5 Horror Movies That Are Also Video Games

by Cara

There are some great video games based on horror movies. If you are a horror movie aficionado, then these games will enable you to feel the same thrill and excitement that the film it is based on offers. While these games indeed aren’t for everyone, they are a must-try even if you are not a fan.

Most of these movies are based on horror literature, and now, these horror film based games draw inspiration from the movie. These games are as action-packed and exhilarating, and in some cases, even scarier than the movies that inspire them.

  1. The Evil Dead: The Evil Dead is an iconic horror movie, and the survival adventure game based on this film was developed by Palace Software. For a long time, The Evil Dead was the only officially licensed video game for the series. This game series started in the year 2000 with the game Evil Dead: Hail to the King. After that, several video games in The Evil Dead series have been released. The franchise is based on a cartoon-type survival game with chainsaws and firearms.
  2. Nightmare on Elm Street: I recently started playing the slot version of this horror classic. And although, not strictly a video game in the conventional sense, the video themed slot is pretty scary. Apparently slot games have come a long way in the last few years and this is one of the new slots released in 2017. The game consists of 5-reel, 3-row slot, with 30 fixed paylines and is jam packed with great imagery and sounds that tip the hat to the original movie. I have introduced this slot game to some of my hardcore gaming buddies – many who are never played slots – and they all loved it.
  3. Fright Night: In this game, based in the horror movie Fright Night, players assume the character of Jerry Dandridge, a vampire. The vampire roams his house at night time in search of unsuspecting victims while being attacked by snakes, zombie hands and other supernatural creatures. The game was designed and developed by Amiga, and has two versions. One is the “Fright Night” and the second is called “The Arcade Game.” This game is a must for Fright Night fans. The video game has good graphics and an eerie score to amplify the gaming experience.
  4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The uniqueness of the game is that the gamer plays the murderer, Leatherface, who is a psychotic serial killer. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre video game was developed by Atari, and has a limited range of graphics. The victims unwittingly venture into the player’s property. The player (Leatherface) chases these victims around in an obstacle-ridden homestead. Once the victims are caught, the player needs to activate the chainsaw and kill these victims. Quite gruesome? Well, it’s just right for you if you are a fan of this grim horror film.
  5. Friday the 13th: This game is a survival horror game where players take on the character of a teen counselor or serial killer, Jason Voorhees. In this game, the player and six other unfortunate souls try every method to escape as a brutal serial killer tries to track down and kill them. The game provides various tools and skills that can be used by players to survive this deranged murderer. If you choose to play Jason, the game offers a wide range of capabilities to track and annihilate your victims. In this game, for the first time, players can take on the role of the legendary Jason.

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