In 2006, a small town arcade was forced to close due to machinations of opportunistic politicians and preachers. The arcade’s owner was run out of town and the cabinets, mostly horror games, were ordered to be destroyed in a public ceremony. One of the former employees, Amelia, refused to let this happen. Rallying a crew of fellow misfits, she liberated the coin-op machines, evaded the local police through multiple states until reaching the one place outside the reach of the law: infamous Alexandria Mall.

The legend of the Alexandria Mall is too long to repeat here, but ask any witness of the midnight skirmish that caused the building to be burned to the ground only to reappear the next morning will tell you how that was only the beginning of the weirdness. Amelia used the doomed machines to start “The Arcade of the Damned,” and began to hunt down additional coin-op games with far more sinister histories.

Custom Sprites
Illmosis/ScrollBoss: Amelia
Castlevania: Elizabeth Bartley (Bloodlines)
Night Slashers: Vampire Boss
Horror: a new Freddy sprite in the same style as the 2018 Horror print, Nancy Thompson (Elm Street 1 style), Sam (Trick ‘R Treat), the Bishop of Battle (Nightmares). Improved sprites of Michael Myers (Halloween 2 lobby card and sheet disguise sprites) and Mike (Phantasm)

Mini-logos: Trick ‘R Treat and the Bishop of Battle added to movies gallery.

All newness added to the main GFX Generators, where you can make pics like the top of this post!

Previous DTHT 2019 updates
DTHT 2019 pt.1 – Death Lives
DTHT 2019 pt.2 – Half-Man, Half-Beast, All-Horror!
DTHT 2019 pt.3 – Beyond Death

Custom Sprites
Battle Circuit: Yellow Iris/Yellow Beast
Castlevania: Werewolf/Wolfman
Metamorphic Force: Ban
Night Slashers: Werewolves
Data East: Werewolf: the Last Warrior

Mini-logos: Werewolf: the Last Warrior added to Data East gallery.

Previous DTHT 2019 updates
pt.1 Death Lives

All newness added to the main GFX Generators, where you can make pics like the top of this post!

The weirdness continues tomorrow!

It’s time again.

The DangerTerrorHorrorThon lives again, but not for long if these participants have anything to say about it!

Custom Sprites
Castlevania: Death (Castlevania NES and Symphony of the Night designs)
Ghosts ‘n Goblins: Skeleton Murderer
Gauntlet: Death
Kid Icarus: Grim Reaper
Night Slashers: Boss 6

All sprites have been added to the GFX Generators

The HorrorThon continues tomorrow when things get wild!

Halloween is here and it’s time to wrap up the HorrorThon!

Custom Sprites
Castlevania
Night Slashers: Christopher, Jake and the Ripper
Splatterhouse: Deadman, Top Heavy
movies: Dracula (1931), Dr. Herbert West (Re-Animator)
MotU: Scare Glow

Mini-logos: Circus Charlie and Maria added to Konami, Dracula (Universal pictures poster) added to movies.

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! Meanwhile, the sale on line art and pixel art prints will continue until November 2nd.

The marathon continues with the dead rising from the grave!

Custom Sprites:
Resident Evil (new gallery): Ada Wong, Albert Wesker & RE2 female zombie (Resident Evil)
Night Slashers(new gallery): Slim Zombie added. Hong Hua and Guts Zombie improved.
SNK: Pistol Zombie (Beast Busters)
movies: Graveyard Zombie (Night of the Living Dead), Francine (Dawn of the Dead)

All new custom sprites have been added to the fighter-scale image generator, and so has improved version of the graveyard background. Look, it was in yesterday’s update, but let’s pretend.

Reminder: From now until October 31st, all horror-related prints (including the new Alien vs. Predator print) in the shop 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 horrorthon continues tomorrow on Sunday (if my internet connection doesn’t crap out all the way)!

DangerTerrorHorrorThon 2016 pt. 6 – the Final Chapter!

Custom Sprites
Marvel:Blade
Other Games: Bayonetta
Data East: Zombie from Night Slashers
TecmoPumpkin Head (Ninja Gaiden)
Movies: The Shape/Michael Myers, Laurie Strode, Jill Franco
Illmosis: Hazelle (my witchy Halloween mascot returns from limbo!)

Mini-logos
Movies: Blade
Movies: Bayonetta

All new sprites and mini-logos have been added to the GFX Generator, where you can make your own screens and graphics. Blade (and the 144×160 I made from scratch) are also in the separate Darkstalker 3 and Marvel Super Heroes vs screen makers

That’s all (more like “that’s enough”) for the DangerTerrorHorrorThon for this year. Happy Halloween!

previous parts of the DTHT: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5

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.

Custom Sprites
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

Happy Halloween! This is the 25th anniversary year for both Altered Beast and Splatterhouse, this year’s monster/horror update will focus more on those two series.

GFX Generator update –
– New characters: Jennifer and Splatterhouse enemies (Master Dead and Pumpkin King) for Namco, Altered Beast enemies for Sega, Ptolemy for Taito, Sorceress (Dragon’s Crown) for Vanillaware (Other Games), Skeletor for Toons & Toys
– Updated characters: Neff (Rhino form)for Sega. All Darkstalker’s Revenge characters have their Select/Vs. portraits from that game.

Game Index – Splatterhouse (arcade) added.

Sprites – Night Slashers finally gets a gallery with a few sprites and animations.

Custom Sprites – Jennifer, Master Dead and Pumpkin King added to Namco page. Neff (Rhino) and Headless Horror added to Sega. Sorceress added to Vanillaware page. Ptolemy added to Taito. Skeletor added to Toys & Cartoons.

Fake Screenshot – Here’s one for the horror movie fans: Mike Haggar’s Halloween.


Of course, other game fan sites are celebrating Halloween, too. Here’s a few other places you should check out:

VGJunk
has a fresh page all about Splatterhouse 2 for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive.
Games-in-Bits has an excellent feature on some creepy urban legends in video games, including the first video game character to kill actual people.
Arcade Quartermaster also added a Splatterhouse shrine along with one for House of the Dead! It’s a creature double feature of foreboding abodes, so check it out!

… Halloween… Halloween…

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Konami’s Castlevania hitting U.S. shores and invading unsuspecting NES systems around the country. With that in mind, this pre-Halloween update is really heavy with Dracula’s minions along with a Belmont to destroy them. Non-Castlevania fans still have some things to look forward to as other horror and monster-related sprites and things haunt this update.

GFX Generators – The following creatures and creature-fighters have been added to the mix:
Capcom: Anita (new!)
Jaleco: Avenging Spirit (new!)
Konami: Richter Belmont (new!), Medusa Head (new!), Castlevania creatures (Ghosts, Hunchback, Zombie)
Namco: Rick Taylor (now with palettes, including Mirror Rick and Wanpaku Graffiti), Biggy Man (new!)
Sega: Neff (new!)
An expanded version of my scratch-made Castlevania cover art recreation was added to the 384×224 Create-a-Scene screenstyles. You probably figured that out from the main screenshot, though. More Darkstalker backgrounds were added to those, too.

Custom Sprites –
Jaleco: Avenging Spirit
Konami: Richter Belmont (SotN style), Medusa Head, Ghosts, Hunchback, Zombie
Namco: Biggy Man
Sega: Neff (Altered Beast)

Mini-Logos – Capcom: Resident Evil. Data East: Night Slashers. Jaleco: Avenging Spirit. Konami: Richter (Belmont). Marvel: Ghost Rider

Expect a few more items to be added on Halloween day!