The DangerTerrorHorrorThon is finally done, and it’s time for the wrap-up post (and a few extras):

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Altered Beast: Werewolf (new pose), Neff, Aggar (flying head and whole Aggar), Chicken Stinger
Splatterhouse: Rick Taylor (new pose), Jennifer Willis, Evil Cross & Nightmare, Biggy Man, Nobu
Castlevania: Alucard, Queen Medusa, Sonia Belmont
Gauntlet: Demon
Ghosts ‘n Goblins series: Red Arremer/Firebrand
Mario Series: Boo
Zombies Ate My Neighbors: Stanley Decker
Illmosis/ScrollBoss: Ghost
the Horror gallery:
– Halloween: Michael Myers/The Shape (sheet disguise), Dr. Loomis, Jamie Lloyd, and, added today, an improved version of my 2016 Laurie Strode sprite
– Phantasm: the Tall Man (new version of blade-bearing spheres), Mike
– WNUF: Frank Stewart

Mini-logos: Sonia (Castlevania) added to Konami gallery, Carrie and Phantasm (Remastered) added to movie gallery.

All of these things were added to the GFX Generator, along with that new ominous arcade background.


The horror print (available on the shop page) made a cameo in a Destructoid article about some spooky Nintendo Switch games! Mad thanks to Jonathan Holmes for both buying a print and spreading the word! By the way, if you think the reshading job I did for the Laurie sprite looks like the horror print, well, we’ll have to save that conversation for a later date.

Hardcore Gaming 101 just released a new digest called The Guide to Retro Horror. The book includes material by Rob Strangman, creator of the legendary West Mansion Splatterhouse fan site and artwork by the always-fresh Rusty Shackles.

VGJunk has been on a roll with a wide variety of horror and monster game reviews throughout October, including Splatterhouse 3!

Arcade Quartermaster added new shrines, including Konami’s Haunted Castle, a game that’s considered scary for all the wrong reasons, and, to kick off Karnovember in the right way, the original arcade version of Karnov!

The movie became an instant favorite of mine when I saw it on Shudder long ago and I’m proud to own it on DVD (no VHS version for me… yet). There’s currently a GoFundMe campaign to get a sequel made! Consider helping out and supporting independent filmmaking if you can afford it!

Eddie in the City is having a sale on some cute, horror-themed miniatures, including a few game characters you’ll recognize if you’ve been following the HorrorThon!

This shmuplations.com translation of a 1988 interview with the Splatterhouse arcade team is right on time for the spooky season and full of interesting tidbits about the game’s creation.


Custom Sprites: The following sprites have been added to the Horror gallery:
Halloween: Michael Myers/The Shape (sheet disguise), Dr. Loomis, Jamie Lloyd
Phantasm: the Tall Man, Mike
WNUF: Frank Stewart

All of these things were added to the GFX Generator, even though Aggar is too tall for everything.


“Who is Frank Stewart?” He’s the host for the WNUF Halloween Special, a horror film that starts as the kind of local TV Halloween production that you’d see back in the eighties (and was made to look like it) until things begin to go horribly awry. Is it real? Is it a hoax?

The movie became an instant favorite of mine when I saw it on Shudder long ago and I’m proud to own it on DVD (no VHS version for me… yet). There’s currently a GoFundMe campaign to get a sequel made! Consider helping out and supporting independent filmmaking if you can afford it!


Eddie in the City is having a sale on some cute, horror-themed miniatures, including a few game characters you’ll recognize if you’ve been following the HorrorThon!

This shmuplations.com translation of a 1988 interview with the Splatterhouse arcade team is right on time for the spooky season and full of interesting tidbits about the game’s creation.

Speaking of Splatterhouse, VGJunk saved a great game review choice for Halloween: Splatterhouse 3!


October may end ad midnight tonight, but the DangerTerrorHorrorThon wrap-up is tomorrow!

Yesterday’s HorrorThon update was a haul of assorted candies, but this update moves with a sinister purpose.

30 years ago, arcades around the world were haunted by the twin horrors of Sega’s Altered Beast and Namco’s Splatterhouse. Both games come from the single-plane branch of the beat ’em up family tree, making this even more fitting for a double feature. Not only that, but these brawlers allow you to become the monster instead of just fighting them.

Altered Beast: Werewolf (new pose), Neff, Aggar (flying head and whole Aggar), Chicken Stinger
Splatterhouse: Rick Taylor (new pose), Jennifer Willis, Evil Cross & Nightmare, Biggy Man, Nobu

All of these things were added to the GFX Generator, even though Aggar is too tall for everything.


In case you haven’t heard, Hardcore Gaming 101 just released a new digest called The Guide to Retro Horror. The book includes material by Rob Strangman, creator of the legendary West Mansion Splatterhouse fan site (seriously, which other writer would you get to talk about Splatterhouse?) and artwork by the always-fresh Rusty Shackles (who ALWAYS gets characters of different tones and official art styles to work just right in his own drawing style).

Once again, VGJunk has been on a roll with a wide variety of horror and monster game reviews throughout October. You’ll find new games to try and others to probably avoid. VGJunk suffers the bad games for the people.

Arcade Quartermaster added new shrines, including Konami’s Haunted Castle, a game that’s considered scary for all the wrong reasons.


The DangerTerrorHorrorThon and Halloween. What could go wrong? Find out tomorrow!

The DangerTerrorHorrorThon is back!

