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  • If you like Alan Wake, you'll like... *Recommendations Thread*

    Alan Wake's shaping up to be a unique, spooky, surreal thrill ride... so I figure that since there's only a few weeks left, people can share their knowledge of films, novels, comics, tv, etc that are similar in theme and genre to Alan Wake, from the frightening to the surreal.

    So if you have any ideas as to what might entertain everyone else here, just post it and why you think fans of Alan Wake will dig it. I'll get the ball rolling:

    1408

    This film, based on the short story by Stephen King, is actually pretty damned good. For people who think you can't make something truly spooky if it's T or PG-13, this is a good example of a film that can scare you without resorting to gore and blood. It's about a skeptical supernatural investigator/writer who decides to stay in a supposedly haunted hotel room and gets more than he bargained for. John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson star in it.

    In the Mouth of Madness

    Directed by John Carpenter and starring Sam Neill, this is one messed-up movie. It's been a while since I saw it, but it's about a literary agent who goes hunting for a famed writer who has gone missing. This movie is freaking messed up, so you're warned.

    So what recommendations do you have?

  • lilyoliver
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    Originally posted by Arsh View Post
    Alan Wake's shaping up to be a unique, spooky, surreal thrill ride... so I figure that since there's only a few weeks left, people can share their knowledge of films, novels, comics, tv, etc that are similar in theme and genre to Alan Wake, from the frightening to the surreal.

    So if you have any ideas as to what might entertain everyone else here, just post it and why you think fans of Alan Wake will dig it. I'll get the ball rolling: look what you made me do lyrics

    1408 happy wheels

    This film, based on the short story by Stephen King, is actually pretty damned good. For people who think you can't make something truly spooky if it's T or PG-13, this is a good example of a film that can scare you without resorting to gore and blood. It's about a skeptical supernatural investigator/writer who decides to stay in a supposedly haunted hotel room and gets more than he bargained for. John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson star in it.

    In the Mouth of Madness instagram video downloader

    Directed by John Carpenter and starring Sam Neill, this is one messed-up movie. It's been a while since I saw it, but it's about a literary agent who goes hunting for a famed writer who has gone missing. This movie is freaking messed up, so you're warned.

    So what recommendations do you have?
    Not really Alan Wake related... but you know... worthwhile in anticipation to get you in the right mood for Alan Wake:

    The Machinist.
    From Hell.
    Dark City.
    SE7EN.
    LA Confidential.
    The Shining.
    American Psycho.
    Cypher.
    The Box.
    Total Recall.
    Moon.
    Mulholland Drive.

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  • tomthepoet
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    Re: If you like Alan Wake, you'll like... *Recommendations Thread*

    I recommed Deadly Premonition, Silent Hill Downpour, Silent Hill Shattered Memories and Dead Space, as they are also slow burning psychological dingy games.

    Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil Remake are also cool games, with great graphics and dark settings, although it is a survival horror game.

    Lone Survivor is a good indie game reminiscent of Silent Hill and that psychological horror vibe it has.

    As is Home. Another indie game, where you piece the horror story as you progress.

    Among Sleep seems like another good option, an horror game where you play a toddler facing his demons, although I never played it.

    Gone Home appears to another great option I haven't played.

    Try PT in PS4 if you can and haven't, and Alien's Isolation in the new generation consoles.

    About games I recommend:

    - The Woman in Black (slow burning horror movie)
    - Event Horizon (slow burning horror movie in space)
    - Gattaca (slow burning sci-fi mixed with sociology and philosophy)
    - X-Files
    - In the Mouth of Madness (slow burning horror movie that is very scary)
    - Shaun of the Dead (english comedy/horror movie)

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  • Kitt
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    Re: If you like Alan Wake, you'll like... *Recommendations Thread*

    Originally posted by AnttiApina View Post
    Sorry for the bump, but you need to see True Detective. A murder mystery in a small town occurs, but this one is different...

    I think people will find many parallels with this and Alan Wake. Watch the first episode until the ending and you know what I mean.

