Emotionally gripping and strikingly different to any other genre, horror is an acquired taste which nevertheless enjoys great popularity across the entertainment industry.
From music to cinema, books and theatre, the horror genre also holds a prominent place in the gaming industry. We are not only talking about computer games and console products you can enjoy on your favourite station but of the online slot industry which offers a wide range of horror titles.
When it comes to horror in the online casino market, there seems to be a split view on how to approach the genre. The horror slot themes broadly vary from more serious ones to fun-filled titles that take a more nonchalant approach on the subject under the premise there is little point in creating a slot game that people will be too scared to play.
Sticking to the native meaning of the word horror, there are a couple of titles that stick out from the crowd. Five of those are listed below.
A NetEnt title which features 5 reels and 25 paylines, Blood Suckers is taking you to a haunted castle where as vampire party is being held. You definitely need to be extremely brave to knock on its doors and interrupt a chilling ritual these blood-sucking creatures are performing. It will pay off, however, as this horror-themed title offers some rather lucrative payouts for the luckiest of players.
Definitely one of the most popular horror games which features blood-thirsty vampires in a 243-ways to win system, Microgaming’s Immortal Romance is as scary as it gets. With an eerie atmosphere but also a superbly built gameplay, this game will have you fighting the fear in an effort to land some rather frighteningly lucrative payouts.
As we sit in anticipation of the latest instalment of the horror movie franchise it is as good time as ever to reflect on Halloween’s vast popularity across the entertainment world. One of the gaming giants Microgaming has teamed up with Compass International Pictures to produce a fully licensed slot in honour of Michael Myers.
Branded slot games are a huge hit in the industry and a phenomenon that stands as the confirmation of the developer’s reputation. That said, the 2017 Halloween title definitely raked up Microgaming’s already distinguished stature.
Play’n GO is another one of the highly respected slot developers which creates both aesthetically brilliant and highly engaging games. The Wild Blood slot will take you into a dark forest at the night of a full moon which is enough of a scary scenario itself. There’s nothing to worry about despite the fact it revolves around vampires and zombies as this feature rich composition is only here to reward you – not bite you.
Day of the Dead
To round off the list we’ll get back to the beginning of this article and the notion that game developers tend to take a different approach in dealing with the horror genre. International Game Technology has therefore decided to create a fun filled theme to celebrate the Day of the Dead with bright colours and smiling skeletons.
An impressive artwork combines all of the mexican motifs, all set inside an innovative Multi-Way Xtra playing system which guarantees plenty of fun and big rewards.