Bloody Disgusting lists five horror games they think could have made better movies.
Any well-made horror game can surpass any horror movie. There is no fear in passively watching what happens to others in a movie. Thre is fear in YOU yourself being put in these situations and the possibility of being harmed creates much more urgency, stress, and genuine horror than a movie. None of these games would make better horror movies.
I agree. The first Amnesia left me with many sleepless nights, they nailed the atmosphere and the tension. Fatal Frame was another that freaked me out. P.T. was one of the best experiences of my life and I can't wait to see what Silent Hills does (and why Hill is pluralized). Horror movies are fun and few can get into your head but you are correct that you can never fully experience the fear that the characters go through. All the games on the list great games....except FNAF, that is terrible at horror. One thing a horror teacher told me once is that you should focus on getting into the viewers head and make they fear what isn't their, relying on jump scares means you failed at your job. That is all that FNAF is, predictable boring jump scares.
I disagree about most of these.. I guess its not surprising that BD have a film bias though. :D Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs would make a pretty insane movie though, jeez. I'd love to see that. I don't think PT would be anywhere near as effective without the first person perspective.
The horror genre is best as a game rather than a movie with no interaction.
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