I suppose I’ve seen the movie Scream one too many times, but with today being Halloween, I figure it’s the perfect opportunity to talk horror games. Halloween is a great time to get your friends together, pound way too much disgusting candy, and watch horror flicks–hell, I’m watching the original 1978 Halloween as I type this–, but what about the games?
What is your favorite horror game? What makes that game so special to you? Do you have any games you play or movies you watch every Halloween? Let us know in the comments!
My favorite horror game of all time is probably Silent Hill 2. It was the first survival horror game that I played for the then-new console generation on PS2, and really showed how the improved hardware could provide more detailed atmospheres to suck you in. The dense fog, the creepy abandoned environments, and that natural human fear of the unknown were all driving forces in Silent Hill 2‘s success, but the game’s iconic Pyramid Head villain and the sinister realization of who James Sunderland really was are what’s embedded in my brain so many years later.
My Halloween tradition is to (obviously) watch the original Halloween film. I’m a horror film aficionado, as that’s generally all I watch. To me, it’s not Halloween without Halloween, just like every Friday the 13th I watch as many Friday the 13th films as I can.
So let’s talk horror! Games, movies, whatever, let us know in the comments!
Bradley Keene is the Executive Editor here at What’s Your Tag?, generally handling news, reviews, public relations, and our social media communications on Facebook and Twitter. He’s an aspiring video game journalist, Baltimore native, and on again/off again WoW player that blasphemously favors consoles over PC. He’ll always have a soft spot for Nintendo, and his favorite game is the original Metroid on NES. As a Marylander he naturally puts Old Bay on everything, loves the Orioles, reads a lot of Poe, and says “son” too much. Contact him by e-mail at the address above, or follow him on Twitter.