Matt Cohen has taken to Kickstarter in search of funds to help complete the development of the first expansion for his indie horror game, dubbed Paranormal: The Town. It takes the randomized horror out of the house and into a small town, which according to the feature list has been inspired by Silent Hill. “If you like Silent Hill, you should be excited-that’s where we’re taking some inspiration from.” You have my attention.
So far, The Town brings with it a high school, graveyard and bar, but they plan on announcing more areas on the game’s Kickstarter page. It’s only a few days into its two month-long campaign and it’s already received a little over one third of its modest $3,000 goal. If you’d like to learn more, I have a Kickstarter video waiting for you after the jump.
I haven’t had the chance to play Paranormal yet, even though I really want to. It’s trying for distribution on Steam Greenlight right now — you can support it here — and soon, the game will get its first expansion. As its name would imply, Paranormal is a first person horror game that puts you in a house that’s haunted by malicious spirits. Like, really haunted. Those ghosts and/or demons missed their Haunting Subtlety 101 course, because they will do anything to scare the ever living hell out of you. Like a deeply unsettling art mannequin bonfire in your living room. If that doesn’t chill you to your bones, you are a far braver person than I am.
The neat thing about this game is the scares are randomly generated, there are even multiple endings so it’s different every time you play. The expansion, dubbed The Town, follows this same rule, as it will bring an entire town that will be filled with randomly generated content. More after the break!
The Sleeping Soul begins with an excruciatingly long intro containing the same piano notes playing while a couple consoles each other at a grave. The woman pregnant and the man clearly the more upset of the two, they leave the cemetery just as painfully slow (we do get some drums) and day becomes night – and not in that sped-up film sense – by the time we’re finally on a paved road.
And right when you’d think we’re onto something, the couple drives along a stretch of road while another driver drinks and smokes on the other side. And eventually intoxicated driver crashes head on into the couples car. And only then do we finally get a title card.
While single piano notes strung together is charming in a John Carpenter film, here it is just emphasizes exactly what this 45 minute movie is.
Agonizingly ****ing slow.
Every shot in The Sleeping Soul appears deliberate. Oddly angled to appear artistic. There are so many that is becomes questionable as to why they are the way they are. Why do we need to be inside the computer monitor looking out? Why do we need to be inside the fridge when someone opens it and looks in (though that did once make for a killer Parker Lewis Can’t Lose opening)? Why do we need to be lying on a countertop looking at what is on said countertop?
Getting passed the production, there is not much left to hold onto in this film. The story is a hodge-podge of Paranormal Activity and The Sixth Sense – but The Sixth Sense after everyone had seen it and copied the ending twist. The film relies on the sole acting of Ayse Howard as Grace. Watching Howard’s performance is intriguing. The art of pretending you are a different person. That you are pretending to do things this person would do. The art of pretending you are typing on a computer, perhaps. Howard shows that some people are harshly challenged by such a feat.
The Sleeping Soul is more a student acting class submission video than a movie. It did leave me with a hard pressing question thought. How do airbags not deploy in a head on collision?
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for Prozak‘s “Wake Up You’re Dead”, which comes off his latest album Paranormal (iTunes). On top of that, we’ve also got an exclusive interview in which Prozak tells us what this album means to him, how it reflects on his personal career, and more. Check it all out below!
Prozak, the self-proclaimed “Hitchcock Of Hip-Hop”, is from Saginaw, Michigan and has been signed to Strange Music since 2011. He is also a member of Bedlam and has collaborated with Twiztid, King Gordy, Tech N9ne, and more. He is also an avid filmaker having shot Seekers: A Haunting On Hamilton Street, which aims to find scientific proof of ghosts or supernatural forces. READ MORE
That’s the question that Prozak is asking in his latest video, Million Miles Away. Throughout the video, the question is answered by people from all different walks of life. Old, young, black, white, male, female, it doesn’t matter. The answers are what’s important and reflect the feelings of countless people all over the world. The song comes from his upcoming album Paranormal, which will be released April 24th.
Check out this, in my opinion, must-see video below. After that, leave a comment with something you would change about this world. It doesn’t matter if the answer was one of the ones in the video, that’s totally fine. I just want to see what you are passionate about and would love to see changed.
A year after a tragic car accident, Grace James was beginning to cope with the loss of her fiancée. Until disturbing hallucinations and horrific dreams consume her life, as the days grow closer to the year anniversary.
If the video below is any indication, there have been some mighty strange things going on at Strange Music, the record label that boasts such artists as Tech N9ne and Brotha Lynch Hung. People are seeing shadows that shouldn’t be there, flashing lights, objects moving on their own, and creepy hip hop artists standing in merch aisles. Clearly, something is off.