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XxDarkMaster1xX
01-31-2009, 10:45 AM
I mean I've watched both Grudge films and alma and kayako(whatever the hell her name is) have quite alot of similaraties.

1.The long black hair.Alma has alot of black hair and sometimes it covers her face and so does Kayako.

2.One touch=Death!!
In Interval 10 on F.E.A.R if Alma was to touch you at all you would die automatically.On The Grudge,When one of the victims was attacked by Kayako they would die no matter what

3.Other Figures
What I mean by this is that sometimes Alma turns from her Child form Into her Adult form.On The Grudge,Kayako sometimes turns herself into a little child,A cat or the Man who killed her.

4.Kill,Kill,Kill!
If anyone gets in Almas way,boy does she give them hell.She bloody turns fries them into skeletons.Kayako likes to stalk her victims and then kill them in brutal ways.

Well thats it.I'd post some pics but the pictures of Kayako are a lil disturbing.

jukkakhan
01-31-2009, 03:23 PM
Most definitely. The game is heavily influenced by Japanese horror movies, specifically Ju-On/The Grudge and Ringu/The Ring. They even used the style where the music music creates tension then leaves you hanging, only to have something else pop up later when you're unprepared.

o0EVIL0o x360a
01-31-2009, 07:10 PM
Yep, you're not way off when you say that. FEAR is heavily influenced by Japanese horror as the other dude said. I think it's great, as Japanese horror is more mentally disturbing that standard American gory horror.

KemicalSupreme
02-02-2009, 03:08 PM
Most definitely. 2005 year of the ring.

Pyroman31
02-02-2009, 06:40 PM
It seems so. I guess Monolith knows what freaks people out. :)

bloodswan
02-03-2009, 11:45 PM
I never played the first game but the reason I am looking into these titles is because I am a big fan of Japanese and Korean horror and Alma definately looks to be inspired by an Onryo. My favourite game genre is horror aswell and these days those games are few and far between.

KemicalSupreme
02-04-2009, 02:43 PM
I never played the first game but the reason I am looking into these titles is because I am a big fan of Japanese and Korean horror and Alma definately looks to be inspired by an Onryo. My favourite game genre is horror aswell and these days those games are few and far between.

You will enjoy Fear 1 and the xpacks have to offer. Fear Files is so cheap right now. I picked up a copy for 19.99 at the store a few months ago just for some easy achievos.

A 2rue boofer
02-08-2009, 08:57 PM
ya and alma looks exactly like the grudge girl

I G0NZ0 I
02-09-2009, 06:19 AM
Pale children with long hair are scary.....

Then again so is Michael Jackson!

LoneStarr
02-09-2009, 06:22 AM
The game is pretty fun and scary, but the movies are just retarted. I lough when I see her whole body twiching around. That's just stupid.

I G0NZ0 I
02-09-2009, 06:43 AM
The game is pretty fun and scary, but the movies are just retarted. I lough when I see her whole body twiching around. That's just stupid.
I agree totally

duelingk
02-10-2009, 05:36 PM
As stated previously Alma is heavily influenced by Japanese horror. She is what is known as a Yurei (u has accent, but i dunno how to put those, lol). As wikipedia puts it (iffy sourc i know, but it does the job in this case)

"
According to traditional Japanese beliefs, all humans have a spirit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit) or soul (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul) called a 霊魂 (reikon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reikon)). When a person dies, the reikon leaves the body and enters a form of purgatory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purgatory), where it waits for the proper funeral (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funeral) and post-funeral rites to be performed, so that it may join its ancestors (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancestor_worship). If this is done correctly, the reikon is believed to be a protector of the living family and to return yearly in August during the Obon Festival (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obon) to receive thanks.
However, if the person dies in a sudden or violent manner such as murder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder) or suicide (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide), if the proper rites have not been performed, or if they are influenced by powerful emotions such as a desire for revenge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revenge), love (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love), jealousy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jealousy), hatred (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatred) or sorrow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorrow), the reikon is thought to transform into a yūrei, which can then bridge the gap back to the physical world (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth).
The yūrei then exists on Earth until it can be laid to rest, either by performing the missing rituals (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritual), or resolving the emotional conflict that still ties it to the physical plane (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plane). If the rituals are not completed or the conflict left unresolved, the yūrei will persist in its haunting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haunting)."
They all look very similar (akin to how our lore has vampire features) with pale skin, long untidy hair, and other similarities.



There are several different types of yurei and Alma fits the description of:


Onryō (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onry%C5%8D) - Vengeful ghosts who come back from purgatory for a wrong done to them during their lifetime.




Hope you enjoyed this lecture in japanese horror :>

KemicalSupreme
02-10-2009, 05:54 PM
:uzi::woop:As stated previously Alma is heavily influenced by Japanese horror. She is what is known as a Yurei (u has accent, but i dunno how to put those, lol). As wikipedia puts it (iffy sourc i know, but it does the job in this case)

"
According to traditional Japanese beliefs, all humans have a spirit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit) or soul (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul) called a 霊魂 (reikon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reikon)). When a person dies, the reikon leaves the body and enters a form of purgatory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purgatory), where it waits for the proper funeral (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funeral) and post-funeral rites to be performed, so that it may join its ancestors (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancestor_worship). If this is done correctly, the reikon is believed to be a protector of the living family and to return yearly in August during the Obon Festival (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obon) to receive thanks.
However, if the person dies in a sudden or violent manner such as murder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder) or suicide (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide), if the proper rites have not been performed, or if they are influenced by powerful emotions such as a desire for revenge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revenge), love (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love), jealousy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jealousy), hatred (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatred) or sorrow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorrow), the reikon is thought to transform into a yūrei, which can then bridge the gap back to the physical world (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth).
The yūrei then exists on Earth until it can be laid to rest, either by performing the missing rituals (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritual), or resolving the emotional conflict that still ties it to the physical plane (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plane). If the rituals are not completed or the conflict left unresolved, the yūrei will persist in its haunting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haunting)."
They all look very similar (akin to how our lore has vampire features) with pale skin, long untidy hair, and other similarities.



There are several different types of yurei and Alma fits the description of:


Onryō (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onry%C5%8D) - Vengeful ghosts who come back from purgatory for a wrong done to them during their lifetime.




Hope you enjoyed this lecture in japanese horror :>

How you know all this troubles me. Wouldnt you rather know how to invest instead of this?

o0EVIL0o x360a
02-10-2009, 06:02 PM
Hey, everyone's got thier own stuff they're interested in. ;)