Moving Pixels Podcast: Our Favorite Horror Games

[1 November 2010]

By G. Christopher Williams

PopMatters Multimedia Editor

The weekend probably saw its share of ghosts and goblins dropping by your doorstep.  Those same little ghouls have inspired the Moving Pixels Podcast crew in a discussion of horror games.

Each of our contributors put together a list of their top five horror titles, judging them by their ability to scare, repel, and otherwise provoke.  Our lists are surprisingly eclectic and may at times challenge what constitutes horror in games altogether.  So, join us for a discussion of slashers, things that cannot be named, and other things that go bump in the night.

This podcast is also available via iTunes.


Additional discussion of horror games:

Kids Can Be Cruel: The Sadistic Girls of Rule of Rose by Nick Dinicola

The Brilliant Horror of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories by Nick Dinicola

Does This Hurt? A Look at Torture in Games by Nick Dinicola

The Flawed Horror of Silent Hill: Homecoming by Nick Dinicola

ZA Critique: Silent Hill 2 by L.B. Jeffries

The Penumbra Collection by Thomas Cross

Obscure: The Aftermath by G. Christopher Williams


Our podcast contributors:

Rick Dakan is a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog as well as to the Gamma Testing podcast.

G. Christopher Williams is the Multimedia Editor at  You can find his weekly updates featured at the Neuromance blog.

Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog.

Thomas Cross contributes frequently to the Multimedia section at, and he also pens the Diamond in the Rough column for GameSetWatch.

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