This is Horror #2: Split views, The Barn, and Resident Evil

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This is Horror is a sampling of Horror Movies, Art, Fiction, and Gaming, and more. A little bit of everything to make the horror hound in you feel all fuzzy and warm. Or tingle with anticipation. Whatever works for you. Hope you enjoy!

Horror Movies

New Releases: (Jan 27, 2017)

Movie poster for Resident Evil The Final Chapter Synopsis: Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

Starring: Ruby Rose, Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter

Rating: R

Watch the Resident Evil: The Final Chapter trailer here.

(This also appeared on This is Sci-Fi as it crosses that boundary a bit.)

 

In Theatres Already:

Movie cover for Split

Synopsis: Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities, and must try and escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson

Rating: PG-13

Watch the Split trailer here

Read a great review of Split.

 

 

Trailer to Watch:

Death Passage is an upcoming 2017 horror mystery film from Zero Media. It doesn’t have an official release date for the US yet, but you can watch the teaser trailer now.


Featured Horror Art


Horror by Kredepops on DeviantArt

I saw this and knew instantly what I was going to share for This is Horror this week. (Normally I’m searching for 15+ minutes to find a good piece to share.) Isn’t this great?!


Horror Books

New Releases:  For clarification purposes, from here on out, a book will be listed under “New Releases” if the first published edition of it (whether it be kindle, paperback, etc) was released less than 30 days ago.

Book cover for Doll House

Olivia is excited for university. She will be on her own, in a new place hopeful to meet new friends.On the night she moves in, she is taken off the street by two masked men. She is placed in a room which is little more than a cell. A pink cell. A room made for a doll. She is now part of their collection.

Purchase on Amazon


Book cover for Unidentified

Four teenagers awaken in a scorched cornfield with no memory of how they got there. All they know is that there were five of them when they found the carcass of the mutilated cow.

Forty years later, Eric Devlin sends a cryptic email to the other three survivors: I remember everything.

Karl Doering has spent the majority of his life trying to understand what happened that night and learn the fate of his missing friend. He responds to the mysterious message and finds that Eric has killed himself in a decrepit barn, behind which is a cornfield filled with mutilated cattle.

When a local girl goes missing, Karl realizes that he and the other two survivors are her only hope. To find her they must confront repressed memories so traumatic they’d driven Eric to take his own life…and creatures straight out of their worst nightmares. – Goodreads

Purchase on Amazon


Book cover for Anno Dracula 1899

 

 

A collection of horror short stories by acclaimed author, journalist and movie-critic Kim Newman. This volume contains twenty-one stories featuring famous figures from Jack the Ripper to Frankenstein’s monster, and includes a brand-new, exclusive Anno Dracula story ‘Yokai Town: Anno Dracula 1899’. – Goodreads

Purchase on Amazon

 

 

 

 

New-To-You (and with a 3.75+ rating on Goodreads)

Book cover for 18 Wheels of Horror
Big Time Books
Goodreads: 3.88
Book cover for Best Horror of the Year 7
Night Shade Books
Goodreads: 3.75
Book cover for Reinheit by Thomas S. Flowers
Forsaken
Goodreads: 4.03

Horror Gaming

New Release Horror Games:  (The pictures link to their Steam pages.)

The first big news is Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Fear and isolation seep through the walls of an abandoned southern farmhouse. “7” marks a new beginning for survival horror with the “Isolated View” of the visceral new first-person perspective.

There have been various HD upgrades to the Resident Evil franchise but it’s been four years since a brand new title. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard looks to be going back to its horror roots after the action-fest that was Resident Evil 6. I’m curious to see how the first person perspective will play out. To my knowledge, it’s the only time Resident Evil has gone first-person mode in their main franchise games. There are a couple of one-off titles like the on-the-rails shooters but they’ve never gone first person mode in their main titles.


Horror of the Deep – Early Access

Fallen into a giant old dungeon, unclear for any destiny, you have to descent deeper and deeper to a place, where even all cries will be silenced.

Reviews: Positive

 


iRec

A narcotics police officer invades a logistics company, suspected of drug trafficking. Looking for evidence, he discovers an even greater secret, and his mission now and leave the place alive. iREC presents moments of tension, with an incredible atmosphere of terror.

Reviews: Mixed  (I would like to add, however, that there are only nine reviews thus far)

 


Hellphobia

Be prepared to face hell await ten levels of pure hardcore style, you have to use all of Michael powers to defeat the supreme Lucifer. Ravaging hordes of demons with the divine power to Michael.

Reviews: None at this time

 


Beyond Despair

Multiplayer game in an original universe full of despair, deaths, bloodthirsty creatures, anomalies, and paranormal activity. Players can explore the world, take missions and follow the main quest. Think you have survived? It is only the beginning.

Reviews: Very Positive

 


Call to 10

The main character wakes up in a terrible room with a camera attached to his head. He doesn’t remember anything, but instinct tells him to escape. You’ve been kidnapped by a maniac obsessed with the Saw film series. So the threat comes not only from the maniac but also from the traps he set up.

Reviews: Mixed

 


Judas

Judas- atmospheric horror first-person associated frightening events filled with death and cruelty in an apartment house where the protagonist falls.

Reviews: Mixed

 


Greenwood: The Last Ritual

Greenwood The Last Ritual is an adventure game with isometric viewpoint where you will play as an envoy of Vatican. Use magic of pentagrams to break the Curse on the Valley. At the same time you will have to try to resist that Curse yourself and make it out alive.

Reviews: Positive

 


Luci: Horror Story

Luci – young girl detective who investigates a series of mysterious murders.

Reviews: Positive

 


Nine

Never stop walking and try to stay alive, even a child should be able to do it.

Reviews: Mostly Positive

 


I’m including a couple of bonus additions down here. They’re not quite horror but they look really fun. Two of them are a bit sci-fi and one just looks adorably fun: She Remembered Caterpillars | Memoranda | Mainlining | Diluvion | Once Upon an All Hallows Eve

 


Horror Game Review: PRICE

《PRICE》 is a free puzzle game. Ivry woke up from a nightmare, finding himself in a weird chamber. He had to seek for truth as well as his sister Iva so as to escape from darkness and get out of terror.

 

 

Review: PRICE is a point & click puzzle-based game. The art style definitely has an anime flair to it and is really beautiful. The story is engaging and well-developed. It took me about 3-4 hours to finish but it does have a save function which really comes in handy. Some free-to-play games don’t have a save function, mostly because they’re usually pretty short.

There were a few minor flaws to it. Sometimes the translation was a bit rocky but nothing too bad. You could always get the gist of the sentence. Another (minor) grammatical error were action words not being separated from the rest of the speech text. An example: “I’m having a hard time huffing and puffing moving this.” The ‘huffing and puffing’ should be separated from the main speech part.

At times it can be hard to tell what exactly you’re supposed to do to progress but you can usually figure it out with a little trial and error.

Being a free-to-play it is worth the couple hours it takes to play it. The story alone, actually, is worth it.


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