Resident Evil Creator Believes People are Harder to Scare

Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami explains that it’s difficult to think of new ways to scare people as we become futher resistant to horror.

Speaking to Edge, Mikami says:

“Not much has changed when it comes to instilling terror in the player, but people have got used to the tropes of horror and they know what’s coming next, so in that sense it is harder to make them afraid.”

“The scariest parts will be when you encounter enemies that cannot be killed with a gun. Even if you shoot them they won’t die, so you’ll have to run or use a trap to beat them. That should be fun – and also scary.” He continued.

“Making games is always like a rollercoaster: really fun times, but also really busy times.” He said “When you ride a rollercoaster, the uphill part is scary and fraught and lasts for a long time, and the downhill part – the fun, exhilarating part – is over in a flash.”

Mikami is currently working on The Evil Within that is set to release on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and Pc in 2014.

Do you feel we have become used to horror? Does much scare you anymore? Let us know in the comments.