Initial DVD release
May 11, 1999
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
1998 (1998) (Windows)September 10, 2012 (2012-09-10) (iOS)
Andrew Neiderman (novel), David Wheeler
Beth Tegarden, John Hurt, Marie Caldare
Thriller, psychological thriller
The Maddening, Gone Girl (film), Unlawful Entry (film)
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Tender Loving Care is an interactive movie originally released in 1998 by Aftermath Media. It is a psychological thriller starring Michael Esposito, Beth Tegarden, and John Hurt as Dr. Turner. It was written and directed by David Wheeler and produced by Rob Landeros, who also designed the interactive features. The game was originally produced with the intention of releasing the game under the Trilobyte label, but Landeros was fired from the company before it was released. Tender Loving Care was later released under Landeros's new company, Aftermath Media, on CD-ROM, with the option for users to watch the movie as a feature-length film as opposed to interacting with the game. In October 2012 the game was re-released under the Trilobyte Games label on the Apple iOS platform. the game is based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Andrew Neiderman
- Tender loving care 1999 ending windows
- Tender loving care 1999 windows
- Official tender loving care launch trailer
Tender loving care 1999 windows
Michael Overton (Michael Esposito) and his wife Allison (Marie Caldare) are a couple who have been traumatized by the death of their daughter in a car accident. Allison has been especially affected, as she has been unable to even acknowledge that her daughter has died. She lives in a trance-like state and is unable to perform normal adult functions. Dr. Turner (John Hurt) recommends the Overtons hire a live-in nurse to assist with Allison's psychological healing. They hire a nurse recommended by Dr. Turner, Katherine Randolph (Beth Tegarden), whose unorthodox methods cause tensions to arise in the Overton home.
The movie is divided into a number of story episodes, between which the user interacts with the story in various ways. After viewing a story episode, users are asked a series of questions by Dr. Turner to test their perception of what they have seen. Users are then allowed to navigate through a graphic reconstruction of the Overton house, where they may gather additional details of the story. Before returning to the movie or Apple device, users must take a short Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), which profiles the user's psyche. The movie includes alternate scenes and multiple endings which can be influenced by the user's involvement.
In his book All Your Base Are Belong to Us, Harold Goldberg criticized Tender Loving Care as being the "wrong direction to take" with Trilobyte.
Official tender loving care launch trailer
ReferencesTender Loving Care (video game) Wikipedia
Tender Loving Care (video game) IMDb Tender Loving Care (video game) themoviedb.org