(survival) horror wallpaper of the day
Today's wallpaper is inspired not by a movie but by a classic survival horror video game--Biohazard, the Japanese name for Resident Evil. Dr. Freex at The Bad Movie Report calls Resident Evil "the bad movie you play." It creates a wonderfully creepy atmosphere by providing a sure-fire forumla for dread: lots of zombies, and little ammo. Dr. Freex sums it up:
Resident Evil is a fairly standard adventure game: find keys, open doors, solve puzzles, try not to die. It's the desperate gunning down of beasties that make you feel like you're immersed in a George Romero movie, angrily cursing every missed shot, because each bullet is precious. Only a soundtrack by Goblin would have improved the overall feel.
By the way, Capcom's official Resident Evil site has a fairly pointless Shockwave game that lets you try out the various weapons in RE: Code Veronica X at a pop-up zombie target.
(courtesy Resident Evil Universe)