October 31st, 2014

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 (Akumaj┼Ź 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.

3 Responses to “DangerTerrorHorrorThon 2014, day 3:Friday the 31st”

  1. A fitting conclusion, to DangerTerrorHorrorThon!

    The Michael Myers and CF Not-Freddy sprites are amazing, but it’s the Night Stalker that really slashes the cake, for me.

    Unfortunately (again, just hoping it’s my browser), I can’t see the Halloween mini-logo. Looking at the Capcom customs, R.A. King can’t be seen, either.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but perhaps that’s appropriate for this time of year (though as far as I’m concerned, all the other awsomeness more than makes up for it!).

  2. Glad you liked it, Eddie!

    Thanks for letting me know about the missing sprite and logos, because that’s the usually the only way I’ll know I’ve forgotten it. I’ve just fixed those parts, so I’m hoping they’ll show up now.

    Believe it or not, that Night Stalker sprite is the one sprite that turned out exactly the way I wanted. I made it on the day before the update and nearly everything else was finished, so I was probably more relaxed while making it.

  3. I feel weird not having experienced playing Metroid, Zelda and Castlevania often, but I extremely dig the Medusa.

    It’s that feeling that Konami made a homage on Harryhausen’s Clash of the Titans medusa. :D

    Also, that Friday the 13th / Elm Street customs can make anyone rewatch AVGN’s NES reviews.

    Great work as always!