Resident Evil is arguably one of the most successful and popular survival horror games out there, and even though later games in the series have been of arguable scariness, the first few did an amazing job. The original game for PlayStation 1 came out in 1996, making the series officially 20 years old. The Resident Evil Origins Collection contains HD remakes of Resident Evil (the first game, since it comes without a number), and the prequel, titled Resident Evil Zero. I get my S.T.A.R.S. gear ready, grab my zombie killing gear, and head for Raccoon City to kill some evil (un)dead.
In this short film by Whovian John Smith, the viewer is placed in a spooky rain-soaked maze with nothing more than a dinky flash light. Around a few corners, and we are suddenly faced with one of those psychopathic hunters, the Weeping Angels. What happens next — do we heed any of the Doctor’s advice or does this cat-and-mouse game end badly for us? Find out in STONE.
The rather specific time of 3:07 am is considered by some to be the most haunted time of the day, the devil’s hour. A dive session is about to wrap but there’s just enough time to go down for one last look-see. The diver uses his flash light to make his way through the murky water and makes a chilling discovery. Can you guess what happens next? Check out One Last Dive below.
Well that got the heart beating! This creepy one-minute-long horror film was created by film maker Jason Eisener for VICE Magazine’s 3:07 AM Project. See the other three horror films inspired by the haunting hour after the jump.
Naughty Dog hardly needs no introduction to the PS3 gamer. The much-loved creators of the Uncharted franchise has been thrilling audiences with the derring-do antics of Nathan Drake since 2007. To date, the Uncharted franchise has sold over 13 million copies and Naughty Dog has garnered a number of accolades, including over 200 “Game of the Year” awards for 2009’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
Four years later, and Naughty Dog is back in the spotlight, but this time Nathan Drake isn’t laying waste to the population of a small country. The Last of Us is a new IP that takes us in a different direction, to a much darker time and place. With Naughty Dog’s track record, there is little risk of getting a clunker, so the pertinent question should be, “Just how *good* is The Last of Us?” Find out after the jump.
Isaac Clarke and his trusty plasma cutter return in the third instalment of Dead Space come February 8th (in EU territories, that is). While some consider it an evolution of a winning formula, others have voiced their concerns about the inclusion of micro-transactions and how the game may have moved away from its horror roots to become one of the best action games in recent years.
Despite the polarizing effect the game has had on reviewers, there’s no denying that the game’s content makes for wonderful fan art. Arty French site Geek-Art has teamed up with EA to host a Dead Space 3 art exhibition in Paris. From the teaser images posted by Geek-Art, it seems to be a colourful, comical, creepy, and weird look into universe of Dead Space. Have a look at some of the art after the jump.
Bloody Cuts is a 13-part anthology of short horror films. The fifth installment in the series is a creepy cautionary tale about the perils of sucking one’s thumb.
Narrated as a rhyming poem, Suckablood tells the story of a little girl named Tilly whose insatiable thumb sucking has displeased her evil stepmother. The little thumb sucker is threatened with a fate worse than death should she continue in her ways…
If you liked that gothic bedtime story, you can view the other four short films on the Bloody Cuts website.
NOTE: THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED.
I know how everyone loves free stuff, and this time around, courtesy of the wonderful people at Nintendo (thank you PrincessPeachZA!), we have a copy of Resident Evil Revelations for 3DS to give away. “How do I enter?” I hear you clamouring. Good thing you asked, because I was about to tell you! All you have to do is answer the following question in the comments section below:
What is your favourite horror video game?
Yep! It’s that easy! Since it’s coming up Valentine’s Day however, we’re going to be extra nice, and give you a chance at a second entry! You’re going to have to do a liiiiittle bit of extra work for the second entry, however.
All we need from you is for you to tell us the scariest thing that happened to you. Or failing that, you scariest story. Good luck! We’re all counting on you!
The competition ends in a week, on February the 8th. Terms and conditions apply.
As part of the their Epictober Film Festival, G4tv has created a set of three video game-related horror films. The Birds of Anger, directed by Gregg Bishop, takes the immensely popular mobile game Angry Birds and transforms it into a rather disturbing tale. Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 horror masterpiece The Birds, Bishop’s 8-mintue short film tells the story of the the Bacon family who are paid a visit by their neigbour, Anne. The unwelcome guest has brought them a basket of eggs and has unwittingly ruffled some feathers. See The Birds of Anger below.
The other two Epictober films include twisted takes on Mario Kart and Duck Hunt. See those horror flicks after the jump.
Dave Rapoza sees the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise in a whole new light. Applying his considerable skills to a new series of illustrations, Rapoza shows the ghastly side of the villainous creatures that the heroes in the half shell go up against. Have a look at his life-like character portraits after the jump.
Graphic designer Laz Marquez was chatting to a co-worker about horror films and set out to create an alternative, modern set of posters for some of his favourite Alfred Hitchcock films. He initially started with “The Birds”, and then moved onto “Rear Window” where he played around with the typography. His choice for the third poster was decided by his Twitter and Facebook followers, and in “Vertigo” he pays homage to the iconic original poster created by Saul Bass. The series was completed with a bloody tribute to “Psycho”.
Marquez says this about his body of work:
Since I’ve started this project, I’ve had such an amazing time taking each piece of cinematic history and re-imagining it on my own terms. It’s been spontaneous, challenging and overall fulfilling. In addition, it’s been amazing to put some of the process in the hands of my followers and see what they’ve wanted the project to evolve into. Overall, I couldn’t be happier!
See Marquez’s amazing set of “Hitchcock Re-Envisioned” movie posters after the jump.