Microsoft

Resident Evil 7 (Xbox One)

Resident Evil 7 has many masters, from schlockbuster found footage horror to mainstream offerings. It treats the backwood bayou stereotype as a viral infection (a clever if ultimately unfilled promise), induces VCR terror tropes, eventually manifesting into killer kids, but not before blending in a touch of Sam Raimi’s off-beat Evil Dead – or at… Continue reading Resident Evil 7 (Xbox One)

Sony

Resident Evil Origins Collection (PS4)

Before the series was swamped by SyFy Channel-isms of capitalism and rogue genetics, Resident Evil served as a stubborn, barely ambulatory trot through movie studio Universal’s horror canon. Via pre-rendered backgrounds, Resident Evil found art in the inactive, locking cameras into place as directors of the ’20s and ’30s were often forced to do. Although… Continue reading Resident Evil Origins Collection (PS4)