Haunted Recap: Listen To Your Heart Bad Impression

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“The Mimic” sees Haunted get back to its hilariously flagrant lies with a story which I’m fairly sure is about a woman cheating on her husband with his friend. Or maybe it’s about a monster. Who knows?

This recap of Haunted Season 2, Episode 1, “The Mimic”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous season by clicking these words.


Haunted Season 2, Episode 1 certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to absolutely laughable hogwash, so allow me to begin the privilege of recounting this definitely very true story for the benefit of our loyal readership. Hold onto your hats, folks. It’s about to get spooky!

Meet Becca. She was a sickly kid; high heart rate, low blood pressure, that kind of thing. She was fitted with a monitor that would bleep whenever she was about to faint, just to let her know to take it easy. For about half of “The Mimic”, this becomes a classic horror device, like the radar in Alien, then it’s totally forgotten about and I don’t think ever referenced again. Maybe she got better.

Anyway, Becca meets her future husband, Jared, and their college clique in a bar, and before long they’ve all rented a historic house in Cleveland from the early 1900s. You know it’s a scary house because when they all enter there are lingering shots on the creepy furnishings and someone plays the piano really loudly when nobody else is expecting it. This is all especially hilarious whenever Haunted Season 2, Episode 1 cuts back to the present-day debate, as Becca and her friends have to make a serious attempt at rationalizing generic horror jump scares. “I really thought you were there the whole time!” “I was probably at work!” Oh, the tension.

Becca hears her friends constantly, their voices emanating from — wait for it — the basement. At one point, Jared is lured into that basement and temporarily trapped there, but he’s able to break free before anything happens. (This is kind of inevitable since they’re all sat there discussing this years later — tense!) Where “The Mimic” takes a brilliant turn is with a new arrival, Branden, who turns up wanting to stay in the basement because there’s apparently no room anywhere else, even though we barely see any of Becca’s buddies throughout the reenactment. Regardless, because Becca is relatively new to the group — this is her excuse for everything by the way — she doesn’t bother to tell him that she thinks the basement is haunted.

This is where things get hilarious. Becca presents herself to Branden, gets naked, and seduces him into a smooch, at which point she reveals herself to be some kind of monstrous doppelganger who promptly disappears. In the discussion, Branden explains how tangible this felt, and Jared is clearly fuming. This is brilliant because it raises the possibility that these two invented the whole story of “The Mimic” just to disguise the fact they had an affair, which would be hilarious if true, and is much more likely to be true than the alternative, which is that there was a monster in the basement that nobody but Becca noticed and that never did anything to any of them.

Well, it ruined Becca’s bedroom roof, anyway. After noticing a face pop out of a water stain, she and Jared head up into the attic with a blacklight which for some reason Jared has, and they discover that the water spot is coming from an “amorphous puddle” where a previous tenant had shot himself and been left for days. Had the mimic been messing with him too? You have to wonder. But you don’t have to wonder for very long since Becca meets the thing the following night, a mass of muscle and sinew and a badly-rendered human face that crawls very slowly out of the basement and is thwarted by Becca simply… leaving through the door. There’s no wonder this thing is stuck chilling in the basement.

Everyone moved out. Since then, renters have been in and out of the house since. Spooky! It’s almost as if a remote house located at a reasonable distance of a college campus would be occupied by students who would subsequently leave the area after graduation and be replaced by other students. Becca, though, hasn’t thought of that. Is the mimic tormenting them? Yeah, that’s probably it.


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Jonathon Wilson

Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has been Senior Editor and Chief Critic of the outlet since 2017.

40 thoughts on “Haunted Recap: Listen To Your Heart

  • October 12, 2019 at 4:58 am
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    Okay the song that is being played while the doppelgänger is seducing Branden – I NEED to know what that is. Help a sister out.

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    • October 13, 2019 at 6:19 am
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      Omg yes! I’m dying to know too! Can’t find it anywhere! Help!

