August 2014

10
Aug
2014

Not Afraid of Monsters

Posted by Cha

[Contains spoilers for Among the Sleep]

I remember flashes of what it was like to be two years old. Particular moments stand out, like when I got lost in a shopping centre, or when my sister was born. I particularly remember the way the kitchen furniture towered above me. I don’t know if it was scary then but it’s a scary thought now. It’s one of my worst nightmares to be in a world that’s too big for me and with so few things I can understand. Having to rely on others and lacking proper agency.

I expected Among the Sleep to destroy me by having me play the role of a child. I’m a soft touch for horror games at the best of times and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be that vulnerable.