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Top 10 Movies Inspired by Games

Hollywood’s fascination with the gaming industry is pervasive. One only has to consider the top 10 movies inspired by games to understand just how much of an influence games have on our cultural zeitgeist. Consider the following movies that drew their inspiration from top-tier games:

Assassins Creed Released on December 21, 2016

Assassins Creed stars Hollywood heavyweights Michael Fassbender, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, and Marion Cotillard. The film garnered a 5.8/10 rating from 150,316 reviewers on IMDb. It had an estimated budget of $125 million and grossed $240,697,856 worldwide. The game takes place in Spain in 1492 with the Knights of the Templar Order are searching for the Apple of Eden. The action fast forwards to the 20th century, and that’s where Hollywood takes over in none other than Texas. Enter Callum Lynch who escapes death by lethal injection and is called upon to destroy the Templar organization. Gripping stuff!

Warcraft – Released on June 10, 2016

Warcraft: The
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Listen to the Corpse Club Discuss Silent Hill and Resident Evil on a New Video Game Adaptations Episode of Daily Dead’s Podcast

Two of the top on-screen tourist destinations for horror fans, Raccoon City and Silent Hill are the spooky settings for a new video game adaptations episode of Daily Dead's official podcast.

Turn on your high beams and make sure you're not showing signs of the T-virus, because the Corpse Club enters the fog-enshrouded town of Silent Hill (2006) and descends into the zombified Hive of Resident Evil (2002) on a new video game adaptations episode of Daily Dead’s official podcast. Co-hosts Heather Wixson, Scott Drebit, Derek Anderson, and Jonathan James gather around the microphones to discuss their favorite memories from playing the Silent Hill and Resident Evil video games, as well as each game's translation from the console to the big screen, the nightmare-inducing creatures (from creepy nurses to mutated zombies) of both adaptations, and much more! So sit back, relax, and enjoy a new episode of the Corpse Club… just
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Exclusive Interview: Laurie Holden Talks ‘Pyewacket’ & The Importance Of Charity Work

Interview with Laurie Holden for Pyewacket

Known for her work on The X-Files, The Walking Dead, The Mist, Silent Hill and The Shield, actor Laurie Holden is next on screen in Pyewacket. Directed by Adam MacDonald, the film tells the sinister story of a teenage girl whom after a heated argument with her mother performs an occult ritual to dispose of her. She soon has a change of heart, however, and must race to save the life of her mother before the summoned entity – Pyewacket – gets there.

Whilst on paper the film might scream horror, it’s actually more of a dark twisted version of Lady Bird with a Hell of a cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for. With such an interesting premise we were itching to speak with Holden about the project; here’s what she had to say:

A lot of people will read the synopsis,
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Evil Dead II Cabin Faithfully Recreated Using Far Cry Map Editor

Aside from Ash’s chainsaw hand, the first thing that springs to mind whenever I think of the Evil Dead franchise is that of the remote cabin in the woods, which served as the setting for the original two films and the eventual remake. But of those three flicks, it could be argued that Evil Dead II resonated with fans most, for it firmly established the horror-comedy tone the series has become known for.

And while the Evil Dead brand has expanded out into the video game medium in the past, it stands to reason that the more diehard among you won’t pass up any chance to revisit the iconic location – especially in the form of an interactive experience. That said, you’re in luck because some magic making via the Far Cry Map Editor has made that possible. And, to be more specific, this is by way of
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‘Rampage’ Predicted to Open with Tepid $35 Million Weekend Gross

For years, moviegoers have speculated over what the first genuinely great video game adaptation for the big screen was going to be. And, man, did they try anything that looked even halfway decent. Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider (both of them), Assassin’s Creed, Warcraft… none of them lived up to their potential. In fact, the closest thing that we’ve come to that end has been Castlevania, and that’s a Netflix series. But for as often as fans have come out to be there for that historic eventuality, sitting through every piece of schlock that movie studios could get their

Rampage’ Predicted to Open with Tepid $35 Million Weekend Gross
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Interview: Director Johannes Roberts on The Strangers: Prey At Night and His Plans for 48 Meters Down

It’s been nearly 10 years since we were introduced to the maniacal masked killers in Bryan Bertino’s The Strangers, but they’re being resurrected on the big screen this weekend, with filmmaker Johannes Roberts (The Other Side of the Door, 47 Meters Down) at the helm. The sequel, Prey at Night, follows a family (headed up by Christina Hendricks and Martin Henderson) taking their troubled teenaged daughter (Bailee Madison) to military school, with their son, Luke (Lewis Pullman), in tow. As if tensions weren’t already running high between everyone, our favorite terrifying trio shows up to cause more murderous mayhem, forcing their clan to come together and fight back in an effort to survive the night.

Daily Dead recently spoke to Roberts about his experiences at the helm of The Strangers: Prey at Night, and he discussed the pressure of directing a sequel to a very popular horror movie,
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The Last of Us writer: “I don’t want that movie to be made”

Seemingly stuck in pre-production purgatory, an adaptation of Naughty Dog’s blockbusting video game, The Last of Us, has been talked about since the game was released in 2013. Now the game’s director, Neil Druckmann, who has also also written the script for Sony Pictures and Screen Gems adaptation, has said that he doesn’t want that movie to be made.