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    • October 13, 2019 at 7:50 pm
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      Exactly me too!!! I’ve been searching all over!

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    • October 14, 2019 at 9:15 pm
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      It’s not a ghost at all it’s a fleshgeit (fleshgait) the tail goes they try to perfect human interaction so they can live amongst us and usually when perfected kill the person they are mimicking

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      • October 21, 2019 at 4:39 am
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        That would be extremely interesting because there was a person it mimicked most. It was always my feeling that the shadow man on the second and third floors and the mimic in the basement were two separate entities.

  • October 12, 2019 at 6:52 pm
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    Becca has POTS, and marfanoid habitus, marfan syndrome or ehlers danlos syndrome probably.

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    • October 21, 2019 at 4:17 am
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      Ehlers Danlos type 3/4 actually. It’s a spontaneous mutation that wasn’t genetically carried or passed down by her parents.

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  • October 14, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    Does anyone know a particular song that was played on Netflix, haunted season 2 episode 1 the mimic? It wasn’t a specific scene on episode 1, and I’m trying to figure out who the artist is!

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    • October 15, 2019 at 4:27 am
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      I also can’t find it but its amazing! Someone, please help! The only lyrics “all my wicked ways”

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  • October 15, 2019 at 12:15 am
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    I’m a little surprised you didn’t mention the moderately graphic s** scene. what was the point of that? I could live without the grinding and sucking in my mid day ghost stories.

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    • October 19, 2019 at 5:19 am
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      Lmao, I thought the same thing! Was not expecting that at all.

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  • October 15, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    my question what house was it exactly? the only thing i know is that it’s in Clifton, Cleveland, Ohio….

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  • October 16, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    I came here looking for the song too. It kind of sounds like the dead weather but it’s not.

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  • October 18, 2019 at 3:17 pm
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    If this real, they have changed the name of the place so people don’t go looking for it. I live in the Cleveland/Akron area and know all the paranormal hot spots in the Lakewood/Cleveland area. There is no haunted house such as this on Clifton. If there was, all paranormal researchers and ghost hunters would have heard of it, like Franklin Castle and the Variety Theatre.

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    • October 21, 2019 at 4:22 am
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      It’s not “famously haunted.” Best we could tell it was relatively new. Like they said in the story and was actually true, a previous recent tenant had killed themselves in the third floor, although the “water” damage wasn’t that apparent. The thing that made it click for me was realizing there’s no water lines on the third floor. It was something I would think about every now and then looking at the ceiling, like a nagging thing you can’t put you finger on. Then one day a few months later what I was looking at just clicked.

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      • October 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm
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        I live off of Clifton, are you able to indicate which house on Clifton in Cleveland? Thank you.

      • November 3, 2019 at 7:27 pm
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        Can you tell the real story

  • October 19, 2019 at 4:23 am
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    It’s not entirely true that no one else experienced the monster, Because Jared also heard it calling and saw the face in the ceiling.

    But yeah, he seemed pretty pissed about Branden’s story. And I agree that the nakedness was totally unnecessary.

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  • October 19, 2019 at 8:35 pm
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    Please if anybody know the song name or Artist from Episode 1 the mimic tell me/us! I cant find it anywhere… all lyrics i heard is “all my wicked ways” or something like that. Shazam dont recocnize the song and i cant find it anywhere and i must have this song ist so amazing! And i know that a lot of People a searching for this song!

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  • October 20, 2019 at 10:04 pm
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    Utter BS. Unless it is sprayed with Luminol Blood does NOT glow. However Urine, saliva and ***** does glow. So if this was real they were looking at someone’s spank room or urinal…

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    • October 21, 2019 at 4:13 am
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      If they processed the room at some point they would have sprayed luminol to rule out suicide, which it clearly was. There was a mudded over hole by the moulding that could be seen easier due to the lack of glowing blood around it when we were looking. And it wasn’t a UV flashlight. It was a full length portable fluorescent tube like you would set up for a Halloween party, lol. Rather more comical in my opinion.

