The Horror of Horror Movies

I am not sure what it is about the Survival Horror genre that attracts film makers. Most horror games are heavily influenced by cinema anyway, which might make people who produce films comfortable.

Regardless, I think it is important to remember that there has never, ever been a good movie made based on a video game license. Resident Evil was bad, Street Fighter was terrible, and Super Mario Bros. was god-awful. I suppose the Mortal Kombat was the most successful: it spawned a series of terrible sequels.

Well my friends, more video game movies are on the way, and they all seem horror oriented.

I guess we’ll have to wait and see what the film makers behind these productions do, but my hopes are pretty amazingly low. I guess I can see some potential for Silent Hill or Fatal Frame turning out well, as those games rely heavily on mood. The fact that the trailer for House of the Dead starts with “teenagers, at a rave, on an island full of zombies!!” pretty much ruins any hopes I might have had for that flick.