Speaking to 10 Cloverfield Lane director, Dan Trachtenberg, at Dice Summit 2018, Druckmann addressed the current state of the film:-

“…And even I worked on the script for The Last of Us film, which was a direct adaptation. And now, having some separation from it, I look back and [am] like, ‘I don’t want that movie to be made. Maybe there’s something that could be done in the world, either focusing on other characters or other time. But, for me, and I know for Naughty Dog and for a lot of our fans,
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Rise of Insanity leaves Early Access this Thursday

Indie developer Red Limb Studio have announced that their first person psychological horror game, Rise of Insanity, will leave Early Access on Thursday 1st March. To celebrate the upcoming full release the developers have revealed a launch trailer which we have for you below…

Inspired by the likes of The Shining, The Exorcist and Silent Hill Rise of Insanity takes players to 1970’s America and places them in the role of Dr. Stephen Dowell, a renowned Doctor of Psychology who is in the process of treating a patient with an extraordinary mental disorder. Is the patient the one responsible for the tragedy that has befallen the doctor’s family?

Rise of Insanity features:

The realistic graphics provide a horrifying and immersive atmosphere that will chill you to the core. Haunting, atmospheric soundtrack and professional voice acting. Explore diverse locations inspired by North American architectural trends from the early 70s. Walk,
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‘The Rizen’ Review

Stars: Laura Swift, Patrick Knowles, Christopher Tajah, Laurence Kennedy, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Adrian Edmondson, Sally Phillips, Tom Goodman-Hill, Bruce Payne, Stephen Marcus, Bruce Herbelin-Earle | Written and Directed by Matt Mitchell

The Rizen is a UK indie-horror film set in a black hallway during the early days of the Cold War in 1955. You can tell this a period piece by the handcrafted, vintage style black walls and black floors. If this movies set design got any darker it would write poetry and start cutting itself.

I had a hard time getting into this film before I even hit the play button. The title is The Rizen. No, not “the risen” as in “the dead has risen” if you’re referencing zombies, or “He has risen” if you’re referencing theological zombies. As far as I can tell The Rizen is purposefully misspelled like “Kewl Katz” or “Hawt Dawg”. I had to Google
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Kane Hodder Explains The Challenges Of Making Friday The 13th: The Game

Being a lifelong lover of horror, I’ve naturally indulged in the genre outside of movies and literature. To be honest, the video game medium might be my favorite to explore this avenue just because of how immersive it is and how it transports you to a different world like no other.

But for the longest time, there weren’t many franchises that did it well outside of Resident Evil and Silent Hill, at least in my view. Fortunately, though, we’ve seen a turnaround with the likes of Dead Rising, Dead Space, The Evil Within, Until Dawn and, of course, Friday the 13th: The Game.

Considering how popular Jason Voorhees’ latest foray into the gaming realm has proven to be amongst the fanbase, I knew I had to touch on it when interviewing Kane Hodder last weekend at Astronomicon. And as he shared his experience of making the game,
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Dwayne Johnson Returns In Thrilling New Rampage Trailer

Further solidifying himself as one of the most bankable men in all of Hollywood, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returns with Rampage, a big screen adaptation of the classic arcade game that’s seen a few sequels in the time since its original release. Granted, it’ll see some stiff competition in a year chock full of other blockbusters, but it does look like a lot of fun and stands a very good chance of attracting a fair amount of moviegoers.

Evidencing this is yet another trailer that follows hot on the heels of one that wowed us just last month. To be honest, I had to separate myself from thinking that a fan had mashed up footage from Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Kong: Skull Island for a moment, but ended up enjoying the footage for what it is.

Of course, making
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Replay Level? The Best Video Game Movie Scenes

Matt Rodgers on the best ever video game movie scenes…

The first part of 2018 will see two high profile videogame adaptations hit the big screen in an attempt to do what 2016’s Assassin’s Creed couldn’t, by breaking a curse which has stretched back as far as 1993’s infamous Super Mario Bros. movie.

First we’ll get Sony’s Alicia Vikander starring Tomb Raider reboot (March 16th), followed a month later by Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage (April 20th), an adaptation of the 1980’s single-screen arcade game in which a giant gorilla, lizard, and wolf take down a bunch of skyscrapers.

Who knows whether they’ll break the run of cartridge based catastrophes, but rather than focus on the negative aspects of this much maligned sub-genre, here at Flickering Myth we thought we’d replay the best moments from throughout the history of videogame adaptations, starting with…..

Silent Hill (2006)

When
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Silent Hill: Revelation Director Discusses The Film’s Shortcomings

Considering that this is a topic I don’t get to write about very often, I’m going to open up and say that there are few franchises I love more than Silent Hill. Being a fan who’s been on board since the original game dropped in 1999, I’ve since felt compelled to regularly revisit the otherworldly town, often referring to it as “my home away from home.” Heck, I’ve even met and seen Akira Yamaoka perform live, an experience I will cherish for the rest of my days.

