Here Are Seven Classic Movies That Inspired Supermassive’s Until Dawn

July 30, 2017 Written by Zarmena Khan

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Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn turned out to be a surprise hit for the studio. Not only was the horror title well-received by players and critics alike, its sales also surpassed expectations. There’s been a renewed interest in the game as it joined June’s PlayStation Plus lineup, prompting Supermassive to open up a bit more about its development.

In a new PlayStation blog entry, Creative director Will Byles reveals seven classic horror movies that inspired Until Dawn, and explains why they held significance for the studio. Without further ado, here’s the list:

  • Psycho (1960)
  • The Haunting (1963)
  • The Exorcist (1973)
  • Halloween (1978)
  • Poltergeist (1982)
  • Evil Dead II (1987)
  • The Conjuring (2013)

“With Until Dawn, we at Supermassive Games set out to make a genuinely scary, engrossing, branching, interactive horror with enough variation to encourage multiple playthroughs,” wrote Byles. “Key to this was the tacit – and mutual – understanding with the player of the established conventions of horror movies; those tropes and even clichés that let us navigate the genre from the safety of our own preconceptions.”

The full post is an interesting read so make sure to head over here for a detailed write-up on how each of these movies inspired Until Dawn.