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Castlevania: Alucard, Queen Medusa, Sonia Belmont
Gauntlet: Demon
Ghosts ‘n Goblins series: Red Arremer/Firebrand
Mario Series: Boo
Zombies Ate My Neighbors: Stanley Decker
Illmosis/ScrollBoss: Ghost

All of these things were added to the GFX Generator, along with that new ominous arcade background!


The horror print made a cameo in a Destructoid article about some spooky Nintendo Switch games! Mad thanks to Jonathan Holmes for both buying a print and spreading the word!


In tomorrow’s installment of the Horrorthon, we celebrate 30 years of two gross, monster-filled arcade classics. When you rise from your grave tomorrow, put on your terror mask and come back for more gore than you bargained for. One of the new sprites is so large that it can’t fit in the GFX Generator screenshots!

The clowns are still in the woods, but why and how did they get there? No time to answer those questions now, just run!

Custom Sprites:
Konami: Circus Charlie
Final Fight: Philippe (Final Fight 2)
Technos: K.Clown and G.Terror (Combatribes)
Universal: Mr. Do!
movies: Pennywise (It, 1990 version), Shorty (Killer Klowns from Outer Space)

All of the new sprites and that new background were added to the the fighter-scale image generator, where you can make graphics like the one at the top of this post!The sale on line art and pixel art prints is still going on, too!

Tomorrow’s the last day of the HorrorThon for this year and there is no theme. Anything is possible. Come back to see who shows up!

Five days of horror begin here!

The DangerTerrorHorrorThon 2017 begins with sprites from a game that’s been requested for a long, long time. Finally, IT’S TIME TO HUNT.

All-new fighter-scale sprites of Lynn Kurosawa, Dutch Schaefer, Predator Warrior, Predator Hunter and Alien Warrior have been added to the new Aliens vs. Predator gallery. Mini-logos for Alien, Predator, and Alien vs. Predator have been added to the movie mini-logo gallery. The Alien Stalker’s standing anim and a sprite of an Alien Defender were added to the AvP game sprites gallery.

All custom sprites and mini-logos have been added to the fighter-scale image generator, along with a new AvP background based on stage 2. The “Group 384×224 w/ writing” now has the 16 x 16 AvP arcade font, too.

Finally, a new print has been added to the shop:


From now until October 31st, all horror-related prints are on sale! 8×10 and 8 1/2 x 11 prints are $5.00 each and 17 x 11/14 x 11 prints $8.00 each!

The horror continues this Saturday with an update themed around the living dead!


Friends gettin’ Spooky:

Arcade Quartermaster just dropped an update with four new coin-op shrines: Schmeiser Robo, Superior Soldiers, Dragon Master and (perfect for the season) the Real Ghostbusters!

Prince of the Iron Fist will be playing Data East’s cult-classic beat ’em up “Night Slashers” this Friday night, so tune in there if you want to see zombies get pummeled to pieces!

I was just going to drop this preview for this year’s DangerTerrorHorrorThon, but felt the need to make some slight improvements to the Friday the 13th NES hero sprites:


They’re in the Movie-related custom sprite gallery and the main GFX Generator. I added a few more colors to their palettes, leading to a better 1958 Crystal Lake uniforms.

And now, Coming Attractions.

You have two weeks to make your arrangements. Spend them wisely.

This update could be done only at night, for it is filled with Vampires!

Custom Sprites
Castlevania: Dracula (original CV and SotN)
Alpha Denshi (NEW!): Kyros
Movies: Blacula/Mamuwalde and Selene (Underworld)
VanillawareVampire (Dragon’s Crown)

Mini-logos
Movies: Kyros
Movies: Blacula and Underworld

All of these bloodsuckers (and their mini-logos) have been added to the GFX Generator, where you can make your own screens and graphics, including one with that new Dracula’s lair background based on the original Castlevania.

You know, that’s a lot of vampires and tomorrow’s the last day for the DangerTerrorHorrorThon. I really hope someone shows up to make sure these nosferatu MF’ers don’t get out of control…

previous parts of the DTHT: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4

Sunday is that day of the week when many people go out there to get themselves a little religion. With a site update like this, they may need it.

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Movies: Pinhead/Priest (Hellraiser)
Konami: Silent Hill Nurses: Movie/Homecoming and Bubble Head.
Splatterhouse (new solo gallery): Boss 5
Capcom: Asteroth (Ghouls n’ Ghosts)
Sega: Neff (Altered Beast)

Mini-logos
Movies: Hellraiser

As usual, those new items were added added to the GFX Generator, where you can make your own zombie or non-zombie horror (or non-horror) screens and graphics.

previous parts of the DTHT: part 1, part 2, part 3

Did you think you’d have to wait until Sunday night to get your zombie fix? Never fear (unless we tell you to do so), because we’re here for you.

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Movies: Peter from Dawn of the Dead (the original)
Sega: Cyril (House of the Dead)
Capcom: Chris Redfield and the classic Zombie
Data East: Zombie from Night Slashers.
Other Games: Zombie (Zombies Ate My Neighbors)

Mini-logos
Movies: Dawn of the Dead
Capcom: Biohazard and Bio Hazard, Chris Redfield

All of those new sprites, mini-logos and a new graveyard background were added to the GFX Generator, where you can make your own zombie or non-zombie horror (or non-horror) screens and graphics.

previous parts of the DTHT: part 1, part 2