The horror genre comes with some pretty creative stories and developers don’t really limit their imagination when it comes to creating monsters that will send you yelping to your mommy. Still, you need to be really good to create a story that’s truly scary, and the secret ingredient is represented by the most horrible creatures ever imagined by a human mind.
Below I listed some of the best creations in video games history, so if you’re curious, take a look at my top 10 scariest creatures in video games.
The idea of an evil woman, with supernatural powers, who only seeks to create havoc and torture de innocent is not new. Actually, if you take a look at humanity’s history, you’ll find this character quite often.
Nowadays, the witch is only credible in horror movies and video games, and many developers and creators did a fantastic job in making it one of the scariest creatures of the genre. One good example is the Witch in Left 4 Dead.
#2: Marine Monsters
We don’t know much about the mysteries that lie at the bottom of the ocean, and given that what we don’t know scares us, myths like the Loch Ness Monster and the Kraken showed up. Luckily, nowadays we know a bit more (provided not enough), but the scary creatures remained.
So, you will encounter some weird marine monsters if you play games such as Half-Life (headcreabs), Resident Evil 2 (Huge alligators), or Gears of War (the Leviathan).
Yes, ghosts in today’s entertainment are also inspired by reality and you can find them in most horror movies and games. These take various shapes as many can possess objects and even living creatures, which further increase their scary nature.
Games like Dark Souls or Fatal Frame 2 (the woman with the broken neck) feature abominable looking creatures, with unnaturally contorted limbs and body parts that send fear galloping on your spine and freeze your soul.
Aliens are extraterrestrial creatures, and in video games, they are usually trying to eradicate the human race by hunting us down for food or fun. Of course, their aspect is hideous and they are bigger, stronger, and a lot more knowledgeable than us. So, it’s normal to feel threatened by them!
Games like ‘Dead Space 2’ (the crawlers) or ‘Alien: Isolation’ give us a pretty good scare with fantastic creatures that are either infected by aliens or are completely out of this world.
#5: Out of Control Robots
I think there’s nothing scarier than Artificial Intelligence that’s out of our control! Can you imagine trying to fight off a life form that knows all our weaknesses and preys on them?
A cool game that’s both scary and accessible is Five Nights at Freddy’s – a browser app that you can play anywhere you want, for free.
Not quite human and definitely not zombies, these creatures are usually infected by a dangerous agent and slowly turn into monsters. They are terrifying because you see what could happen to your character should they become infected and it’s difficult to kill them because they are still human at the core.
Games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent (the gatherers) or The Last of Us (the clickers) feature these types of creatures and give them a horrific aspect to make sure you’ll get the thrill you’re looking for.
#7: Un-killable Monsters
When you play a horror game, you expect to find all sorts of abominable monsters, but you don’t expect them to regenerate and chase you even without a head! Creatures that regenerate after you thought you’d killed them are among the scariest things in today’s collection of video games because it takes a lot of work to actually destroy them.
Well, I could not forget about zombies, right? They are present in games, movies, books, and some people actually fear the possibility of a zombie apocalypse.
But in video games, they’re not all green and moving slowly; some are quite agile and smart so you have to be ready for surprises. Not to mention the level of disfiguration is taken to the extreme to make you freeze in horror at the very sight of it.
If you’re looking for something lighter, I recommend trying online zombie games. These are also free and easily accessible regardless of device.
The well-known monster that shows up in the Silent Hill series deserves a special nomination since it is a very special creature. The big hat and the huge sword are enough to make you want to run for the hills, but its relentless nature will definitely give you a great horror experience.
#10: Tormented Souls
These are not ghosts per se as they tend to have a body and seek the one who killed them. Of course, they will see their killer in every living being that crosses their path and their appearance is definitely not from this world!
The best example for this category is in Silent Hill 4: The Room, where your character is chased by the twin victim. Overall, not a pleasant experience, but definitely a scary one!
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Final Trailer Roars
The beasts run wild in the final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Final Trailer [HD] - YouTube
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times. With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Stars Pratt and Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. They are joined by co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall and Isabella Sermon, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles. Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the filmmakers for this stunning installment. Belén Atienza joins the team as a producer.
Hereditary Official Trailer – Charlie Wants What She Wants
Children aren’t creepy right?
When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun their sinister fate. A24 has released a new official trailer of it’s new horror creep-fest.
