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Lead Your Own Diabolical Death Cult on THE SHROUDED ISLE!

There are tons of mind-bendingly strange and confounding computer games available from the Steam community… but the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired, elegantly nightmarish “cult simulator” THE SHROUDED ISLE stands out as kind of brilliant in its doom-filled weirdness. Designed by Kitfox Games (the team behind MOON HUNTERS and SHATTERED PLANET), the scenario of ISLE is deceptively straightforward: […]

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Revisiting the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET COLLECTION: LABYRINTH Bonus Disc

You can’t imagine the excitement for the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET COLLECTION boxed DVD set… unless, of course, you were there when it finally arrived in September of 1999. Having watched the movies over and over again on VHS and Laserdisc, it was high time for the series to enter the new digital age. Lo […]

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Shake, Rattle and Roll: A Second Look at CLUE

CLUE was released on December 13, 1985, underperforming at the box office and receiving mixed reviews. It was the first and pretty much only of its kind: a movie with multiple endings. Depending on which theater you saw it at, the ending might have been different than the one showing at another theater across the […]

The Growing Obsession With Horror Escape Games

I’ve had the pleasure of living in Southern California for the past year and a half, and during that time, I’ve experienced more things than I ever knew possible. One of those has been the countless amount of “escape rooms” that have begun to pop up all throughout the area. Given my deep love of […]

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BENDY AND THE INK MACHINE: The Creepiest Newcomer to Horror Gaming

Have you played BENDY AND THE INK MACHINE yet? This first-person horror game plays on the weirdness of childhood (something it has in common with smash hit FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S). It’s set in an abandoned animation factory where wage-slave artists once created cartoons starring Bendy, a smiling but oddly malevolent creature. When you first […]

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Survival Horror Game DEADLY PREMONITION Returns… as a Board Game!

DEADLY PREMONITON: THE BOARD GAME is coming to haunt your dining room table on game night. It’s planned for release in December 2017. Pretty cool, right, Zach? Based on the bizarre survival-horror video game of the same name, DEADLY PREMONITION lets two to four players revisit the weird characters, haunted locations, and creepy events in […]

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How to Summon an Otherworldly Entity with Your Bathroom Mirror!

So you want to summon a supernatural entity or demon into your bathroom mirror… What are ya, crazy or something? You’re meddling with forces beyond your control or understanding, piercing the veil between Life and Death, and imperiling your immortal soul… and for what? So you can freak out your friends? Seriously: Do not perform […]

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How to Play the Eerie Fortune-telling Game Charlie Pencil

When I was a kid, my friends and I used to experiment with all kinds of weird homemade divination games. We played with Ouija boards, mysteriously levitated each other via “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board”, and would scare the hell out of ourselves while attempting to evoke The Midnight Man. Then there […]

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The Legacy and Monstrous Variations of the Popular Card Game Fluxx

Fluxx is a highly fluid card game where the rules can change with the drop of a card. The game was created in 1996 by Andrew Looney for his gaming company, Looney Laboratory. A year later the game went from the original run of a few thousand units to a massive worldwide distribution. Since then, […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Is it Magic… or Murder? The Sinister Secret of “The Jaywalk Game”

If you recall our previous coverage of a mysterious, mythical road-based ritual known as “11 Miles,” you may see some strong similarities in today’s creepypasta. But unlike that surreal scenario, this “game” is not for the casually curious… not for anyone, for that matter, since it potentially involves deliberate vehicular manslaughter. With that said, consider […]

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NIGHT TERRORS: Horror’s Answer to POKEMON GO Now Available for Free!

Need something to do tonight? Download NIGHT TERRORS: THE BEGINNING. The augmented reality horror experience is now available for download on the iPhone store for free–the best price of all. I’ve written about this creepy AR horror game before, but for the uninitiated: NIGHT TERRORS uses your smartphone to haunt your house. You turn off […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Infamous “MAJORA’S MASK Haunting” Claims a New Victim

If you missed our earlier entry about the notorious creepypasta known as “BEN Drowned,” be sure to check that story before reading on… because once you know the context of today’s tale, it will take on a much more disturbing real-life aspect. Have you read it? Good. Buckle up, kids, because the tale of that […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This Ritual Allegedly Enables You to Converse With the Dead… But Be Careful!

[NOTE: The images in this article contain nine ghostly human figures. Can you spot them all?] In the past, we’ve written in detail about creepy occult rituals and other mystical “games,” many of which imply lethal repercussions for those who fail to follow the rules, or refuse to take them seriously. This is another such […]