survival horror

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (REVIEW)

It's been six years since the original "Silent Hill" film hit theaters, a film that at the time I remember thinking was fairly solid. I remember it being visually striking, but falling apart in the end due to a series of bizarrely video-game like info dumps in the third act. Intentional or not, it sort of hobbles a film that otherwise could have ended up being a classic. I remember thinking that if there was one thing I would have liked to see in a sequel it would be a more streamlined story. Well, I've just seen "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" and can now say, they did not take my advice.

It's In The Blood (REVIEW)

"It's in the Blood" starts with prodigal son October (Sean Elliot, who also cowrote the film) returning home to visit his estranged father Russell, the sheriff of their small town (Lance Henrikson). Neither distance nor time have softened the hard feelings between them, and the pair embark on a hiking trip in the Texas backwoods in a last ditch attempt to repair their relationship. When a freak accident hobbles Russell with a gruesome leg injury, it falls on his son to tend to the damage.

Dead Weight (REVIEW)

A group of haggard looking nomads shuffle across a half frozen field as grey snow spits out of the overcast sky. Makeshift winter clothes barely conceal the frigid exterior as their breath steams from their panting mouths. Their packs sag with wear and tear rather than from the dearth of survival gear. Each step proves more laborious than the next as they trek across what was once a vibrant, safe country. In the distance they spy an isolated, seemingly abandoned farmhouse and barn. Should they approach? Maybe there is food? Weapons? Supplies? Or worse?

Games: "Amy", survival horror at it's best or worst?

"Amy" hit XBOX Live yesterday. From what I've seen, it's an entire game built around an escort mission where you have to protect a little girl. Mixing stealth with limited, "realistic" combat, all wrapped in a survival horror game's clothing. At only 800 points it might be worth it? On the other hand, I can't think of one time ever when I enjoyed an escort mission, or little children in a game... so, there's that.

"Cursed Mountain" Coming to Wii

On August 25th, the Nintendo Wii will be getting another dose of grown up horror gaming with the release of Cursed Mountain.

Step back into the 1980's and into the shoes of a fearless mountaineer. Climbing the Himalayas, he's on the search for his lost brother. Along his climb he encounters many a horror as a curse has taken over the region. Facing souls trapped in limbo, ghosts, demons and nightmare visions, you get to be the one to help him tackle the journey.

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