat there for 25 seconds I heard a voice right behind me, like a whisper...
"Play with me, Mike..."
I turned around to see where the voice came from, and what I saw made me scream...
Sitting on my bed... staring right at me...
... Was a Bloo plushie, smiling with bloodstains under its eyes.