Most of the people interested in seeing Life, the astronaut thriller out on March 24, probably have certain expectations based on the movie’s familiar premise: human beings encounter extraterrestrial organism, terrifying things ensue, just as in Alien, Predator and other classics. But while that most basic plotline…
“I don’t like scary stuff,” you tell people—as if it’s an allergy of some kind. You won’t go to haunted houses, you wouldn’t dream of playing the new Resident Evil, and your fingers are perpetually crossed in the hope your moviegoing friends won’t pick a horror flick. Well, what if I told you scaring yourself is…
Living under racism as a black person makes one constantly ask themselves questions, chief amongst them “what are non-black people seeing when they look at me?” and its corollary “how much should I care about that shit, anyway?” Get Out dredges up the answers you already know in the goriest possible form.
PS VR horror game Here They Lie is receiving a PS4 and PS4 Pro release tomorrow. On PS VR, Kotaku editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo and editor-at-large Kirk Hamilton found it a little grainy, but scary.
Are you enjoying Resident Evil 7? Are you thrilling at the scares, reveling in the fear, shivering at the spooks? If yes, then know that I envy you.
Meitu, the free Chinese photo app filling your Facebook and Twitter feeds with big-eyed, rosy-cheeked alien creatures, isn’t just for actual human beings. Witness the horrifically cute things it does to your favorite video game characters.
‘90s virtual pet horror game Tattletail, released yesterday, is a game specifically about my fear of Furbies. More specifically, it’s about how unoriginal, how generational and how predictable my fear of Furbies is. Tattletail taps the well of millennial capitalist terror that ‘90s Nickelodeon cartoons injected into…
Beloved YouTuber Criken is being sued for allegedly backstabbing the co-creator of his upcoming horror game, I.C.U. The suit was filed last Friday, three days before the game closed out its successful Kickstarter campaign, which raised over $82,000.
Last Year is a first-person game where five people play as scared high school kids, and one person gets to play as the villain in an old horror movie, hunting them down one-by-one.
Pokémon may be famously cheery, but the series has its share of dark, spooky myths. The most famous of those have got to be the ones about Lavender Town.
My love for survival horror games began with the first Resident Evil. As a kid I hated everything related to horror, but, after Resident Evil, I came to love and even seek out horror games.
Square wasn’t pulling punches when they developed their very first M-rated survival horror game, Parasite Eve. In the opening scene, the main character, Aya Brea, attends an opera where the entire audience spontaneously combusts. But what makes Parasite Eve so unique is that it shares more in common with Final Fantasy…
Imagine a world in which the Sombra Overwatch ARG never ends—a horror world where there are only unsolved mysteries and the bitter, masochistic masses who hunt them down, forever. Are you picturing it? Here’s a twist: You don’t need to! You’re living it.
Eternal Darkness is a 2002 GameCube game featuring an epically dark story that takes place over thousands of years. It’s a series of interconnected tales, almost like a collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories, that weave together myth, occultism, and some of the dark chapters in religion. While most people…
When I first heard the original Silent Hill was getting a “reimagining” from Climax Studios, I groaned, thinking it was an attempt at a cash grab. I initially didn’t bother playing Silent Hill: Shattered Memories because no Silent Hill had been up to the quality of the first three (and, to a lesser extent, the fourth…
There are some cultures that believe taking a photograph captures a part of your soul. Your job in Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly is to fight horror by recording it.
On July 29, 2011, a YouTube channel named “Tulpa Effect” uploaded a vlog where a woman named Marissa explained that her boyfriend, Roger, had acquired a new obsession: Slender Man.
Be very afraid, The Amnesia Collection arrives on PlayStation 4 November 22. Collecting Amnesia: The Dark Descent, the Amnesia: Justine DLC and sequel Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, the horror compilation should have been released in time for Halloween. Maybe they just forgot.
Coming to Steam on October 25, Hide and Shriek is an online game that tasks two players with scaring the living shit out of each other. Developer Funcom has released a new trailer demonstrating exactly how that works.