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The six films that have inspired the programmers of ‘The Evil Within 2’


The six films that have inspired the programmers of ‘The Evil Within 2’

It is clear that when creating a video game, programmers look for inspiration in many places. That is why we invite you to take a look at the six films that have influenced the developers of Tango Gameworks in the creation of The Evil Within 2 just days after its release.

The collaboration and inspiration between cinema and videogames has always been a constant. To create the oppressive atmosphere of The Evil Within 2 and to create an experience of action, suspense, and psychological horror, the developers of Tango have looked for inspiration in different movies, let’s find out which ones:

The Mist (2007)

Directed by Frank Darabont and based on the Stephen King story ‘The Mist’, the film hit the public in 2008. The protagonist is young David Drayton (Thomas Jane) who is painting a picture when a storm breaks through his home forcing him to take refuge in the basement with his family.

The next day, David, along with his son Billy (Nathamn Gamble) and his friend Brent Norton (Andre Braugher), are on their way to the nearest supermarket when a thick fog completely engulfs the city.

The three take refuge in the supermarket hoping for better visibility, but soon discover that the fog hides monstrous and aggressive creatures from another dimension that have escaped from the nearby military base where a secret project is taking place.

Forced captivity in the supermarket, coupled with the goading of a religious fanatic, Mrs. Carmody (Marcia *** Harden), and the threat of mysterious creatures who even manage to get inside the building, adds to the fear and paranoia.

I recommend reading the magnificent book by Stephen King.


Directed by David Fincher and starring Hollywood stars such as Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Kevin, it has two main detectives: William Somerset (Morgan Freeman), a detective about to retire and with great experience, and the young and arrogant David Mills. (Brad Pitt).

The two are called to investigate a series of ferocious crimes that have one point in common, they represent one of the seven deadly sins. After a few initial confrontations, the two begin to work together to solve the case as the killer (Kevin Spacey) continues to leave dead bodies in his wake.

Dark Water (2002)

Inspired by the Japanese poet Kōji Suzuki’s poem of the same name, it is a Japanese thriller/horror film that had an American remake in 2005. The protagonist is a young divorced mother with some psychological problems named Yoshimi Matsubara (Hitomi Kuroki) who she moves into a new house with her six-year-old daughter Ikuko (Rio Kanno).

The new apartment seems to hide a disturbing presence and there are strange noises upstairs. The film is directed by Hideo Nakata, former director of the famous Ring (1998) and Ring 2 (1999), very good examples of his ability to create a psychological and supernatural drama at the same time.

Prisoners (2013)

Directed by Denis Villeneuve, it is a thriller/noir film that tells the story of the Dover family whose quiet life unfolds in a small Pennsylvania town until, during the Thanksgiving celebrations, their youngest daughter Anna mysteriously disappears.

Anna’s father, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman), begins to investigate on his own, and tracks down a trailer parked near the place of disappearance. Official investigations are assigned to Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) who tracks down the caravan, inside of which is young Alex Jones (Paul Dano), a mentally retarded boy cared for by his elderly aunt (Melissa Leo).

The Cell – The Cell (2000)

It is a science fiction horror film directed by Tarsem Singh set in the near future, where, thanks to the latest technology, medical personnel specializing in psychiatry can be projected or introduced into the minds of patients with serious psychological illnesses to try to cure them.

Catherine Deane (Jennifer Lopez) is a psychologist who regularly “dives” into the mind of a comatose child to try to wake him up. As a dangerous serial killer slips into a coma, the FBI asks for Catherine’s help. He has to find the place where his latest victim is locked up. Catherine enters her dreams and discovers a universe that will shake her psychic balance.

Paprika (2006)

Directed by Satoshi Kon, Paprika blended the different planes of reality, dreams, and imagination to create highly innovative animation. A psychological thriller inspired by Japanese science fiction master Yasutaka Tsutsui.

The film stars Atsuko Chiba, a psychotherapist who treats her patients’ traumas with a new and original technique that allows her to directly interact with their dream world. More specifically, this therapy is capable of penetrating dreams and exploring the unconscious through the DC-Mini, a device that opens up incredible perspectives in the treatment of mental disorders.

Even before it is patented, the revolutionary device is stolen and Dr. Shima, Atsuko’s headmaster and mentor, is caught in the dreamy, delusional dream of a crowd. The mysterious enemy is determined to interfere with the dreams of men, to manipulate and rule the dream and the real world.

Improper use of the DC-Mini could in fact destroy the dreamer’s personality and will. Konakawa, a detective, decides to investigate. The next October 13 The Evil Within 2 will be released.