PS Move Game, Until Dawn, Inspired By Teen Horror Like Scream And Buffy

By Ishaan . October 7, 2012 . 3:00pm

Remember Until Dawn? Sony showed the PlayStation Move “teen horror game” off at Gamescom this year, and its first trailer showed an abundance of nods to teen horror movies that it was inspired by.


Speaking with the PlayStation blog, the game’s Executive Creative Director, Will Byles, says that developer, Supermassive, are going all the way with the staples of teen horror.


“Teen horror is where we started,” Byles says. “It’s where you have a group of teenagers disappear off to some remote location. The power is usually out; the phone is always out. And then, one by one, they get killed off. And they’re always trying to get it on with each other, often at inappropriate times.”


Later in the same discussion, he adds: “We keep coming back to the game being unashamedly a teen horror. If we didn’t do that stuff, I think that people would feel cheated. We’ve got to go there, we’ve got to do it. People see teen horror movies as date movies, and we’re trying to do the same thing here…”


“To us, the three words of teen horror are scary-sexy-funny. Things like I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream…on TV, Buffy or Supernatural. All of those have the same sort of feel—they’re teen horror.”

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  • Godmars

    Well, here’s to it being good.

    And showing boobies. Hopefully not before the own of said dies horribly. 

  • Airgetlam

    Her boobs look weird in that screenshot. 

  • Looking forward to this, specially the… sexy and funny :x

    • d19xx

      I bet it will be all QTE like. You pull it off you get the sexy and funny, fail and it’s gonna be awkward… Just like in real life. 

  • Aoshi00

    Looks good.. I just saw Cabin in the Woods the other day and the ending twist was totally unexpected though :)  should get Joss Whedon to write the dialogue.. Would be nice if they do a point & click like the Walking Dead by Telltale.. very engaging..

    • Whedon’s come such a long way from his early Buffy days. I remember being so pleased with his writing on Astonishing X-Men a few years ago and thinking it was fantastic to see him bring his talent into mainstream comics (which sorely needed some outside input). And now, he’s writing and directing the Avengers films! So very talented.

      • Aoshi00

        Yeah, the dialogue for Avengers was great, funny at the right moments.  Movies fall flat no matter how good the special effect is if the dialogue is lame..  I think his co-writer for the Avengers is rumored to direct the sequel Dawn of Planet of the Apes too :)

        I think these should be done like point & click adventure games though, Telltale is really good at it, and they’re not even high budget..

        Oh, my sis loved Buffy too :)

  • eilegz

    a very interesting game maybe a revival of survival horror series? who knows but i hope they consider adding normal controller support

  • sandra10

    Hm… not sure if I’d call Buffy teen horror. There are some horror moments here and there but the real charm of the show comes from the campy dialogue and characters. 

    If they got Whedon to write it though, I’d probably buy a Move for this and Datura.

    • Tom_Phoenix

      I agree. There’s a difference between horror fiction and fiction that simply includes horror elements.

      To take a video game example, the Castlevania series has plenty of horror elements. However, the purpose of these elements isn’t to scare you; instead, they are meant to make you feel like a badass as you slay all kinds of monstrous foes.

      Contrast that with the early Silent Hill and Resident Evil games, where the horror elements are meant to outright terrify and unnerve you.

  • d19xx

    “To us, the three words of teen horror are scary-sexy-funny.”

    I thought it was big-boobs-everywhere….

  • *Stares at screenshot*

    Lol I wonder will they do the #1 rule in “Things NOT to do if u r in a horror show”: Let’s split up guys!!

    • Göran Isacson

      Oh you KNOW they’re going to split up at some point. Question is if you find that kind of thing funny because it’s such a cliche it’s expected now, or if you’re just going to be annoyed because it’s such a cliche… man, damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

  • I don’t really think Buffy or Supernatural are comparable to either of those movies… they may share the horror element, but I feel like both of those shows have alot more going on in their writing than that comparison gives them credit for.

    For example, if you tell me your game is like Scream, I’m not really interested. If you tell me it’s like Buffy, I am. There are some fundamental differences that make one appealing and the other not so much…

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