The Death Machine Plans are the twenty-sixth clue in the Mystery Man Clueline. They can be found by Sam in the lodge's basement, in Chapter 7 of Until Dawn.


Plans elaborating on how to realistically fake a death. It shows drawings of a machine that is supposed to cut into a mannequin. The death can be faked by putting one's head through a hole that is above the mannequin, making it look like the head is perfectly connected to the "body", with the exception of the neck.

That fake death machine must have cost Josh some serious money.


  • This clue can only be found by Sam if she escaped the Psycho in Chapter 5.
  • If Sam finds this clue, and not (or enough of) the other clues regarding Josh, she will tell Mike that Josh might not be dead.

Mystery Man Clueline

Wanted Poster · Newspaper Fragment · Answerphone Message · Axe Holder · Cigar Stub (Mike) · Mystical Symbol · Native American Book · Postcard · Cigar Stub (Matt) · Pig Head Note · Threatening Letter · Light from Below · Native American Letter · Cigar Box · Clippings Wall · Business Card · Pig's Head · Hidden Camera · Axe · Faked Newspapers · Lightbulb Catalogue · Batteries and Timers · Dead Pig · Photos of Friends · Hooks and Chains · Video Camera · Dummy in Sam's Clothes · Death Machine Plans · Josh's Cellphone · Remembrance Board · Voice Recording · Psychiatric Report

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1952 Clueline

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