Horror Games

USAopoloy Releases “Trivial Pursuit: Horror Movie Edition”

I haven’t played Trivial Pursuit in years but it looks like I’ll be taking another crack at it soon enough as the folks at USAopoly have released a “Horror Movie Edition” which I managed to snag today. While not like the classic version of the game that I grew up with (there’s no game board or dozens of multi-colored pie pieces to either lose or step on like legos), the game still calls upon that part of your brain that stores (mostly) useless knowledge; this time in the form of horror films. read more

Henry Cavill Lands Lead Role in ‘The Witcher’

Deadline is reporting that Henry Cavill has landed the role of Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher.

While Henry Cavill is most known for his role of Superman in Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, he is known to horror fans the role of Mike in 2005’s Hellraiser:Hellworld.

Written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher is a series of novels that tell tales of Witcher, Geralt of Rivia. Geralt is a monster hunter that travels the land battling the most horrific monsters and beasts.  Sapkowski’s books have gained a huge following and his creation has been adapted into comic books, video games, and more. read more

Fox 21 Television Studios Options the Rights for ‘Vampyr’

Deadline is reporting that Fox 21 Television Studios has optioned the rights to the horror game Vampyr to McG’s Wonderland Sound & Vision and DJ2 Entertainment. McG, who has made his name in Hollywood directing films like Terminator Salvation and Charlie’s Angels is attached to direct and executive produce. There is no word as of yet if Vampyr will take the form of a TV series or film.

Vampyr was released on June 5, 2018 for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. The game was developed by Dotnod Entertainment and published by Focus Home Interactive. The player controls the game’s protagonist Jonathan E. Reid, a doctor who was made into a vampire, and whose thirst for blood compels him to kill innocent people. The game received generally favorable reviews and sold 450,000 copies in the first month of its release. read more

‘The Walking Dead’s’ Negan Will Appear as a DLC Character in ‘Tekken 7’

Tekken, one of the most popular fighting games in video game history, has just added an unlikely character to their upcoming Tekken 7 Season Pass 2: The Walking Dead’s very own bat swingin’ bad boy Negan.  The “too cool for school” leader of the Saviors will be available as a down loadable character (meaning that he did not appear on the physical release of the game or with the initial download), as part of the update, joining over 40 other character selections.

The news was announced on Bandai’s official twitter page and was met with a luke warm response from fans and video game news sites.  EuroGamer called the inclusion of Negan “an odd one”  and wondered “Who next? Logan Paul?”.  Gamesradar+ don’t think that Negan is “…going to be included in the game until 2019 but, still, this has opened the floodgates in what’s sure to be one of Tekken’s most polarising and downright potty moves yet. And this is coming from a franchise that has a man with a three-foot haircut regularly facing off with his nemesis, a bear employed as a bodyguard.” read more

Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’ Season Two Official Trailer Released

Mark your calendars for a pre-Halloween treat on October 26, as Netflix’s critically acclaimed animated series Castlevania returns for season two!

Netflix has just released the latest trailer which features plenty of carnage and some of the best voice talent on any show in recent years, including Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont, Graham McTavish as Dracula, James Callis as Alucard, as well as Fred Tatasciore, Alejandra Reynos, and Emily Swallow.

The series, written by Warren Ellis (Planetary, Trees), is based on the Konami video game of the same name.  The original game was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986 and many sequels followed, making it one of the more popular horror-related games of all time. read more

Skydance Interactive to Develop Virtual Reality Game ‘The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners’

The Walking Dead franchise is about to get up close and personal! Fans are used to consuming the popular series in comic book and television formats, and there have been numerous video game adaptations… but none quite like this.

Variety reports that Skydance Interactive is currently working on a virtual reality game based on The Walking Dead. The game will be called The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners, and it will take place “in the flooded remains of New Orleans.” There are currently no details on which consoles the title will appear on, but at this time the game is set for a 2019 release date. read more

McFarlane Toys to Produce ‘Cuphead’ Toy Line

CUPHEAD mania will be jumping off of the screens of game consoles and into toy store shelves everywhere soon enough!  McFarlane Toys, in a press release on Tuesday July 17th, officially announced the acquisition of yet another toy license that began as a game and has quickly transcended pop-culture lore.  Following in the footsteps of Five Nights at Freddy’s and Hello Neighbor, the toy and action figure super-company will begin production on Construction Sets modeled after the wildly popular game Cuphead.  Spawn himself would be proud. read more

Season 2 of ‘Castlevania’ Coming in October

According to CNET, during the Netflix Anime panel at the Los Angeles Anime Expo, John Derderian the Director of Japan and Global Anime at Netflix made the announcement that the second of Castlevania will debut on October 26, 2018. The series follows Trevor Belmont (voiced by Richard Armitage) as he tries to save humanity from the deadly Dracula.

Raise hell. Season 2 is a bloody nightmare. Join our awakening October 26, only on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/gtXU0iP2VA

— Mr. Belmont (@Castlevania) July 6, 2018 read more

Streaming-Only Version of ‘Resident Evil 7’ to Appear on Nintendo Switch in Japan

After launching in January of 2017 to a positive critical and fan reception, Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch! But there are a couple of catches…

Variety reports that the game will come to the Nintendo Switch on May 24th, but it won’t be available on physical media, you can’t buy a digital copy of it, it can’t be played without an internet connection, and it’s only available in Japan.

Entitled Resident Evil 7: Cloud Version, the game must be played by streaming it over a high-speed internet connection. Everyone can play the first 15 minutes for free, but after that the game must be “rented” for a 180 day period for 2,000 yen (approximately $17.99 in US dollars). The Switch version will include the complete game including all of the downloadable content which was originally available on other platforms. It will also include Joy-Con support and motion controls. read more

‘The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31’: The Horror News Network Review

In 1982 John Carpenter unleashed a horror film that chilled viewers bones and took paranoia to an unseen level. Set in the harsh weather backdrop of Antarctica, a group of researchers are attacked by a hostile shape-shifting alien. The Thing boasted renowned actors such as Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, and Richard Dysart in the ensemble cast.

Released in November 2017 by Mondo Games and Project Raygun, The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 takes us back to Outpost 31 and to the harsh weather of Antarctica. All twelve characters from the film MacReady, Blair, Nauls, Palmer, Childs, Dr. Copper, Norris, Bennings, Clark, Garry, Fuchs, and Windows are available for players. Each of the player comes with their own miniature game piece and an ID card complete with a quote from the movie and their unique “captain powers.” read more