Exposition Break Podcast: Halloween Special – Featuring Kate Currie




It’s the season of the witch, so we decided to focus our entire episode on scary video games, be they traditional horror titles or simply games that gave us chills. For help with this endeavor, we enlisted the service of horror connoisseur Kate Currie, one half of The Library Ladies‘ blog. Along the way, we touch on Left 4 DeadP.T.Night in the Woods, CastlevaniaResident Evil 7, and of course that paragon of horror titles, Super Mario Bros. 2. Yes, seriously. Also under discussion: whether poor controls are an important part of making truly terrifying games, the role of the uncanny in scaring us, and whether sometimes it’s more exciting to play as the monster than it is to flee in terror.


Theme music provided by Icefields. Find more of Icefields’ music on Soundcloud, Spotify, and Icefieldsmusic.com

Some Video Footnotes!

Are You Afraid of the Dark: The Tale of Orpheo’s Curse


Night in the Woods


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