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Backlog Review: “Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess” (Xbox 360, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things creepy and chilling! Today we’re going to look at Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess, a game from beyond the grave! Why so? Because the game is no longer available to purchase if you have not already done so (at least on Xbox 360). Developed by MediaTonic

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Historical Horror Comic “War Party” Now on Indiegogo (Festival of Dread Special)

It’s Pocahontas meets Altered Beast in comic book form! Sorta… Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Justin Murphy launched a crowdfunding campaign for War Party, a 6-issue, 140-page fantasy adventure miniseries that blends supernatural horror and Colonial American history. You can check out the promotional trailer below (complete with The Last if the Mohicans musical score), followed by the

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Comics Legend Graham Nolan Launches “31 Days of Monsters” (Festival of Dread Special)

Sure, The Splintering has our Festival of Dread running through the month, but our creative elders have been celebrating October in unique ways for far longer than us. Enter revered comic book creator Graham Nolan (Batman, The Chenoo), who has marked the occasion for eight straight years with the 31 Days of Monsters. This year, Nolan will livestream himself drawing

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The Splintering’s “Festival of Dread” Returns this October!

Be afraid! Be very afraid! Sure, we have Attack Helicopter Week in the Summer, Monochrome May, and Jolly Jinglings to close out the year, but none of these events are as big as October’s Festival of Dread. And this year’s Festival of Dread event promises to be even bigger than the last! We already have several Halloween-themed pieces in the

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Unboxing AlternaWeen 2 at The Splintering (Festival of Dread special)

For two years running, Alterna Comics has marked the Halloween holiday with AlternaWeen, a crowdfunded event in which backers receive stacks of discounted comic books (among other swag) to give away to trick-or-treaters. Full disclosure! I’ve backed the AlternaWeen Indiegogo campaign both years, and like last year, I decided to dust off The Splintering‘s criminally neglected YouTube channel to post

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Review: “Old School Monsters” by Ashcan Comics Pub. (Festival of Dread special)

There’s perhaps nothing more synonymous with Halloween than the collection of creatures known as the “Universal Classic Monsters”. Dracula, the Wolfman, Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon – each of these horrors have been recreated and re-imagined across several different mediums over the years. In March 2019, independent comic book publisher Ashcan Comics Pub. gave a handful

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Review: “Splatterhouse 3” – SEGA Genesis (Festival of Dread special)

Review spoiler warning! I friggin’ love Splatterhouse 3. It’s the reason why I love the Splatterhouse series so much, and as far as both violent games and 16-bit brawlers go, it definitely top-tier. That being said, it’s not 100% flawless, and fans of the first two games might not appreciate the changes made to the third installment. Voice: Nobody cares,

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Chomp Bites One Off: Mr. Bones (Festival of Dread special, NSFW humor)

Welcome back to our special Halloween event here at The Splintering, the Festival of Dread! Every now and again, we at The Splintering are going to lean on our mascot, Chomp the Termite, to go out into the world of myth and fiction to get the stories that we non-fictional types just can’t get. This edition of Chomp Bites One

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Review: “Batman Haunted Knight” – DC Comics (Festival of Dread special)

Before The Long Halloween, the creative team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale crafted three Halloween-themed Batman stories for DC Comics’ ongoing Legends of the Dark Knight series. Originally released in the autumn of 1993, 1994 and 1995, these three tales simply titled Fears, Madness and Ghosts would later be collected into a single trade paperback titled Haunted Knight, which has

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Review: Archie Vs. Predator – Archie Comics (Festival of Dread special)

When choosing what my first comic book review should be for our Festival of Dread, there really wasn’t any other choice other than this, Archie Vs. Predator. This 4-issue series is particularly special because it’s clearly the spiritual successor to my own book from 1995, Brady Bunch vs Predator. Brady Bunch vs. Predator is already a world-renowned classic, having been

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The Splintering’s “Festival of Dread” begins this October!

All Hallow’s Eve is nigh! To celebrate the dark, terrifying and macabre side of life, The Splintering is launching its very first Festival of Dread event, in which we will post all manner of creepy content intended to set the Halloween mood! We’ve also added Festival of Dread items to our Teespring store! We don’t run any paid ads on

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Asmodev’s Genre-Bending “Priest Simulator” Coming to Steam PC in 2022

Game publisher Ultimate Games S.A. recently announced that Priest Simulator will be coming in 2022 to Steam PC via Early Access, with console ports to follow at a later date – that’d be PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and Nintendo Switch, to be precise. Developed by Polish studio Asmodev, Priest Simulator is a genre-blending adventure combining aspects of hack’n’slash, FPS, simulation,

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Zing Games’ “Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes” Coming to PC, Switch this Year

On Monday, publisher Daedalic Entertainment announced that Zing Games’ Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes will be coming to both PC and Nintendo Switch sometime this year (that’d be 2021 – I know it’s tough to keep track these days). The game is described as a “mashup of classic pinball, zombie defense with rogue-like elements,” and features a not-scary cast of zombies

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Issue 2 of Laurant Valles Jr.’s “Sacrifice” Now on Kickstarter

On Monday, independent comic book creator and military veteran Laurant Valles Jr. launched a crowdfunding campaign for issues 1 and 2 of Sacrifice, which Valles describes as a “horror comedy series filled with action.” The project is well on its way to being fully funded, having raised more than half of its initial funding goal in the first 24 hours.

