"The Haunted: Armen's Prelude" is the first short of xikroniczz's installation of The Haunted series, making its debut on August 4, 2014 on xikroniczz's YouTube channel. It is chronologically the first in The Haunting franchise.
Armen walks through a grass-field, heading to a house that soon will belong to them. After a time skip, Armen walks inside his house and notices his family members are missing. He immediately checks all rooms, but still no signs of them.
The next day, he enters the living room and sees multiple blood puddles, with the house door open. Confused he follows a puddle that leads to the attic. He retrieves a book from a bed and he reads it, when suddenly behind him is his possessed brother.