It would be fair to say that the casino industry is not worried about horror-themed games scaring their customers away – or maybe they think that chills make them spill their cash. Slots inspired by classic horror themes have proven popular with ghoulish gamblers and it is the best of these that we will examine here.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Of course this game is inspired by the movie of the same name that remains a classic of 1980s horror and the first thing you will see is a violence warning. This is because of the gory clips from the film that feature and the five reels have characters from the movie – including Freddy Krueger himself. Coupled with the creepy soundtrack music, it certainly isn’t for the faint of heart, but this slot has great bonus features like Never Sleep Again, where you try to avoid falling asleep using the television, phone etc as help – and Pick Me, where you win prizes for choosing symbols. Available at places like Wink Slots, this is frightfully good fun.
This slot from Microgaming can best be described as a cross between Cluedo and the mega-blockbuster movie franchise Twilight. That might make it sound a bit soppy, rather than scary, but have no fear – or rather have plenty of fear – the gothic atmosphere of this game is dark to the core. There are blood-sucking vampire characters on the reels and the slot story focuses on their relationships, but there are also two great bonus games. Chamber of Spins offers multipliers and free spins based on each of the characters, while Wild Desire provides cash payouts via wild reels.
Twins of Evil
This slot is directly inspired by a Hammer horror movie from the early 1970s, starring the great Peter Cushing. Created by Gamesys, it has five reels and twenty pay lines – and the reels have the twins from the movie and other characters on them. During your game-play you will hear suitably bloodcurdling sounds of lightning and werewolves howling, so you might not want to play it alone. Aside from the horror, there is a bonus round activated when you get three of the Cushing reel icons, where you have to make a pick – get the evil twin and you win nothing, but there is cash for picking the beautiful one.
Maybe you prefer your scary slots to come with a side order of silliness – and if that is the case then Boogie Slots will be the one for you. This Microgaming slot is definitely at the comedy end of this particular genre, and features a variety of monstrous creatures dressed up in their best disco clothes to strut their stuff under the glitterball. These include a dapper werewolf, a scarecrow dressed as a pimp and a mummy on roller skates – making for a weird mix of creepy and funny. The fat bat and the lava lamp are both scatter icons and three of the former will take you to the bonus round – where you have to find bats to win money. One of the best things about the game is that this game activates frequently and gives you a great chance at a decent win.
Why not give one of these four freaky horror slot games a spin, if you aren’t too scared.