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Horror Business: Pre-Saturn Horror-inspired Games

Games have been inspired by horror for as long as they’ve been based on war and sports. From Haunted House on the Atari 2600 to Ghosts’n Goblins in the arcade, horror-inspired games began emerging in the 80s and instantly found … Continue reading

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Splatterhouse 3

Released 1993 / Genesis Though they have their fans, the third films in long-running classic horror franchises are not typically the most beloved. From the Michael Myers-less Halloween: Season of the Witch to the goofy Sleepaway Camp: Teenage Wasteland, most … Continue reading

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Ghost House

Released 1986 / Master System My earliest memories of horror icons such as Count Dracula and Frankenstein’s Monster come not from the classic Universal Monster films, but rather Castlevania on the NES. I don’t think I was alone in this, … Continue reading

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula

While a younger generation may find this hard to believe, there was once a time a time when vampires were completely badass. Vampires didn’t exude sparkles, they exuded class. Vampires didn’t gaze longingly into the eyes of human females, they … Continue reading

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Doom

Released November, 1994 / 32X Looking back, Sega’s ill-fated 32X add-on doesn’t have much to boast about, but it did have one of the early console versions of Doom. At the time it was released, Doom for the 32X was … Continue reading

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Haunting Starring Polterguy

Released 1993 / Genesis The purpose of most horror games is to shock/frighten/disgust the player, but in Haunting, that role is reversed. You play as Polterguy, the ghost of a dead teenager whose sole purpose in the afterlife is to … Continue reading

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Splatterhouse 2

Released: August 1992 / Genesis Although Splatterhouse debuted in the arcade (with ports to the TurboGrafx-16 and the Japanese FM Towns PC), the series is perhaps best known for its Genesis sequels. Alongside Altered Beast and the original Mortal Kombat, … Continue reading

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