On the Importance of Subjectivity in the Horror Genre

•October 31, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Like Dracula in the classic films, The Horror Pages is never really dead; merely hibernating, waiting for the right time to rise from the crypt.

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Viewing the horror- The Human Centipede

•January 27, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Some time ago, my friend, playwright Andy Johnston (who recently served as a guest author on The Horror Pages) asked that I post my thoughts about a film I had recently purchased on DVD. After a mutual friend (shoutout to Cade Radhe!) said he would be interested in reading such an article as well, I thought I would indulge their request. Thought this site isn’t known for playing host to film reviews- I’m no Svengoolie– I’ve tried to summarize my thoughts on the film as best as I could. Read on for the first-ever film review to appear on The Horror Pages: Viewing the horror- The Human Centipede.

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Guest editorial: Playwright Andy Johnston on Doom 3: BFG Edition!

•October 15, 2013 • 2 Comments

It’s October, and as you know, that means it’s time for The Horror Pages to pull out all the stops and bring you the best horror game coverage available anywhere. To begin the Halloween Madness,  check out this very special guest editorial from no less august a personage than St. Paul, MN playwright and director Andy Johnston. He has some strong opinions to share after completing a recent playthrough of Doom 3: BFG Edition. Is it worth your money? Read on to find out! -RedgoateeRob

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Experiencing the Horror- Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem

•August 21, 2013 • 4 Comments

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting (…)” -Edgar Allen Poe

You know a game better have something good up its sleeve when the first thing it flashes up on the screen is a quote from one of history’s greatest horror authors. Thankfully, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem delivers.

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Experiencing the Horror- Sweet Home

•July 9, 2013 • Leave a Comment

     No sooner had I removed the Ghosts ‘n Goblins cartridge from my NES than I heard a voice behind me…
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Commentary on the conferences, and why you shouldn’t expect to see Xbox One games reviewed on The Horror Pages

•June 1, 2013 • Leave a Comment

When my good friend Anthony Ortale asked me yesterday evening to contribute to his coverage of the recent Sony and Microsoft press conferences, I was definitely down to help out in any way I could. There was one part of the project that proved difficult for me, though; the directive that my commentary was to concentrate on the information given in the conferences themselves, and not the information provided by Sony and Microsoft afterward.

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Return to Ghosts ‘N Goblins

•May 19, 2013 • 3 Comments

“Plain and simple, you won’t beat it. You don’t stand a chance.”
Anthony Ortale, January 23, 2012.

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Experiencing the Horror- S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

•May 10, 2013 • Leave a Comment

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, released in 2007 by Russian devs GSC Game World, is a game that flew under most gamers’ radar. Is it worth picking up? Read on to find out!
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Experiencing the Horror- House of the Living Dead

•April 24, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Back in November of last year I spent some time reviewing The Evil Dead tie-in game for the ZX Spectrum, an English computer that preexisted the Commodore 64 by a few months and shared a number of its games. Though I discovered that playing through The Evil Dead for ZX Spectrum was about as much fun as chopping your own hand off with a chainsaw while your demon-possessed girlfriend giggles in the corner, I did notice something while I browsed the World Of Spectrum website.

The Spectrum had a TON of horror games.

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Finding the horror- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

•March 19, 2013 • 2 Comments

To mark the release of the new Mega Beardo EP Ledjent of Zelda, The Horror Pages presents a review of the darkest entry in the beloved Legend of Zelda series. Read on for an analysis of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.  Continue reading ‘Finding the horror- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask’