Thursday, August 30, 2012

'ParaNorman': The Hand Crafted Genius of Laika Studios

Norman lives in Blithe Hollow, a tiny New England town that once held a witch trial 300 years ago. The trial ended badly, with the town being cursed with eternal damnation, which is where the zombies come in. Norman, a strange kid that can see the dead and talks to ghosts, realizes that it's up to him to save his town from the witch's curse.

The "ParaNorman" screenplay was written by Christ Butler. Butler was inspired by 1980's films such as "The Goonies," "Stand By Me," "Poltergeist" and the kids cartoon series "Scooby Doo."  Butler says that "Paranorman" is John Carpenter meets John Hughes-- the director that gave us such comedies as "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Weird Science" and "Home Alone."

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

'Dead Space 3' to be Released in 2013

In "Dead Space 3," Isaac Clarke finds himself on the planet of Tau Volantis, a harsh world full of ice and snow, searching for the source of the Necromorph plague. Clarke is now a wanted man, and Earthgov is after him for the destruction of Titan station. Clarke has to option to have the charges against him dropped if he goes to Tau Volantis. So off he goes to clear his criminal record. Poor Clarke...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Slender Man Video Game 'Slender' is Wonderfully Scary

A few weeks ago I came across a shareware Slender Man game called "Slender" by Parsec Productions.

Slender is a short, experimental horror game in which you must travel into a dark woods at night, with a simple goal: find 8 pages that are scattered across the woods. But as you are looking for them, you are being stalked by an entity that grows more persistent and relentless as each page is collected, an entity that you cannot even look at for long, let alone fight. Your only hope is to collect all 8 pages before it catches you...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Is 'Paranormal Activity 4' Ripping Off 'MarbleHornets?'

I am not a lawyer. This post is not legal advice, just an explanation of the Fair Use Act and Internet Copyright law. Do not use this to help yourself in a case. If you need help hire a lawyer. Kay? Great. Thanks.

The Internet is a tricky thing. Following copyright policies, such as the Fair Use Act, for work that you put up on the Internet is even more complicated than adhering to other copyright laws. So, when a meme goes viral and people start using it to make YouTube videos, can the original creator of the meme sue users for damages, or does the meme belong the Internet?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Top 3 Slender Man Series on Youtube

There are three big  Slender Man series on Youtube: "EverymanHYBRID," "TribeTwelve" and "Marble Hornets." Each series manages to terrify the audience in its own unique way, and each has added a little bit more to the Slender Man mythos to establish a horror setting that I like to call the Slenderverse.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Konami Offers Meek Compensation to XBOX 360 Owners for Poorly Made "Silent Hill HD Collection"

So, to add insult to injury,  Konami announced on Friday, August 10 2012 on their official Facebook page that anyone from North and South America who purchased a copy of "Silent Hill HD Collection" for XBOX 360 and kept the receipt can exchange it for one of their other titles.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

What is Slender Man?

The creepypasta meme known as Slender Man has only been around on the Internets for 3 years now. It was spawned June 10th, 2009 for a paranormal pictures Photoshop contest on the Something Awful forums. SA forum user Victor Surge was the first person to post Slender Man pictures and coined the term "The Slender Man," which has since turned into just Slender Man.

Friday, August 10, 2012

'Dead Island' in Real Life

"Going Nowhere Show" does horror comedy skits and posts them on YouTube. They have recreated "Dead Island" to show what it would look like if it was real life. The camera shots are pretty spot on and it really does look like a play through of "Dead Island," so I thought that I'd share it with you.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

XBOX 360 Owners Won't Be Getting a Patch for 'Silent Hill HD Collection'

On August 8, 2012  at 7:31 p.m. Konami announced on their Facebook page that there won't be a patch to fix the glitches in the XBOX 360 version of the "Silent Hill HD Collection."  Here's the announcement:

A new patch for Silent Hill HD Collection (PS3) is now available for download via PlayStation®Network. Included in the update are corrections to frame rate, audio-syncing, and other reported issues. Plans for a Xbox 360 patch have been cancelled due to technical issues and resources.

We deeply and sincerely apologize to any players who are continuing to experience these issues on the Xbox 360 version of the game.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

'[REC] 3: Genesis' Review

In "[REC] 3: Genesis," Koldo and Clara are getting married. The celebration of their big day is ruined when the demonic zombie plague begins to spread like wildfire and infects all of their guests and turns them into the ravenous undead.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Top 13 Funniest Silent Hill Memes

You know, it's actually harder to find funny Silent Hill memes than one might think. So, to save you the trouble, I've scoured the Internet and posted the top 13 funniest Silent Hill memes for you. Enjoy!