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5 Horror Movies That Could’ve Made Better Games!

We see it all the time. Movies becoming games, games becoming movies. It’s become an increasingly common trend over the years as the technology behind modern video games has helped the medium inch inexorably closer to matching the cinematic quality of blockbuster films.

As games continue to mature, works like BioShock Infinite, The Last of Us and Mass Effect, among others, have managed to be both cinematic and substantial, with stories, characters and worlds that are able to match the best of what movies have to offer.

The relationship between these two similar industries is why you’re reading this, possibly in your pajamas. Was I right about the pajamas? I thought so. The topic for today is 5 horror movies that could’ve made better video games, or the reverse of last month.

Seeing as I mostly write about video games here on Bloody Disgusting, I’m sure there are plenty of you who will have ideas that are much better fits for this list than what I’ve come up with. If you reach the end of this list and believe that to be true, feel free to share your picks in the comments!

Oh, and please keep in mind that this isn’t a list of “bad” horror movies. If you spot something here that you’re particularly fond of, its inclusion isn’t indicative of a lack of quality. I’ve chosen these films because I believe they each have the potential to be more successful as video games.

Informative introduction? Check. Remind readers to comment? Check. Unnecessary disclaimer? Check. Let’s go!

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13 Comments
  • WALKTER

    A Nightmare on Elm St. would be a cool idea. I imagine if the Friday the 13th game is successful, it could become a possibility. The Purge could be cool too, but that idea only reminds me of how badly I want another Manhunt game.
    I remember they made a game based on Carpenter’s The Thing for the Ps1 or Ps2, I’d like to see someone try that again.

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    • zob rombie

      I’m not a huge gamer, at least not anymore, but I would kill for a new manhunt. The first one was one of my favorite gaming experience. So underrated.

  • D̶i̶o̶ B̶r̶a̶n̶d̶o̶

    The purge could be a very good game based as gta online style

  • Smooth Moose

    I like to think a 30 Days of Night game would look a lot like Alan Wake.

    • Seeing as we definitely have a looooong wait between us and Alan Wake 2, I think I’m okay with that.

      • Smooth Moose

        That also gives me time to wrap my head around Alan Wake’s extremely complicated ending.

  • Ryan Lennon

    I’ve never seen the Purge but from that photo I can’t help but laugh, looks so dumb.

  • ThunderDragoon

    As Above, So Below was great. That is all.

  • Harley Mitchel Dirk

    I agree with the Purge and 30 Days of Night(And would be interested in a Nightmare on Elm Street game) I would also like to add

    Dog Soldiers: I’m thinking a survival horror set in the deep woods with Werewolves that will tear you limb from limb. Possibly with some elements of a squad based tactical shooter. Obviously they wouldn’t be able to follow the exact story, but maybe some kind of continuation. They could also throw in a asymmetrical multiplayer, as a nice bonus.

    Deep Blue Sea: Another survival horror, set in the sinking Aquatics facility. Try to survive the Mako Sharks and get to the surface. Throw in a few submerged levels, a crafting system, and maybe a multiplayer.

    Hellraiser: Another survival horror(of course) this time set in hell. There should be clever ways to introduce puzzles, maybe an insanity system, and sections where you have to escape the Engineer. Can you survive, or will the Centobites tear your soul apart.

  • Chandler Of-Adelaide

    “I did not like this movie. The setting and general premise sounded intriguing, but the execution was way off. That’s one poorly written, unscary, dull mess of a film”

    So fucking true. So many people said it was such an awesome, scary film…talk about one overhyped piece of garbage and one of the biggest turds of the 2014.

  • Satria Sastromihardjo

    30 days of night is the best! while you never like As Above So Below for its characters, the movie has some thrills tho… and I really enjoyed it!

  • Gregg Brennan

    I’d really like to see a good Nightmare on Elm St. game…I’m sure they can even get Robert Englund back to do the voice of Freddy as I don’t think he’s been working much lately. I sort-of remember the old NES version so it’s time for an update.

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