Horror Game ‘Ghost Theory’ Wants To Take You Ghost Hunting

With the sheer volume of horror films that flood the market on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis it easy to feel like you’re watching the same scary movie again and again. And once you’re used to the most used horror tropes, you often come to expect each and every scare.

Luckily, when it comes to getting a fright, video games have got us covered.

Even though games have being scaring the actual bollocks off of us for decades, the quality of graphics and technology now makes it a more realistic, immersive and all round pant-wettingly good experience. Everything from Evil Within to Five Nights at Freddys has had people on the edge of their seats in ways films rarely manage recently.

So whenever a new contender arrives, it’s always exciting. Enter Ghost Theory.
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Don’t Fear The Reaper: Why Is Death In Pop-Culture Rarely Scary?

After reviewing some of the screen’s best and creepiest clowns, I got thinking. Clowns shouldn’t be scary at all. On the face of it, they’re just some jump dressed up in bright colours, clunky shoes and make up. And yet many people cack their pants at the sight of them. But someone, or something, that should legitimately be scary is death. The faithful scythe wielding grim reaper.

Yet, when you look through representations of the skeletal chap, in many cases death isn’t portrayed as frightening or scary, as clowns so frequently are. Instead, he’s made a bit of a joke of. Continue reading “Don’t Fear The Reaper: Why Is Death In Pop-Culture Rarely Scary?”

Track of the Week #18 – Bog of the Infidel ‘Coils of the Noose’

Outside it’s raining harder than an Agoraphobic Nosebleed blastbeat. So hard, in fact, that water’s pouring in through the ceiling. So what better than some nice, relaxing black metal? Firstly, let’s play a game. It’s called “Try To Say Bog of the Infidel Isn’t An Awesome Name”. You failed, didn’t you? Because Bog of the Infidel is indisputably a nails name. So, well done on … Continue reading Track of the Week #18 – Bog of the Infidel ‘Coils of the Noose’

Track of the Week #17 – Skating Polly ‘Hey Sweet’

With their latest track ‘Hey Sweet’, sister duo Skating Polly unleash a raw punk ferocity that previous tracks hinted at. Having first heard the Oklahoma pair, comprised of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, through their free Ugly Pop EP (available here) they demonstrated the ability to cruise between garage rock, alt-ballads, noise and more. But when it comes to ‘Hey Sweet’ it’s all punk and … Continue reading Track of the Week #17 – Skating Polly ‘Hey Sweet’

Invader Zim One-Shot Created By Sarah’s Scribbles Cartoonist

Before there was Adventure Time. Before there was Rick & Morty. Before there was Mr Pickles – there was Zim.

Any self-respecting weirdo will have watched Invader Zim at least once, right? Or, perhaps, several dozen times, over and over, endlessly screaming things about walnuts at their friends until they no longer have friends, but it’s all OK because they still have Zim. Whichever category you fit in, fact is, Invader Zim is an iconic bit of alt-animation that filled a niche many of the odd little cartoons of the ‘90s left open.
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