Familiar SpiritsA story of the haunted and cursed. Familiar Spirits is a woman's recount of a life spent in the presence of evil. This dramatic book follows the life of a young girl as she is drawn into ritualistic play and mystic imagery. The girl learns to communicate with the haunting entities and is further lured into a dangerous web of lies and deceit. Blinded by the miraculous signs and wonders, the girl continues to play a part of this precarious game. It is not until she matures that the mask comes off and impending death is revealed. This compelling ...
"Silent Hill: The Terror Engine," the second of the two inaugural studies in the Landmark Video Games series from series editors Mark J. P. Wolf and Bernard Perron, is both a close analysis of the first three "Silent Hill" games and a general look at the whole series. "Silent Hill," with its first title released in 1999, is one of the most influential of the horror video game series. Perron situates the games within the survival horror genre, both by looking at the history of the genre and by comparing" Silent Hill" with such important forerunners as" Alone in the Dark" and "Resident Evil." Taking a transmedia approach and underlining the designer's cinematic and literary influences, he uses the narrative structure; the techniques of imagery, sound, and music employed; the game mechanics; and the fiction, artifact, and gameplay emotions elicited by the games to explore the specific fears survival horror games are designed to provoke and how the experience as a whole has made the "Silent Hill" series one of the major landmarks of video game history.
You take control of S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team members Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine (both recently seen in the smash hit, Resident Evil 5). Your mission is to investigate the ominous mansion at the core of the horrific disaster and uncover the secrets behind a radical, genetic research facility. With unspeakable horrors lurking around every corner, the ultimate test will be to make it out alive! Relive the thrills and terror that defined the genre of Survival Horror and launched a franchise that has sold over 40 million games worldwide.