Page 32

ZOMBIES ON THE EASTERN FRONT Conrad Kinch Talks about Horror on the Front

Conrad Kinch Unexpected attack by enemy, from one of the Resident Evil games, I believe

I

know very little about survival horror, which a thirty second scan of the Wikipedia article tells me is a genre of video game where the player controls a character that is substantially less powerful than in a traditional video game. The game will also feature strong horror themes and unexpected attacks by enemies. I think it’s something about zombies; I hate zombies. They’re crude, reductionist and, worst of all, boring. If I want to read a story about a man dealing with an unstoppable force, I’ll read one of Joseph Conrad’s sea stories or “The

Plague.” There’s been a fad for Weird World War Two, recently, which I find equally baffling. What aspect of the Second World War can you make more horrifying by the addition of the walking dead?

This is horrifying (Still from Come and See (1985) by Elem Klimov) So, I may not know much about zombies, but I know quite a bit

Conrad Kinch is late of the Dutch Colonial Service and was last year elected to the Kingstown town council on a platform of legalised Badger baiting. He works well under constant supervision and when cornered like a rat. Excerpts from his memoirs, “I shouldn’t do that, if I were you: A journey in consequences,” can be read at http://joyandforgetfulness. blogspot.ie/

about the Eastern Front and I’ve set a number of games there. It is not commonly known, but the Eastern Front has beaten some very strong contenders to take the award for “Most barbarism per square inch in a Global conflict” for the last 67

Profile for The Gazebo

The Gazebo - Issue #3  

The Gazebo is a free, quarterly e-zine dedicated to gaming in the UK and Ireland.

The Gazebo - Issue #3  

The Gazebo is a free, quarterly e-zine dedicated to gaming in the UK and Ireland.

Advertisement