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Atone for Your Sins in “Hell’s High Harmonizers” on Nintendo Switch

Late last week, Ukidakensetsu officially released Hell’s High Harmonizers on Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop. Already available on Steam via Early Access, Hell’s High Harmonizers is a life simulation game set in the depths of Hell. If that description alone isn’t enough to pique your interest, here’s the official breakdown of the game from Ukidakensetsu: Hell’s High Harmonizers is

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Fossil Games’ Retro-Inspired Horror Title “Sunshine Manor” Coming to Steam on 28 October, Consoles in 2022

Publisher Hound Picked Games recently announced that 80s horror film-inspired Sunshine Manor is coming to Steam on 28 October, with console ports (Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch) to follow sometime in 2022. Developed by the two-person, indie game development team of Fossil Games, Sunshine Manor follows Camp Sunshine as the second game in Fossil’s so-called Sunshine Universe trilogy. Here’s the

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Nasser Rabadi’s “Creepsters” Revives the Creature Horrors of the 1980s

Last week, independent comic book creator Nasser Rabadi launched a crowdfunding campaign for Creepsters, an 86-page, black and white horror/comedy book. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $3 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Rabadi (Stardust, ASYL) and featuring illustrations by… erm, I actually can’t say as the campaign page doesn’t specify the

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Brenden Swan’s “DisintegrationStreet Vol. 2” Now on Indiegogo

On Thursday, independent comic book creator Brenden Swan launched a crowdfunding campaign for DisintegrationStreet Volume 2, the 69-page (*snick!*) follow-up to the first volume that was successfully crowdfunded in 2020. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than Written and illustrated by Swan (Strangelove: I Want to be Chrome), DisintegrationStreet takes place in a strange world where the

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The Demons and Devils of “Succubus” are Coming to Consoles in 2022

No, suck you, bus! On Wednesday, developer Madmind Studios announced that their recent hellish action game Succubus is coming to PS4, PS5, SeXbox, Xbone, and Nintendo Switch sometime in 2022. Already available on PC (via Steam), the console version of Succubus will be ported by Console Labs S.A. In the meantime, Madmind Studios is currently focussed on supporting the PC

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Adam Lawson’s “Kids & Monsters” is a Horror Comic for All Ages

It isn’t about pedos! On Tuesday, independent comic book creator Adam Lawson launched a crowdfunding campaign for Kids & Monsters, a 72-page, horror graphic novel featured in 8.3″ x 11.7″ hardcover format. Written and illustrated by Lawson (The Kill Journal), Kids & Monsters is intended for readers of all ages despite its dark, supernatural undertones. Here’s the official plot synopsis

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XSEED Brings “Corpse Party” to PC, Consoles this October

Publisher XSEED Games recently announced that an “updated and expanded” version of Corpse Party is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbone, SeXbox, and Steam PC on 20 October. Aptly titled Corpse Party (2021), the new release will feature two additional chapters not included in the original 2010 release. The game will launch for $19.99 across all platforms via their respective

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Shanth Enjeti’s “Nosfero: The Crypt Walker” Paints a Unique Portrait of Horrors

Over the long weekend, independent comic book creator Shanth Enjeti launched a crowdfunding campaign for Nosfero: The Crypt Walker, a horror adventure book presented in an oversized 8.5in x 11in, square-bound format. Written and illustrated by Enjeti, Nosfero is a standalone story with full-color painted artwork. The main story will be 25+ pages, but the book will also include some

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 10 October 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on “Petrifying” Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder “Fashionably Late” Blake Worrell and fellow Splintering contributor “Ghoulish” George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed the latest on Parnell’s Sleepy Hollow campaign, Shane Davis’ Inglorious Rex project, Parnell’s future

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Physical Edition of “Zombie Nation” Coming to Nintendo Switch via Strictly Limited Games

Strictly Limited Games and City Connection have announced details for a physical release of Zombie Nation on Nintendo Switch. Also known as Abarenbo Tengu in Japan, Zombie Nation is a bizarre 2D shooter originally released for the NES in 1991. In Zombie Nation, players control the floating disembodied head of a samurai to save America from a horde of “zombies”*

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Mothmen 1966 to be the First of a “Pixel Pulp” Trilogy

Cryptids sure are fashionable this year! On Tuesday, game publisher Chorus Worldwide and developer LCB Game Studio announced that Mothmen 1966 will be coming to Mac, Linux, PC (via Steam) Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox platforms in early 2032. Developed by a two-person team in Argentina, Mothmen 1966 is described as the first in a trilogy of “Pixel Pulp” visual

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