Posts Tagged ‘sepulchre’

Wot I Think: The Charnel House Trilogy

A Sepulchre sandwich

Inhale, Sepulchre and Exhale make up The Charnel House Trilogy [official site]. It’s a point and click project devised by developers Owl Cave which follows two passengers as they take a train journey to a remote location.

Sepulchre was initially released a couple of years back and I was fond of it as a standalone piece. It’s a vignette which taps into older horror story tropes – the ones which involve creepiness and that very Victorian morbid fascination with the tomb – rather than body horror or torture porn. Now bookended and recontextualised by Inhale and Exhale I’m struggling to find that former fondness.

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Tombsday: Owl Cave’s Making Charnel House Trilogy

Hi, Alex!

Remember Sepulchre and how you all played it based on my Have You Played…? recommendation? Well apparently it’s now part of a trilogy – The Charnel House Trilogy, to be precise.

Owl Cave’s creepy horror short will thus be getting a prequel and a sequel called Inhale and exhale respectively. It’s basically a Sepulchre sandwich except calling it that would have been less in keeping with the entombment theme than Charnel House. God, I’m really hungry.

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Have You Played… Sepulchre?

A puppy, you say?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Point and click tale Sepulchre is a tiny slip of a thing, but that doesn’t stop it from being a curious and creepy story at the same time.

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Wot I Think: Sepulchre

Creators of the splendid Richard & Alice, Owl Cave, have taken a brief diversion from their next game – Location Services – to create a short, free adventure vignette. Sepulchre is a brief horror tale about a man on a train.

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