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Sep 16 '14
Review: Free Indie Horror Game, THE DEEPEST SLEEP (Mac & Windows)

The Deepest Sleep, a free, short point-and-click horror game by Armor Games about sleep and shadow people, starts out attention-catching and genuinely scary despite its pixelated appearance, but the excitement dwindles away rapidly with a plot as fuzzy as the graphics.

Review: Free Indie Horror Game, THE DEEPEST SLEEP (Mac & Windows)

The Deepest Sleep, a free, short point-and-click horror game by Armor Games about sleep and shadow people, starts out attention-catching and genuinely scary despite its pixelated appearance, but the excitement dwindles away rapidly with a plot as fuzzy as the graphics.

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Aug 29 '14
Really Bad Movie Reviews: “The Innkeepers” (2011)

The last Really Bad Movie I reviewed wove a befuddling morality tale of why drugs are bad and repression is worse (with bonus bovines). This time around, The Innkeepers (2011) should probably be used in pre-employment training. The true horror? That these characters are getting paid for what they’re doing. For The Inkeepers’ top 10 moments of bad decisions and worse customer service, read on.

Really Bad Movie Reviews: “The Innkeepers” (2011)

The last Really Bad Movie I reviewed wove a befuddling morality tale of why drugs are bad and repression is worse (with bonus bovines). This time around, The Innkeepers (2011) should probably be used in pre-employment training. The true horror? That these characters are getting paid for what they’re doing. For The Inkeepers’ top 10 moments of bad decisions and worse customer service, read on.

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Aug 23 '14

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Aug 7 '14
Review: Free Indie Horror Game, PESADELO (Mac & Windows)

Pesadelo (Portuguese for “nightmare”) is a 3D horror game from Brazilian developers skyjazgames, with a free English-language beta originally released in 2012 available on Mac as well as PC. The beta takes fear of the dark way too far— into “I am squinting so hard at my screen I’m going to get a headache” territory— but it seems the game has improved since then. Read on for my review of the Mac beta, and for information about where the free horror game series is today.

Review: Free Indie Horror Game, PESADELO (Mac & Windows)

Pesadelo (Portuguese for “nightmare”) is a 3D horror game from Brazilian developers skyjazgames, with a free English-language beta originally released in 2012 available on Mac as well as PC. The beta takes fear of the dark way too far— into “I am squinting so hard at my screen I’m going to get a headache” territory— but it seems the game has improved since then. Read on for my review of the Mac beta, and for information about where the free horror game series is today.

Tags: horror indie games pesadelo Review skyjazgames Gaming

Jul 7 '14
Review: Free Indie Horror Game, A DARK ROOM (Mac & Windows)

A Dark Room, a minimalist, browser-based game from Doublespeak Games, meshes wilderness survival resource management with subtly eerie horror. Have fun trying to muster the self-control to stop playing once you’ve started this free game.

Review: Free Indie Horror Game, A DARK ROOM (Mac & Windows)

A Dark Room, a minimalist, browser-based game from Doublespeak Games, meshes wilderness survival resource management with subtly eerie horror. Have fun trying to muster the self-control to stop playing once you’ve started this free game.

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Jul 3 '14
Review: Free Indie Horror Game, APOCALYPSE NOT (Mac & Windows)

With a pun for a name and some Minecraft-esque dynamics, Apocalypse Not is a horror survival game currently in a bare bones beta stage, from an indie site called David’s Irritation. Though not yet a polished game, it has a satisfying concept— and more importantly, some hilarious design issues.

Review: Free Indie Horror Game, APOCALYPSE NOT (Mac & Windows)

With a pun for a name and some Minecraft-esque dynamics, Apocalypse Not is a horror survival game currently in a bare bones beta stage, from an indie site called David’s Irritation. Though not yet a polished game, it has a satisfying concept— and more importantly, some hilarious design issues.

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Jun 19 '14
Really Bad Movie Reviews: “Lizzie” (2012)Lizzie, a terrible movie with a convoluted plot and questionable acting, will either make you want to give up on indie horror forever or believe that, hey, if this movie can make it to screen then what’s stopping the rest of us?  Like many of the films featured in Really Bad Movie Reviews, this film caught my eye because I recognized an actor I’ve enjoyed in the cast (one Corbin Bernsen) as I filled my Netflix queue in preparation for my annual, Friday the 13th, horror movie marathon.  I ultimately decided to watch it and, almost a week later, I still haven’t recovered.

Really Bad Movie Reviews: “Lizzie” (2012)

Lizzie, a terrible movie with a convoluted plot and questionable acting, will either make you want to give up on indie horror forever or believe that, hey, if this movie can make it to screen then what’s stopping the rest of us?  Like many of the films featured in Really Bad Movie Reviews, this film caught my eye because I recognized an actor I’ve enjoyed in the cast (one Corbin Bernsen) as I filled my Netflix queue in preparation for my annual, Friday the 13th, horror movie marathon.  I ultimately decided to watch it and, almost a week later, I still haven’t recovered.

