In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Friday, June 16, 2017

E3 2017

This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo just wrapped up in Los Angeles and with it came the promise of many wonderful delights over the next eighteen months. Among these were a long list of horror titles, most of which I can't wait to get my twitchy fingers on.

Survival horror is still alive and well with dark and moody trailers for Tango Gameworks' Evil Within 2, Strixlab's Ad Infinitum & Cyanide Studios' Call of Cthulhu.

I never played the first Evil Within, but I have to admit there are some really neat things going on in that trailer.

A horror game set in the trenches of WWI is very intriguing. Bring it!

There have been a handful of Lovecraft-tinged horror titles over the years, but this is the first time we're getting an honest-to-goodness one, at least in the survival horror arena.

Moving onto the evolving game mechanics of VR, I saw two titles that struck my fancy. The first was a prequel of sorts to Until Dawn called The Inpatient.

I'm assuming that this is the sanatorium Mike stumbled through in Supermassive's 2015 title and am totally on-board for this. Also knowing that writers Graham Reznick and Larry Fessenden contributed to the story makes me feel at ease, as well. The second VR is one called Transference, which is a collaboration between Ubisoft and Elijah Wood's production company Spectrevision.

It looks very Videodrome and I'm okay with that!

In the absense of any news about Naughty Dog's The Last of Us 2 - although we are getting another Uncharted game featuring fan favourite Chloe and Nadine - we got another extended look at Sony's other post-apocalyptic actioner, Days Gone.

Perhaps most alluring is Hidden AgendaSupermassive's other title that uses PS4's Playlink tech to insert up to five players into an Until Dawn-like interactive experience

I am very stoked for this. Now if I could find four other friends to play IRL, I'll be golden.

Oh, and motherf*ckin' Life Is Strange 2!!!!

I love my PS4.

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