30 – Technology in Horror

The Mythcreant Podcast

Mike, Oren, and Chris discuss the effect technology has on horror stories. They describe how technology can both hinder and facilitate the loss of control horror relies on, and list common themes in technology-focused horror stories.

Spoilers: Cabin of the Woods

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes:

Call of Cthulhu

Cabin in the Woods (on Netflix)

The River

Sunshine (Yes, the ship was named Icarus. Actually, Icarus II since it was the second ship.)

Girl in the Fireplace from Doctor Who

Event Horizon (on Netflix)

Hollow Man

Jurassic Park



The Ring

Werewolf: The Apocalypse and Werewolf: The Forsaken

Field of Fire, Deep Space Nine (on Netflix)

Blade Runner

World War Z (on Netflix)

Delta Green

Attack on Titan (on Netflix)

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  1. Evil Genius

    Rule 1 of basically competent game design: don’t stat anything the pcs aren’t supposed to kill.

    What was the short story about the AI deleting pieces of the crew’s backups?

    • Rosenkavalier

      Which is exactly what caused the original editions of ‘Legends & Lore’ to be largely treated as a book of high level monsters…

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