Alan Wake gets attacked by a harvester

Remedy’s third-person thriller, Alan Wake, has bypassed the spooky and jumped face first into terri-fuckin’-fying in this latest gameplay trailer, tapping into the collective unconscious’ greatest fear: mechanized farming equipment.

Axe-wielding psychos don’t do anything for the old blood pressure, but come at me with a tractor, combine or pedal-powered wheat thresher and it’s brain aneurysm time. Sure, the fogginess and the flashlights and the deadly, demonic townsfolk are creepy, in a done to death Silent Hill meets Resident Evil sorta way, but Remedy is really onto something with the harvester. The ghost harvester.

Looks like trains finally have some competition for spookiest spectral vehicle.