Archive | horror

Unlike The Movie, The Blair Witch Game Doesn’t Seem So Scary

If you’re familiar with its source material, Blair Witch, the upcoming game for PC and consoles, has a lot to live up to. It’s impossible to understate the influence of 1999’s The Blair Witch Project, a found footage film that blurred the line between fact and fiction and emphasized a slow-burn dread over outright…Read more… […]

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Graphic Novel BTTM FDRS Digs Into the Horrors of Gentrification

Because they play host to millions of living, breathing things, cities become living, breathing things themselves. Some parts of a city can wither away to almost nothing, only to get revived when new blood pumps into it. The uncomfortable truth of where that blood comes from, and what it sustains, lies at the heart of…Read […]

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One Night In Darkwood Will Ruin Forests For You

“Respect the woods,” Darkwood cautions you before you start playing for the first time. It’s part of a warning that mostly uses more practical language, letting players know that they’re about to play a “challenging” game, and that they “will not be led by the hand.” It’s a single evocative line in an otherwise…Read more… […]

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Garfield, Only He’s A Nightmarish Monster Starring In A Game Boy Game

Last year, just in time for Halloween, Lumpy made some short animations based on artist Will Burke’s nightmarish Garfield sketches. Fast forward to May 2019 and he’s just finished work on a complete 13-minute video, presented in the style of the grossest Game Boy game ever made.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Pokémon of Detective Pikachu, Ranked By Their Horrifying Cuteness

When it was first announced, not a lot of people thought a live-action Pokémon movie could work. And then the trailers for Detective Pikachu collectively blew our socks off by presenting realistically-rendered monsters that trade anime cartoonishness for a frankly incredible mix of adorableness and sheer terror.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Popular Horror Game Removed From Steam After Chinese Players Say It Insults China

Less than a week ago, the developers of P.T.-inspired horror game Devotion were riding high. Their game’s February 19 release was met with thousands of positive Steam reviews and hundreds of thousands of viewers on Twitch. However, after a weekend of controversy, Devotion has met an even more untimely end than the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Creepiest Part Of Resident Evil 2 Didn’t Involve Zombies

I learned about survival horror from the first Resident Evil, and loved how Resident Evil 2 took that to the next level with a city full of zombies after your neck. When I loaded up the recent Resident Evil 2 remake on my PlayStation 4, it felt like revisiting an old friend, if that old […]

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These Are the Sci-Fi and Horror Films Likely to Break Out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Besides being great genre films, what do The Blair Witch Project, Saw, Get Out, Memento, Donnie Darko, Hereditary, and 28 Days Later have in common? They all premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Difference Between Horror Movies And Horror Games

I hate horror movies. I hate having to sit and watch as helpless people walk headlong into traps or hide fruitlessly from killers. I hate the moments of quiet leading up to the next jump scare. But I love horror games. I review them enthusiastically. So much of the distinction comes down to doors and […]

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The Top 10 Zombies In Video Games

Zombies have been integral to horror games for decades now. Whether we’re doing a solo crawls through a haunted mansion, a fast-paced multiplayer kill-fest, or just side content in a first-person shooter series, the undead seem to be the one bad guy we can’t get enough of. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ultimate Custom Night Will Keep Five Nights At Freddy’s Fans On Their Toes

After an hour of playing Ultimate Custom Night, I was nursing a throbbing headache. I had spent that time clicking through rooms, winding up music boxes, and taking on and off a Freddy Fazbear head, all while I braced myself for the imminent jump scares. Even after the ordeal I put myself through, I wanted […]

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I Hated Until Dawn’s Emily, Until We Were Fighting For Our Lives

Until Dawn is one of gaming’s greatest love letters to horror movies. It conforms to and subverts the slasher paradigm so well that it often feels like playing through a long-lost classic film from the sub-genre’s early-80s heyday. It’s creepy, atmospheric, gory, and occasionally goofy. The game is at its most…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Exorcist Makes For A Creepy-As-Hell VR Game

For all the pea soup-laden razzle-dazzle of its most memorable moments, the 1973 film The Exorcist does not lend itself easily to a video game adaptation. On the surface, it’s about a 12-year-old girl possessed by the demon Pazuzu. At its core, however, it’s an exploration of science and religion, puberty, and man’s…Read more… Continue […]

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