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Post by PEACETALKER on Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:31 am

Anyone else worried about the trajectory of Horror games these past few years?? Like what was the last great horror game? The one that mad fucking waves? Maybe Alien Isolation but It wasn't the BEST recieved game. I'm not sure. I'm worried people don't find any value in getting fucking scared anymore. Same with film, what was the last horror movie that wasn't a schlock filled mess that was objectively praised? Silence of the Lambs?
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Post by Vestige on Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:17 am

Games and movies need to be PC now, because people have fragile feelings that need to be protected at all cost, this is why everything must come with sanded edges now, we must avoid talking about negative things, doing any sort of satire that could potentially offend the imaginary pet (omg i'm sorry I mean, companion animal person) of the least expected person you might think of (and actually never meet), and basically, just do stuff that will give you maniacally upbeat forms of instant fun, while you ignore everything else that's going on in the world around and inside you.

So yeah, it's getting difficult to get to see new ugly movies or games like those, the ones that will make you uncomfortable, the ones that will shake you off your seat and make you re-evaluate your own flaws and horrors and thoughts.

I for one have lost all faith that there will ever be any survival horror rubik cube. But who knows, some douchebags do want this kind of stuff so maybe someone will succeed in doing so. The last attempt was a complete failure thanks to Konami's Atlantic City Casino wanna be fantasies. Let's keep an eye dreaming, and the other one open.
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Post by nur_ein_tier on Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:23 am

^Which is why I think independent shit has more potential for the future. Mainstream movies and most games, esp horror, have sucked for a good long time now. At least some indie shit is willing to take some chances in both film and games.

Also why I support Troma. I don't even like their movies most of the time, but I like Lloyd Kaufmann and I like how they just give the finger to anyone who thinks you can't do that sort of crazy sick shit.

Same with John Kricfalusi (creator of Ren and Stimpy). I love John K, I don't love all his newer stuff, but I love his vision and what he represents (and his animation style).

I digress as usual, but I think it's all relevant. The general feeling of mainstream stuff has gone totally to shit and people are afraid to take any chances or offend anyone, whether in games, film, animation,etc.
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Post by Borg on Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:18 am

PEACETALKER wrote: Same with film, what was the last horror movie that wasn't a schlock filled mess that was objectively praised? Silence of the Lambs?


Well, these are some newer horror movies that got a lot of praise from critics:

Berberian Sound Studio

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

The Babadook

It Follows


I think there's some more.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Post by PEACETALKER on Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:21 pm

devil hunter wrote:
PEACETALKER wrote: Same with film, what was the last horror movie that wasn't a schlock filled mess that was objectively praised? Silence of the Lambs?


Well, these are some newer horror movies that got a lot of praise from critics:

Berberian Sound Studio

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

The Babadook

It Follows


I think there's some more.


Three of those (I didn't care for The Babadook) were amazing, but didn't make as much of an impact as they should have which is a shame. Berberian Sound Studio especially was fantastic.
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Post by Silent tHrILL on Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:19 pm

nur_ein_tier wrote:^Which is why I think independent shit has more potential for the future. Mainstream movies and most games, esp horror, have sucked for a good long time now. At least some indie shit is willing to take some chances in both film and games.

Also why I support Troma. I don't even like their movies most of the time, but I like Lloyd Kaufmann and I like how they just give the finger to anyone who thinks you can't do that sort of crazy sick shit.

Same with John Kricfalusi (creator of Ren and Stimpy). I love John K, I don't love all his newer stuff, but I love his vision and what he represents (and his animation style).

I digress as usual, but I think it's all relevant. The general feeling of mainstream stuff has gone totally to shit and people are afraid to take any chances or offend anyone, whether in games, film, animation,etc.


Couldn't agree more!
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Post by Otherworld on Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:34 pm

Thing is, this franchise has already gone mainstream. So it's too late to turn back now.

Although I would have liked it to stay under the radar, that is not how new ventures get funded, especially when we are talking about video games.
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Post by PEACETALKER on Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:06 am

Are there any worthwhile horror franchise still kicking? I'm aware of RE2 being remade but what the fuck is even left?
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Post by Otherworld on Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:26 am

Resident Evil 7 will be announced at E3
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Post by Alistair on Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:43 pm

I think Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil 2's remake will tell us if there is still a place for classic survival horror games. If the rumors are true, there is a chance we could get more games in that style...
With NightCry's release, maybe we'll even see some games like Clock Tower and Haunting Ground again...that would make me happy. :)
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