F8 Comes Knocking at My Door: Dexter ARG Hits Close to Home

This morning, a knock on my door woke me up. A package greeted me on my doorstep, addressed to ARGNet (care of Celina Beach). Inside was a tiny, elegant package and a postcard with the picture of a grisly kill room and a bloody infinity sign. This was familiar.

This was F8.

We’ve  reported on The Infinity Killer, the nefarious serial killer at the heart of the Dexter alternate reality game, a few times over the past few months. In fact, the image sent to ARGNet bears a striking resemblance to the kill room set up at San Diego’s Comic-Con that launched the alternate reality game. And this package had F8’s name written all over it (figuratively, of course). It’s safe to say we’ve taken an interest in him. And it seems as though he’s taken an interest in ARGNet staffer Celina Beach as well, as the back of the postcard reads:


I’ve been following you for a while. And it seems you’re onto me as well. I have to say, I’m quite flattered. I’m thinking you might be interested in picking my brain (assuming my heart whets your appetite). You + 8 other bloggers I admire have received packages like the one you just opened. I am going to grant an exclusive interview to the first of you to write a story about me + the present. I can assure you, my friends are just dying to see it.

I am always thinking of you

Inside the box was a realistic chocolate heart, along with a USB taped to the lid of the box containing a video message from f8. That video message can be viewed below.

I would imagine that Dee Pratt, administrator of the crowdsourced hunt for F8 at the Serial Huntress website, would be interested in this news. She received her own profession of confectionery curiosity from F8 a few days ago, in the form of a cake frosted with a cipher.

I haven’t had the “heart” to break open F8’s twisted offering, yet to see if something other than chocolate beats inside . . .

ARGNet’s prior coverage of the Dexter alternate reality game
Discussion at the Unfiction forums
AngelNoRelation’s recounting of the story so far

EDITOR’S NOTE: Apparently the allure of chocolate quickly overcame my reservations, and I am left broken-hearted. Luckily, no additional clues got in the way of my chocolate obsession.


  1. Why am I SO attracted to serial killers?

    If one sent me chocolate, I’d be done for. 🙁

  2. OH DEAR… this will not end well:)

  3. Um… Wow. I’m not sure if I’m more flattered… or fearful over this little present! I think flattery wins and here’s hoping F8 chooses ARGNet for his brain-picking exercise! 🙂

  4. Hey Celina can you post a scan of the postcard front and back pretty please it appears we don’t exactly have THAT particular photo any thing you could do would be great

  5. Hey Celina,

    In your postcard, f8 says “I am always thinking of you.” Turns out that is a website!


    Thanks for the kloo!

  6. Guess who’s coming to dinner? Odds are it’s F8 who would surely want his brain picked here.

  7. Where is this?
    Can I play from Houston??

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