Luna’s Rankings FT. Emily: Horror Games!

Happy Tuesday Players! We have another cameo by our favorite graphic artist, Emily and twice this week! Emily is an advent Horror Gaming fan so I wanted her to help out with this week’s Rankings post! Let’s see what her favorite Horror Games of all time are and list them from worst to best! It’s a top 10 list today so hold on to your seats and don’t open the door with the blood running down the side!

10-  Clock_Tower_1_Game Clock Tower was one of the first survival horror games I played that did not offer any type weapon for protection which is why this game made the list. This was a new concept that stressed me out when playing. Basically, you are a helpless girl trying to escape from an unstoppable creature that is fixated on killing you with a huge pair of scissors.  The only way to protect yourself is to hope you found the perfect hiding spot.

9-  FEAR_DVD_box_art F.E.A.R is unique video game that couples a first person shooter game with survival horror.  You are part of a Special Forces team called in to contain a supernatural phenomenon. This game makes the list because it avoids predictability with the source of horror coming from a ghostly little girl that resembles the character from the movie The Ring and if that’s not scary, I am not sure what is people.

8-  outlast Outlast Trinity contains all 3 outlast games. Although these games were released a while ago the trinity option is fairly recent. Outlast is a psychological horror game that takes place in the remote mountains of Colorado in an abandoned Asylum. The game mixes science and religion to produce a terrifying journey when trying to find your way out. This game made the cut because, well… why not? Tell me something scarier than an abandoned Asylum other than bills…I’ll wait…

7-  dead space Dead Space, you just made the list because this is probably one of the most uneasy games I’ve played so far. This game take place in 2508 and Earth is now uninhabitable causing humans to explore other planets for resources. A man made spacecraft designed to track planets and extract their resources has saved the earth by bringing back the resources year after year. However, this mankind saving spacecraft has just sent a distress signal resulting in earth dispatching a team to investigate.  Once you land on the spacecraft under investigation there is no way off because you damaged your own spacecraft in the process, you soon realized the ship was abandoned, but why? This game leaves you scared to find out more but with the pressure of mankind’s existence on your shoulders, can you really refuse?

6-  silent hill 4 Silent Hill 4 is a horror game that also contains mystery. You play as Henry living in South Ashfield Heights which is just a short ways from the town of Silent Hill. You wake up one day to realize you are trapped in your apartment “number 302”. Now at first, not having to go to work or socialize sounds great but when you realize there’s no cable it’s time to try and find a way out. After being trapped for a few days with no success in escaping, a hole appears in the bathroom wall of the apartment and Henry decides to take the risk of exploring it only to find out the “portal” leads him to different worlds where he witnesses the murders of people who are stuck in corresponding realms just like him.

5-  Silent-Hill-2-2 Silent Hill 2 is one of the scariest Silent Hill installments I’ve played for numerous reasons. The game takes place in the town of Silent Hill and you play as James Sunderland. Although his wife died years ago he receives a letter stating she is waiting for him in their “special place” located in Silent Hill. All places in the beautiful thriving town of silent Hill is their special place which confuses James but sends him on a journey to find his wife. After realizing the town is no longer the same, there is no turning back but the scariest part of the game is encountering Pyramid head which is a huge humanoid monster with a metal pyramid as its head. Pyramid Head pursues you throughout the game and attempts to kill you on numerous occasions but when you’re not encountering him you’re stuck in town with a dense fog and a static radio that goes off whenever a creature is near you but to make it worse, you can’t always see where the monsters are or where they’re coming from. If this doesn’t raise your anxiety level I don’t know what will.

4-  resident_evil_2_claire_and_leon_by_evanodinson-d6uztty Resident Evil 2 take place in Raccoon City  2 months after Resident Evil and was released as a 2 part game with the ability to play as Leon S. Kennedy the rookie cop from the local Police Department or Clair Redfield a college student looking for her brother Chris Redfield. After arriving in Raccoon City they soon meet up unexpectedly to realize the city is infected with “monsters” they decide to make their way to the Police Department for protection but it turns out they’re all dead too… or at least walking around looking for a snack. The way you came into Raccoon City is no longer an option for a way out so now it’s up to you to locate another way to leave the city with occasional help from Leon or Clair depending on who you select to play as. Of course puzzles are incorporated into game cause who wouldn’t love to solve a puzzle while trying not to be eaten by zombies?

