GrE writes, "Everybody has a fright response. For some that response kicks in as soon as they see a spider. For others, it may require much more to get scared. Nevertheless, everybody gets scared, and the job of horror writers (across all industries, not just video games) is to try and elicit that response. The most recent entry into the horror genre of the video game industry is Alan Wake, the tale of a vacationing writer whose wife goes missing. In his attempt to find her, he realizes that the whole town is under the influence of some maleficent force that is out to get him..."