By: Justin Hopkins
Hello and welcome to the roundabout. Where we look back at some of the latest news and rumors and I give my two cents on them. Have to give it to you straight; I have spent better part of a week and a half under the weather. So I don’t have nearly as much as I would like to give you, but have a bit and plenty of stuff to say about them. So, lets jump right to it, with some gaming news shall we.
The biggest piece was the trailer drop and announcement of the Resident Evil 3 remake coming a whole lot sooner than I was expecting. April 3rd, 2020 to be exact. I get excited anytime a Resident Evil Game is about to drop. One of my favorite game series. I even enjoyed the sixth one, and they take great care when it comes to their remakes. First being great and the second easily set the bar in how a remake game should be handled, so my excitement is through the roof for this to release. It also comes along with Project Resistance. An online survival game that has been growing a bit of steam since it has been announced and will surely garner more attention for the game. I don’t do much in the way of online games, minus Dead By Daylight, but with it coming with the game. Would gladly check it out. This just adds to a growing list of things to be excited for next year if you are a gamer.
Speaking of, this one is much more of a rumor then anything, and only commenting cause I am a big fan of the series, and that is more rumored news on a potential Left For Dead 3. This has been a long standing rumor with little things that crop up that gets people excited. I would be all for a 3rd one to come out, but would hedge my best guess that it won’t happen till a year or so into the next generation of consoles at the very least. Whether it is sooner or later, I will be waiting patiently for it.
I am sure this has been announced, but have just learned that Heather Langenkamp will have her directorial debut released at The Women Of Horror Film Festival. It is called Washed Away. The date of it is February 27th 2020, at Marietta, Georgia a bit of a distance away from me, but it does sound really cool. She is obviously horror royalty and stoked to see it at some point and wish her all the best with this. Along with all the rest of the movies that will be playing during this event.
This won’t be so much as news, but a quick little though. I am loving everything going on right now with Crisis On Infinite Earths. I am not going to review it just let, because we are only three episodes in and don’t believe you can give an accurate review till it’s all done, but there is plenty of time to get caught up, before they come back from hiatus and strongly suggest you do.
Finally, have to send my condolences to the family of Jack Burns. A 14 year old child actor, who tragically lost his life. We have lost quite a few actors this week, and is just awful to use one this young. Our deepest sympathies go out to his friends and family.
Ands that is all I got. Like I said, due to circumstances, was just unable to keep track of stuff throughout the week, and I am sorry for that. With that, I hope you enjoyed and will leave you with one last piece, Adam Pacitti for the Royal Rumble.
Thank you for reading
By: Justin Hopkins
Saved this for last. Mostly, because I think it took years off my life. Every time I thought I had the list the way I wanted, found a movie they had been in, and while I have watched way too many horror movies. My knowledge of horror games, comics, and everything else are all over the place. Some more then others, my fault. Ever growing to do list, but alas. Proved to be a very difficult as far as picking out 8 good characters to feature on a list, but I was determined to see it through. Try and give you list you won’t see a dozen of everywhere else. With that said, let’s get down to it, with number 8, from a storied franchise.
8. Twin Victims – Silent Hill 4: The Room
It would be almost wrong to not include a Silent Hill creation on a list like this. While the movies wisely used the big popular ones. There was still a few to be utilized and for my money, it’s got to be the twin victims. Their unsettledness upon first meeting them. A giant black cloak, walking on two massive arms and dueling masks looking back. Stopping to point directly at you, trying to run away when you get too close and swing defensively. Due, to you playing as the man who killed two twins early on in his life. Psychologically hitting you with not only their look, but the fact they are killing them all over again.
7. Grey Jack – Resistance: Fall Of Man
This guys were a nightmare to contend with. Racing full steam ahead at you, and even if you knew they were coming. If you blink they were on you and resulted in heavy damage. There long elongated bodies were stood to the husky and thick bodies of the rest of the Chimera you have been dealing with. They were not even armed, but no matter what you were doing. They took top priority due to how fast they can end you.
