Tag Archives: Festival of Dread

Cosplay feature: Capcom’s “Darkstalkers” (Festival of Dread special)

There’s few game series that scream Halloween as much as Capcom’s Darkstalkers series. Featuring characters inspired by horror mainstays such as Dracula, the Mummy, and zombies, Darkstalkers has a fun take on whatever your Halloween fancy may call for. As with many other Capcom arcade fighters, the roster of Darkstalkers and its sequels (Night Warriors and Vampire Savior) features expressive

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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 – “The Abductables” by Cauldron Comics (Festival of Dread special)

At some point, aliens became a part of Halloween culture. Why did this happen, exactly? Was it the consistent appearance of Kodos and Kang in The Simpsons‘ Treehouse of Horror speicals? The release of Ridley Scott’s Alien film series? Or does it go even further back to Cold War-era sci-fi/horror flicks like Invasion of the Body Snatchers? While it makes

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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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Review: “Jungle Z” – Nintendo Switch (Festival of Dread special, repost)

First things first,* Jungle Z clearly takes place in a forest, not a jungle. Sure there are some banana trees thrown around for good measure, but it’s a forest. At first glance, Jungle Z looks a bit like a modern take on Zombies Ate My Neighbors with a few RPG elements mixed in. Overhead perspective, a variety of weapons, undead

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