Over the past month, I completed two video games: The Last of Us and Nier:Automata. I’ll talk about the latter at a later date, but damn, these are some good games.
Main points of this game I’d like to emphasise (TL;DR, basically):
– FREAKING motion sickness. What’s with this game?! I can only play 30 mins at a time before lying in a befuddled state of vertigo in bed (stop making the torchlight swings so violent, goddammit)
– Enjoyed premise, visuals, characters, story, gameplay
– Moral greyness of the ending was excellent!
I hate clowns and dolls. If I actually encountered those clown ‘pranks’ that were all the rage last year, I would break down in a mess and cry — or alternatively turn on my fight response and attempt to beat the shit out of the clown, all 55kg of me.
When Wattpad’s Short Story account held a contest on a Halloween-themed story, I knew I had to write this: the endeavour of my dear father working a few weeks in Beijing and then bringing back an ‘expensive, beautiful’ clown doll. Basically, the embodiment of my worst nightmare. He knew I hated dolls and clowns. And yet he still did it.
And when I broke it in every way I could to get him to throw it away, including gouging out an eye, scribbling on its cheeks, snapping its limbs, all he did was lament at my destruction and inability to appreciate pretty things, fix it, and leave it in my room. Again. And again.
I confess, dolls scare the freaking Jesus out of me. I don’t know if it’s some hidden childhood trauma of being eaten by a porcelain doll when I was a foetus or having my mind curdled by a clown at my twelfth birthday (neither of which happened, by the way), the glass doll eyes that stare at you in the dark and the apparently inanimate postures is high octane stuff of nightmares for me.
Which is why I chose to watch Annabelle, because of the freakish doll on the front – the same reason I watched Dead Silence (which by the way is one horrific doll fest, and I will review that in the future.)
I’ve had a pretty pathetic stream of poor quality horror movies in the past few weeks, so I was looking for something bloody and satisfying without brainwork. “Parlor” seemed to tick all those boxes.
It’s a very stereotypical slasher horror. Stereotypically stupid American teenagers decide it would be a good idea to go to a relatively underdeveloped eastern European country (in this case, Lithuania) for a period of alcohol, debauchery, and bad choices. Very similar to “Hostel”.
Oh heyyy. Love me some FPS horror games, especially those that give me nightmares. Although the recent RE games and all the films have certainly not been following the horror trend and more the action/adventure/thriller road, I’ve watched all the films so far for the brain-dead action-packed CGI for the easy entertainment value.
The latest RE has not failed to disappoint per usual.