Alan Wake (2010)

Video Game  -  Action | Drama | Horror  -  18 May 2010 (USA)
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A famous horror novelist, on vacation in a cabin on a lake island surrounded by forest, finds himself stuck in a novel he's writing. Every shadow wants him dead, his wife is missing and all the roads are blocked. Then a friend appears.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Porretta ...
Alan Wake (voice)
Lloyd Floyd ...
The Hitchhiker / Tor Anderson / Walter Snyder / Night Springs Narrator (voice)
Clay Steward / Alvyn Derleth / Mr. Jones (voice)
Tom Zane / Alex Casey (voice)
Brett Madden ...
Alice Wake (voice)
R.J. Allison ...
Pat Maine / Night Springs Reporter #2 (voice)
Jason Nuzzo ...
Mott / Newscaster / Taken (voice)
Barry Wheeler (voice)
Rose Marigold (voice)
Rusty / Deputy / Night Springs Cop (voice)
Cliff Carpenter ...
Odin Anderson (voice)
Linda Cook ...
Cynthia Weaver / Night Springs Cultist #1 / Martha / The Lady of the Light (voice)
Barbara Jagger / The Dark Presence (voice)
Carl Stucky / Deputy (voice)
Don Guillory ...
Deputy Janes (voice)


A famous horror novelist, on vacation in a cabin on a lake island surrounded by forest, finds himself stuck in a novel he's writing. Every shadow wants him dead, his wife is missing and all the roads are blocked. Then a friend appears.

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In darkness, fight with light. See more »

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Originally designed as an open world environment. See more »


Alice Wake's driver's license, picked up by Alan when it was left in an old car, was issued in the USA, which organizes date of birth by month/date/year. Alice's license, while difficult to read in game can be seen clearly in the Official Survival Guide, lists her date of birth as 24-11-79 (day-month-year). No US issued license would list a date in this manner. See more »


Taken: [upon Alan opening the church back door] DID YOU CALL 911?
[a flare gun goes off, destroying the Taken,]
Barry Wheeler: Guess *that* one saw the light, eh?
[Alan and Sherriff Breaker step outside, discovering Barry with a headlamp and wrapped with string lights]
Barry Wheeler: [miffed] You didn't like that one? A tough audience. Well, I got plenty more.
Alan Wake: What... What're the Christmas lights for?
Barry Wheeler: Protection, man! Like garlic against vampires?
Alan Wake: [beat] ... Vampires.
Barry Wheeler: [nods]
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References Poltergeist (1982) See more »


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Under license from EMI Film and Television Music
Written by Blixa Bargeld, Nick Cave (as Nicolas Cave), Mick Harvey, Roland Wolf, Thomas Wydler and Kid Congo Powers (as Brian Tristan)
Published by Embassy Music Corp.
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One of the best...its that simple
4 January 2014 | by (ENGLAND-carlisle) – See all my reviews

OK its not a gun fest, no mutants or screens covered with body parts....but it does not need it. It looks great (not bad now even today 2014) the acting parts are well done and the cut scenes are A+, there are no corners cut, they cover all the bases.

Sound FX and music are again A+, there is no driving score all the way, but they add what they need to just to keep it spooky and at times fun.

Story, well thats the big thing, all talking about its like this film/book/movie, and TBH there are a few that are close but there is more than enough differences to make it original.

I would say mix In The Mouth Of Madness (film) Twin Peaks (tv show) Shinning (book) =amazing story that draws you in, you do feel like you are part of the story....almost like you are reading it.

It has action but for likes of Resident Evil fans, they might find it lacking, but for me it was just right.

I really hope they do more like this, but seeing as how long this one took to get finished and final come out.....well I will not hold my breath....but there is DLC for it, which is next on my list of to do's.

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