We’ve partied down with Elvira and the Monster Party one week and witnessed the dead rising the grave one week later. Now it’s time to visit a place somewhere in between, where the death of a young boy triggered a chain of events that led to the area itself to be locked into a repeating blood curse: Camp Crystal Lake. Unfortunately for any innocents in the way, the son of Pamela Voorhees isn’t the only terror stalking the woods. Speaking of repeating curses, what’s a video game site Halloween celebration without Castlevania? A miserable little pile of failure, that’s what? And yet, even I’ve managed to get some Akumajou Densetsu and Castlevania: the Adventure content in there! Put on your Silver Shamrock masks and get ready for the DangerTerrorHorrorThon!

Custom Sprites – Along with a new design for the main Custom Sprites page, the following galleries were updated:
Konami: Sypha Belmondes, Medusa (Akumajō Densetsu version), and the Night Stalker (Castlevania: the Adventure) added to the Castlevania section. The Kruegeresque fifth boss from Crime Fighters was added to the Crime Fighters section.
Movies: The Shape/Michael Myers added to the new Halloween section. Camp Crystal Lake Counselors from the NES Friday the 13th game join a new sprite of Jason, whether they want to or not.

Mini-logos – Logos for Halloween added to the Movies section.

GFX Generators – The new sprites and mini-logos were added to the generators, along with a new background based on the LJN Friday the 13th game.

Batman’s got a nosebleed – Uncle Happy’s blog has been reviewing a lot of horror movies this month, so it’s definitely worth a look right now.

VG Junk kept the Halloween flavor going on all month, so be sure to check out that site, too!

Mega Ran fans, be sure to check out his “Director’s Cut DVD and a New Album for 2015” Kickstarter!

Once again, big up to Hydro74, the creator of the font used in the DangerTerrorHorrorThon’s title screen. His fonts kick the butt and not the wallet, so any of you creative heads out there should buy his very affordable fonts.

That’s all for this inaugural installment of the DangerTerrorHorrorThon on ScrollBoss. What was supposed to be one big update at the end of the month turned into a fun series of weekly update that gave me an excuse to sprite some weird, gross pixel art. I think the fact that Horace Pinker made his way into last week’s update should be a hint that I really do like horror movies and that you should expect to see more sprites of those characters in future updates. Seriously, I could do this crap until I’m in my 70’s with an update post like, “Well, I’m just now getting around to spriting the Boogens, the alien from Without Warning and Sid Haig’s character from Galaxy of Terror.” I’m going to try and get some rest this weekend while watching some horror flicks and I hope you have a fun weekend, too!

Note: there are a few problems with the blog and I’ll try to get them fixed some time this weekend. It’s now fixed.

Another week, another update filled with more danger, terror and horror than hack-grade clickbait journalism! Better stay up late, because not only did cinema’s (and LJN’s) most notorious master of nightmares invade the site, but so did another bad creation from Wes Craven.

Custom Sprites – Along with a new design for the main Custom Sprites page, the following galleries were updated:
Capcom: Red Arremer King (Ghouls n’ Ghosts, based on the Red Arremer/Firebrand sprite I made a while back)
Final Fight: Belger (original and Final Fight Revenge zombie)
Sega: Slow Feet zombie (Altered Beast)
Movies: Freddy Krueger, Horace Pinker (Wes Craven’s Shocker, made in 1989)
Namco: Hell Chaos and Boreworms from Splatterhouse
Custom Portraits: FINALLY. I started with the SFA3-style portraits seen in the GFX Generators and I’ll add the others (mostly MSH-style) soon.

note: I know this was supposed to be a 1989 update, but these were sprites I meant to make last year and I had to make it up to any Splatterhouse fans I disappointed last year.

Mini-logos – Logos for A Nightmare on Elm Street and Shocker added to the Movies section.

GFX Generators – The new sprites and mini-logos were added to the generators, along with some LJN box styles to the Box tributes.

That’s all for this update! I need to take a breather and get ready for the final week of the DangerTerrorHorrorThon. Take care, have a good weekend, and try to fit some horror or monster movies in there!

This year’s DangerTerrorHorrorThon begins now with some 1989-related horror goodness, including the Mistress of the Dark ditching her Party Monsters (from the 1989 pinball game) and getting down with the Monster Party!

Yeah, I basically used a pinball game as an excuse to make pixel art of Elvira.

Custom Sprites – Along with a new design for the main Custom Sprites page, the following galleries were updated:
Atari: Ghosts from Gauntlet
Movies: Elvira
“Games (Other)” page: Monster Party’s Bert and Mark, Tom Guycot from Clash at Demonhead
Namco: a Pumpkinhead drone from Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffiti

Mini-logos – Elvira added to the Movies section, Monster Party added to the Bandai sections.

GFX Generators – All of those new sprites and mini-logos were added to the generators along with a few Vampire Savior 2 stages for the multi-choice background styles.

The DangerTerrorHorrorThon will continue next Friday with more weirdness from video games (and beyoooooond, ooOOOooo) and conclude with one more update on Halloween, Friday the 31st. Something about that date makes it seem even more suspicious, doesn’t it? Hmmm…

The font to write the DangerTerrorHorrorThon logo comes from Hydro78, one of the most unstoppable graphic design beasts I’ve ever seen and definitely worth a look the next time you want to buy some fonts.

Other people out there doing the spooky thing right about this time:
VGJunk: Great monster game reviews have been added all month, including a fresh look at Sega’s Monster Bash.

ManyNinjas recently clocked in some Boss Rush speedruns for Maxim and Simon in Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance.

Wizzy dropped a one of his patented all-around CPS2-styled BGMs for Darkstalker’s Sasquatch, and it sounds buttwhoopingly beautiful.

edit: the first update went so well that I’ve made a few improvements to Elvira, including new palettes and two more poses. Thanks for the kind words and I’ll be back with more weird stuff!