It’s fascinating where the winding roads of history can lead you once you start heading down one of its paths. In this video, I journey from the video game Among Us becoming massively popular in 2020, and end up at Norwegian and British explorers racing toward the South Pole in 1911.
Among Us is an online multiplayer deduction game from 2018 that became massively popular in 2020.
While the gameplay is inspired by party games like Mafia and Werewolf, the narrative backdrop is inspired by Ridley Scott’s Alien film from 1979 and John Carpenter’s The Thing from 1982.
This is a video essay adaptation of my Universal Monsters article.
Universal monster films are some of the best early horror movies there are. Join me as I take a look at these movie gems, and gush over the great work of Bella Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Claude Rains, and James Whale.