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Carcass is the third boss in Cry of Fear and the only one that is an optional encounter. He is fought at the end of chapter 3 in the rooftops, after Sophie's suicide.

About the Boss

Carcass is a bloated and amputated body restrained to a chair held in the air by several chains that hover above him. His attacks are similar to two creatures from Afraid of Monsters, the Bleeding Specter and secondarily the Launcher Ghost, in which he fires ghostly projectiles which are called "Hookheads" toward the player that track their movements and are difficult to dodge. Due to the difficulty in avoiding its attacks and the high amount of damage it causes, Carcass can be a very lethal foe for players who are inexperienced in fighting him. Once killed, Carcass falls limp in his chair and the chains lose their flight, the creature and its chair falling to the ground below and vanishing.

For those who do not wish to fight him, it is possible to flee through a nearby window and cause Carcass to simply vanish. Though whether or not Simon chooses to kill Carcass is tied into what ending they receive regarding Sophie - if Carcass is spared, then Simon's guilt and depression associated with her continues to fester until he spitefully or possessively murders her in two of the four endings. The other two are achieved by killing Carcass, which will cause Simon to find peace with Sophie.

Relevance to Simon

He appears to be a symbol of Simon's grief, primarily in regards to Sophie herself, connecting Sophie's eventual fate in the ending heavily to the creatures own. It is also possible the monster represents Simon and his disability to walk since the creature sits in a chair, has no feet and can't walk. Simon mentions that he feels like he's just a sitting piece of meat on a chair. In which case, could represent the meaning of this monster as if the chains represent how Simon feels he is "tied down" because of his incapability to walk.



  • During the battle, it is actually possible to position yourself in a location that will prevent you taking damage from Carcass. Position yourself behind the blue items on the roof (shown in the below picture), and you can simply take shots at Carcass and he won't be able to damage you.
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