The following is an episode of With a Terrible Fate’s weekly podcast discussing video-game storytelling from all angles. Find all episodes here.

On the spookiest day of the year, join With a Terrible Fate in a free-wheeling conversation about the past, present, and future magic of horror storytelling in video games. In a brand-new podcast episode, Dan Hughes and Aaron Suduiko haunt you with reflections on the good, bad, and ugly of scary interactive stories, including:

  • Old and new glitches, from MissingNo. to headless Marvel heroes
  • Dan’s six-year-old ire for Five Nights at Freddy’s, juxtaposed against his reception of the brand-new Five Nights at Freddy’s film
  • The role of horror moments in non-horror video-game genres, such as the JRPG
  • The “Silent Hill” era of retelling old horror stories in a new light like campfire stories inspired by oral histories, including such works as Resident Evil and Silent Hill remakes, as well as Lies of P
  • Recommendations for what you should play and watch this Halloween

Don’t be afraid, and buckle up for new podcast content in the near future!

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Dan Hughes

Dan Hughes - Video Game Analyst

Dan Hughes has dabbled in everything from playwriting to religious studies to YouTube personas. He is the seriesrunner for With a Terrible Fate's "Now Loading... The Video Game Canon!"  Learn more here.

Aaron Suduiko

Aaron Suduiko - Founder and Chief Video Game Analyst

Aaron Suduiko is the founder of With a Terrible Fate and a philosopher of video-game storytelling. He specializes in the impact of player-avatar relations on game stories.  Learn more here.

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