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Until Dawn's new interactive trailer lets you make the stupid horror mistakes

Always insulted when the leading lady runs up the stairs instead of out the door in horror movies? Well Scream fan, now you can make the foolish decisions in this interactive Until Dawn (opens in new tab) trailer.

Inspired by the 'emotional experience' of Sony's upcoming slasherfest, the live action 'Choices' trailer sees a girl going for a shower before the light flickers out. Hmmm, I wonder what happens next? There are three choices to make, each one as enjoyably trashy as the last - mmm, is that the basement?

“We took our inspiration from the many choices presented in the game and from its cinematic style," explains short film director Torben on the US PlayStation Blog (opens in new tab). "We want to give the viewer a feeling of what it’s like being caught up with a killer on the loose — having to make life threatening decisions on the run. Most people can relate to watching a horror and disapprove of the decisions made by the main protagonists. Now you can actually have a say in them — and carry full responsibility if the protagonist gets away or is killed in a brutal way…” As live action trailers go this is a pleasantly schlocky taster for the horror that awaits on PS4 on the 25th.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.