With Halloween fast approaching it would be remiss of us here at… wait. Did you hear that? Was that a scream, or just the wind? Hmmm… maybe we should split up and investigate to cover more ground, or better yet stick together and try to survive! Join us this week as we get more into the mood for the bestest of best holidays and talk about the joining of two exciting forms of entertainment – Horror and Gaming! We cover it all, with some wackiness in between, so make sure your cardio is up, bring along some competent friends, and be careful of fatal camera angles as we talk Horror in Gaming on this week’s episode of Monkey in the Cage!
(12:00) – Matt is an epically mediocre restaurant reviewer and, time travels, and Jared the Intern becomes Property of Uncle Sam. – Steam Haus Gastropub
(19:20) – We briefly continue our not-discussion on the return of The Walking Dead, the return of The Jersey Shore, and more random news from the internets! – Autonomous Cars, Death by Cockroach, and The Mystery Eye
(26:05) – Karen makes us all insult celebrities, NBC execs are dicks, and remakes are coming! – Badly Drawn Faces, Community, 1313 Mockingbird Lane, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Pet Sematary. Also, American Horror Story: Asylum premieres this week!
(35:20) – It’s topic time! We lead off the discussion with video games and talk about some of the major franchises in horror. – The Silent Hill Series, The Fatal Frame Series, The Dead Space Series, and the original Resident Evil. Plus, Phantasmagoria and Splatterhouse!
(49:25) – Next up, the challenge of running a tabletop Horror RPG, from ambiance to player cooperation to GMing close to the chest. – Call of Cthulhu, The World of Darkness, and tremulus. Plus, misadventures in Ravenloft!