8) THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT: RUSTIN PARR, THE LEGEND OF COFFIN ROCK, AND THE ELLY KEDWARD TALE – PC
On paper, a Blair Witch Project video game may sound pretty boring, considering the movie was about a few friends wandering around in the woods, but this trilogy of PC games from 2000 took the interesting approach of serving as a trio of prequels to the film – telling tales about the creepy basement from the memorable ending and the origins of the Blair Witch herself. I’ve never played the games, so I can’t speak to their quality, but it’s always nice when franchise mythologies get fun expansions.
9) NIGHTBREED : THE ACTION GAME – AMIGA, ATARI ST, COMMODORE 64, ZX SPECTRUM, AMSTRAD CPC & DOS
Hot on the heels of the release of Nightbreed in 1990, the plan was to put out a trilogy of video games based on the movie, but only the first two actually saw release. The first was called Nightbreed: The Action Game, and it followed a very similar plot to the movie. The player controls Aaron Boone in this side-scroller, taking him through Midian and fighting off a host of different creatures in order to save the Nightbreed. Once that task was complete, there was a final battle with Dr. Decker.
Nightbreed: The Interactive Movie was released next, and it was indeed an interactive experience that played out more like a movie than the Action Game. Since neither game was all that successful, the planned third and final Nightbreed game never made it into production.
10) LAND OF THE DEAD: ROAD TO FIDDLER’S GREEN – PC & XBOX
While the three best films in George Romero’s “of the Dead” franchise were never given video games of their own, his lackluster return to zombie-land in 2005 did, oddly enough, spawn one. Land of the Dead: Road To Fiddler’s Green was a first-person shooter that acted as a prequel to the film, telling the story of a farmer who’s making his way to the skyscraper complex featured in the movie. Playing as the farmer, you had to chop, beat and shoot your way through the hungry zombie hordes. At the end, the zombies begin to smarten up, leading into the events of the film.
Can you think of any other obscure horror movie video games? Remind us!