Usually I stay away from horror games especially ones that have loads of jump scares but I was interested in Among The Sleep after realising that there weren't a lot of jump scares the premise is cool being a toddler as a main character and having sentient bear for a companion to find the toddler's mother. I did find it creepy that the bear was reading stories to the toddler and I though the bear was going to turn evil at the start of the game but never did.
I originally thought that the child was dreaming hence the title Among The Sleep at first, until at the ending it was the mother all along which was sad and seeing that she's an alcoholic was also sad.
Techincally speaking the only play though I've watched with loads of jump scares is Pewdiepie's Friday Nights at Freddie's which was scary and funny watching the video and does seem really hard to make sure all the creepy animatronics don't catch you during each night.
I've even been brave enough to watch a play though of Slender: The Arrival and it's seriously scary and I don't mind the jump scares in the game since is not a horrid scream it's just static which I can deal with but the slender man himself is creepy.
I watched this movie the other day and I think it's really good low budget movie. I thought the movie was really good and I wondered how Ryan was so good at fighting until I read the synopsis properly on my TV saying that he was an ex solider which I guess makes sense that he can instantly beat the crap out of everyone and defend himself well.
I thought the Langham family's plan was seriously stupid causing viruses to cause mutations and rearrange the DNA coding so people could suffer and they could get filthily rich, I thought that there’s a million other ways on how to strike fear in thousands of people. I was really surprised to see a few product placements since the movie as the only movie that it reminded me was the super Mario Bros movie and they had TONS of product placements but I do like the movie.
This movie reminded me of Beyond: Two Souls it's not even funny as both of these are told out of order. The film made me appreciate that you don’t need to follow the normal a straightforward movie like Hot Fuzz (another movie I like) although there’s not much of Ryan’s personality that is explored I don’t mind since it’s a plot driven story that does eventually make sense in the film to me anyway.
I wasn't that disappointed that you don't get to see much of the futuristic world (I wouldn't be too surprised if technology looked like that in the next 20 years or so)
The one thing I found cool was that they don't even need a phone to contact the police they can use a computer which I wouldn’t be surprised if this was already invented in this or the next century and since technology is getting more and more advanced that we probably would use computers for everything… well I don’t mean literally everything.
The ending was quite unexpected as I thought that the main character Ryan was controlled by radio somehow at the end but I could be wrong. I thought of this because every time his mind was taken over by Dr. Langham static was heard and the scene would distort causing Ryan's body would be taken over by Dr. Langham but because in the end scene we don't see a scene where it blurs out from his point of view.
I do like the ambiguous ending as it made me think that Ryan was right to say that he should kill himself or that Dana should kill him when he turns back since he says that he’d be taken over again (even when Dana takes out the virus from his neck) which I think did happen at the end since Dr. Lagham’s son Harkin was always one step ahead of Ryan to always know when Ryan would be in control of his body if he automatically drops the stress ball which was always in his hand when Dr. Langham would be in control of him, so I think he found another way to control him. Not only that but spending 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a conscious state is quite a scary thought. I wished the movie had a bigger budget but it’s a good movie overall.