The Dread X Collections are packages of bite-sized horror which are at the very least 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You may say, given their episodic nature, that they resemble George Romero’s outdated horror anthology Creepshow, which was a characteristic size movie consisting of 5 brief, grizzly tales. In the event you’ve ever mentioned that, now you can really feel vindicated, as a result of the crew behind the Dread X Collections is making a Creepshow recreation to tie into the more moderen 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 recreation adaptation will not be prepared till 2024. It will most likely be well worth the wait although: the studio answerable for the supremely effed up The Mortuary Assistant is concerned, and a developer on that recreation, Brian Clarke, will function inventive director for the Creepshow challenge as a complete.
AMC and DreadXP have teased extra bulletins within the coming months, and it is unclear whether or not the difference shall be based mostly on precise episodes from Creepshow, or if it’s going to be kinda just like the older Dread X Collections with a brand new title. The announcement confirms that the sport will “retain the enduring franchise’s anthology horror format, consisting of a number of self-contained horror tales that cross gameplay genres and tone.” So yeah, principally 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 Murder House is good. Nun Massacre seems good too.