The next generation is almost here! We’ve rounded up the launch titles for both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One and now I’d very much like to hear which one you plan on grabbing, if either. Feel free to vote for the console(s) you’re planning on picking up and if you’re feeling extra chatty I’d love to hear why you chose the console you did. READ MORE
Over the weekend I got into a debate with Lonmonster and Mr. Disgusting on Twitter. It all started when Lonnie asserted that Slither was a remake of Night Of The Creeps and pretty soon we got into discussing which one of them might be the better film. A lot of folks I respect have mentioned the Creeps vs. Slither thing to me over the years, so I figured I’d finally weigh in with my thoughts here.
First of all (and with all due respect to my colleagues), I’d like to say that Slither is in no way a remake of Night Of The Creeps. Yes, I will concede the point that the biology of the slug creatures is quite similar (especially when you consider the fact that they “possess” people). Aside from that though, I don’t see a whole lot of similarity. The slugs in James Gunn’s film are part of a host of creatures that all tie into the consciousness of the creature that has taken hold of Michael Rooker’s Grant Grant. While the slug induced infections in both films threaten world domination, the psychology of the creatures is wildly different. The creature inside Grant Grant is a world conqueror, we see through its memories that it has effortlessly toppled more feral planets. But the stumbling block on Earth is that it has to confront one of the elements that makes us well… human. Love. READ MORE
Yesterday I wondered aloud on Twitter if I needed to re-visit Event Horizon because it seems that, over the years, the film has developed a rabid cult fanbase. Based on the reactions to a Horizon piece on this site a few weeks back, it seems like some of our own readers are nearing a consensus that it’s actually good.
That’s not how I remember it. Back in 1998 or 1999 I was hanging out with a few friends, having some beers while one of our mothers was out of town. One of my pals kept pitching us HARD on Event Horizon. He’d seen it in theaters and thought it was a masterpiece. Not content to just tell us it was good, he practically forced us to go out and rent it that very night. The first Blockbuster we tried? Out of stock. The second Blockbuster? Out of stock. On our way to the third d*mn Blockbuster I remember thinking, “man, this movie must be amazing! It’s rented out all over town!” Finally we got the thing on VHS and headed back to the homestead.
Now, this was obviously a long time ago so I remember very little about the actual film. What I do remember is the rage slowly simmering inside me as the viewing slogged on. By the time we got to Sam Neill with his eyes all messed up waxing philosophical about something (was he possessed?) I was totally checked out. By the time the film ended I was nearly apopleptic. So was the other guy who had’t seen the movie yet. We both turned to our friend – who we blamed for ruining our night – and just stared at him. He caved immediately, “maybe it’s not so great.” READ MORE
Back in 1981 two classic werewolf movies were released, An American Werewolf In London (directed by John Landis) and The Howling (directed by Joe Dante). Both directors have more than earned their place in the horror pantheon for these works alone, and they would continue to contribute to the genre (Innocent Blood, Gremlins etc…).
What’s interesting about both of these 1981 films is that they’ve never really been topped in their sub-genre. When you ask someone what their favorite modern werewolf film is, they’ll usually say either Howling or AWIL. Also, it’s more likely than not that they will immediately volunteer why they prefer their choice over the other film, such is the nature of the rivalry between the two works. While both movies have their merits, I prefer AWIL on pretty much all counts (its transformation sequence outdoes some admittedly very impressive work in The Howling as well), which is funny considering I’m a Joe Dante fanatic.
But what about the trailers? Pretend (if you can) that you’ve never seen these films – which piece of marketing speaks to you the most? If you had to see only one movie, which would you choose? Check them both out and VOTE in our POLL below! READ MORE
I’m going to ask you a question that I honestly couldn’t answer myself. At the end of the summer — likely around August — two hugely anticipated indie horror games will battle it out for your time and your money.
The first is Outlast. Developed by Red Barrels Games, it’s been described as the “new Amnesia.” Then there’s Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, a collaborative effort between developers thechineseroom (Dear Esther) and Frictional Games (The Dark Descent), which has a high bar to live up to as a sequel to what many consider to be the scariest game of all time.
So my question is this: of the above two games — both of which will likely scare the pants off us when they finally release — which are you most looking forward to? Vote after the break! READ MORE
If you’re craving a scare or two then boy, are you in luck. There’s a wealth of horror games releasing over the next two years that should appeal to every type of horror fan. From big budget action horror games like The Evil Within and Dying Light to psychologically scarring indie releases like Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and Outlast, and even a few more experimental horror games, like The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and whatever Basement Crawl is all about.
We won’t know which horror games will make an appearance until next week when E3 officially kicks off, but that won’t keep us from voting on what we’d most like to see from the event. After the break you can do just that. Let us know which horror games you’re most anticipated for and if I left something out that you’re particularly excited for, feel free to set me straight in the comments. I can take it. READ MORE
It’s no secret. The Xbox One reveal was met with near universal boos. TJ and I talked about our expectations for the console, and you’ve made it clear the console hasn’t quite piqued your interest. At the time of this writing, nearly 50% of the 1,300 BD readers who voted in our poll said you aren’t just underwhelmed by the Xbox One, you’re actually disappointed. That’s serious. When I was young and did something stupid — as I often did — I’d know I was in deep trouble if my parents said they weren’t angry, they were disappointed.
