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Shane Dover

Shane Dover is a Melbourne, Australia based freelance writer contributing to Japanese punk news site Punx Save The Earth, punk publication Dying Scene, Diabolique Magazine and Goomba Stomp. Not just a fan of punk music, he's spent most of his life obsessed with the horror genre across all media, Japanese cinema, as well as pop culture in general. He plays music and writes fiction, check out his Twitter (https://twitter.com/Karzid) for updates on those projects. Follow him on Twitter, and check out his work every Wednesday on Dying Scene.

Yume Nikki: Dream Diary – New Project Gets Teaser Trailer and Countdown Site

Just a day after the 'Yume Nikki' release on Steam, a mysterious teaser trailer and countdown site for what a post on the Steam community page calls "the next YUME NIKKI PROJECT".
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With ‘The Woods’ Sugar Pine 7 Show Their Incredible Filmmaking Expertise

The Woods is highly recommended viewing for both fans of Sugar Pine 7, and for fans of horror content in general. They capture the essence of a slasher film, and mix it with the desperation found in isolation.

A Look at Some Lesser Known Survival Horror Gems

Survival horror is a subgenre of video games inspired by horror fiction that focuses on survival of the character as the game tries to frighten players with either horror graphics or scary ambience. It's a genre that's dipped in and out of fashion, but never truly disappeared.d thriving is a good sign for things to come.

‘Dogged’ Taps Into Our Fear of What Lurks In The Woods, And In Each...

Dogged is a film deeply ingrained in the folk horror genre, set in a small coastal town hiding dark secrets and ancient ceremonies.
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Goomba Stomp’s Guide to J-Splatter Films

Here are some films to get you acquainted with the J-Splatter genre.
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‘Tokyo Xanadu’: Offers Shades of ‘Persona,’ But Doesn’t Quite Hit The Mark

For a game that is so heavily shaded in the Persona series' style, unfortunately the story of Tokyo Xanadu doesn't quite gain a grip.
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‘Life Is Strange: Before the Storm’ E3 2017 Impressions

Quite a big surprise came out of the Xbox conference at E3 this year in the form of a 'Life Is Strange' prequel titled 'Before the Storm.'

‘Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2’: The Most Beautiful Fighting Game

Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 is one of the most beautiful fighting games out there, inviting for newcomers, but with plenty of depth for veterans.

The Punk Spirit of ‘Persona 5’ – A Look at Persona Through Punk Culture

Persona, as a series, has always been about a group of high schoolers rising up to defeat evils beyond their understanding, defying authorities of all sorts in order to do what they know is right.

Seven Insane, But Brilliant, Japanese Films: Sion Sono, The Director You Need To Know

Sion Sono is a name that might not be immediately recognizable, but absolutely should be. His directorial work has the feeling of Tarantino storytelling...