Playing with Fear
is an upcoming documentary on the history of the horror genre of video games. It's currently seeking a bit of funding
-- and in the meantime, the filmmakers have produced this video above, a succinct visual summary of the history of horror games.
Beginning with early classics like Splatterhouse
and Maniac Mansion
, contemporary mainstays like Resident Evil
and Silent Hill
, as well as new outsider hits like Year Walk
, it's an interesting overview of the visual and auditory motifs of a genre through over three decades of evolution, popularity, and innovation.
A quick word of warning: though the video is well-produced, a lot of the content is graphically violent and also contains some imagery of sexual assault and self-mutilation. View with discretion.