3-   silent hill 3 Silent Hill 3 is another well-known video game that was part of my childhood and responsible for about half of my nightmares growing up. This game takes place 17 years after the first game Silent Hill and you play as Heather. The game starts with her running an errand for her father at a shopping center but the real fun begins when she falls asleep at a restaurant and dreams of Silent Hill. The distorted reality of Silent Hill soon takes over the mall forcing Heather to try and find a way out while learning something new in the process. The series itself is so amazing that when the newest addition “Silent Hills” was cancelled, devoted fans took it upon themselves to create video games like Visage and Allison Road that are inspired by the Silent Hills PT.

2 –   resident evil 3 Resident Evil 3 in my opinion is one of the most popular installments ever released within the series. The first half of the game takes place 24 hours prior to Resident Evil 2 while the second half takes place 2 days after. You play as Jill Valentine (my wife) from Resident Evil. The mission is to escape Raccoon City…alive, if possible.  This game makes the list because of the enemy that pursues you, NEMESIS. NEMESIS-T Type also known as “Pursuer” is an experimental form of a tyrant created by Umbrella Europe.  Basically, he was created to prove that anything infected by the T-Virus can still retain its intelligence by following orders; he is then programmed to eliminate all S.T.A.R’s members in Raccoon City during the outbreak a.k.a you. NEMESIS makes it really hard to succeed at multitasking as you try to escape the city while defending yourself from him as he pursues you throughout the game leaving no place safe (well… except the safe room of course). Ultimately, the kind of stress experienced in Resident Evil 3 makes it the very definition of horror within a video game.

1 –   Resident_Evil_1_cover Resident Evil is probably one of the most iconic horror games ever created… ever. You have the option to play as Jill Valentine (my wife) or Chris Redfield; both are part of the Alpha team unit searching for the Bravo Team who disappeared in the middle of their mission. This game takes place in the forest located in the outskirts of Raccoon City. After searching the forest and being attacked by dogs you take refuge in a nearby abandoned mansion. With the dogs roaming outside, you and the rest of the team are trapped inside. Right after entering the mansion you hear a gun shot and you are ordered to investigate only to discover a “monster” devouring someone. The creepy dead hunger filled stare the monster gives when slowly looking back at you will convince you that you are the hamburger he imagines you to be. The only other way out is solve the puzzles and survive the booby traps designed to keep a dark secret locked away. I placed this game number 1 simply because this game was released back in 1990 which allowed me to grow up with the entire series, making it one of my all-time favorite video games.

Emily’s Honorable Mention is Five Nights At Freddys!

Those are Emily’s rankings fr her top horror games! Do you agree with her list? What titles did she miss? What are your favorite horror games? Let’s talk video games!

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

Giphy.com

Silenthillmemories.net

Wikipedia.com

Creative Writing Pt 4: The Revelation!

Happy Wednesday Novas! I have finally received the last picture in my 4 picture challenge that I started with a friend a few months ago. It’s time to find out what happens to Kyrie and why all of the creepy things were happening at Bancroft Manor! Want to catch up? Check out Creative Writing Pt.1, Creative Writing Pt.2 : The Curse and Creatiev Writing Pt. 3: The Discovery now!  Below is the picture for the remainder of the story.

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Kyrie had uncovered the newspaper that was dated December 15th, 1915 sitting neatly on the dresser. The front page picture was of a women being murdered! She was found on a piano in Bancrof Manor and the killer was never caught. Police had questioned witnesses that seem to think the suspect vanished and disappeard out of thin air.  There was a police sketch of the last person seen with the woman and the face was that of Kyrie! Kyrie tries to catch his breath and grabs the papper to read more about the story. Witnesses say that the women

Witnesses say that the women was Sara Granville and a well known apothecry for the town. When you couldn’t find a cure at the doctor’s office, you would call Sara for her herbal remedies. The children all thought that she was a witch and the suspect named Kyrie Dayton was a new teenager in town. acquaintances of Dayton say that they dared him to go to Bancroft Manor and talk with the witch. That was the last time they saw him.

