I was legitimately excited when I heard Rise of Nightmares was coming out. I saw a demo and felt a unique atmosphere building as the main character descended further into the madness that infects the eerie castle he is trapped in. I thought they could pull it off. I thought they could master the Kinect controls, giving me precise and accurate movement when swinging a weapon. I thought the story was going to be full of B-level horror fun, if not frightening and horrific. Rise of Nightmares is horrific, but for all the wrong reasons.