'Devotion' Mines Genuine Emotional Terror From a Familiar Source: Home

Content warning for light discussion of violence and other horror themes, including abuse and death. Very light story spoilers ahead.

Like so much great horror, Devotion —the latest from Red Candle Games, creators of Detention —knows that some of the scariest and most truly fucked up stuff happens at home. It happens among family and friends and mentors, maybe even among well-meaning family and friends and mentors. It occurs both in plain sight and behind closed doors, in the inner sanctums that are supposed to be a person’s safe place from the terrors and toils of the rest of the world. Domestic spaces, thanks to their inherent emotional weight, are absolutely scary as hell.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/panqv9/devotion-review-horror-red-candle-games

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