Tag: Silent Hill

Resident Evil: Sweet Home Louisiana

While Resident Evil (Biohazard in Japan) might just be the biggest marquee name in survival horror video games, complete with its own mutant spawn film series starring Milla Jovovich, its chapters are only sporadically successful beyond a certain core audience, like even-numbered Star Trek films. The first game […]

Unlimited Fear, Limited Controls

Michael Thomson talks about the traps and dangers of survival horror and gaming: “There’s no limit to fear of the unknown, but as soon as an enemy is quantifiable the boundaries are drawn. Fear will eventually become supplanted with frustration or, worse, tedium.”

Nightmare Rental

For a few weeks, Carma spent most of her free time trying to leave a room. There were massive chains barring the inside of the door, and the apartment’s windows wouldn’t open even if she wanted to risk climbing out. The monotony of the sallow walls was broken […]