Reaction video

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Video in which people react to something.

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British reality television series created by Stephen Lambert, Tim Harcourt, and Tania Alexander, and broadcast on Channel 4.

The series documents families and groups of friends around the United Kingdom who are filmed for their observations and reactions to the previous week's television from their own homes.

Jump scare

Technique often used in horror films and video games, intended to scare the audience by surprising them with an abrupt change in image or event, usually co-occurring with a loud, jarring sound.

Max Schreck as Count Orlok in the 1922 film Nosferatu. Critic and historian Kim Newman declared it as a film that set the template for the horror film.

After the rise of YouTube, Internet screamers gradually transitioned from chain emails to reaction videos where people filmed as they pranked others to click on an Internet screamer and recorded their reactions.

The Rains of Castamere

Ninth and penultimate episode of the third season of HBO's fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 29th episode of the series.

Catelyn Stark after unsuccessfully pleading with Walder Frey to spare the life of her son Robb, seconds before her own death.
The Red Wedding was inspired by the Black Dinner that took place in 1440 at Edinburgh Castle.
Fairley received critical acclaim for her performance in the episode.

The episode was also notable for the intense and emotional response it pulled from viewers, many of whom were unaware of what was about to transpire and had reaction videos filmed by people who had read the book on which it was based.

2 Girls 1 Cup

Unofficial nickname of the trailer for Hungry Bitches, a 2007 Brazilian scat fetish pornographic film produced by MFX Media.

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The popularity of 2 Girls 1 Cup was aided by a series of reaction videos, that is, videos depicting people reacting to watching it.

Social impact of YouTube

As the world's largest video hosting website and second most visited website both by Alexa Internet and SimilarWeb, and used by 81% of U.S. adults, YouTube has had social impact in many fields, with some individual videos of the site having directly shaped world events.

Some of the 57 contributors to Lisa Lavie's charity cyber-collaboration video "We Are the World 25 for Haiti (YouTube edition)", shown here after subsequently performing on the same stage.
Journalist Dan Savage receives a Webby Special Achievement Award in 2011 for his anti-bullying It Gets Better Project, which started on YouTube and drew video responses from the highest levels of government.
The privately produced YouTube video Innocence of Muslims (2012) spurred protests and related anti-American violence internationally, such as this demonstration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In the 2007 CNN/YouTube presidential debates, candidates responded to questions submitted by ordinary people via YouTube video.
U.S. President Obama met with leading YouTube content creators to start a dialogue about health insurance awareness and enrollment, as well as anti-bullying, education, and economic opportunity.
Forbes has reported the total annual earnings of the top ten YouTuber accounts, and the income of the single highest-earning account.

Yet, content creators continued to grow audiences by inspiring rapidly-forming "ecosystems of supplementary content" such as "reaction videos", causing a Washington Post editor to comment in 2019 that, more than slower-to-react conventional ratings such as the Billboard charts, "YouTubers are the tastemakers for millions of younger music fans".

Katherine B. Forrest

Partner at New York law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, and a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Additionally, in her ruling, Forrest made the note that while the Klein video may be classified as a "reaction video," not all reaction videos would fall under the fair use doctrine.

Jordan Maron

American YouTuber, Twitch streamer, gamer, and electronic musician.

Maron in 2018
Maron at Minecon 2016

On his other channels, Maron also uploads reaction videos and gameplay of various other games including Fortnite and Trials Fusion.

Grace Randolph

American reporter, film critic, YouTuber, and comic book writer.

Randolph in 2013

In September 2020, Randolph claimed in a reaction video on Beyond the Trailer that The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal had quit halfway through filming the second season over being denied more screen time without the titular character's helmet on.

The Entity (2015 film)

2015 Peruvian supernatural horror film that was directed by Eduardo Schuldt.

United States poster

Needing a good final project for college, a group of media students have chosen to film a documentary researching reaction videos.

React (media franchise)

The Fine Brothers, creators of the React franchise

React is a media franchise used by the Fine Brothers consisting of several online series centering on a group of individuals reacting to viral videos, trends, video games, film trailers, or music videos.