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.
Did You Know?
Title character Alan Wake wrote a successful series of books about Alex Casey. This parallels Remedy's previous series Max Payne
(2001). Both are hard-boiled New York detectives. Several Alex Casey book titles (in Wake's office bookshelf) match titles of Max Payne chapters. Sheriff Breaker mentions the Casey books were a bit heavy on the metaphors, a common critique of Max Payne. Finally, the actor who voiced Max Payne reads Alex Casey's narration. See more
In the Bird Leg Cabin's bedroom is a calendar from July 1970. However, the days of the month on the calendar are wrong and are not accurate for July 1970. See more
Steven King once wrote that nightmares exist outside of logic and there's little fun to be had in explanations. They're antithetical to the poetry of fear. In a horror story the victim keeps asking why, but there can be no explanation and there shouldn't be one. The unanswered mystery is what stays with us the longest and is what we'll remember in the end. My name is Alan Wake, I'm a writer.
Up Jumped The Devil
Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Courtesy of Mute Records
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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