The Witch concentrates on a family in the middle of nowhere in New England. I believe this is the 1600s. However in the woods next to these people there's a witch and so horrific s**t start happening to this family in a very subtle way.
The thing you should know about the movie before you go out and watch it is that it is indie movie and is pretty artsy one. This movie goes for the slow burn. Slow burn is artsy film speak for a movie that was boring in quite a few things. It's not bad, it's a great movie, it's just a little bit slow.
The Witch Movie Trailer #1
The movie is not just about the witch but is very tragically dramatic because you see this entire family's foundation erode because of this witch, but none of them really know what's actually going on. And that's why this film is so great. It wasn't just about something scary, it was about how that scary thing could have an affect on the family. And so it felt more realistic and grounded. You could actually relate to these characters. And the acting was terrific. Particularly the daughter and the father.
The Witch Trailer #2
The movie builds certain scenes out so much and it really makes you feel the true horror of the horrifying situation. It is also very tense editing long takes, slow moving slider shots. Things that can really creep up on you and get you into the film. And the style that really makes you appreciate the location. You feel this environment. It's a very claustrophobic movie.
Also what's great is the depiction of the witch, the way they set up this character and the way she was able to do certain things was really great.
The Witch Movie Official website: http://thewitch-movie.com/. Writer/director: Robert Eggers.
A good link that goes with the movie is Evil Takes Many Forms. You can upload your own image and make your own movie poster. Share your creation down in the comments!
The Evil takes many forms : Raven, Goat and Hare.
What is more frightening than risking your own life? It's risking the lives of your children of course. So that became an important part of the gameplay. 2Dark is an infiltration game, in which you have to save children. It's a PC and XBOX horror survival game called '2Dark' coming from Gloomywood Studio this year.
2Dark is a blend of different types of gameplay. Action, adventure, infiltration and above all rescuing children. It'a a level-based adventure game. Each level is a challenge where you encounter a new serial killer, a new environment and new traps. You play as Smith who's searching for his kidnapped children. To do that you have explore the darkest corners of Gloomywood. Don't expect to make it all the way through on the first go.
See those cute kids? They're the ones you need to save. At first, they follow you quitely, but getting into a serial killer lair is already tough enough, but getting out again with 10 kids, each more scary and quivering than the last, that's another story.
2Dark is scheduled this year for Mac and Pc, and it will also be released on XBox and PS4.
Official website: http://2dark.cc/
Trash-man - Possibly New Horror meme?
The other night I watched the 4th episode of a new X-files series entitled 'Home Again'. I'm not much of a fan of the series, but this episode attracted my attention just because it featured a really cool monster, so you might want to take a look at it. It's called "Trash-man" or originally "Band-Aid Nose Man".
Why TrashMan is actually a very cool monster?
Band-aid nose man is kind of a work of art that's come to life. He is an urban legend around the streets, especially among the homeless people. The drawings of the Trashman appear and disappear randomly on the street walls. Most likely the drawing disappears from the wall when he is about to commit a murder. He is the protector of the homeless people, so his intentions might be good it's just he's been misdirected a little bit. He's just got more radical and brutal sense for justice.
Here're some cool features:
- His footprints have no ridges
- Samples collected from the crime scene leave no organic or inorganic materials identified
- Trashman rips his victims apart like they’re paper. Head usually ends up in a kitchen bin while the rest of the human parts he carefully collects and puts inside his trash compactor.
- When Trashman approaches, his appearance induces electrical interferences. Lights and radio go crazy.
- There's no escape from him. Guns don't work. Walls don't stop him.
- He leaves big smelly trail behind as an indication of his recent presence.
- As another indication of his presence you can find green sticky mucus stains filled with worms on the floor.
Trashman official trailer
Please visit relevant official pages for more information:
- fox channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDiPds0v60wueil5B8w3fPQ
- X-Files channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC68e6tjObt_flasCFGO9uEQ
- Home Again Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKEkGBhJwNE
- Fox TV: http://www.fox.com/
- Watch the X-Files: http://www.fox.com/the-x-files/full-episodes
What horror games are coming in 2016?
I can't promise best 20 or top 5 before I actually try them all out. I just wanted to make a list of games that you might want to pay attention to this year (2016). Some of them are already out, other are upcoming, while some I might add to the list later on. Any proposals?
Layers of Fear
has released an early access version of their game and it picked up a huge amounts of press thanks to selection of youtubers that featured playthroughs of the game on their channel. Layers of Fear is a game that plunges a player into the unstable mind of an insane painter thirsting for inspiration for his next masterpiece. The house you play in is constantly shifting and morphing as your character is subjected to hallucinations and encounters with creepy ghouls and demon-like creatures.
The long anticipated sequel to Red Barrel psychological horror title Outlast has promised to deliver new and refined scares while staying true to the original atmosphere projected in Outlast 1. Set completely apart from the asylum we explored in the first game, we have the opportunity to get to know different characters in a completely different setting. The violence and depravity of human nature will still be a large overarching theme of the game.
Hektor - indie game (already available)
Hektor is a single player indie horror game released on steam March '13. The cool part about the game is that the walls in Hector game are not randomly generated, walls and rooms are actually altered as you play, which makes for really cool mechanic. The basic goal is to escape from wherever you are by solving pretty basic puzzles, normally involving finding an object to complete the task. This game is far more story focused than other indie horror games.
This is direct download link - didn't try it though: https://archive.org/download/Hektor_201503/Hektor-FLT.rar
AR Survival Horror
Night Terrors is augmented reality survival horror game and personally my favorite one (this and Alison Road ). When the demon chases you, you will run away. When the girl calls your name, you will follow. Save the girl and survive. If you don't see what happens.
"You hear the familiar click of interference. A young girl tortured in another world needs your help". According to the game developer Bryan Mitchel words, this game is trying to give an answer to a simple question: "Why are we still waiting for that really great augmented reality game? Where are those games that are so believable and so immersive that you're afraid to play them?".
Alison Road looks like it's paying homage to PT (Playable Teaser, Silent Hills series) while being it's own original story. It looks awesome. Even though it doesn't carry the Silent Hill name, it doesn't have to. It has the same spirit, and that is what is really important and who knows, maybe Alison Road will lead to its own franchise of scary sequels. And rather than dream and wander of what possibly could have been with the now collapsed Silent Hills, they're filling the void and we now at least will be able to play a spiritual successor and enjoy a whole new creepy gaming experience.
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