Hopefully, there are still some of you out there who share this sentiment, because we the fans have gotten the shaft in the time since 2012. If you’ll recall, that year brought us a triple threat of games – Downpour, Book of Memories and the HD Collection – each of which remain our last interactive experiences to fall under the Silent Hill banner,
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Silent Hill: Revelation Director Opens Up On Movie’s Failings; “It Was a Nightmare Dance”

Silent Hill: Revelation director Mj Bassett has spoken in-depth about the failings of the sequel. Silent Hill is one of the most iconic video game horror franchises, but fans have had a rough time the last five years. 2012’s Silent Hill: Downpour is currently the last entry in the main series, and while it added […]

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Halloween Casting Call Hints At Hospital Location

Now that production on Blumhouse’s Halloween sequel is finally underway, we expect news regarding the next entry in the enduring horror franchise to trickle in on a regular basis. In this particular case, it’s not a casting announcement per se, but rather, hints at a certain location to be explored.

As we proceed with this story, I’m reminded why the series is second to Silent Hill in regard to horror franchises that I associate with hospitals. While there’s much room for debate, I’m sure that at least a few of you reading this will agree with me in saying that Halloween II (1981) was among the best the franchise had to offer, and that was largely set in a hospital, forever linking the two entities in our minds.

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Fans remake Hideo Kojima and del Toro's P.T. for PC

Matthew Byrd Jan 23, 2018

One of gaming's brightest lost gems is playable once more, as fans create their own version of Konami's cancelled P.T...

One of the most notable horror games of the last 10 years, P.T., is finally playable again thanks to some dedicated modders who are trying to remake the game for PC. 

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The project is being helmed by a modder known only as SmoggyChips. He and a few others have worked to remake P.T. in Unreal Engine 4. While we've seen a few attempts at something similar in the past (including Allison Road, still in development) many of the most notable P.T. recreations have had to change certain design elements in order to avoid a copyright strike. This remake, though, seems to aim to preserve nearly every detail featured in that famous 2014 title. 

While the mod team states that
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Awesome Saw-Themed Escape Experience To Open In Las Vegas

Despite being a lifelong lover of the horror genre, I have to admit that I’ve never cared for the whole haunted house attraction concept. Call me crazy, but I never understood why I should lay down my money so that people in costumes can jump out from around corners at me. It’s thrilling to some, yes, but I find it to be comparable to dry toast and would rather watch paint dry.

Still, there are exceptions to the rule, as I envy those who were able to experience any attractions tied to the Resident Evil and Silent Hill franchises (yes, they did exist). Similarly, an attraction officially spun from the Saw line of films has caught my attention as well.

Set to open on January 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, “‘The Official Saw Escape Experience’ will feature numerous themed rooms where guests will go toe-to-toe with the notorious Jigsaw.
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Horror-On-Sea 2018 Interview: Audrey Cummings talks ‘Darken’

Darken is new Sci-Fi thriller from director Audrey Cummings, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Friday 19th January. I got chance to ask Audrey a few questions about what we can expect from Darken, expanding on the universe and the inspirations for the look and style of the film.

What can we expect from the film?

An action packed sci-fi thriller full of twists and turns with strong female characters that kick ass. This film is also a part of a bigger project. We are releasing Darken the digital series this winter, which is the prologue to the feature and reveals more about this world and how it came to be. That will be followed by a Vr experience where you can step inside the world of Darken and experience it for yourself.

Why did you choose Darken as your second feature film?

The
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Jonathan’s Favorites of 2017

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For many, last year was filled with ups and downs, but one definite highlight was the varied and impressive output of genre entertainment. We’re in a golden age of horror in which we’re seeing incredible works of art in multiple mediums, and there’s so much out there to be thankful for.

For those that are new to Daily Dead, we handle our year-end lists differently here. Rather than just covering films, our lists can extend to TV, games, collectibles, events, and anything else genre-related. In short, we’re sharing with you a list of our favorite horror experiences from 2017.

Check back every day this week to find out what made the cut for the rest of the Daily Dead team.

The Shape of Water: I love Guillermo del Toro’s Spanish language films, but always felt that his English language output wasn’t as strong. I
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In Defense Of: “Silent Hill” (2006)

Whether you’re an avid cinephile or a hardcore gamer, it’s safe to say that the adaptation of video games to movies has been a somewhat tumultuous affair (that’s probably putting it lightly). Though modern game narratives have seen a huge uptick in both quality and quantity, translating the interactive medium to the big screen has been upsettingly more miss, than hit.

Still, there have been a few attempts that have bravely run the gauntlet and grossed respectable box office earnings, without invoking the wrath of the diehard fanbase the source material is based upon. Christophe GansSilent Hill is one such movie. And you know what? It’s actually one of the best, and one of the most accurate, video game to movie adaptations yet.

Granted, those may not be the highest bars out there — for the time being, anyway — but nevertheless, there’s a surprising amount
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