Tag Archives: Festival of Dread

Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 31 October 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell and fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed the closing days of Parnell’s Sleepy Hollow campaign, recent happenings from The Splintering’s Festival of Dread Halloween event,

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Retro Review: “Night Warriors” (SEGA Saturn, Festival of Dread Special)

It’s 1996, and Capcom was being a total tease by not releasing Street Fighter III. Instead, Capcom was intent on flooding the fighting game market with X-Men: Children of the Atom, the Street Fighter Alpha series, and what is arguably their most adventurous take on the fighting genre up to that time: the Darkstalkers series. Released under the title Vampire:

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The IP Lawyers Known as Atari Release “Black Widow: Recharged” for PC, Consoles

On Thursday, the small group of intellectual property lawyers who call themselves Atari announced that retro revival Black Widow: Recharged is now available for pc and consoles. Developed in collaboration with Adamvision Studios and SneakyBox Studios, Black Widow: Recharged is a sequel to the original twin-stick shooter developed by Atari, and has nothing to do with Scarlett Johanson in a

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The Horror Art of Bruce Timm (Gallery, Festival of Dread Special, NSFW)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things creepy and crawly. Renowned artist and animator Bruce Timm is primarily known for his iconic takes on the DC animated universe, starting with Batman the Animated Series. However, Tim’s trademark style isn’t limited to the world of superheroics. Over the years, he’s crafted a remarkable number

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Review: “Otis Stein” (Skinny’s Comics, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things unnerving and undead! Today we’re going to take a look at Otis Stein, a 28-page, black and white horror book written by Matthew D. Vealey, illustrated by Carlos F. Rodriguez, and published by Shinny’s Comics. Fair warning – there will be some spoilers. I’ve been able

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Box Art Bombshells: “Vampire – Master of Darkness” (SEGA Game Gear, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering‘s month-long celebration of all things devilish and demented! We’re marking the occasion with a new edition of Box Art Bombshells, where we reveal the completely fabricated super really-real events that inspired some of the wackiest and weirdest box art from gaming history. Today, we’re the Castlevania-like 2D action platformer for the

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Indiegogo Campaign for Dan Plegel’s “The Goblin Girl” Fully Funded on Day One

On Tuesday, independent comic book creator Dan Plegel launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Goblin Girl, a girthy 80+ page (64+ pages of story), dark humor fantasy book bursting at the seams with assets. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $5 thousand at the time of this writing. Written and illustrated by Plegel and featuring colors

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Sugar Rush Studios’ Lovecraftian Horror Visual Novel “At Eve’s Wake” Now on PC

On Tuesday, independent game developer Sugar Rush Studios announced the release of its inaugural game, At Eve’s Wake, a pscychological horror visual novel. Inspired by the work of H.P. Lovecraft, At Eve’s Wake is described as an “interactive horror story” with “players discovering the family they never knew and uncovering their sinister practices.” Here’s the official breakdown of At Eve’s

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“SuccuBUSTED!” Creator Isaac Fox Talks Demons, Darkstalkers, and Body Pillows (Interview, NSFW)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things spine-chilling and bloodcurdling! Independent comic book creator Isaac Fox recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for SuccuBUSTED!, an all-new supernatural comedy book. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his SuccuBUSTED! campaign, which is available to support here. As always, the answers below are represented as closely

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 24 October 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on “Pumpkin” Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Bogeyman Blake Worrell andgot another chance to discuss recent comic book news. Fellow Splintering contributor “Ghosting” George Travlos was too busy at Baltimore Comic-Con to join us, but new “Dactyl daddy” Sumo Shane Davis was happily available to

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Review: “How to Die” (Eudaimonia Comics, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things grim and grisly. Today, we’re going to take a look at How to Die issue 1, a supernatural horror book written by Joshua “J.P.” Plack and featuring illustrations by Bogdan Ristea and lettering by Frederico Avila Corsini. I should note a the outset that this review

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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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Crowdfunding Review: “Tales from the Stacks” (Aspirational Comics, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things tricks and treats. Today we’re going to take a look at Michael Critzer’s Tales from the Stacks, a black-and-white horror anthology written by Critzer and featuring artwork by multiple creators. As a “crowdfunding review”, it will cover the following criteria: Book Content and Quality Communication and

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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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Review: “Sacrifice” Issue #1 (Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things dark and demented. Today we’re going to take a look at issue 1 of Sacrifice, a supernatural action horror comic by military veteran Laurant Valles Jr. Sacrifice is a 32-page book (28-pages of story) written and created by Valles. The first issue, titled “Sin”, is the first

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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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“Coloring the Undead” Adult Coloring Book Now on Indiegogo (Festival of Dread Special)

The pain… the pain of being blank! We don’t normally cover things like coloring books here at The Splintering, but in light of our ongoing Festival of Dread event, eh, why not? Independent artist Rob Shaffer recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Coloring the Undead, a 42-page adult coloring book featuring a horde of ghastly and gruesome images “so frightening

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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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Chomp Bites One Off: Bayonetta (Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering‘s month-long celebration of all things wicked and bewitching! 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. To celebrate the festive

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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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