Katie Recommends

Katie Recommends: Videogames!

Today I want to give you some game recommendations!

Today I am writing to share with you some amazing horror games that I think you would enjoy.

Resident Evil: Village

Take on the role of Ethan Winters and set out into a remote European village in search of your kidnapped daughter. Twisted lords, vampiric creatures and much more beside stand between you and salvation. 

The Evil Within 2 – Accolades

Take on the role of traumatised police detective Sebastian Castellanos and enter the surreal nightmare realm of Union – a once idyllic recreation of rural America corrupted by madness – in search of your daughter Lily.

Detention

Explore the abandoned Greenwood High School in Taiwan in a tragic twist on classic supernatural horror. Set against the backdrop of political turmoil during the 1960s, Detention is slow-burning and atmospheric trip towards horrifying realisation.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

The latest entry in the long-running Fatal Frame franchise, Maiden of Black Water continues the series’ eerie and ghostly brand of horror. Take on the role of three different protagonists as you explore the shrines of Mt. Hikami and solve its haunting mysteries.

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Videogames: Alien Isolation

One of the best games!

Continuing our conversation about scary video games with a sci fi twist, today I want to talk about Alien Isolation. A very popular and well-conceived game, it is guaranteed to build suspense and dread in any player.

Synopsis (SPOILERS)

You are Amanda Ripley, and it is approximately 15 years after the events of the movie Alien. Ellen Ripley’s (your mum in case you were wondering) ship has been found and you are offered a place on the retrieval team. You arrive at a space station where Ellen’s ship is being held, only to find the station badly damaged (almost like something horrendous happened). You end up separated from your team (because of course you do) and must get around the station on your own.

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Classic Horror, Famous Horror Writers

Famous Writers: Clive Barker

Books of blood

I first wrote to you to discuss famous horror writers back in January, when I wrote about Bram Stoker, today I want to talk about another horror writer, although calling him just a writer is selling him short. I am of course referring to Clive Barker. Clive Barker is one of my favourite writers.

He is well known for his horror short stories, collected into anthologies, namely Books of Blood volumes 1 through 6. His Hellraiser books & films, and my personal favourite book The Thief of Always.

One of my other favourite writers Stephen King has been quoted as saying “I have seen the future of horror and his name is Clive Barker.” This quote appeared on the Books of Blood.

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Video Game: DeadSpace

Monsters in SPACE!

Continuing our discussion about Horror Video games today I would like to talk about Dead Space, a sci-fi horror game that has a well-earned place in the hearts and minds of many.

Story – SPOILERS AHEAD

In a nutshell, the story is set well into the future, on a starship designed to mine ore on a massive scale. The ship has sent out a distress signal and that’s where we come into the story. We’re part of the rescue team, Isaac the engineer to be precise. When you crash land (because of course, you do) most of your team is brutally murdered by space monsters (because of course, they are). The ship is falling apart and it’s up to you to fix them so you and your two surviving teammates can stay alive long enough to get off the ship.

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