Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles (screaming) (ominous music) - [Woman] How long had it been? It was hard to tell since the change had taken place. (ominous screeching) Maybe it was still taking place. I didn't know. My thoughts were strange, my cravings stranger. He wasn't exactly prince Charming, 33. I know that wasn't his name, but it was the only defining name I could give him from the torn badge sewn on what looked like a hospital patient's clothes. 33 looked like a science experiment. Syringes half filled with some sort of green elixir stood out all over him. But he never made any attempt to remove them. His muscles pulsed out of line like an elephant hand and his eyes were a bloodshot universe that had seen it all but still lead you into total darkness. Half his face was mangled in some horrible way, almost melted off it seemed. But none of that mattered, not to me. I'm sure I'm no prize myself, whoever I might be. We'd wandered the woods at the bayou for days, surviving on small swamp creatures. I wasn't as decent a hunter as him. My skills were sharpening though. My senses growing stronger with each passing day. We don't talk. I seemed to be losing the ability to speak each day. I've never heard him say a word but somehow we both knew what each other was thinking. We're connected on some deeper level, We can see each others memories. We can even feel each others pain. We had become one. I don't remember how we met. I've even forgotten my name. Everything is so fuzzy when I think back. Each thought I had one day is gone by the next. An empty space left to fill. Only to be filled by hunger, never ending god awful hunger. But 33 wasn't lead by hunger. There was more to his journey. We weren't just wandering the swamp land for food. No, he had a direction. I was piecing it together in our shared thoughts. I would get these flasheds of images. A place like a hospital or maybe a lab. A sign I couldn't make out. Doctors, nurses, the chair. 33 sitting there strapped in against his will as a doctor shoved the needle in his arm against his will pushing in some awful liquid. 33 wasn't always like this. They made him into this. I could see his arm distort as the muscles broke through his skin, his face dissolving like acid had been poured across it. Screaming, so much screaming as his body morphed into the monster he is now. It was torture. But the doctors didn't expect the results they got as my companion was able to free one of his arms. He then reached over and grabbed a handful of the nearby syringes and shoved them into his shoulder. I could never quite tell if he did it to kill himself or to free himself. For whatever reason, it didn't matter now. He was able to tear through the straps of the chair and just as easily tore through the doctors and a nurse. It was a massacre. They brought it on themselves. The things they did to him. They deserved so much worse. He tried to leave and they sent men with guns after him. They hunted my 33. My poor 33. Everyday and night these images would haunt our minds. His memories were like nightmares. They were so powerful they would wake me in my sleep and I would have to wake him to stop them. But he needed to return. And with each day, we were getting closer. But until then, food was what was important. Luckily, it was in front of us. They were in front of us. A couple, a man and woman, food. This is what food is to me now. I struggled against my urges, swallowed back every desire in it, every feeling I felt. They had no idea the danger that surrounded them in their cozy campfire. The hunger that laid just in the shadows. 33 sensed my terror at me realizing what I craved most. What would satisfy this never ending pit in my stomach, was human flesh, human blood, human bones. I was disgusted with myself. I turned around to run away. My foot stepped on a branch, breaking it into an echo across the woods and alerting the prey to our location. Before they could turn their heads in our direction, 33 was on them. It was a sight to see. He was swift and brutish all at the same time. He went for the man first, always go for the bigger game first. They're worth wasting the strength on. I learnt that from my partner. The man put up a decent struggle. He tried to hold him back with strength alone. He told the woman to run but she was paralyzed with fear. As the man struggled with my companion, it seemed he was getting the advantage over him. 33 pulled a free hand away to one of the syringes in his arm and pressed down the vial fluid into his shoulder. What happened next, was simply incredible. 