The Calling Video Diary

Kazufumi Shimizu, Chief Director of The Calling, talks about the Calling in terms of it’s “traditional Japanese horror” aspect. The Calling is a Wii exclusive horror game by Hudson Soft, and is set for a March 9th release. In the game, players visit a website called the “Black Page.” There are many rumors surrounding the Black Page, but everyone knows that its “hit counter” doesn’t count those who have gone to site, but those who have died after visiting.

One thing that interested me is his reference to American Horror pertaining more to blood and gore than emotional terror or feelings of isolation. Looking at popular American horror movies like The Hills Have Eyes and the Saw series in comparison to The Ring or The Grudge, I can see what he means.

After the break you can watch the video diary of Shimizu discussing the horror aspects of the game.