JC Caylen, nicknamed The Hippie, was invited to save the Town of Everlock by Joey Graceffa. He is voted into the Circus Tent Challenge against Teala Dunn. When he has to choose a partner, he decides to pick Matthew Patrick, much to his surprise, as it turns out Matthew was the one who voted JC in. However, Matt tries his best to save him against Teala’s partner, Safiya Nygaard. But Safiya manages to get the Jack in the Box before Matt can, causing the Clowns to stab JC repeatedly in the chest, killing him. Sometime after this, his soul is collected by The Collector and stored in the Jar of Souls. His soul is later freed by Joey, Bretman Rock, and Colleen Ballinger.

Season Competed: Season 3
Role The Hippie
Ranking 8th
Challenges Entered 1 (Ep.2)
Challenges Won 0
Episode Eliminated Ep.2


Season 3

Episode 1 - The Clowns Here Kill Part 1

JC and the other Season 3 guests arrive at the location where they are to enter Everlock. Upon entering, they were greeted by the head clown, who most of the guests have distrustful thoughts towards. Joey recieves a Jack in the Box artifact, and when they wind it up, killer clowns are released in the town. He solves puzzles in the arcade with most of the group after fleeing the clowns, but is later captured and tied to the Merry-Go-Round with the other guests.

Episode 2 - The Clowns Here Kill Part 2

JC helps the group a lot, but since they are split into groups, Matt does not witness JC's feats and votes him in. JC and Teala got voted in and had to choose a partner. Teala picks Safiya, while JC picks Matt, which is awkward since he's the one who voted him in. Matt isn't fast enough to win the challenge, and is beaten by Safiya. This leads to JC being stabbed repeatedly by the head clown and dying.

Season 4

Episode 6 - The Maze of Terror 

JC is mentioned by Matt in his confessional, saying that he let him down.

Voting History

Episode Voted for Did he go into the challenge? Did he win?
The Clowns Here Kill Part 2 Unknown Yes No


Season 3 Appearances 4\11 Season 4 Appearances 1\10
The Clowns Here Kill Part 1 The Maze of Terror (Mentioned)
The Clowns Here Kill Part 2
Venomous Affections (Recap)
Behind the Town


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The Hippie
The Hippie



  • "There's free food, there's free games. Let's settle down. You know, problems will come to us, we're fine."
  • "How f#cked up would it be if he was the one who voted me in?"
  • ”I don’t think I deserve to die. I think I kinda missed out.” - JC in his last confessional.


  • JC's original role was The Filmmaker, but was changed last minute.
  • He was also on the YouTube Original series “Fight of the Living Dead: Experiment 88.” The series revolved around surviving a controlled zombie apocalypse scenario while solving puzzles and tasks to escape, ran by a suspicious organization known as C.O.N.O.P. Unlike Escape the Night, death isn’t guaranteed and everyone can technically survive if they get lucky. The show ran for three seasons.
  • Ironically JC managed to survive “Fight of the Living Dead: Experiment 88.” but was the first to die on Escape The Night. Also ironically, JC was revived in that show, so if he was revived instead of Matthew Patrick, he would’ve been revived on both of YouTube Original’s reality competition shows.
  • JC, Jesse, Justine, and Joey have all been part of Fight of the Living Dead with Jesse, Justine, and Joey all being part of season 1 in 2015, while JC was part of the second season in 2016. Jesse and JC survived, while Justine and Joey both died during their time on the show.
  • Mentioned in the Season 3 live stream Anthony Padilla was originally going to be The Filmmaker until for unknown reasons JC took his place and was changed to The Hippie by Joey
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