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Video games, arcade, and the like related to Halloween, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, or the bizarre.

Scary Video Games to Play During Lockdown

I just read that the stay-at-home order for the coronavirus may be extended into the summer. Yeah, that’s just the news I was hoping for because I love being isolated. Staying at home with nothing to do is not always fun. However, if you have watched as much Netflix as humanly possible, then I suggest

[Bite-sized Horror]

Resident Evil 3 Remake

Mark your calendars for April 3rd, 2020! Of all the Resident Evil remakes that have been coming out, it was always RE3 that I wanted the most. One word: Nemesis Among all the most terrifying monsters throughout the Resident Evil franchise, to me, Nemesis is hands-down, the scariest. 20 years ago, when I played the

Horror, But Not Horror: More Red Dead Redemption II

Part I | Part II of spooky stuff found in Red Dead Redemption II Wow. I really had no idea. In part I of my exploration of all things creepy in the world of Red Dead Redemption II, I had already beaten the game and done a ton of exploring and mystery-solving, but I had

[Creator Corner]

Safe and Sound — Short Film Kickstarter

Hello, I’m Ian Kammer, the director and co-writer of the short film Safe and Sound, a genre film in the tone of The Descent, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Halloween, that follows a young woman at the center of a subterranean monster invasion in a suburban Southern California home. Growing up in the

Layers of Fear 2 is a Haunted House Simulator

I love, love, LOVED the first Layers of Fear game. Like the first game, Layers of Fear 2 is essentially what people would refer to as a “walking simulator.” However, I feel like the developers have basically created their own sub-genre, a “haunted house simulator.” At least, that is the very best possible way to

Let’s Play HauntHouse!

HauntHouse is a simple “Choose Your Own Adventure” game, with a few twists: Instead of choosing your own, it’ll be our own, meaning that as a group, we’ll vote on the next decision to make together via Twitter polls. Depending on many circumstances, each poll/decision will vary in the time allotted, with some up and

Horror, But Not Horror: Red Dead Redemption II

Part I | Part II of spooky stuff found in Red Dead Redemption II Red Dead Redemption II is crammed so full of horror, I can’t imagine any horror site going by it without at least an honorable mention. From psychopaths, to serial killers, cults, mad scientists, man-eating beasts, plenty of blood and gore, and

Reviewing The Council: Part Five

See all parts of review here. Part five marks both the final episode of the game and my final review. If you care about not having something spoiled for you, you really shouldn’t be reading a review about the thing before you’ve had a chance to experience that thing yourself in the first place, but

Netflix + Black Mirror + Video Games = Bandersnatch

Sooo, that’s what the creators of Black Mirror have been up to. Released just today on Netflix, is a new interactive Black Mirror film, called Bandersnatch. It’s a decision-based game, where you can go down different avenues, and ultimately get different endings, based on the choices you make. This of course is nothing new; this

Interview with Game Developer Sam Prebble

I stumbled upon this article about a kid who spent the span of 15 years working on a personal project, a modern mod (called Total Chaos) for a classic game, Doom II. It hit the sweet spot for the kind of obscure, creative stuff I often like to talk about on HL, so I wanted

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