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I for one love the fact that the game has different endings, it gives the player the feel of independence when playing, but it's scary too when you think about it. Every action you do will affect the ending of the game, good ending or bad ending, so called. The monsters are also eerily extraordinary. As the series has progressed, new monsters have been introduced, graphics have improved, thus making gameplay even scarier. I was creeped out by the entire game series itself. All of this blood, gore, scary monsters, and when there is silence and then BANG! something interesting or scary happens and you jump in your seat. What is your opinion? Is Silent Hill or was Silent Hill the scariest or a scary game series? What are your thoughts?
Rattle By Jeremy Lloyd Beck Chapter One -- Welcome to Write Club The first rule of Write Club is you never tell anyone they should stop writing. Lucius Alugan joined Write Club so that he could brag about how his vampire movie was a genius re-imagining of Greek mythology. “Real next level shit,” he said. Lucius works as an overnight stockboy at the neighborhood Snak N' Grab and came to Write Club to feel like a writer; he came to Write Club so that he wouldn't have to sit on his ass and make pages to feel like a tortured writer. Lucius Alugan pretended to be an alcoholic and a Satanist for his writing. His government name was Joseph, but pretended the name's Judeo-Christian roots offended him. The second rule of Write Club is you never say when a story is a rip off. Mononymous Henna told everyone she was a proofreader for Rolling Stone, but we all knew she worked the sandwich cart. Henna came to Write Club to get feedback on her song lyrics. Like every other singer-songwriter hopeful, she wanted to fuck a rock star and believed that meant she had vocal talent. She wore black and boots and died her hair jet because that's what she thought was cool. She was going to bring the hard rock back to pop music. Her music was shit but she had a cute face and eye-liner, so maybe she could achieve her dream if she learn how to stuff her bra. Sir Lancel Aincroft tried to ask her out for lattes after Write Club once, but she didn't want to risk staining her perfect white teeth. The same week, Lucius got her number because she thought his frilly white shirt was exotic and original and totally rock n' roll. That weekend, Lucius took her to his crypt to get her drunk and blacked out on her shoulder. Sir Lancel spent the night abusing his emergency inhaler and masturbating. Jennifer Logan wanted to become a blogger. She came to Write Club because she couldn't figure out anything interesting enough or true enough to blog about. Nobody asked her out for lattes or sex because she wore a pixie haircut instead of make-up. Everyone at Write Club knew Jennifer cleaned the toilets and children of some interchangeable Hollywood executive. Lucius tried to convince her to give her boss his screenplay, but she wasn't stupid. When Jennifer wanted a raise, she bought gel inserts for her empty bra. The third rule of Write Club is that you give any writing exercise a chance, no matter how bat-shit it sounds. When Sir Lancel Aincroft suggested everybody go through Craigslist personals and write up a character sketch, Lucius said he was a hack and that his Conan the Barbarian rip-off stole it's plot from Lord of the Rings. The fourth rule of Write Club is that you don't use words like “hack.” When I created Write Club, I was looking for a place to practice my craft. I always believed that words were magic, that they had the power to build new worlds and realities. Sir Lancel believed that, which is why he wrote Conan rip-offs and colored them with rings of power, it's why he wrote escapist fantasies where good also won. He knew that words could create the worlds that didn't exist but should, the ones we need to survive. Sir Lancel understood that we would all burn in hell if we never thought to write ourselves a heaven. When I started Write Club, I was looking for a creative space to build my own heaven. The fifth rule of Write Club is that you always find something nice to say about a piece before you critique it. “It's shit,” Lucius said. “Another Lord of the Rings rip. The world doesn't need another one of those. Sir Lancel cringed. “The sixth rule is honesty;” Lucius shrugged. “At least include what you liked about it,” I said. “I liked that it ended,” he replied. “Took it bloody long enough.” One more thing about Lucius: He wasn't British, he just thought it was cool to steal vocabulary from the BBC. “I liked the world you created,” Jennifer offered. “It was. . . big. Epic and all that. I liked the map you drew of it all.” “Yeah,” Henna followed, “real big, really complex. Like a movie. I liked that. And the bit with the snakes was creepy.” “He'd never make it in Hollywood,” Lucius