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PlayStation Makes Popular PS4 Horror Games Just $3 for Halloween

PlayStation Makes Popular PS4 Horror Games Just $3 for Halloween

PlayStation’s massive Halloween Sale is live on the PlayStation Store with nearly 350 deals on PS4 games and some PS5 games as well. And as you would expect, horror games heavily populate the sale. Featured in the promotional sale are series and games like The Walking Dead, Resident Evil, Dying Light, DayZ, Diablo, Five Nights …

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IKEA Asks Horror Game To Change So People Stop Comparing It To IKEA

IKEA Asks Horror Game To Change So People Stop Comparing It To IKEA

Screenshots: Ziggy In an unexpected move, furniture giant Ikea has sent a solo indie developer a cease and desist letter reviewed by Kotakudemanding he make changes to his unreleased survival horror game set in an Ikea-like furniture store. Lawyers representing Ikea are claiming that the game commits trademark infringement because some press outlets have drawn …

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Blaseball, the Absurdist Horror Fantasy Sport That Won a Cult Fanbase, Is Back After a Year-Long Siesta - IGN

Blaseball, the Absurdist Horror Fantasy Sport That Won a Cult Fanbase, Is Back After a Year-Long Siesta – IGN

“Moments ago on Blaseball dot com, The Coin was melted and a black hole swallowed the universe.” That’s what The Game Band designer Stephen Bell said when I asked him, creative director Sam Rosenthal, and game design lead Joel Clark to remind me what the most recent happenings in the world of Blazeball were. Bell …

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How Is a George Clooney and Julia Roberts Rom-Com So Bad?

How Is a George Clooney and Julia Roberts Rom-Com So Bad?

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The true story behind 'The Watcher's John Graff is absolute horror

The true story behind ‘The Watcher’s John Graff is absolute horror

A common trope in horror movies: a family flees from the hustle and bustle of the big city to the cozy suburbs. But their new dream home becomes a nightmare — in this case, as creepy typewritten letters turn up from someone calling themselves “The Watcher.” The lives of the Brannacks unravel as their search …

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Xbox's horror exclusive Scorn can't transcend its Giger-inspired visuals

Xbox’s horror exclusive Scorn can’t transcend its Giger-inspired visuals

Throughout Scorn‘s long development period, Serbian developer Ebb Software has been vocal about the inspirations for its horror game debut. In crafting its alien terrors, the studio has looked to artists famous for their capacity to unsettle, whether in the desolate surrealism of Zdzisław Beksiński or the biomechanical grotesquerie of HR Giger. The work of …

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Barbarian bashes audiences with a brilliant new vision of horror

Barbarian bashes audiences with a brilliant new vision of horror

Georgina Chapman plays Tess in Zach Cregger’s Barbarian.Photo: 20th Century Studios Barbarian is the kind of film that leaves you speechless—which is why everyone will tell you to go into it knowing as little as possible. Zach Cregger (Whitest Kids U Know) directs from his own screenplay, revealing a talent for storytelling that horrifically marries …

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'Pearl' Review: Ti West and Mia Goth's 'X' Prequel Delivers More Technicolor Camp Than Horror

‘Pearl’ Review: Ti West and Mia Goth’s ‘X’ Prequel Delivers More Technicolor Camp Than Horror

Ti West’s wickedly entertaining Xreleased earlier this year, transplanted the small cast and crew of a low-rent 1970s Los Angeles porn production to Texas Chainsaw Massacre territory, then unleashed an unsuspected evil on them. Its film-within-a-film, bump-and-grindhouse gambit doubled the exploitation fun while subverting norms of female sexuality, upending the male gaze and resurrecting that …

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Horror Pic 'The Invitation' Leads Worst Weekend At This Summer's Box Office, All Pics Gross $54M

Horror Pic ‘The Invitation’ Leads Worst Weekend At This Summer’s Box Office, All Pics Gross $54M

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: The bowels of the summer box office have been reached, with Sony’s new C CinemaScore horror movie The Invitation leading with $6M-$7M at 3,114 theaters. Like the late Andy Rooney, I get a lot of mail from sources. But in this instance, it’s about why it’s important to be gentle when covering …

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