All other movie genres are I remember there was a friday the 13th game for the NES but besides that other games escape me. I think with all of the movies coming out now why haven't they made the transition.
Why aren't horror movie franchises turned into games?
I am not saying that they would be good but every other genre or movie franchise has been whored out except for this one which would actually seem to be the cheapest to get the rights to, compared to the James Bond and Indiana Jones of the world.
The survival horror genre has some pretty strong candidates like the Silent Hill and Resident Evil franchises both sell really well while other new franchises like Obscure or Haunting Ground remain relatively unknown. With most horror movies being low-budget and director driven faire they really don't have the mass appeal to have a tie-in video game let alone the marketing to have a game to support its release.
Horror movies are centered around suspense. How would a video game of a horror movie work? You couldn't be the Monster/Killer/Whatever because you would know everything (This eliminating the suspense) and being the victims wouldn't be fun either simply because you can't really fight back.
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