So, I have to ask, what can Microsoft do to transform your disappointment into an ‘Enthusiastic’, or even an ‘Excited’? Is it their policy on used games, the required Internet connection, the Kinect, the redesigned controller, the games — what? READ MORE
Unless you’ve been living in the mountains, under a rock, perhaps in a city in the sky, or stranded on an island then you know about the recently announcedXbox One. I’ve got to be honest, I’m pretty jacked for the new Xbox. And the new Playstation. And really why shouldn’t I be? We are creeping up slowly on 8 years since our last big system upgrades. It’s time for something new. Technology is moving so fast and has come so far in the past 10 years. However, a decent amount of gamers don’t see it that way. In a poll by UK based website VoucherCodesPro 52% of the 1,112 gamers that took the poll were “underwhelmed” by the reveal. Head past the break to see the full results. READ MORE
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli said something in a recent interview with X360 magazine that I found very interesting. According to Yerli, visuals are the most important part of a game, or at least his studio’s games. They make up 60% of it, if you’d like to get specific. Yerli told X360 “The better the graphics, the better the physics, the better the sound design, the better the technical assets and production values are-paired with the art direction, making things look spectacular and stylistic is 60 percent of the game.”
For the unfamiliar, Crytek is the studio behind Crysis, the franchise that strikes fear into many a PC gamer. It should come as no surprise that Yerli puts quite a bit of importance into visuals. It also brings up a question I wanted to ask all of you. What do you consider most important in your video games? Story, gameplay, or graphics? Vote after the break, and feel free to expand on your opinion in the comments! READ MORE
This is just sad. This whole debate about the effects video games have on violence isn’t new, but it certainly returned to the minds of many Americans after the tragedy in Newtown, CT back in December. Since then the NRA tried to turn “violent media” into a scapegoat for the shooting, followed by President Obama allocating funds to research the effects game have on people.
Now, the results of a national poll by Public Policy Polling, which came from an automated telephone interview of 800 republicans across the country have named video games as a more significant threat than those popular and insanely easy to get machines that were designed to kill people. READ MORE
I’ve been kicking around the idea of hosting an “official” Bloody Disgusting game night, where you, our sultry readers, can get your sweet, sweet game on with the BD staff. I’m down for it, TJ’s down for it (he’ll do anything if you ask him politely enough), so that leaves you. That brings me to my first question: how interested are you in participating in a community game night? If tea-bagging the bullet-riddled corpse of TJ and I sounds like something you’d be interested in, I’d love it if you would answer a few quick questions after the break.
Update: I’ve added a poll asking which console you prefer we do this on. READ MORE
It’s been 25 years to the day since Slayer‘s classic album Reign In Blood hit store shelves. A mixture of heavy metal, punk, and thrash metal, this album would go on to become a classic, dare I say even achieving legendary status. While Metallica had already released Master Of Puppets earlier that year, comparing the two albums is like trying to compare apples to oranges, Mila Kunis to Audrey Hepburn, The Shining to A Nightmare On Elm Street. What Slayer brought to the table was an album so fierce and violent, they were compared to Nazis and dubbed racists. Talk about being hardcore, right?
Too many other sites are celebrating this release by focusing solely on Reign In Blood. I want to know what YOU think! I want to know your favorite Slayer album and the greatest Slayer memory you’ve got. Answer the poll after the jump and leave me a comment below with what you think Slayer means to you.
Bloody-Disgusting is the number one source for all things horror, hands down. We get all sorts of readers from all walks of life coming here to get their daily fix of the macabre. This got me thinking, “What do you all listen to?” Here I am, posting stories every day of bands that I love and want to share with you all. Well, now I want to hear about some of YOUR favorite bands! So, do me a favor and take the small poll below to let me know what genres you listen to and, if you are so inclined (I’ll love you forever and buy you some cookies), leave a comment with some of your favorite bands.
Though it may be cliche’ to say, “well oh gee, I never though 2008 would be as good as 2007 for horror games” bla bla bla, well it was. Yes last year BioShock demolished the competition, but with the amount of epically amazing games this year, I think the race will be a little less 1 sided.
Last year there was a little “confusion” on what a “horror” game entails. Well, the games on this list are that that would reflect anything horror, sci-fi, bloody and or disgusting, gorey, thrillerish, creepy, aliens, ghosts, zombies, vampires, plain old really weird stuff, stuff that is outside of “normal”, there are no Marios in this list, no Call Of Dutys, these are the games people cringe at. The games some people are too scared to play. The games parents don’t want their kids playing. The games that we love here on BD.
Head past the break to see the games in the running! READ MORE