Fear is in the Hands of the Creator: Horror in VR

Recording: Fear is in the Hands of the Creator: Horror in VR, Mar 13, 2018


Craig Phillips

Sunnyboy Entertainment

Guy Shelmerdine

Dark Corner Studio

Robert Watts

Light Sail VR LLC

Horror has found an appropriately chilling home in VR, allowing creators and Hollywood studios to capture audiences with mind-bending content. But streaming horror films to headsets isn’t enough, VR creators rely on blatant to subtle tactics, creating anxiety-inducing environments from which the brain’s convinced there’s no return. Expert panelists discuss innovative storytelling strategies for horror-based VR and explore the ethics of developing content deemed too terrifying for consumption.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner