Why Horror Themed Games Proved Such A Hit

If you can remember back when you were young you will most likely remember being read to by either a parent or sibling, and being scared by a so called ‘fairy story’.  As children, we loved to be frightened, let’s face it, fairy stories are not the cuddly, happy-ever-after tales we were led to believe.  

So, it’s no wonder then that many of us love the horror genre and that includes our love of horror themed online slots as well as books, films and of course the theatre.  

Games now are so much more immersive than they used to be, and if you couple that with the excitement that can be gained then it’s no wonder that they remain so popular, in fact playing live dealer roulette games, classic casino games like poker and baccarat as well as online slots (many which are horror themed using authentic video and sound clips) have become one of the most popular ways to enjoy some down time by many games’ lovers.  

Take for instance, Immortal Romance (software by Microgaming). These 5-reel, 243 ways to win slot was developed and inspired by the Twilight Saga and the ever-popular game of Cluedo – both still loved by many and together providing a winning combination. In this slot game not only will vampires suck your blood, but they also pay-out some pretty cool prizes. A gory love story full of special features that maintains the staying power of Immortal Romance.  

After a licensing deal was agreed between Universal and NetEnt we were treated to some great games based on those classic Universal Studio titles and Creatures from the Black Lagoon is one of them – a simple but addictive game to play and one that turned out to be a very lucrative collaboration. 

Halloweenies (another one from  Microgaming) isn’t your usual type of horror slot as its rather camp but it does have ghosts and ghouls included. This 5-reel, 20 pay-line game is fun to play and a little bit quirky which all adds to its appeal as is the slots game Twins of Evil whose software is by Gamesys. Twins of Evil turns back the time and is based on the hammer Film which starred the late, great Peter Cushing (1971) and who starred and was in many horror films in the 1940’s and the 1980’s. 

The game is a 5-reel, 20 pay-line creepy offering with a bonus feature that is pretty scary, and to add even more atmosphere, there are some great sound effects of a werewolf howling and lightning strikes.  

Marrying the movies and games together in such a way means that horror themed slots allows players to experience those famous moments which were enjoyed during the movies offering another way to enjoy those feelings all over again – not surprising then that they are one of the most popular form of slot games in the world. 

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