Many haunted attractions bill themselves as an interactive horror movie. Why should one simply watch a film when they can be a part of it?
But on that front haunted attractions have some strong competition in the form of horror video games, which actually are interactive horror films.
But whether you view video games as competition, inspiration or something in between, there's a great deal that haunts can learn from them. Simply put, video games have evolved a great deal over the past 30+ years in terms of the horror experience they provide and can teach us a lot about how to terrify our customers.
So, in this episode of Haunt Weekly, we take a look at horror video games, their history and what we as haunters can take from them to improve our attractions.
This week's episode includes:
- Housekeeping (Changing of Posting Day)Happy Half-O-Ween!Conference RemindersBackground to the "Interactive Horror Movie"The History of Horror Video GamesWhat Horror Video Games Do WellWhat Haunted Attractions Can Do Better Than GamesWhat Haunted Attractions Can Learn From Games