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We Had A Terrifying “Shark Encounter” In Virtual Reality With Playstation 4 VR!

Even if you’re a casual reader of my stuff here on the site, you may have gotten wind of the fact that I’m a huge advocate of the home 3D experience. I’ve written recommendations of 3D Blu-Ray titles here, here, here, and here. For my money, it’s just a better, more satisfying experience watching 3D […]

Films video games 

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 

Blowing Minds With Cinema Reality: VR in Film

In 1935, Stanley G. Weinbaum’s short story PYGMALION’S SPECTACLES introduced the world to the concept of virtual reality, and ever since, science and technology have been working to create his vision. In the last few years, we have come closer than many ever imagined. The Oculus. The Vive. PlayStation VR. The future is here! But […]

Films 

Virtual Reality Gets Too Close for Comfort in the Chilling Short “NightmARes!”

The three-dimensional, 360-degree virtual experience opens up all kinds of opportunities for immersive thrills. But every new form of technology comes with its own unique set of problems… and some are a bit more hazardous than others. This is the scenario of NightmARes — a short horror film directed by James Mansell. It involves a […]

Films 

Techno Terrors: A Look Back (and Ahead) at 1983’s BRAINSTORM

“But the thing is, I like it. I want more.” — Dr. Michael Brace Can we know death without dying? Or, can we experience simulated death that is so real that we too will die? As fantastical as these questions may seem, developers of modern virtual reality are aware of the problem that death poses. And […]

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THE ELEVATOR RITUAL: Is This VR Horror Game Too Terrifying to Finish?

Horror is virtual reality’s killer app, and developers are creating virtual-reality experiences designed to put you in the middle of the most terrifying situations imaginable. For example, there’s THE ELEVATOR RITUAL: an interactive VR short story that puts the player deep inside a nightmarish urban legend. Out now on the Oculus Rift and loosely based on […]

video games 

Survival Horror Meets Alien Abduction in This Game Preview for THE HUM: ABDUCTIONS!

Totwise Studios has released some new footage of survival-horror game THE HUM: ABDUCTIONS, and the vids’ creepy atmosphere and the game’s novel concept have a lot of gamers curious. First, the footage… here: Abductions – Scenes May 2016 from Totwise Studios on Vimeo. …and here: TheHum Abductions – Alien Entering Room played with HTC Vive […]

Scary Fun video games virtual reality vr 

5 Absolutely Terrifying VR Games Coming in 2016!

Virtual Reality mixed with horror just seems like a no brainer. Technology that totally immerses the player has the potential for some incredible scares. I, for one, am looking forward to what is on the horizon as these two worlds collide, and some of the upcoming titles I have already tried aim to please and […]