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  • October 21, 2019 at 4:09 am
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    They got a shot in between scenes of me biting my lip. A bad habit that I’m kind of embarrassed they got. The story didn’t happen that way, they just conflated and condensed and punched up for intrigue.

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  • October 21, 2019 at 4:27 am
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    I’m currently editing the accounts I originally collected and will put them out there on Apple Books or something, if you care to know the full, not-jammed-into-a-half-hour story.

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    • October 22, 2019 at 2:11 am
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      Can u help us find the song from your episode

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    • October 23, 2019 at 1:43 am
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      Pretty sure ya girl just cheated, dawg.

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      • October 26, 2019 at 7:30 am
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        If she was actually the person he saw in the original account of events then that might make sense. Still a little extreme to dress it up as a ghost story though.

    • October 29, 2019 at 1:25 pm
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      I would… I’m interested to know what actually happened vs the stupid dramatized version of it. But can you just like email it to me instead… idk what Apple Books is

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  • October 22, 2019 at 2:09 am
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    Has anyone found the song yet ??
    Lyrics all my wicked ways
    ..

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      • November 1, 2019 at 3:55 am
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        All I can tell you is that it’s approximately two blocks east of Twist. We don’t own the property.

    • January 21, 2020 at 11:02 pm
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      That’s what I want to know, and the name of the song when she’s seducing him in the basement. Anyone know please?

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  • November 3, 2019 at 10:54 pm
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    Hey, what about the house? I just wanna see a picture of it or look it up on street view, maybe she said off Clifton?. I understand there are people here from Cleveland that say the location is BS. I can understand that the location may have been changed to protect any liability to the house owner and renters? How can we find out, sometimes in IG you can get close to the actual people involved, I’m friends with a few 15 minutes celebrities that I chit chatted with and they responded back. Case in point I’m friends with the blonde girl that got married in the white bikini in the back of a pick up, in Florida, see everyone knows what I’m talking about. I talk to her daily, friends only from the news story and researched her.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 11:49 pm
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    Is it possible to post a photo here? Been looking at Clifton on Street View haven’t it yet…lots of creepy houses though!

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  • November 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm
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    I want to read the complete story on Apple Books do you have a link? Thank you in advance

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  • November 6, 2019 at 1:02 pm
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    I would love to read the complete story on Apple Books is there a link? Thank you in advance

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  • November 18, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    Jared Brown I want to know the full story of actual events! Can you email them to me? Or tell me where I can find it?

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  • January 1, 2020 at 1:38 pm
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    Jared Brown, I am a huge believer in the paranormal and could not believe my ears when it said the episode was so close to my house. If you do not mind I would love to hear more about the experience of what you guys went through. I know talking about this stuff is something that you may want in the past, if that is the case let me know I understand completely. Thank you again!

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  • June 4, 2020 at 4:27 am
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    unbelievably terrible storytelling. there wasn’t even a story there. the “friends” seemed a lot like strangers who were paid to sit in the same room as the (paid) storyteller.

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    • June 5, 2020 at 4:12 am
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      That’s because the narrative was built from whole cloth around the events, with some of the events themselves changed to fit what they thought would be flashy or titilating. I did not give them rights to use my written narrative that gave accurate context and exposition and strung all of my collected accounts together. So they interviewed the people they could dig up and made their own version of events from that. You might notice that I get very limited air time, and I think that’s because I was more enthusiastic and intrigued in everything that happened than traumatized and deeply haunted, which is of course what they were going for.

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      • June 16, 2020 at 1:29 am
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        2 different entities in the same house? That’s nuts…. crazy story my friend. I am interested in knowing if you know any more details on the basement and why that’s so screwed up. I get the attic but the basement seems like it has all sorts of screwed up in it. Appreciated your story and just glad that none of that **** followed you….

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