muttered. I frowned. “Neither have you,” Sir Lancel whispered dryly, eyes lowered, lips static. “Up yours, Harry,” Lucius spit, tipped back in his chair; Henna touched his shoulder; Sir Lancel took a hit from his inhaler. His real name was Harry, but he went by Sir Lancel Aincroft, his D&D name. He was fat and tall and smelled like his job at Burger King. When he worked the fryer, he had to wear a hairnet around his wild neck beard. He studied computer repair at the local technical college and sent anti-Creationist letters to the school board as a herald of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a sort of sauce-strewn Cthulu. He swore off alcohol and drugs, but always kept the emergency inhaler he didn't need nearby for a few inebriating puffs. When it was my turn I told everyone about the snake that whispered to my protagonist in his sleep. I told them about how crazy it was driving him and that I was beginning to suspect I had an ending – between you and me, the hero goes nuts and axes the shit out of his bride to be. “Does somebody die?” Henna asked. “Somebody always dies in your stories.” I smiled. “It's horror, not pop music.” Lucius said. “Of course somebody dies. Somebody has to die.” “Why though?” She asked. “Wouldn't it be more of a surprise if they didn't?” “What can I say –” I laughed – “every spell requires sacrifice. I guess mine take it in blood.” “Be careful with that dark stuff, man,” Lucius warned. “Said the Satanist?” Jennifer raised her eyebrow. “It's not for everyone,” he retorted; I smiled; Sir Lancel turned his head away from the entire scene. “My song today is about finding true love on Craigslist and finding out it's your spouse,” Henna said, beaming in her ingenuity. The second rule of Write Club is you never point out when a story is a rip off. On the bus, I was struck with a vision of my story, I saw what it could be and what it should be. I felt it run through my blood like a virus, an amoeba swimming as fast as possible to my death. I pulled out my cell phone and, chubby fingers fumbling over the touchscreen, I wrote the last act of my story. The words were there; the spell was written. All that was left for me to do was to put it all together and cast it on the world. When I got home, I was happy to be done for the night. My daily word count achieve, I was content to give myself over to slumber. I quickly stripped to my boxers, climbed in to bed, and let a snake-fueled ax-murder drift gently out of my mind – or perhaps it just sunk deeper in. After I went to bed I woke up in my protagonists room. A three-legged crow tapping it's nine talons impatiently against my dresser. It was crimson red and flecked with gold. The bird opened it's mouth to caw, but nothing came out. All I could hear was the hissing. “Sssacrificce,” I heard, turning instinctively to the golden snake in the aquarium by the bed. I straightened in the bed and tried to stand up, but, as I turned to stand up, I realized my legs were both flayed and bleeding; I realized I was not the hero. The hero was standing over the bed with an ax. I heard the crow's cawing like an echo as he lifted his weapon. I grabbed the nightstand and pulled myself to the ground as the ax dropped deep into the mattress. My hand slipped into the nightstand drawer and pulled out the gun I'd left for my ill-fated heroine. It was unloaded and unhelpful, but that was the story and my body couldn't help but follow through. I squeezed the trigger and listened in terror as the gun clicked impotently as the hero – wearing my face, as all my heroes do – climbed over the bed, ax raised, ready to end the story. Then the bird flew between us, the hero slipped fell backward off the bed and his hatchet fell helplessly behind him. Then the hissing returned. I turned to the sound and saw the snake, scales aglow, growing fatter and longer in it's coil in the small glass box. The snake grew until it could no longer be held back; the sides of the aquarium popped and sand and water spilled from the perch. The snake continued to grow as it crawled toward me hissing: “Ssssacrifice. . .” The snake turned and snapped at the bird. I watched it dance in the air and then fly out the open window. I was alone. The snake raised it's expanding mass and hissed provocatively, its tail rattled like the muffler on my first car.. Make a move, try your luck, it seemed to say – though it could clearly say so if it wanted to. That's how I wrote it. That's when my protagonist grabbed me by the shoulder and, hand choked up on the ax, released the mortal blow. I winced as the blade sunk easily through my collarbone; I felt the very tip touch my heart. “Thank you,” the snake hissed, coiling itself back up. My protagonist dropped me back to the ground and began hacking cleaving blows into my chest, the blood sprayed like a water fountain in hell, all the way up to the ceiling fan.
