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Interactive Nightmares: A History of Video Game Horror [Kindle Edition]

Mark Butler
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Book Description

In this entertaining and informative account, journalist and horror enthusiast Mark Butler charts the origins, evolution and impact of horror video games, discussing
groundbreaking classics, big-selling blockbusters and overlooked gems along the way. From point-and-click ghost-stories to monster-packed action fests; from the survival-horror boom to psychological masterpieces: the story of video game horror over the past 30 years is explored with passion and flair by a dedicated fan of the genre.


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  • File Size: 244 KB
  • Print Length: 84 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DRXS22
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #591,471 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By japiers
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I picked this up using the amazon lend program, but I will for sure buy it for multiple readings. You can tell the author cares deeply for the subject matter and that shines though when he writes about those hidden classics we may have forgotten over the years. Five stars all the way and I cant wait for his next book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good overview January 14, 2013
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Butler offers a good overview of the genre. However the thing holding the book back from five stars is the lack of focus as each chapter ends up jumping between around five games, more if we're talking about series.
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A freelance arts and entertainment journalist from West Yorkshire in the UK, Mark Butler is a dedicated enthusiast of films, music and video games and writes extensively on these subjects. He is a regular contributor to the Yorkshire Post and Beyond Magazine (www.beyondmags.com), and is also co-founder of online entertainment magazine FMV (www.fmvmagazine.com).

His first book, Interactive Nightmares, is an exploration of the origins and evolution of horror video games, inspired by reading Nightmare Movies by Kim Newman and the resulting realisation that there seemed to be no comparable discussion for horror in the world of video games - despite the medium being so expert at mustering atmosphere, terror and suspense.

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