The Dread X Collections are packages of bite-sized horror which might be a minimum of partially answerable for the current resurgence of retro horror video games, significantly of a PS1 classic. The video games featured throughout the 5 collections vary from comedic by to genuinely creepy, and contact on genres starting from first-person shooters by to level and click on adventures.
You could possibly say, given their episodic nature, that they resemble George Romero’s previous horror anthology Creepshow, which was a characteristic size movie consisting of 5 brief, grizzly tales. For those who’ve ever mentioned that, now you can really feel vindicated, as a result of the group behind the Dread X Collections is making a Creepshow sport to tie into the newer episodic revival produced by AMC.
Revived in 2019, the brand new iteration of Creepshow (opens in new tab) is solely accessible on the horror-themed streaming service Shudder. A fourth season is wrapping up manufacturing at current, however the sport adaptation will not be prepared till 2024. It will most likely be definitely worth the wait although: the studio answerable for the supremely effed up The Mortuary Assistant is concerned, and a developer on that sport, Brian Clarke, will function inventive director for the Creepshow undertaking as an entire.
AMC and DreadXP have teased extra bulletins within the coming months, and it is unclear whether or not the difference will likely be based mostly on precise episodes from Creepshow, or if it will be kinda just like the older Dread X Collections with a brand new title. The announcement confirms that the sport will “retain the long-lasting franchise’s anthology horror format, consisting of a number of self-contained horror tales that cross gameplay genres and tone.” So yeah, mainly a Dread X Assortment.
Dread X is not the one videogame horror anthology on the market: the Haunted PS1 Demo Disc is one excessive profile instance of contemporary retro horror, which capitalises on the creepy, unheimlich qualities of early 3D graphics. My private favorite developer on this mould is Puppet Combo, whose Homicide Home is good. Nun Bloodbath appears good too.