Fan films have always been a big part of nerd culture. Everything from Halo to X-Men have had their own adaptations on both large and small budgets, but only a comparative handful with budgets tend to be based off of original web creations or the products of certain websites. This is one of them.
The product of 4Chan and responsible for some of the most nightmare inducing ideas on the internet, the SCP Foundation is a selection of in-universe stories and censored reports from an organisation which protects humanity. Quarantining and containing hostile beings of multiple origins, supernatural artifacts, rogue artificial intelligence and devices of mass destruction; the stories are varied. Some intentionally humorous, some horrifying beyond reckoning and some based upon other fictional characters. Yes, there’s one about the Emperor of Mankind.
One of the most originally disturbing and surreal tales is SCP-426, which can be found here and details the loss of individual identity and an inanimate object supplanting that of any nearby humans. Trying to describe it here wouldn’t do the story justice, but both the setting, focus and delivery work wonders for the concept. Now someone wants to make a short film about it. Not just any film. but one with a moderate budget.