Which may very well be the first survival horror. EVER.

Screenshot of the game, very first playable screen, a man wearing tweed is seen standing in an attic.
Screenshot of the game, very first playable screen, a man wearing tweed is seen standing in an attic.

So, Resident Evil Village is a FPS. Interesting. Even more so if you’re one of the few who knows the franchise, before making it as the originator of the survival horror trend, was to be a FPS. Resident Evil ? A FPS? Come on, we all know it was fixed cameras, tank control, polished drawn decorum and 3D character models. There was no first person perspective involved. Well, this might depend on who you ask. For if you asked Capcom from 1995 to 2015, they would have answered by the negative. It’s Shinji Megami who said so, right after the…


It’s 4AM, here, enjoy my latest creation.

A decaying white garden fence, in front of a worn out blue house.
A decaying white garden fence, in front of a worn out blue house.
Courtesy of Wikipedia

The garden fence sat white and still and white and broken. Ben and Annette had just bought the house, signed the papers, got the keys. The thirty-four year old man now stood in the summer sun. The leaves rustling in the trees overhead as a slight breeze pushed them over.

The street, somehow the house, was nice. When the traffic haLted for but one minute at the opening of the dead-end, you could take in the subtle beauty of what nature had left in those cemented domains

Ben stood in the driveway, looking at the fence. To be precise, looking…


Why would the filmmaker behind Beautiful Boxer ever make a horror movie?

Ekachai Uekrongtham’s movie sat on my shelves for the longest of time. I often talk about my dusty shelves, how it’s often a mistake when I left an art piece to rot on them. Yet I think every consumer of fiction has such a thing, a place where all you should have read, all you should have listened to or watched, sits, whithers and die.

I first heard of this Thailandese flick through the Mad Movies magazine, the French equivalent of Fangoria, and its premises actually made me drool. …


Since Mathieu Turi just released his second film, we might as well speak of the creation of his first one.

Last week was the end of the second French confinement, it saw the reopening of theaters and yours truly was able to go and see Meanders, Mathieu Turi’s second film. A Cube-like scifi indie film definitely worth a watch. What’s more a friend of mine was Assistant director on it for a week, what do you want me to do? But am getting ahead of myself once again. let’s go back to the beginning.

Mathieu Turi was born in Cannes, and believe it or not but when he was a teenager, he once infiltrated the festival to shake Georges Lucas’…


Did you know there exist at least FIVE movie adaptations of this Lovecraft’s short story?

Colour Out of Space is a good story. For one, it doesn’t really delve into Lovecraft’s racism. Plus there is this very humane subplot, not at all common in Lovecraftian work, in which it is the greed of man that actually may bring his downfall. You remember the mayor in Jaws ultimately wanting to reopen the beaches despite warnings and common sense? There’s a bit of that in Colour out of Space. Sure, it’s mainly about a meteorite falling on an estranged farm and the mutation it will bring to the flora all around, then to the cattle and with…


This tale I wanted to send to a French publisher, but then I didn’t write it and then I wrote it in English. Enjoy.

Large shot of the Willowbrook State School in a blurry 90s fashion. Somme tree hide its left side.
Large shot of the Willowbrook State School in a blurry 90s fashion. Somme tree hide its left side.

The little girl had seen the boy before he told her to come with him and this might explain why she followed. Before this, she had been playing with a discarded stick, drawing arcane mandalas in the mud which was the street. Even she could not understand them.

In the recess of her heart, she secretly wished her father, who had vanished a few months prior, was able to witness her newfound talent. …


Third Friday of the Month shall always be about movies:

Several piles of round tin boxes containing films.
Several piles of round tin boxes containing films.
Courtesy of Sabine Schostag

Basile Lebret

Releasing a paper every Friday.

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