Tag Archives: Jump Scares

Film Review: La Casa Muda (2010) HorrorAthon 3

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Starring: Florencia Colucci

Reviewed by: Brendan Graham

Don’t you love movies that make you grip the edge of your seat? Leave you breathless sometimes? You do? Okay, one more question. Don’t you hate it when a movie falls apart at the end? Me too.

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Game Review: Ju-ON The Grudge (Wii, 2009) HorrorAthon 3

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Reviewed by: Brendan Graham (Phantomhour)

A Haunted House Simulator? While your friend is playing, you can press a button and scare them? Sign me up for that! Oh…it’s not as cool as it sounds.

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Game Review: Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 (2015, PC) HorrorAthon

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Reviewed by: Brendan Graham (Phantomhour)

If by now, you haven’t heard of Five Nights at Freddy’s, you’ve been living under a rock. It hit YouTube by storm, and the fandom took off running with wild theories about Freddy and his friends. In this 4th (and “Final”) game, the tables are turned, and you are no longer at Fazbear’s pizza…you’re a kid at home, and Fred bear and friends are the monsters you hear breathing outside your door.

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Game Review: Dead Realm (2015, PC) HorrorAthon 3

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Reviewed by: Brendan Graham (Phantomhour)

Do you like multi player games? Do you like getting scared? Do you like being silly and yelling at your friends over a microphone? Then I have the game for you.

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HORRORATHON Film Review: The Houses October Built (2014)

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Starring: Brandy Schaefer, Zach Andrews, Bobby Roe

Directed by: Bobby Roe

Reviewed by: Phantomhour (Brendan Graham)

Every October, Millions of people from all over the world visit haunted attractions in order to find the perfect scare. Everyone is looking for a bigger, better and more realistic scare, and so every year haunts come up with new ways to horrify. What happens when a haunt goes too far?

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Horrorathon Game Review: Five Night’s At Freddy’s (2014)

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Reviewed by: Phantomhour (Brendan Graham)

Do you love jump scares? Do you like frightening noises and demonic laughter? Then get ready for Freddy. Five Nights At Freddy’s is a game where you play as the newest security guard working at a children’s pizzeria place. Why would  a pizzeria need a security guard? Only at night. Wait a minute….

The game is simple, you are stuck in the office with only access to security cameras, a door latch and the lights. Did I mention you only get one battery? A battery that drains faster than an iPhone playing Bioshock. Yup, so you need to be able to judge when and where you need to use that battery. Not scared yet?

screen05How about now? I sure am. Imagine flipping the camera up and seeing this. How’d he get out of his room? Well, that’s where the danger comes in. These animatronics, don’t take kindly to strangers, and they want you. But this awful looking monster isn’t even the worst of it.  There’s another character that does even something more terrifying, and I cannot spoil what it is. But here is where he lies.

Pirate_cove_nocameraPirates Cove. Let’s just say, if you see it, and then you look again and it’s gone, you better lock the doors, immediately. I mentioned jump scares before, and this game has them in waves. I don’t think I’ve jumped so much in a game in a long time, and dammit, the scares are unexpected and they are good.

One of the big issues with this game, is that it gets repetitive and it gets there fast. Sure, each night gets harder in difficulty, but the scares eventually turn to frustration, and instead of screaming, you’ll want to punch the walls when you get snatched by one of the ghoulish four, and you only had seconds to go.

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Final Score:

Good

It’s still a blast to play, but don’t expect to find it scary throughout it’s whole run time. But when it is scary, good lord, some of you may have your lights on for awhile and may never visit a Chuck e Cheese ever again.

 

It’s available on PC, Mac, iOS and Android now.

7.5 Jumpscares out of 10.

Scares: 8.5/10, some really intense jump scares may frighten off players before they can finish this one.

Gore: N/A

BEWARE: Scary Characters, demonic noises, found footage themes, giggling, children’s laughter, creepy imagery.