The "drowned" (canon name) is a monster in Cry of Fear. It may represent Simon's absent mother, since he experiences things when he's dead, that is, his "soul" (depending on the endings.) She first appears in chapter 1 of the game.

This monster has no physical attacks until the player approaches too closely. A baby then explodes from the monster's stomach and attacks with two knives. The attacks are difficult to dodge.

The primary way she attacks is, if the player is exposed to her for too long with at least one bullet in their weapons, the screen will darken and Simon will start to whimper and then the monster will begin to force Simon's gun to his head and make him shoot and kill himself in an act of suicide. The player must quickly press the left mouse button to make Simon resist the urge to kill himself, when the player is successful in resisting it, the screen will go back to normal with Simon seemingly crying a little bit after the event is over.

What is commonly considered a variant of her is called the 'suicidal hanger', a woman found in the forest who bears a slight resemblance to this creature but is different in reality. The hanger's will utter a blood curdling, feminine scream and drop from random trees with nooses around their necks when Simon passes under them, the fall killing them but potentially damaging Simon if they hit him.

The Suicidal Hanger