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19 Indie Games You Should Check Out Immediately

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Merry spooks-mas everyone! It’s that time of year again where young and old alike delight in fright! There’s something intoxicating about the leaves slowly dying and the ground turning brown as the nights grow long. The smell of slow decay is in the air, and animals are frantically shoving as much food in their gullets to prepare for (in their minds) the coming apocalypse. Soon, all shall grow still, and white death shall cover the land. For the time being, let’s take ghoulish delight of nature’s fright, and make light of the encroaching night!

Horror Indie Games

Tis’ the season for macabre satisfaction, and many of you are trolling the web for what ghastly game to brave through next. While I’m sure all of you are aware of the major releases like Resident Evil: Revelations 2 or Until Dawn, many an indie title also await patiently for your praise and purchasing dollar. As many of these indie titles receive attention in my reviews, I will instead be focusing on those titles yet to be released, but still worth keeping an eye on. Some of these games are in a playable state, while others are still being developed behind closed doors. But each, dear reader, have cause to give pause and get in your claws..

1) Darkest Dungeon

Have you ever been playing a roguelike and thought, “This is good, but there isn’t nearly enough psychological disorders.” Well, look no further, because Darkest Dungeon is here to address your oddly specific complaint. Without hyperbole, the game is fucking fantastic. I have spent more hours than I care to admit starting new runs and delving into the dark depths the game has to offer. Varied character classes, interesting fights, and tense mechanics make the game absolutely a must have for any horror fan. You will throw your keyboard across the room and swear the game off when a character dies, then get that itch and pick it up again an hour later. It is rare a game comes along that can hook me this much, but Darkest Dungeon’s mix of calculated risk and reward provides almost limitless entertainment. Add in the fact that since my last treatment of the game, they have added 3 new classes, a new zone, and a slew of new items and balance changes, proves that this is a game well worth the investment. Buy it today.

2) Pathologic Classic HD

Have you ever been playing a game, and wondered why there wasn’t more existential Russian metaphoric philosophy? Well then, theoretical soulmate, let me tell you about Pathologic. Pathologic is that amazing game you’ve never played. Even if you have heard of it, chances are you never really got into it. It has a significant amount of indie cred, but unfortunately was nigh unplayable in its original form. The translation was babblefish garbage, making the game essentially stop halfway through when they just stopped trying. Luckily, the game is here again after a successful kickstarter campaign, and better than ever. This doesn’t mean you won’t get confused: characters speak in metaphor, and deciphering what it’s all about takes significant mental gymnastics. It is undeniably dense, but worth the effort. What lies at it’s core is one of the most satisfying, engrossing, and fundamentally terrifying games of the past decade. You do not know true fear until you trade your machine gun and all its bullets for a head of cabbage, just for the privilege of crawling through the horror another day.

3) The Forest

Have you ever been playing Minecraft, and wished it had mutant cannibals? Well, look no further, because The Forest is here! Chances are, you’ve heard of this game. This might very well be the highest profile game on this list. That doesn’t change the fact that it is worth every penny. All of these types of crafting games have a big learning curve, but The Forest is uniquely satisfying in how this all comes together. The monsters are terrifying, and crawling your way towards safety is met with adversity at every turn. It’s not an experience to miss.

4) Subnautica

Have you ever been playing FarSky and wished it didn’t look like Minecraft? Well, Subnautica is here to offer you the terrifying cartoony delights your dark heart desires. The game has an amazing amount of graphical detail, which amazingly doesn’t take away at all from the free-form crafting and environmental gathering. Creatures manage to be colorful and creative, while still maintaining a terrifying monstrous quality. The updates have been at best average, but the proposed features are impressive. As is, it is an incredibly fun game with a lot to explore.


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Here’s Pancho Moler from Rob Zombie’s 3 FROM HELL

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This entire week we’ve shared some killer updates from Rob Zombie’s upcoming The Devil’s Rejects sequel 3 From Hell. First, we got our first looks at Bill Moseley’s Otis, Sheri Moon Zombie’s Baby, and Sid Haig’s Captain Spaulding. Then we learned the film will be hitting in early 2019.

And today we have your first look at Pancho Moler’s character Sebastian from the film. Moler is an actor you may recognize as the Nazi midget from Zombie’s previous film 31.

Like all of the other first look images, this one comes to us from writer-director Rob Zombie’s Instagram account and you can check out the post below where he writes: “Another Three From Hell exclusive! It’s time to meet a new character. This is Sebastian played by @pmoler. How does he figure into the madness? Only time will tell. As they say “Free The Three”!

Again, you can check out the post below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

3 From Hell is written and directed by Rob Zombie and stars Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Austin Stoker, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Daniel Roebuck, Emilio Rivera, Clint Howard, Bill Oberst Jr., David Ury, Tom Papa, Danny Trejo, Dot-Marie Jones, Richard Riehle, Richard Edson, Pancho Moler, Sean Whalen, Kevin Jackson, and Dee Wallace.

The film is tentatively due in early 2019.

Related: What the Hell Happens in 3 From Hell? Let’s Speculate!

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NIGHTMARE CINEMA Snags Hard R Rating

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Later this year we will see the release of the new horror anthology Nightmare Cinema. The film comes ot us from directors Mick Garris, Joe Dante, David Slade, Ryuhei Kitamura, and Alejandro Brugues and stars Mickey Rourke as The Projectionist.

Today we have word via the MPAA that the horror anthology has been given an R rating for “horror violence/gore, grisly images, language, some sexuality, and brief nude images.” And all of that sounds like good times to me!

Are you excited about this new horror anthology? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Nightmare Cinema will premiere at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival.

Synopsis:

A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist – a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend his screenings. By the time our patrons realize the truth, escape is no longer an option. For once the ticket is torn, their fate is sealed at Nightmare Cinema.

Mick Garris, Joe Dante, David Slade, Ryuhei Kitamura, and Alejandro Brugues

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Blumhouse’s HALLOWEEN Official Site Live Now

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Like many of you out there, I’m really looking forward to Blumhouse’s upcoming direct sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween. That’s why I wanted to make sure you guys were aware that the film’s official website is now up and running.

At this time, the site doesn’t have much going for it. But it does have a “save to calendar” feature and I’m sure it’s a site we will be keeping track of over the next few months as some cool stuff is bound to pop up before the film’s release.

You can visit the official site right HERE.

After looking through it make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer and composer.

The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.

Synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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