UK based filmmaker Ant Carpendale wants to make a film. Not any film, mind you — this film would follow, disect and discuss one of my favorite things in the world — horror video games — and would be accompanied by a web series. A lot of the games that are set to be featured in Ant’s documentary are indie horror titles I’ve spent quite a bit of time covering here on Bloody Disgusting. Unique and incredibly promising titles like Among the Sleep, Darkwood, DreadOut, Neverending Nightmares, Fran Bow, Routine and Eyes, among others.
The documentary is called Playing With Fear and it’s currently seeking funds, £25,000 in total, through the crowd-funding website, Kickstarter. Learn more about it after the jump.
I fully support projects like this and you should too. If you would like to donate to Ant’s film, you can do so here.
Over the last handful of years, indie horror development has grown exponentially. There are more promising indie titles than ever and more or on the way from one or two-person studios and even larger developers, like Zombie Studios, Red Barrels and The Astronauts.
However, we don’t celebrate this as well as we should. Asylum Jam is a fantastic start, but with a library of games so expansive and a community that grows every day, Playing With Fear has a lot of content to mine from and I am very much looking forward to seeing how it turns out.