Frightfest 2017: Scary Soundtrack #7

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Ok it’s hallowe’en night now and hopefully the last of your trick r treaters have gone; it’s time for you to scare the living daylights out of yourself and you’ve found yourself here, on the pages of your favourite gaming blog.

Good news; I’ve got you covered with the last of our scary soundtracks of the year, and boy howdy is it a cracker!. So as always, here’s how to achieve the maximum fear factor from our chosen soundtrack:

  1. turn off the lights
  2. headphones on
  3. close your eyes and sit back
  4. be terrified

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Frightfest 2017: Scary Soundtrack #5

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Two years ago (I seriously thought it was only last year) I ran a short series during Frightfest that looked at the music behind the scares – Scary Soundtracks – and it was actually a very popular little series! I have no clue why I didn’t continue it last year!

Regardless it is back this year and I do have a couple of doozies for you to get into your earholes! Before you dive in there and hit play like some sort of chump; here’s a refresher course on how to achieve maximum brown trouser coverage:

  1. turn off the lights
  2. headphones on
  3. close your eyes and sit back
  4. be terrified

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Frightfest 2017: Horror games that stopped being scary after their opening hour

cooltext262448911001401Welcome to this year’s Frightfest!

WE all play horror games for one reason and one reason only, to scare the living hell out of ourselves for a few hours with the safety of knowing that we can never be harmed by anything we are seeing! It’s exhilarating, liberating and God-damn exciting when a horror game is well crafted and it maintains its atmosphere for the entire duration of its running time. Continue reading

Frightfest 2016: Jump Scares that scared the hell out of me!

cooltext211399310506118For frightfest a few years ago I wrote a post which examined if jumpscares or cerebral horror was the best way to frighten gamers; it turned out that cerebral horror was the best (read that post here).

While that post is pretty darn conclusive – it wasn’t science and it certainly doesn’t mean that jumpscares do not have their place in gaming. I’d be a big fat liar if I said that I’ve never been gotten by a jumpscare (or five).

So here are my personal favourite jump scares that made me squeal like a little girl. Continue reading

Fright fest 2016: Horror games to fill your extra hour

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Today in the UK is the first official day of Autumn and that means that the clocks have went back by one hour! So what are you to do with that extra hour? Play games of course, and because it’s the day before Halloween; you should be playing horror games!

Why play through a longer game though? You don’t have an extra eight hours, only one! So here is a selection of short horror experiences that shouldn’t last more than an hour; turn the lights down and turn the volume up – it’s time to scare the living crap,out of yourself! Continue reading