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Kudoku

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Carnivore Studio is developing Kodoku for the Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita: a horror and exploration game which is a mish-mash of Lovecraftian elements and Japanese folklore. The teaser video is unsettling, weird, because the animation depicts all kinds of disturbing images where man and beast are combined. Mostly, the head of the creature features […]

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The Order 1886

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The Order: 1886 is a PS4 exclusive where an elite knight known as Galahad, the player, must battle an ancient adversary in Victorian-era London with advanced technology. Our first impression is that this adventure is another third-person shooter with glorious, fluid visuals, a variety of weapons with a steampunk feel and a gallery of nasty […]

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Honeymoon (2014)

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Honeymoon (2014) is a cautionary tale for newlyweds. Warning: this is not a chick flick with a happy ending. Well, depending on your taste, Honeymoon could be a chick flick or great popcorn flick for a girl’s night in. That is if you enjoy sappy romances that evolve into something sinister and disturbing. Rose Leslie […]

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Cabal

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Next month Shout Factory will release Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut, a very different version of the film that 20th Century Fox let out of the cage in 1990. While you wait for that shiny Blu-ray; you could read the 1989 Clive Barker story Cabal published by Harper Collins (you know, the novel that the film […]

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Immortal Day

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Immortal Day is a free browser based text-adventure for ages 17+ where you can masquerade as a vampire, hunter, hybrid, lycanthrope or a zombie. It’s simple to set up an interesting new character account and you can also easily log in via Facebook. Forget about tending your crops in FarmVille 2 because this dark supernatural […]

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Hellbound Heart and Scarlet Gospels

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Attention Clive Barker fans: St. Martin’s Press have announced a release date for the novel that will end the Hellraiser mythology; The Scarlet Gospels is due May of 2015! This is exciting news considering the original novella that started it all, The Hellbound Heart, was first published in 1986—nearly thirty years ago! There are so […]

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Inner Demons

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If an intervention turned out just like the one in Inner Demons then I would totally round up my mates, sit around the lounge room and wait for the emo makeup clad girl to freak us all out. IFC Midnight have released an indie film that should appeal to those who enjoy inevitable demonic possessions […]

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Bloodborne

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Bloodborne is a third-person action role-playing game, exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and due next year. Everybody loves a little dark fantasy. Traipse the cobblestone lanes of Yharnam’s cityscape. Appreciate the aesthetically pleasing tall fences and gates—check out that intricate filigree! Something sinister, however, lurks in the bowels of this glorious city. People are diseased […]

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The Pyramid

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The Pyramid (2014) looks like Alien Versus Predator (2004) only the climate is a lot hotter and the archaeological survey team are not packing as much heat. Holden (Denis O’Heare—True Blood) leads a survey team through an unearthed and spooky three-sided pyramid in the Egyptian desert despite objection from the local authorities. There are traps […]

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Dracula Untold

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Dracula Untold is another popular origin story that unveils the life of Vlad the Impaler/Prince of Wallachia (Luke Evans—Fast & Furious 6, The Hobbit) before he transforms into the popular horror icon, Dracula. The Ottoman Empire threatens to take a thousand boys from Transylvania to ensure their ongoing peace treaty. Vlad must choose whether he […]

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