Horror Video Games: Essays on the Fusion of Fear and Play

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Bernard Perron
McFarland, Jan 10, 2014 - Games & Activities - 310 pages
In this in-depth critical and theoretical analysis of the horror genre in video games, 14 essays explore the cultural underpinnings of horror’s allure for gamers and the evolution of “survival” themes. The techniques and story effects of specific games such as Resident Evil, Call of Cthulhu, and Silent Hill are examined individually.

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Wonderful write-up of about horror elements in videogames.


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Bernard Perron is a professor of film and game studies at the University of Montreal. He has edited, co-edited and written many essays and books on film and video game theories as well as on horror films and horror video games.

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