    That is all.
    I agree. Even if you don't find it reminiscent of AW, it's still a really, really fine show.

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  • arugula
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    Re: If you like Alan Wake, you'll like... *Recommendations Thread*

    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter comes out later this year. This trailer reminded me of AW a little bit. The nature setting with the trees, birds and railroads. Looks like it could be good.

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  • TheArtist
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    Speaking of murder mysteries, I don't know if it's been mentioned already, but I just started watching Season 1 of The Killing. Excellent whodunit so far.

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  • AnttiApina
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    Re: If you like Alan Wake, you'll like... *Recommendations Thread*

    Sorry for the bump, but you need to see True Detective. A murder mystery in a small town occurs, but this one is different...

    I think people will find many parallels with this and Alan Wake. Watch the first episode until the ending and you know what I mean.

    That is all.

    Leave a comment:


  • TheArtist
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    Re: If you like Alan Wake, you'll like... *Recommendations Thread*

    http://skary.com/ Katy Towell has fantastic taste in creepiness, and often mixes it with humor and cuteness. Her animation shorts are awesome! She's a published author, too!

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  • TheArtist
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    Re: If you like Alan Wake, you'll like... *Recommendations Thread*

    I thought Silent Hill Downpour was excellent. I'd also add the Fatal Frame series to the list of creepy games, although that is more about ghosts.

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  • gamer82
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    Re: If you like Alan Wake, you'll like... *Recommendations Thread*

    Try this title Killer toon. Reminds me of Alan Wake, similar in a way.

    Synopsis
    A series of murders resembling Ji-yoon’s horror webcomic drawings occur and detective Ki-chul unravels the terrifying truth of the comics himself.

    http://www.hancinema.net/korean_movie_Killer_Toon.php

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  • TigerTez
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    Re: If you like Alan Wake, you'll like... *Recommendations Thread*

    TV and Movie: The Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks, Tales of the Unexpected, and as Barry said Hitchcocks 'The Birds' + Alfred Hitchcock presents
    Videgames: Silent Hill 2 and 4, The Suffering pt 1 + 2.
    Last edited by TigerTez; 11-30-2011, 02:08 AM. Reason: add SH 4

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  • Oomi
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    I watched In the Mouth of Madness the other day & it was an amazing movie. I really enjoyed it. :3 Thanks for the recommendation! 8D

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  • MrSelf-Destruct
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    Re: If you like Alan Wake, you'll like... *Recommendations Thread*

    If you like Alan Wake you will love this Movie:
    In the Mouth of madness
    Its a brilliant Masterpiece from John Carpenter, a creepy Horrormovie about a Writer whos Storys get real.
    Sounds familiar? Give it a try, its one of my Favourite Movies.

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  • Master_Moridin
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    Re: If you like Alan Wake, you'll like... *Recommendations Thread*

    Originally posted by Dark Avenger View Post
    The Lost Room - A mini-series about a detective (Joe Miller) who comes into possesion of a motel key, that can open any door, which also leads him to a mysterious motel room. . .
    I would recommend it, I enjoyed it immensely
    I LOVED this show!

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  • Dark Avenger
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    Re: If you like Alan Wake, you'll like... *Recommendations Thread*

    The Thirteenth Floor
    The Lost Room - A mini-series about a detective (Joe Miller) who comes into possesion of a motel key, that can open any door, which also leads him to a mysterious motel room. . .
    I would recommend it, I enjoyed it immensely.


    Originally posted by Mindyflyz View Post
    I liked the Mothman Prophecies, the creepiness stuck with me for quite a while. Memento gave me a migraine. What video games for xbox are there like AW?
    On the original Xbox, perhaps: Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth? I haven't played this game myself. So I can't really say if it's like AW, maybe more along the lines of Silent Hill.
    Xbox 360: Maybe Deadly Premonition (Haven't played this game either!)
    Last edited by Dark Avenger; 11-19-2010, 10:28 PM.

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