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‘TerrorBytes: The Evolution of Horror Gaming’ docuseries examines and celebrates over 40 years of video game horror - pre-sales campaign on now

Featuring 40+ interviews with horror developers and genre experts, the five-part documentary will be preceded by a year-long series of live events exclusive to pre-sale supporters


February 9, 2024

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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

CreatorVC :

February 8, 2024 TerrorBytes: The Evolution of Horror Gaming, a five-part docuseries featuring over 40 horror gaming legends, made by the creators of acclaimed documentaries FPS: First Person Shooter and In Search of Darkness, begins a pre-sales campaign today alongside the launch of a new teaser trailer. Horror fans have until March 3rd to join an exclusive year-long celebration of the genre — with 15+ hours of online events — ahead of the documentary's expected completion in March 2025.

Confirmed interviews include Akira Yamaoka (composer: Silent Hill series), Hifumi Kouno (director: Clock Tower), Hubert Chardot (designer: Alone in the Dark series), Ken and Roberta Williams (Sierra founders), Thomas Grip (creative director: Amnesia and Penumbra series, SOMA), Airdorf (creator: FAITH: The Unholy Trinity), Jane Jensen (director: Gabriel Knight series), Jeremy Blaustein (voice director and English supervisor: Silent Hill series), Akuma Kira (creator: Lost in Vivo), Dave Szymanski (creator: Iron Lung, DUSK), John Romero (co-founder: id Software, Ion Storm), Mathieu Coté (producer: Dead By Daylight), and many more.

From Writer/Director RICHARD MOSS:

“Whether it’s the atmospheric creepiness of Lone Survivor and Alien: Isolation, the unsettling drama of I Have No Mouth and Must Scream, the kitschy frights of FMV horror, the terrifying dread of a great survival horror, or any number of other twists and turns within horror gaming’s immense library of titles, this genre of genres has long intrigued me from afar, and I can’t wait to immerse myself — and our audience — in the behind-the-scenes stories and on-the-screen craft at the core of dozens of horror’s most memorable games.”


“Horror games as an art form have an uncanny ability to empower players to fight through the darkness and find the light, joy, and catharsis in their twisted tales. With TerrorBytes, we shine a spotlight on some of the titans of this industry and celebrate their deeply important work in this medium.”

Supporters of the pre-sales campaign will receive much more than just the finished five hour-long episodes. The campaign includes an assortment of exclusive limited-run collectable merchandise, including a blood-red Blu-Ray case, and TerrorBytes-emblazoned posters and t-shirts. Every supporter also gains access to a unique and exclusive year-long interactive experience that will feature more than 15 hours of online live events such as topic-based discussion panels with special guests, producer Q&As, developer livestreams, and more.

The campaign ends on March 3rd. Horror fans can learn more about TerrorBytes and join the experience at terrorbytesdoc.com.

For media inquiries, please contact either/both:

Daniel Richardson, Producer - [email protected]

Richard Moss, Director/Writer - [email protected]


About CREATORVC: An independent producer of community-powered entertainment: long-form factual content that is funded, inspired, and shaped by a dedicated community of fans. CREATORVC projects include the critically acclaimed documentaries In Search of the Last Action Heroes, the In Search of Darkness trilogy, In Search of Tomorrow, FPS: First Person Shooter, and Aliens Expanded. For more information go to www.creatorvc.com or CREATORVC’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/CREATORVCLIVE.

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