John was the first known Scissorman, who belonged to the 13th generation of the Barrows Family. According to Rick, in a local fairy tale, a demon was born in the Barrows Castle, and terrorized the local children. He was eventually killed by his father, the head of the household, in a desperate attempt to stop him from killing.
The player can find the mummified corpse of John in a stone coffin in the storage room; by doing so, the player will obtain the Box Key, which can be used in a nearby chest of the same room to free Helen. At the same time, Jennifer Simpson can encounter the ghost children singing "Little John from the Big Castle" in the bone chamber with an injured Nolan Campbell.
Although the player can't find the mummified corpse of John, as an unconscious Nolan will replace it within the stone coffin, Helen Maxwell can encounter the ghost children singing "Little John from the Big Castle" in the bone chamber with an injured Stan Gotts.