Whispers in the Dark Ep. 73: Based on Actual Events

On this engaging episode of the Whispers in the Dark podcast, the gang talks about ghost cops; iffy horror movies; the latest horror gaming news; the new Doom; Nintendo’s treatment of the Fatal Frame IP; thriller v.s horror; retro horror games; and silly Kickstarters.

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Host: CJ Melendez
Co-Hosts: Whitney Chavis, Kyle Campbell

Duration: 01:54:44
File Size: 65.6 MB
Format: MP3

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  • Andy

    I know this is a survival horror podcast but really? you wouldn’t buy a Wii U for Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze? and what about ZombiU? I never heard you guys talk about ZombiU that much on here. ZombiU is one of the best survival experiences I have ever had and that is saying a lot.

    • http://relyonhorror.com/ CJ Melendez

      Personally, I’m just not a big fan of Nintendo’s IP’s. I wish I was since there’s so much charming stuff, but alas, I am not. I sorta wrote an article about this: http://cjmelendez.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/rated-e-for-me/

      • Andy

        Well that’s a shame. :/

  • Jane Kleshcheva

    That three people blend together thing reminded me of an old RE-esque
    game called Martian Gothic. Also, if Jennifer Hale ever gets too old for
    her voice actor job, Whitney is perfectly ready for it, just listen to
    the ending! On a serious note, thanks guys, the podcast is entertaining
    as always.

  • franky mcdonald

    Speaking of editing posts. i saw that more people were asking Q’s so i I decided to try to delete my question.(i framed it stupid. i know) in the future just skip me. if theirs more questions than you guys would like to do.
    You guys are killing it. keep it up.

    • http://relyonhorror.com/ CJ Melendez

      It provided a good discussion, I think.

      • franky mcdonald

        Thanks for answering. personal epiphany because of your discussion.
        Thriller, Your invested and are willing to see what happens next.
        Horror, You consider quitting, because things become to much for you.

        • Ahmad Al-Hamily

          I was about to type in a response about the whole thriller/horror debate but the thing you just mentioned makes more sense.

          But does that make a game like Silent Hill 2 a thriller more than horror?

          • franky mcdonald

            Type your response. no right answer here. for me Abstract Daddy put that game over the edge.
            (CJ said the topic needs to be discussed further and i think hes right.)

          • Ahmad Al-Hamily

            No I like your prespective and it does make sense to be thrilled and seek answers as oppose to being terrified of something not wanting to face it.

            As for myself, I feel like I’m thrilled to find out what would happened in a video-game, manga, or movie and I mean you name it.

            I did something stupid a while ago where I went to this abandoned palace seeking thrills at around 1 in the morning. I was excited to be there but when I got chased by wild dogs that thrill turned to horror. I mean the place was cool at that time but when comes to being in danger whether physically or mentally and being in a weak position it’s easy to be scared. And that’s the line between the two as far as I’m concerned but I could be wrong though.

          • franky mcdonald

            Right-e-o. good man

  • Misha Argall

    Most terrifying ghost ever:

  • LoveAnimation

    I love Doom 3 and its one of my favorite games ever.
    Its lots of fun to play in my opinion and i love that they made it into a scary horror game and not only a regular FPS.
    FPS games that are only about blasting enemies are fun to play from time to time but to me they get old pretty fast.
    I loved that they made Doom 3 into a scary horror experience with a awesome athmosphere that made you feel like you were exploring a base that used to be filled with people that lived and worked there but has now been taken over by the forces of hell that spreads death and suffering everywhere and they want to take that suffering to earth.
    I also really liked the story about the scientst on Mars opening the portal to hell, the evil forces spreading in the base and turning people insane, Betruger joining forces with demons and all the bakstory about the people that use to live on Mars and hoe they created the soul cube to defeat the demons and later moved to Earth after Mars was destroyed.
    I really dont agree that a game about just mindlessly blasting monsters would be better than a game that tries to be scary and have creepy atmsphere and tries to tell an interesting and disturbing story.
    Well i love horror games WAY more than FPS games and its very important for me that games got a great and interesting story and characters most of the time.
    I like FP games that tries to be more like horror, or RPG or adventure or someting like that and is not only about shooting stuff.
    The old doom games are fun to play sometimes but those kind of games that are only about killing everything you see for fun does not feel very special or memorable to me.
    I want most games to feel like an experience and not just mindless fun.
    If there is no atmosphere or interesting story in the game it does not feel that exciting to me.
    So i strongly prefer the way Doom 3 did things with it being a scary horor game that told a good story than it only being about blasting monsters rambo style.
    I was really looking forward to Doom 4 but if its not going to be a horror game anymore like Doom 3 and is instead going to be like the old games then im not even close as excited for it anymore as i used to be.
    And yea monsters appeared from the shadows and attacked you often but the monsters were far from the only thing that made Doom 3 scary in my opinion.
    It was also the scary atmosphere that made you feel like you were exploring a base that used to be filled with people but now was invaded by the forces of hell and there was death and suffering everywhere and also the story about the scientist creating the portal you learning about them studying hell and the demons and how the evil was slowly taking over the base and turning people insane that made the game so scary to me.