The biggest name in video game horror never made horror games at all

Shinji Mikami is video games’ most enduring horror icon—our Shelley, our Walpole, our Carpenter and Craven. Other developers use the man’s language like a pocket dictionary. Every time something jumps through a window, Mikami’s there, grinning and taking a long drag off a cigarette—got ya again. When some improbably…

Read This: Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson defends his movies

Though he doesn’t have the same clout as Hollywood’s other famous Paul Anderson, Paul W.S. Anderson has carved out his own impressive career, with films from the Mortal Kombat movie to Event Horizon to Alien Vs. Predator. But perhaps he’s best know for helming the persistent Resident Evil franchise, which just wrapped…

The Final Chapter is a weak retread of Resident Evil’s greatest hits

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It’s a shame that the zombie-mowing, monster-bashing post-apocalyptic Resident Evil series should end on a bum note, with one of its weakest entries; whether taken as guilty pleasures or as termite art, these movies are the only good thing to have come out of the early 2000s craze for schlocky video-game adaptations.…

Pt. 1—Resident Evil 7 is the confident, crazed revival this series has been dying for

Welcome to our Game In Progress review of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Over the next two weeks, Gameological Editor Matt Gerardi will be playing through Capcom’s latest nightmare and checking in to comment on how the game is shaping up. This first entry covers the beginning of the game through the third boss fight…

Here’s how to tell the new Underworld and Resident Evil trailers apart

Dark, confusing times have come to America. Times of turmoil. Times when difficult choices must be made. Times when the latest entries in two surprisingly long-lived actress-centered undead-fighting action series—both due in theaters next January from the same fucking studio—can release new trailers on the same day,…

Capcom unveils Resident Evil 7, and it’s looking very different

Resident Evil is back, and it looks like it loved P.T. just as much as everyone on the internet did. Announced last night at Sony’s E3 conference, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard will be played from a first-person perspective, meaning you’ll be taking in all the frights from the viewpoint of your character. That isn’t a…