HORROR

The Dark Souls Toilet from Madison: A Review

I’ve been enjoying the horror games segment of today’s Guerrilla Collective showcase. My favorite part, easily, (at least so far) is the extended segment from MADiSON, featuring a straight-up Dark Souls/portal to hell/truly haunted toilet. The MADiSON toilet in question has a cursed “DO NOT USE” written on a massive…

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NEWS

Kristen Stewart is Casting A “Super Gay Ghost Hunting Adventure,” We’ve Played Enough Phasmophobia to Apply

I was perusing gay instagram this evening (that is, my Instagram account), and one of my favorite handles, godimsuchadyke, featured a post by Kristen Stewart that I simply had to share with Fanbyte readers. In the video (which, People and queer site Autostraddle report was originally posted to stylist CJ…

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TV/FILM

7 Games Like Phasmophobia to Scratch Your Cooperative Horror Itch

We’re all Phasmophobia connoisseurs after countless nights spent hiding away in Willow Street House closets and screaming down the halls of Brownstone High School. The “horror co-op” ghost hunting adventure also ushered in a new phenomenon of games like Phasmophobia. These have taken over Steam, but there’s an ocean of…

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The Advent Calendar is a Dark, Delicious Holiday Horror

Content warning for ableism, sexual assault, and violence. Holiday-themed horror movies, like so many holiday-themed things, are pretty hit or miss for me. Aside from the occasional masterpiece (Black Christmas) or schlocky delight (MST3K’s utter classic Santa Clause, and the more popular Santa Claus Conquers the Martians), the misses add…

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REVIEWS

New Horror Title Abandoned Coming to PlayStation 5

Hot off the presses of the PlayStation blog, a new horror title has been revealed coming exclusively to the PlayStation 5 later this year. Abandoned is a spooky game about being, well, abandoned in a forest and having to fight to escape it. Apparently. Abandoned is developed by Blue Box Game…

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The Best Horror Movies of 2020 You Can Watch Right Now

With the world currently dealing with a global pandemic, many people are stuck inside their homes with nothing to do. While the film industry has been obviously hit, there are still some solid movies out there for horror junkies. Whether it’s one entirely made on Zoom or a slick retelling…

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GUIDES

You Love to Scream It 2: Possession

Since starting this You Love to See It spinoff (focussing on weirder or more niche horror), we’ve been enamored with movies that blend drama and horror. Belzebuth used terrifying real-life imagery (depicting too-real scenes of violence) before the statue scene, and here, in Andrzej Żuławski’s only english-language film, we see…

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PODCASTS

You Love to Scream It 1: Belzebuth 

This episode has a content warning for discussion of terrorism and child death. You’re probably familiar with You Love To See It, our movie and TV rewatch podcast. Well, enough of us love horror — and watch so much of it — that there’s room for extra episodes, and this…

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PODCASTS

East Coast Office Hours are Now in Session

We’re doing something a little different today. Features and Trending Editor merritt k and I — aka, the Brooklyn Bureau of Fanbyte — have been inspired by our good friends in the LA office to do our own version of Office Hours. In our pilot episode, merritt brings up a…

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PODCASTS

The Best Bit of The Haunted PS1 Demo Disc is a Spooky, Psychedelic Maze

I’ve been tasting the games on the magnificent Haunted PS1 Demo Disc 2020 since I saw a stray tweet about it late last week. There are 17 titles on the “CD,” styled — down to the menu system — on mid 90s PlayStation (and Saturn!) games of a particular mood:…

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Here’s What We Want in a Hideo Kojima Horror Game

Well, the news has broken. Now that Death Stranding is out, cinematic game director Hideo Kojima has tweeted that he wants to turn his talents back towards horror. It’s a hint, really, and an admission that he was watching The Eye while making P.T., but it hasn’t stopped me from…

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Play This Retro, 90s FPS Right Now – Don’t Look It Up First

Not to put too fine a point on it, but Papercookies’ No Players Online is extremely my shit. It’s a tiny indie horror game that borrows the visual language of an unfinished 90s FPS (or Doom Clone, to use the proper term of the time), and the light mechanical  logic…

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Danielle’s Top 10 Movies of the Decade (That Aren’t Franchises)

I’m not going to lie. This list was originally called “Danielle’s top 10 movies of the decade that are not Mad Max: Fury Road.” As much as I really love Fury Road, every nerd’s top 10 list already has that movie on it, and I just want to write about…

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FEATURES

The New ‘Final Girls’ of Horror Embrace their Dark, Delicious Lives

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky… It’s another FangByte article! Welcome to our autumnal crop of Halloween themed Fanbyte fun (that we like to call FangByte). Each day on the week of Halloween, we’ll have more pieces dealing with creepy, crawly topics across games and other pop culture. Make…

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FEATURES

My Shocktober was as Bountiful as 2019 was Terrible

Every October, like many a good horror nerd, I try to celebrate the best month of the year by watching/reading/playing as much horror media as I can. It’s not like I’m not doing this in every season, of course, I even have a weekly horror/cult movie night with one of…

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Gears of War Has Secretly Always Been a Horror Franchise

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky… It’s another FangByte article! Welcome to our autumnal crop of Halloween themed Fanbyte fun (that we like to call FangByte). Each day on the week of Halloween, we’ll have more pieces dealing with creepy, crawly topics across games and other pop culture. Make…

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Annabelle, the Awful Haunted Doll, is the Queer Horror Icon 2019 Deserves

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky… It’s another FangByte article! Welcome to our autumnal crop of Halloween themed Fanbyte fun (that we like to call FangByte). Each day on the week of Halloween, we’ll have more pieces dealing with creepy, crawly topics across games and other pop culture.…

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FEATURES

Micro-Review: Moons of Madness’ Crappy Space-Gym

Moons of Madness is a cool sci-fi/horror game about a Mars base and its crew going a little… cosmically mad. It’s a classic “something went wrong on this here space-base,” but frankly, I have a hypothesis. While I’m still only a few hours into the game, and have not discovered…

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