David Leatherhoff is the painkiller-addicted main character of Afraid of Monsters and Afraid of Monsters: Director's Cut. After receiving bottle after bottle of painkillers from an unknown company, he finally decided to seek help at the local hospital. After wandering into the hospital bathroom, David finds yet another bottle of pills before him. Unable to control himself, he takes the pills. Soon after, David passes out and delves into his nightmares, yet this time, he notices that they are much, much worse. Some time later, David awakens to a now abandoned hospital, everyone having gone home after a day of work.
David soon discovers that his nightmares aren't in his head anymore, as they were now real. David then fights to survive against the evil hordes of his imagination.
The Outcome - SPOILERSEdit
Depending on paths and choices taken in the game, the player can have a total of four endings (Director's Cut Only).
Ending 1 - David wakes up in a house, surrounded by corpses. The monsters that he had been killing to survive were in fact innocent people. His twisted imagination had gotten the better of him. With police outside, he is soon arrested.
Ending 2 - David is shown being questioned by a police officer. He reveals he does not remember what happened during his drug-induced haze.
Ending 3 - A guard studying a newspaper that reads: "Psychotic Killer Claims Over 27 Victims." David is shown in his cell, dead, having hanged himself.
Ending 4 - After fighting his worst nightmare, drug addiction, David is shown lying on a hospital bed. Doctors fight to keep him alive, but he soon flatlines. A couple seconds later, David's pulse returns; he has barely survived a drug overdose. After retracing down the hospital, the camera blacks out. It says: "The End... or is it? Of course it's the end, you tool."
Simon is the main character of Team Psykskallar's Half-Life modification, Cry of Fear. At the game's start, little is known about Simon -- only that he is very lonely. One lonely night, Simon notices an old man crawling along the sidewalk wheezing for help. Upon noticing him, Simon helps the old man. Meanwhile, a nearby car revs its engines and hits Simon. Simon then falls into some sort of nightmare (similar to David's nightmare). When he awakes, he finds himself in an alley only armed with a knife (also similar to David) and his cellphone.
- Whenever the players uses a syringe, Simon will pull down his sleeve, revealing several stiches on his wrist, implying he cuts himself.
- Interestingly, according to the fifth, hidden ending to Cry of Fear, Simon and David seem to actually KNOW each other. The fifth ending is non-canon, however, as Simon never reached the old man before he was hit by the car.
- David's hoodie and axe appear as unlockables in Cry of Fear.