Okay, so this is partly a review on my part, but feel free to discuss your own oppinions of this film. If you plan on watching this film yourself, and don't want any spoilers then... Just don't open the spoiler tags. Right... Last night, I finally decided to get 'round to watching the film [Rec] 3 - Genesis. I hadn't seen any trailers, or read anything other than what was on the blurb of the DVD. But still, I kinda had some high expectations since I very much enjoyed the first two installments. Note that I am speaking of the original Spanish trilogy, not the remakes that are titled 'Quarantine'. The first one, for me, was a fresh and interesting take on the zombie horror genre. Mostly being a fan of George A. Romero's films, but still very much enjoying Danny Boyle's 28 Days/Weeks films, it was nice to see something that could kinda be considered a mix of the two. I also enjoyed the whole 'Documentary' take on it, as this was before everyone started using that style of filming in horror films. The second one followed the same formular as the first, but improved on it. It answered much questions that were left unanswered from the first, and in general it was a very good sequel. Now this is where I'm left utterly baffled... Having read into this film after watching it, I found that it was more a "parallel sequel", so the events in the film were happening before, during and after the first two. Whoever wrote that is stupid, because [Rec] 3 covered the span of a young couple's wedding night, so the events in this would have only covered one of the two films. But regardless of that, what threw me was how funny the film actually was. It's like the director just took the first two films and decided to make a spoof of them. He also seemed to want to take some of the rather crappy elements of the Resident Evil films (Well, the crappiest elements, I really thought those films sucked so much.) with the whole "hot woman slaughtering loads of zombies." Except, that scene was utterly laughable because... The dude she was with said that they should run, but she was all like "No, we stand and fight!", which was all well and good for her because she had a fucking massive chainsaw, and he had bugger all to defend himself with. Needless to say, he died in that scene. The film in general was full of terrible jokes. It was one of the most cheesiest things I have ever seen in a horror film. And in general, it was such a let down compared to the first two. Now don't get me wrong, to begin with it did have so much good going for it. The story depicted a young couple's wedding. However, things were amiss upon the presence of a relative who had been bitten by something. Of course, he was infected with that 'zombie' virus. Then after his, for lack of a better word, transformation, all hell broke loose. It was a fantastic scene in which the virus was spread rapidly among the guests at the reception party, and the whole hall was a huge slaughter fest. It was very shortly after that when the film got terrible. It focused the story on the husband and wife, who were trying to find each other amidst the outbreak. It had the premise for a rather sad, yet sweet story, which in theory wasn't such a bad thing. But it was executed terribly. The young couple were portrayed as to have some sort of "telepathic" connection, where they could "sense" that the other was alive. They didn't need to rationalise someone desperately searching for their loved one just because they "sensed" they were alive. I mean, put in that situation myself, I would go searching simply because I don't know whether my loved one is dead or alive and therefore any chance what so ever of them being alive would be enough to motivate me. And so began an incredibly terrible and cheesy romp through masses of zombies with the husband wearing some replica armour of St. George, no less! in an attempt to try and find each other. Having said all this, I will say that the film did have quite a decent ending. The wife had been infected, but the husband took her out of the quarantine zone regardless. It was quite a well-filmed scene in which they had their last kiss, the wife giving in to the zombie virus and ripping out his tongue, and then them being shot to hell and back before finally collapsing to the floor, dead. In general, I thought the film was terrible. I guess as a stand-alone film it isn't too bad, as I have seen much worse zombie horrors. (Resident Evil) It's just that, because it is supposed to be part of the bigger story involving the events of [Rec] 1 and 2, all it seemed to do was make a mockery of the films the same way the Resident Evil films made a mockery of the games. It was as if someone like Michael Bay had got his hands on the franchise and put a bullet in its head. But it was from the exact same director! That's what baffled me the most. He did such an excellent job with the first two, and then it was like he just decided "Hey, let's make a spoof of this!" and made something that couldn't be any further from what the other two had accomplished. So, who else has seen this film, and what are your views?