Hereditary | Charlie | Official Trailer 2 HD | A24 - YouTube
The film directed by Ari Aster will come to theaters on June 8th. 2018
Stranger Things Adds Cary Elwes and Jake Busey Join Cast For Season 3
Netflix is hiring more heat for Season 3 of Stranger Things. Cary Elwes will become Mayor Kline of the Upside down and Jake Busey as a dude named Bruce. No other details have been released but it’s a great cast tease for sure. Both Elwes and Busey have been showing up in genre films and TV for years and should make for nice additions to this growing cast.
Stranger Things 2 | Final Trailer [HD] | Netflix - YouTube
The world has turned Upside Down. Stranger Things 2 is now streaming on Netflix.
TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY GETS LIMITED RELEASE ON JUNE 28 Limited Theatrical, VOD and DVD/Blu-ray Dates Announced
Los Angeles, CA: Dread Central Presents and Epic Pictures announced yesterday at
Monsterpalooza the release dates for the upcoming documentary TO HELL AND BACK: THE
KANE HODDER STORY. The film will open to a limited theatrical release on June 28th with VOD and DVD/Blu-ray coming available appropriately on Friday July 13th marking the 41 st anniversary of Hodder’s life-changing accident.
TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY, the first documentary film acquired by
Dread Central Presents, is directed by Derek Dennis Herbert and portrays the harrowing story of famed stuntman Kane Hodder who overcame a dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying in Sparks, Nevada. In addition to his childhood, the documentary focuses on his survival of a near-death burn accident as well as his career as a genre icon that spans over 100 films and saw him kill more people on screen than any other actor.
"To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story" Official Theatrical Trailer - YouTube
Starring Kane Hodder, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Bruce Campbell (Ash Vs Evil
Dead), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Adam Green (writer/director of the Hatchet
franchise), Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects), Sean S. Cunningham and more.
On the season finale of The Walking Dead and the season premier of Fear The Walking Dead Deadpool made it a two-parter with a new trailer for Deadpool 2 with the new additions to the cast. Check it out.
DEADPOOL 2 "The Walking Deadpool" TV Spot Trailer (2018) Ryan Reynolds Marvel Superhero Movie HD - YouTube
Sneak Peek Of ‘Mary Shelly’ And The Birth Of Frankenstein
This is not a horror film but a film about one of the genre’s favorite characters and it’s creator. A twisted gothic love story.
We know the name because we have loved the character she created and the stories that have sprung from him. Now comes a movie hoping to give insight to the creation of that character and the troubled life that lead her to it’s creation. IFC Films has released the trailer for Mary Shelly starring Elle Fanning.
She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.
Mary Shelley - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films - YouTube
Fear The Walking Dead Season 4 Premier – Watch First 3 Minutes Here!
This Sunday night is the Season 8 finale of The Walking Dead and we will follow Morgan into the Season 4 premier of Fear The Walking Dead making AMC the network to watch this Sunday. AMC has dropped a clip of the first 3 minutes. I know many TWD fans have not gotten behind FTWD the same way the have for TWD but Morgan is a fan favorite character and AMC hopes we will follow Morgan into new adventures. Check it out!
Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere: The First 3 Minutes of the Opening Act - YouTube
Watch the opening minutes of the Season 4 Premiere of Fear The Walking Dead. Don’t miss the Season 4 Premiere on Sunday, April 15 at 10/9c immediately after the Season 8 Finale of The Walking Dead
After studying in Tokyo, Kaori returns to Aina Academy to finish her prep classes for art school. Quickly outshining her jealous classmates, she soon becomes the star of the class when she discovers a bag of old, mysterious clay and uses it for sculpting assignments. Things begin to get strange, however, when students’ projects are destroyed and one of Kaori’s classroom rivals disappears. As the students uncover that the clay is possessed by a starving artist who died tragically in the building years ago, the school finds itself attacked by a gang of murderous, bloodthirsty clay “vampires.” The monsters begin to impersonate – and subsequently devour – the students, thus answering the age-old question: can art be so bad that it kills?
VAMPIRE CLAY Official Trailer #1 NEW 2018 Ena Fujita, Asuka Kurosawa Horror Movie HD - YouTube
4/20 Theatrical Cities: Brooklyn (Nitehawk), Los Angeles (Arena Cinelounge), San Francisco (The Roxie), Baltimore (Parkway Theater), TBD