Check This Out: Mysterious New 'Test Subjects Needed' Viral Website
by Alex Billington
May 26, 2011
There's an interesting new viral going around now that may or may not be connected with an upcoming movie, but we're not sure, as it's kind of just coming together now. I was emailed recently with a photo of an ad (see below) from LA Weekly with a QR code linking to a website at: testsubjectsneeded.com. The site, which only really talks about Test Subjects Needed for a Human Preservation Project, features a basic sign-up form to become a "test subject." To get to that sign-up point, though, you must watch a very trippy, short Q&A video. "Self-actualization shimmers on the horizon ahead, and you are leading the way."
Click on the screenshot to visit the site if you're interested in the quiz or signing-up for whatever this may be. To start the video once you're on the site, double-click the flashing Start Evaluation Now text at the top.
I've been hearing about this odd viral on other sites like MovieViral, too. The weird part about this is the recruitment video that features some very odd imagery, like something out of A Clockwork Orange. Once you finish the quiz and complete the sign-up, the website issues a "badge" to be a part of the Human Preservation Project, complete with photo and everything. This is a bit eerie. A recent MovieViral update claims that it's 42 Entertainment, the company behind the recent viral for Tron Legacy and The Dark Knight (but not The Dark Knight Rises viral as far as we know), who is involved with this new viral, but in what way or how, we're not sure. Either way, if you're curious, we suggest signing up on that site just incase.
We'll do our best to keep you updated on this and let you know if it has any connection with a movie. Here's a photo of the ad that was in LA Weekly that links to the website. Let us know if you find other connections!