Curses, Rites and Questionable Offerings

Krzywinska, Tanya ORCID logoORCID: (2023) Curses, Rites and Questionable Offerings. In: Folk Horror: New Global Pathways. Horror Studies . University of Wales Press, unknown. ISBN 9781786839794 (In Press)

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Abstract / Summary

A major aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of the presence of folk horror iconography, settings, themes and structures in videogames. Given that games present us with a modality of interaction absent from other media, it is also important to give some sense of how the formal characteristics of game media shape the articulation of folk horror in game contexts. While there are elements of folk horror in board games, such as those based on the Lovecraft mythos or those parented by comics or other media, such as the Lock and Key board game, I will focus instead on videogames across a range of game genres; mainly those that fall into the category of Adventure or Horror ‘role-playing games’, both single player games and multiplayer games.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Folk horror
ISBN: 9781786839794
Subjects: Technology > Digital Works > Digital Games
Depositing User: Tanya Krzywinska
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 13:48
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2023 15:01


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