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Scary Sexy: why sex and horror go hand in hand – Reader’s Feature

Haunting Ground - sex is scary

Haunting Ground – sex is scary

A reader looks back at PS2 game Haunting Ground and explains why he thinks sexual themes are essential for any survival horror.

Recently, I was replaying Haunting Ground for the PlayStation 2. And this was going to be a retro review. Because it’s a decent, little game – a quirky, traditional survival horror right at the end of their golden age, before Shinji Mikami and Resident Evil 4 closed that particular door. Very slow, of course – most traditional survival horrors are. But Hewie, your faithful canine companion for most of the game’s duration, is an awesome gameplay device. As are the Resident Evil 3: Nemesis style bits.

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