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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.

The Pyramid

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.

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There are traps and labyrinths and soon the curious Americans find out that they are not alone in the depths.

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There is talk of the Curse of the Pharaohs—the fatal consequences of disturbing ancient tombs, and unfortunately for the trespassers, this will be no exception.

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There are Punji sticks, loose stones, sand traps—an assortment of ancient and dangerous Egyptian architecture.

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A great horror story amplifies the tension by making the most of the setting. The interior layout of this particular pyramid is intimate and dark.

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I like that we do not see the faces of the other residents of the tomb. The scare-factor is very similar to the run-and-do-not-look-at-the-creepy-thing mechanic that makes the Amnesia games satisfyingly thrilling. Let our imagination scare us.

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Hopefully the monsters in The Pyramid emerge sparingly for maximum effect.

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