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'The Quarry' and 'Evil Dead: The Game' Lure You Into a Scary Movie

‘The Quarry’ and ‘Evil Dead: The Game’ Lure You Into a Scary Movie

Both games, in their own way, ask players to suspend their disbelief enough to believe that they’re guiding the outcome of cinema-inspired horror scenes, whether that’s by pressing a single button in The Quarry or by engaging in direct, timing-based combat as one of evil Dead‘s survivors or demons. And both, in their own way, …

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'The Quarry' Blurs the Line Between Video Games and Cinema

‘The Quarry’ Blurs the Line Between Video Games and Cinema

When the new teaser trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water—the next entry in James Cameron’s CGI-heavy film franchise—came out, many viewers opined that the footage resembles a video game. As praise gold pejorative, that comparison is a touch hyperbolic. Yet it signals, too, the perceived overlap between the video game and film industries, which …

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Defeated Roosters fume at ‘horrible’ ref display

Roosters coach Trent Robinson annihilated the referee after his side’s defeat to the Panthers on Friday night, branding one decision “horrible” and rattling off several others he opposed. The Tricolors mentor was then backed up by rugby league legend Cameron Smith, who described a penalty against hooker Sam Verrills as a “shocker” on Nine’s post-game …

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'The Quarry' Lets You Experience What's Great About Slasher Films

‘The Quarry’ Lets You Experience What’s Great About Slasher Films

The Quarry is a carefully threaded tapestry of horror cliché. The camp itself is the kind of place where you might take the scenic route—an area is literally called “scenic route”—to skinny dip in the old swimming hole, only to have Jason drag you down to swampy hell. The game’s protagonists are all archetypal slasher …

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'Dredd' Deserves a Better Place in Alex Garland's Filmography

‘Dredd’ Deserves a Better Place in Alex Garland’s Filmography

On Friday, the 51-year-old English writer-director Alex Garland’s new movie, Men, opens in theaters. Garland’s not a celebrity author on the scale of your Martys, your Quentins, your PTAs. But for folks obsessed with twisty, discomforting, finely calibrated sci-fi, a new Garland project is a very big deal. Menabout a grieving widow stuck in some …

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