[1 November 2010]
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:
Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog.
Thomas Cross contributes frequently to the Multimedia section at PopMatters.com, and he also pens the Diamond in the Rough column for GameSetWatch.