33 had taken ahold of the man's arm and nearly torn it entirely off in one pull. (blood gushing violently and man screaming) It hung off him like a tattered sleave of a knit shirt. A couple strips of flesh barely hanging on. The man screamed in a way I have never heard anything scream before. But he still had some kick left. He swung his remaining fist at 33 only to lose his balance and head straight into the campfire. (man screaming) 33 was on him. Rubbing his face into the burning flames. He took an empty syringe from his shoulder and slowly stabbed the man through the ear canal. (blood gushing violently) He was not quick. You could count the seconds go by watching the needle disappear. His eyes rolling back in his sockets as it penetrated his brain. (blood gushing violently) I was entranced by it all, watching him scream horrifying pain. All I could do was lick my lips in anticipation for the dinner that would be him. I couldn't believe my thoughts anymore. What had happened to me? Before my thoughts could grow, she struck. I had been so focused on watching the man being torn apart, I forgot all about the woman. While my companion cooked the man's face, she had found an ax and laid it into my partner's back, nearly taking his entire shoulder with it. (blood gushing violently) It's hard to recall exactly what happened next. I remember 33 moaning in pain and then feeling for once, my own rage build. (heart beating quickly) My heart beating so loud, I felt it would burst. And before I knew it, I was on her. (blood gushing violently) I only recall flashes of us fighting. Teeth breaking, nails tearing into flesh, blood everywhere I could see. I could taste. I couldn't tell if this was rage, hunger or all of the above. Whatever power she used to wield that ax, she was now putting on me. (blood gushing violently) I bit into her neck violently, tearing a piece of flesh away. I swallowed it whole and the taste of it filled me with such passion. Such strength. I wanted more. So much more. I was tired of playing with my food. I grabbed the woman by her hair. She bleeded out so nonsense words. I couldn't understand anymore. Probably some form of begging. I found a nearby dead tree with a pointed branch sticking to the heavens. I forced her over to it. She could tell what was coming. She had the face of someone who knows they're going to die. She placed her arms in front of her against the log to hold me back from pushing that branch through her skull. But I wanted it more. (blood gushing violently) Centimeter, by centimeter, I got her to that branch until it finally pierced the first layer of her eyeball. And then slowly sunk all the way back to her brain and out the other side. (blood gushing violently) It was mouth-watering watching it all spill out the other end. The little bits of brain matter smeared across the skull fragments. It was euphoric to witness the meal in front of me. It was all I could do to tear myself away from my food to make sure my partner was okay. I ran over to 33 as he laid across the now dead man in the flames. I pulled him from the fire. I finally for once had the strength to lift him. It had to be the meat I tore from her neck. I realized what he needed, flesh. I reached my hands into the burning man's side and was able to tear a pound of flesh from him, exposing all the beauty of his insides to the woods and my eyes. I fed the meat to my injured companion. I could feel him and our connection getting better with each bite. He was becoming whole again. He took the flesh and handed some to me. We shared it. I took a large bite. Blood spilled from my stained lips. He wiped it away, it was oddly sweet. In the moment of our bliss and my full belly, I noticed 33 locked onto something in the flames of the fire, something that gave him great trouble. He was staring at a badge on the man's shirt. It read Bixby National Labs. I looked to the woman's lifeless body and saw that she worse the same badge on her shirt. Suddenly, a violent flash hit me. I saw the sign I couldn't make out from my partner's memory, it read the same, Bixby National Labs. We were getting closer. 33 grew quiet and stopped eating his food. Out of nowhere, he let out a deafening howl full of so much sadness. It filled the woods around us. I'd never heard such agony in a voice before. Just as the echo of his howl died, we heard a rustling. We were being watched. We went into our hunters modes, on all fours, eyes locking in on the sound. I could smell it in the darkness. It was familiar. I heard it take off and we were after it. (footsteps running swiftly) It was agile. Sprinting quickly between the trees. But it was not match for us. As I closed the distance between us, I lept through the air and tackled our fresh prey into a nearby marsh. The water sprayed over me as I took it down, making the blood from our previous kills stain the water around us a fresh red. I flipped the creature beneath me over and there, staring back at me with dull eyes, was a small boy, no more than 10 years old. Just a poor child that had stumbled on the wrong campfire.