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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 […]

Scary Fun 

Watch This Terrifying Live-Action Short Based on the “P.T.” Game Teaser

Back in August of 2014, legendary game designer Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid) and genre icon Guillermo Del Toro (PAN’S LABYRINTH, CRIMSON PEAK) released P.T., a playable teaser for Silent Hills (yes, plural), Sony’s proposed (and later dropped) experimental reboot/sequel to the Silent Hill game series… and gamers everywhere immediately freaked out. The teaser’s bizarre nightmare […]

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 […]