6. Baron Of Hell – Doom
Whether he is pixelated or towering monster of hatred. The Baron stands out in a seas of just awesome designs. Was amazed by his design when I first saw him in Doom 2016 right to the point where he knock me silly and send me running to the cave. Being among the highest ranking members of hell and fighting process to back it up. May have fallen from grace a bit from their final boss status, but can end you quick if you are unprepared and still a force to be reckoned with.
5. Alma Wade – F.E.A.R.
Kids will always be creepy, and Alma is one of the few to ever make me jump during gameplay. Just a google search and you’ll see why. Her just popping up and disappearing within a moment. Wondering if she was even there or if it has happened so much and you are starting to see things. Being a powerful psychic who tortured and drove the scientists mad was chilling. Yet, when you learn more about the awful things done to her. Start to understand her rage a bit. Even if it is directed at you in the process.
4. Witch – Left For Dead
If you ever played Left for Dead and heard her crying. Did you avoid at all cost and immediately run up and cause your own demise. I was the second one exclusively. The witch baited in unexpected survivors during their escape from a zombie infected area, and those who stumbled upon her, or inadvertent flashlight beam would soon be staring down and at the incoming missile on two legs. Knocking you down with a swipe of her claws and killing you, and if you did not preemptively strike or start blasting away the second she got up. There wasn’t much you can do to stop her. While there are many threats lurking in Left For Dead. None were as lethal, as the Witch, and the thing was; You were the one who caused it.
3. Lisa Trevor – Resident Evil
Among those to appear on this list, or in general really. None are more sad, then that of one Lisa Trevor. She was forced to be the lab rat of the Umbrella Corporation at a young age and began to develop horrific mutations. Her Mother was as well, but when her Mother tried to escape and was killed and replaced by an imposter, to appease Lisa. Under the impression that the imposter stole her Mother’s face. Leading Lisa to ripped her face off. Dead set to return it to her Mother. Her terrifying appearance is matched only by the fact she is unstoppable enemy who will kill you even if you try to fight.
2. The Darklings – The Darkness.
If there is one on this list that I am shocked they have not used in a movie let, it is The Darkness. With how popular Comic Book Movies have been and more turning towards a darker tone. The Darkness seems ripe for the picking, but their loss is this lists gain, because the Darklings are terrifying horde. Don’t let their short, over the top antics fool you. They are lethal as they come, who not only will kill you, but keep the onslaught going after your demise, for nothing more then sheer enjoyment. The fact that they are creation of whomever is wielding the power of the Darkness, is irrelevant, because they ultimately take their marching orders from the Darkness itself. As long as they remain bathed in darkness. There is little they can’t do.
1. Huntress – Dead By Daylight
This is an absolute, personal choice, and you can at me all you want, but it will not stop her from being top of the list . For all Dead By Daylight’s faults, and their lore is tremendous to read, and Anna’s stands out among the rest. After the death of her Mother, Anna was left to fend for herself at a young age, not much older then seven, in the wilderness. She has never mentally aged beyond that moment. Growing into a hulking, hunting goddess. Taking out everything from deer to bear and later humans, with nothing more then her instincts and trusty ax and hatchets. Except little girls, needing to protect them from the dangers out there. Leading to their death of illness or hunger. Even her mori, one kill shot to the head, and two to the chest. Like a little kid celebrating over their downed victim. She is a raw nerve that can’t be reasoned with, because she doesn’t know she is doing anything wrong. The moment in the game, when you first hear her humming lullaby. The entire game changes, because the moment a chase begins. You have to ready for incoming hatchets. All of your usual tactics go right out the window and even when you are unhooking or out in the open. Never knowing when a hatchet will come from nowhere.
And that is all I got. I hope you enjoyed. As challenging as it was, had a good time trying to find the best that I could find. Now is the real fun part. Do you disagree? Have one that I left off? Are you Sally Smithson, blinking over for daring to put Huntress on over her? Let me know in the comments. All for conversation and love to know more about horror characters that I don’t know about. In the meantime;
Thank you for reading.