Kyle E. Miller
Lone Survivor bears doubtless resemblance to that classic survivor horror franchise, Silent Hill. After all, Lone Survivor has creepy monsters, a mostly-empty city, a basement you don’t want to be in but must be, fleshy red membranes, and a psychological bent. I like to think of Lone Survivor not as a tawdry imitator, but as an intelligent and surreal homage to a once-powerful series, and even perhaps a comment on the genre itself. This isn’t just about surviving and getting to the end alive, it’s about how you choose to get there. Lone Survivor asks you to think in the midst of madness and horror. And if you don’t, who knows where you might end up?