The 13th Floor

video games 

How The Game Plays You: Revisiting SILENT HILL: SHATTERED MEMORIES

While the original RESIDENT EVIL is credited with giving birth to modern survival horror games, it was SILENT HILL that refined the formula. It followed the familiar tropes of a survival horror title – a lone protagonist, nasty monsters, limited resources – but it added a unique psychological edge. The creatures were straight out of a Freudian […]

Films TV 

FINAL DESTINATION Creator Jeffrey Reddick Is On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they welcome special guest Jeffrey Reddick onto the show to talk “summer horrors!” But first, the latest in horror! Ryan and Rob have seen THE MUMMY and share their thoughts on Universal’s attempt at launching their “Dark Universe.” Elric and Ryan report […]

video games 

A Brief History of Groundbreaking Horror Video Games

Horror is a medium that permeates all forms of popular media. Luckily for us fans, that means we have a neverending supply of scares at the tips of our fingers — including novels, television shows, movies, comic books, haunted houses… and, of course, video games. With the recent release (and return to form) of RESIDENT […]

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How Italian Horror Cinema Inspired Survival Horror Video Games

Survival horror video games have changed a lot over the years — especially as the technology evolved along with our sensibilities. Soon, we’ll be able to play RESIDENT EVIL 7, OUTLAST 2, and DEATH STRANDING with VR options, putting players in the midst of total terror. But to understand where the subgenre is today, we […]

Films 

Five Horror Franchises That Really Deserve A Reboot

Some horror movies deserve a sequel, some deserve a prequel, and some even deserve their own TV series, but what about reboots? What about when you don’t just want to revisit a story, but when you want to build the foundation of an all-new franchise, and you don’t have quite enough material to warrant a […]

video games virtual reality 

Will VR Save Horror Games… Or Ruin Them?

It is undeniable that VR games are pretty cool. It is also undeniable that VR games are still finding their way. The majority of VR games out there are pretty basic – simple puzzles, little action, with a focus on the “feel”. This, in many ways, works great for horror games. In other ways, it […]

Films Scary Fun video games 

Five Horror Video Games That Would Make AWESOME Movies!

It’s been decades since video games started invading movie theaters, but after all this time the best (official) adaptations are still pretty underwhelming. Sure, MORTAL KOMBAT and SILENT HILL are okay, but where’s this genre’s breakaway hit? Where’s the video game movie equivalent of THE DARK KNIGHT? A big part of the problem is that […]

Films 

Five MORE Horror Franchises That Would Make Great Video Games

It has been pointed out, time and time again, that making scary video games is really, really hard. The element of interactivity can either be used to insinuate the player into an eerie new world of all-consuming dread, or to constantly remind them that the game they are playing is a falsehood, and not particularly […]

Toys 

LAYERS OF FEAR Review: Peel Back The Terror

LAYERS OF FEAR is a haunted house turned into a video game. There’s something to be said for a game whose sole purpose is to utterly disorient and terrify you, and in that goal, it succeeds remarkably. This is a horror game that’s absolutely packed with scares, leaving you a frightened mess throughout its five hour […]

Films Real Life Scares 

SILENT HILL Town Based on the REAL LIFE Story of Centralia, PA!

Underneath the streets a massive fire burns. Ash and smoke erupt from the earth, people flee their homes, and a once vibrant township is now a ghost town. It sounds like the opening of the popular Konami video game series SILENT HILL which was inspired by the town, but for the people of Centralia, Pennsylvania, this […]