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Routine. Horror Game

Routine. Lunar Software.

Routine is a first person Survival Horror set on a abandoned Moon Base designed around an 80’s vision of the future, Your job is to find enough data and survive long enough to uncover the truth behind the strange disappearance of everyone stationed on the Lunar Research Station.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Release date: April/May 2013

Steam Greenlight has given the go ahead to release Routine: a very cool looking Exploration horror game set on an abandoned Lunar Base. The game itself will feature, No Health packs, No Level ups, No points, and a perma death system giving a feeling of tenseness and paranoia to what will most likely be a creepy ass Sci-Fi horror experience. I for one look forward to grabbing this one up. Check out some screenies and the teaser trailer for this after the break. (more…)

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The Day. 2011.

The Day. 2011.

The Day is a 2011 Canadian post-apocalyptic film directed by Douglas Aarniokoski. The film stars Ashley Bell, Shannyn Sossamon, Dominic Monaghan and Shawn Ashmore. (Wikipedia)
Release date: September 15, 2011 (initial release)
Director: Douglas Aarniokoski
DVD release date: November 27, 2012rogersblood
Running time: 90 minutes
Screenplay: Luke Passmore

I absolutely love Post Apocalyptic, Apocalyptic, Outbreak and general world ending themes in films. The breakdown of humanity on a massively global scale has always been of great interest to me; am I jaded and soured by civilization, probably. One of the greatest questions asked by most PA flicks is; what would I do in that scenario. What would the viewer do differently? Or, could I survive. Do I have what it takes to survive? I think in that respect I enjoy this genre of horror immensely. I read the synopsis about The Day (not being aware of the film beforehand) and rented it immediately; pleasantly surprised to find out that it is a Canadian film (go Leafs!). The Day is set in a crumbling world where an unknown event has resulted in the collapse of society; global food shortages are hinted at in the film. Cannibalism is widespread and is a central focus throughout The Day. Various groups roam the rural landscape hunting and trapping human prey for food. The theme of cannibalism is standard fare in countless PA films but is portrayed in a rather bleak and desperate way in The Day. Touching on realism. The Day is shot in wonderfully crisp grey tones highlighting a shattered and dull world; bringing about a sad despairing feel to the film. With supplies and food running low a band of survivors (old high school friends) find themselves trapped in an old dilapidated farmhouse fighting for survival against a blood thirsty band of cannibalistic hunters intent on slaughtering them for their next meal. Wow cool huh? Yep. The Film begs the question; what would you do to survive? Or more specifically; what would you eat to survive? If you are into PA at all you have to give this one a go, it has its flaws (like anything else) but is a solid entry into the genre. Check out The Day @ IMDb.

Next Up: stock up on canned goods……


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Vile

Posted: November 24, 2012 by puremassacre in Movies, Survival
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Vile

Vile. 2011.

Vile is a 2011 American horror film written by Eric Beck and directed by Taylor Sheridan. The film stars Eric Jay Beck, April Matson and Akeem Smith.
Release date: August 26, 2011 (UK)Netflix
Director: Taylor Sheridan
US release date: July 24, 2012
Running time: 90 minutes
Screenplay: Eric Beck

Vile movie was released Sep 11, 2012 by the Inception studio. Vile begins with a man strapped down on a hospital bed, with what the audience can only assume is a sick doctor inflicting various acts on this man that cause him pain. Vile movie This particular man of medicine is interested in making a drug that is created by chemicals in the brain that are released when the human body undergoes sensations of pain. Vile video Later, we are introduced to a group of four campers. Vile film Stars Eric Beck, April Matson, Akeem Smith, Maya Hazen, Heidi Mueller. cdUniverse

After a couple of bad starts on Netflix yesterday (Death of a Ghost Hunter, Exorcismus) my bro and I commited to Vile. The cover looked pretty sick, which ofcourse peaked our interest but the 2.7ish rating was a bit worrisome. With no other choices we dove in. The premise of the film was actually a refreshing take on the survival/torture horror genre, pretty inventive I must say. The film itself was a little rough around the edges with some shaky acting and minor errors scattered throughout but for an obviously lower budget entry Vile was well executed. We found ourselves pretty engaged in the flick and even flinching at a few of the gruesome torture scenes; can anyone say ‘Cheese Grater’. Vile isn’t going to be up for an Oscar anytime soon but if your into low budget horror and want something a bit different check it out! Vile @ IMDB

Next Up: throwing out my cheese grater…….