The Psycho
Actor Unknown
Gender Male
Age 20
Occupation Killer
Family Unknown
First Appearance Until Dawn
Last Appearance Until Dawn
Death Until Dawn (Determinant)
Cause of Death Head crushed by Wendigo Hannah Washington. (Determinant)
Status Determinant
Series Lifespan Until Dawn to Present. (Determinant)

The Psycho (also known as The Maniac, and the Mystery Man in-game) is the first and turned false antagonist in Until Dawn.

Involvement Edit

Until DawnEdit

Chapter 4Edit

During the events of the game, the Psycho captures Ashley, and makes Chris choose between saving her and Josh Washington.

Chapter 5Edit

Later, the Psycho chases Sam through the lodge and attempts to capture her by knocking her out with either gas or a syringe. The Psycho also ties up Ashley and Chris and makes Chris decide whether to kill himself or her.

Throughout the Psycho's pursuit of the game's protagonists, it is revealed that he is the one being interviewed by Dr. Alan Hill.

Chapter 7Edit

The Psycho is Josh, who faked his own death as part of a prank on his friends. He never intended to kill any of them, though he doesn't seem to mind hurting them as he knocks out Ashley (potentially more than once) and is far from gentle in his pursuit of Sam.

The supposed motive for his prank is to get revenge on the people who humiliated Hannah and indirectly caused her and Beth's disappearance, however Sam and Chris are included in Josh's revenge scheme, despite not being involved in (and even opposed to) the original prank.

Chapter 10Edit

Josh's hallucinations near the end with Hannah and Beth, and their strange zombie faces show that Josh truly blames himself for not doing anything to help, even though he was physically unable. It is possible that this self-loathing is projected onto Chris and Sam as they could not help either.

Josh also does not carry out any revenge on Matt, Jess, Mike, or Emily, even though they were the most prominent antagonists in the prologue. Although, it is implied he had something planned for the remaining pairs but wasn't able to fully orchestrate his plan as some of his friends were honing in on him.

Death (Determinant) Edit

Killed By Edit

Enemies Edit

Appearances Edit

  • Until Dawn
    • Chapter 4
    • Chapter 5
    • Chapter 7