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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If you watch the "Harry Garret Show" to completion, Harry will ask guest Sam Lake to "Do the face again" before the show ends. The "face" Sam is making is the face of Max Payne. The video game, Max Payne (2001) was previously developed by Remedy and Sam Lake's face was digitized and used for the lead character Max in the very first Max Payne game. 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 »


Alan Wake: It was a beautiful place. I told myself I could rest here, sleep here and forget about my work.
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References Army of Darkness (1992) See more »


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Max Payne meets Alone in the Dark
2 March 2012 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

"Alan Wake" is to "Max Payne" like one thing is the same as the next thing but in a different direction.

This game in its core is similar to "Max Payne". Animations, Sounds, the fact that the story is told through a book just like in "Max Payne" the story is told through a series of comics, and the overall feeling and atmosphere that this game creates for you, all of that is like "Max Payne", and better.

The setting on the other hand is in the direction of "Alone in the Dark 5". You can drive cars, you can blow up flammables to kill your enemies, you are pretty much alone... in a darkness... a mysterious darkness.

The game has so many, so many... many, many gems.. diamonds.. golden hidden things in it. For instance, the original score, when you hear it, it just blows the mind. The sound effects, little things like that which makes the game in its overall package even more compelling. A complete comprehensive and compelling story, really, the story is what makes it so good, and the way the story is being revealed.

Alan Wake is a writer of horror novels.

You can buy his latest creation at video stores near you. Or you can wait for the movie to come out in a couple of years... :/ - Don't do that, BTW.

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