Oculus Rift fans can download 'Banshee Chapter' free today from Jamwix. Released in 2013, the 3D horror film based on H.P. Lovecraft’s From Beyond has been repurposed as a virtual reality feature.
Here's the 2013 trailer:
Shot in the POV-style of the found footage horror genre, a female journalist searches for a missing friend who had been experimenting with mind-altering chemicals developed in secret government drug tests. Things go south from there. It stars Katia Winter, Ted Levine, and Michael McMillan.
We'll see a few more proof of concept type films like these before the game-changing feature, but in the meantime you can get scared for free today, like early Christmas and Halloween combined.
• ‘Banshee Chapter’ First Virtual Reality Film To Hit Oculus Rift (deadline.com)
In honor of today, please enjoy Harry Manfedini’s “Overlay of Evil/Main Title” from the score to Friday the 13th (1980). And as a bonus, here is the evolution of Jason Vorhees’s handsome mug:
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