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Jun 16 '14

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Jun 16 '14
Indie Horror Hits and Misses at Phoenix Comicon 2014Phoenix Comicon 2014’s 10th annual film festival set an exciting tone for the weekend by opening with an 18+ horror block (and, yes, a faithful attendant carded filmgoers at the door).  All of the filmmakers produced these indie horror flicks out of pocket, and the results ran the gamut from engaging and hilarious to horrid and horrendous.

Indie Horror Hits and Misses at Phoenix Comicon 2014

Phoenix Comicon 2014’s 10th annual film festival set an exciting tone for the weekend by opening with an 18+ horror block (and, yes, a faithful attendant carded filmgoers at the door).  All of the filmmakers produced these indie horror flicks out of pocket, and the results ran the gamut from engaging and hilarious to horrid and horrendous.

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Jun 6 '14
Really Bad Movie Reviews: “American Mary” (2012)2012 instant cult classic, American Mary, by the up and coming Soska sisters, has a promising premise.  But, by the second act the film begins to pointlessly meander rather than sticking with that premise, and it makes the final act a chore to watch.  That’s a damn shame too because we don’t just get many popular, women horror creators, comparatively speaking, an issue of which the Soska sisters are well aware.

Really Bad Movie Reviews: “American Mary” (2012)

2012 instant cult classic, American Mary, by the up and coming Soska sisters, has a promising premise.  But, by the second act the film begins to pointlessly meander rather than sticking with that premise, and it makes the final act a chore to watch.  That’s a damn shame too because we don’t just get many popular, women horror creators, comparatively speaking, an issue of which the Soska sisters are well aware.

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May 23 '14
Really Bad Movie Reviews: “Shrooms” (2007)In this week’s really bad movie, Shrooms, the moral of the story is don’t do drugs in the middle of the woods in Ireland. On a related note, talking cows.

Really Bad Movie Reviews: “Shrooms” (2007)

In this week’s really bad movie, Shrooms, the moral of the story is don’t do drugs in the middle of the woods in Ireland. On a related note, talking cows.

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May 14 '14
Review: Under $5 Indie Horror Game, MANOR OF THE DAMNED (Mac & Windows)

Manor of the Damned, a retro-style pixelated RPG horror game, offers an interesting mythos, a heavy, epic soundtrack, and unintentionally adorable graphics, but the pacing, structure, and depth were lacking.

Review: Under $5 Indie Horror Game, MANOR OF THE DAMNED (Mac & Windows)

Manor of the Damned, a retro-style pixelated RPG horror game, offers an interesting mythos, a heavy, epic soundtrack, and unintentionally adorable graphics, but the pacing, structure, and depth were lacking.

Tags: horror indie games manor of the damned Review the hideout games Gaming

Apr 22 '14
Review: Free Indie Horror Game, BROKEN DIMENSIONS (Mac & Windows)

Broken Dimensions is a free, Portal-esque 3rd person physics puzzle horror game, created by a group of students from the Danish Academy of Digital Interactive Entertainment (known in Denmark as DADIU), and using the Unity graphics engine. The game stars a baby boy with gravity-manipulating magical powers, wearing a chicken suit. Seriously.

Review: Free Indie Horror Game, BROKEN DIMENSIONS (Mac & Windows)

Broken Dimensions is a free, Portal-esque 3rd person physics puzzle horror game, created by a group of students from the Danish Academy of Digital Interactive Entertainment (known in Denmark as DADIU), and using the Unity graphics engine. The game stars a baby boy with gravity-manipulating magical powers, wearing a chicken suit. Seriously.

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Apr 17 '14
Eli Roth’s “The Green Inferno” Has a TrailerAnd, that trailer seems to be for an incredibly racist, badly conceived homage to the equally racist, badly conceived “Cannibal Holocaust”. With that in mind, view at your own discretion.

Eli Roth’s “The Green Inferno” Has a Trailer

And, that trailer seems to be for an incredibly racist, badly conceived homage to the equally racist, badly conceived “Cannibal Holocaust”. With that in mind, view at your own discretion.

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Apr 16 '14
Review: Free Indie Horror Game, TOWN OF FEARS (Mac & Windows)
Town of Fears is a free online indie horror game, featuring basic turn-based roleplaying and mouse-only controls, created by Ewa and A’vee of MuHa Games. Is “relaxing” an adjective creators want used to describe their horror games? Probably not, but in this case, it’s true.

Review: Free Indie Horror Game, TOWN OF FEARS (Mac & Windows)

Town of Fears is a free online indie horror game, featuring basic turn-based roleplaying and mouse-only controls, created by Ewa and A’vee of MuHa Games. Is “relaxing” an adjective creators want used to describe their horror games? Probably not, but in this case, it’s true.

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