When Graham Reznick and Larry Fessenden landed the gig to write Until Dawn in 2011, it seemed easy enough: write some dialogue! Known for working on horror films like House of the Devil and The Innkeepers, the writers had taken on a bigger task than they thought—they were signing on to write two games in four years. »
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. »
Sony has apologized for “unintentionally” disabling a feature that would let players of nifty new PS4 horror game Until Dawn archive streams of the game on Twitch. They say they’re “working on a fix” and will provide an update once they get it working. Currently, after you stream the game on Twitch via PS4, your video… »
If you don’t play your cards right, lots of people can die in Until Dawn. One such gory finish has been censored in Japan. But rather than modify the game (or death) in any way, the screen just cuts to black while all the nastiness goes down. »
Until Dawn is fantastic, and the horror premise is readymade for streaming and Let’s Plays. Who lives? Who dies? It’s perfect for an audience! For whatever reason, though, Sony has decided to handicap how people share experiences, if you’re streaming directly from a PlayStation 4. »
Can we save the teens from being murdered in the PS4’s big new horror game? Or will we watch everyone die one by one because we made poor choices that snowballed horribly? Let’s find out. »
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.
It may have been a room full of overworked, stressed and irritable journalists, but Until Dawn did something special when I went to see it at Gamescom: it made people jump, it made one woman scream and it made everyone laugh nervously and chatter about what they'd just seen happen. »
The image here pretty much sums up what I remember of the horror movies I watched as a kid. Those Nightmare on Elm Streets and Friday the 13ths that me and my friends would rent on Halloween, some schlock for boys who would enjoy the tawdry thrills of watching dumb teenagers get kiled by some cartoonish villain (who… »