Kyrie overhears footsteps while he is reading the story. “What is wrong with you, no one’s here.” hey says and continues reading. Next he hears the creak of the door opening. When Kyrie looks towards the door it shuts rapidly causing more dust to fly up in the air. Kyrie sneezes. “Ouch” he says as he rubs his head, it’s still hurting from when he collapsed earlier. The air chills and the light on the candle blows out. Kyrie can hear foosteps approaching again until the knock on the door turns him pale.  The door blasts open and Kyrie sees the face of the old woman that he gave a sandwich to, the same face of teh woman who was dead on the piano and in this old Newspaper clipping. Yet, she was no longer human, she was a demon.

“Beware of strangers.” the snarling demon laughs. “You are the last time shifter left and you can’t escapeme this time.” she continues. All of Kyrie’s memories are returned. Yes, he did kill the old woman in 1915, he knew that she was praticing withcraft and planning to call demons up to the Earth. Kyrie found out because she poisoned him when he asked her for an herbal remedy to help his fever. Kyrie didn’t die, but he started exhibiting strange behaviors. He killed her and somehow ended up a century away.

“Are you going to kill me?” Kyrie asks. He feels himself losing control of his own thoughts.

The demon laughs. “Kill you? My dear, you’re already dead!” she responds.

Kyrie’s body is now immobile. He cannot move to get away from this hideous woman. Kyrie realizes why he is never afraid, why he welcomes death. He did die from the poison given to him all of those years ago. He died and came back with supernatural abilities. He realizes that he is now  trapped with the demon and under her control.

She walks over to Kyrie and places a mark on the palm of his hand. Now you can never run away again. The little girl that warned him that he could never leave enters the room behind her and sits on the bed.

“What do you have to do with this, child?” he questions.

She giggles and points to the outside of the window.

“Kyrie, we have work to do!” she answers. The laughter intensifies.

There’s that eerie feeling again. Kyrie turns to look out of the window and what he sees scares him. Hundreds of demons falling from the sky and the light of the flames. shining off of the city. Kyrie tries to fight, he tries to scream but he cannot resist. He snarls with his eyes turning crimson red. He fights for the last of his humanity, but he no longer has it. Kyrie leaps out of the window, yelling “It’s time to Play!”

What did you think of the ending? Are you working on any creative wrting projects at the moment? Is this the outcome that you would expect? Let’s talk writing!

-Luna 🙂

 

Throwback Thursdays: Favorite Horror Creatures!

Happy Thursday Novas! This weekend my job at Universal Orlando will start the annuall Halloween Horror Nights event. In appreciation of horror classiscs, I’ve decided that today’s Throwback Thursday post will be dedicated to 3 or my favorite Horror Creatures of all time! From now until November, ever throwback thursdaypost will be Halloween related!

zombies

The Undead: The undead are really cool and we all know how the stock of Zombies have been on an incline since the Walking Dead premiered. Zombies are cool because aside form modern findins of stomping in their heads and burining the bodies, you really didn’t know how to get rid of Zombies. Like, how do you kill the Undead?

vamp

Vampires: Vampires are my first love for horror movie creatures. Maybe it’s because Vamps take on the forms of humans and you can’t really tell them apart unless their fangs are showing. Pretty much anyone can be a vampire and you wouldn’t know it until you turn the corner and catch them sucking on someone’s neck! Staying up all night and sleeping during the day, heck I may have been a Vampire in high school!

ghosts

Ghosts: Ghosts will have to be my number 1 on this list of Horrible Creatures! I like the silliness of ghosts booing people and their invincibility. You can only really get rid of a ghost or spirit using Holy Water or something. I don’t believe that the Ghostbusters can exterminate my luminescent friends. Ghosts are notorius tricksters and just want to haunt an abandoned mansion in peace! Get it, get it? Rest I n Peace! Bwahahahaha.

Those are my 3 favorite Horror Creatures for today’s Throwback Thursday! What are some of your favotecreatures? If anyone says The Blob, you’re deleted!!!! Lol jkjk. Let’s talk horror! 

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

http://phobia.wikia.com/wiki/Sanguivoriphobia

http://weknowyourdreams.com/zombies.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost