This picture of a mouse might be the scariest thing I encountered in all of SOMA. Now that I’m not playing the game, I can see that it is not, in fact, scary. Out of context, you might even find the picture funny. Yet while I was immersed in the game, feeling like I was Simon Jarrett lost in the wreckage of the … »
Until Dawn has been in development for a very long time. It was originally announced as a PS Move game for the PS3 back in 2012. I’ve been going through the old footage, which looks weird (and in one case, kinda creepy!) now.
“Blondes make the best victims,” said filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock to CBS in 1977. “They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.” »
Until Dawn is a game about survival, unless we’re talking about Emily, in which case I’m waiting for the first opportunity of death’s sweet embrace. »
In the middle of the show floor at PAX, a text message glared back with a brief message: Wes Craven had died. I stopped a moment, took a breath, and sighed. Few humans have made me laugh and scream the way filmmaker Craven did over the years, and I’ll miss him terribly. »
My wife and I fell for one another while drinking crappy beer and watching horror movies of questionable quality. This last week has been a repeat of that experience, but rather than watching a movie, we’ve been cackling our way through a video game.
Following the forested Tuscan road up to the crest of the hill, I get my first look at Ospedale Psichiatrico di Volterra, the Town of Light.
Sam Barlow has enjoyed an interesting career reviving video game trends and franchises, where Serious Sam, the psychological thriller, and Silent Hill are among his personal handiwork. To that point, unorthodox clings to his resume: His first major game was a single-turn text adventure in 1999, and here in the year… »
Five Nights at Freddy’s 4: The Final Chapter was scheduled for Halloween, but the release date has been moved up to August 8, the one-year anniversary of the original game. However, there will still be an expansion released for the game on Halloween. »
The internet is a vast, unknowable place. The parts you and I interact with on a daily basis are a very small sliver of what’s actually floating around out there. The web can go deep, and it can get dark. »
Forget Konami. We have Allison Road, a new horror game that is heavily inspired by the Silent Hills demo. »
Picture this: you’re running through a maze, unsure of where the exit is. There’s a madman with a machete chasing you. Your heart starts racing...and the more you freak, the more the rooms around you seem to twist and turn. »
In 1959 a group of hikers in Russia’s Ural Mountains were mysteriously killed by what authorities could only describe as an “unknown compelling force.” That real world incident is the basis for Kholat, and knowing that only makes things worse. »
In 2011, a guy using the handle Cosbydaf wrote a story on the web about a Godzilla game he decided to revisit when he was a kid. It was a creepypasta—in other words, an internet tall tale intended to scare the hell out of anyone reading it. »