A History of Horror Videogames

A podcast series exploring the history and evolution of horror in videogames, from the arcades, to consoles and cartriges, to home computers.

A HISTORY OF HORROR VIDEOGAMES Part I
In this first episode, we explore the birth of video gaming, and take a look at terror in the arcades with Shark Jaws from Atari and Death Race from Exidy, Hunt the Wumpus on the first home computers, and the original console chiller, Haunted House on the Magnavox Odyssey

A HISTORY OF HORROR VIDEOGAMES Part II
In the second chapter of horror videogame history, we look at horror on the early home computers, with ghastly games released for the likes of the TR-80, the Apple II and the ZX81. Including terrifying titles such as The House of Usher, Deathmaze 5000, Mystery House, Asylum, and 3D Monster Maze!

A HISTORY OF HORROR VIDEOGAMES Part III
In this episode we explore horror in the golden age of the Atari VCS, AKA the Atari 2600, looking at terrifying titles like Haunted House, Alien, Frankenstein and untangling the connection between Donkey Kong and King Kong!

A HISTORY OF HORROR VIDEOGAMES Part IV
In this chapter we continue to look at horror videogames in the early 1980s, the golden age of the console. We exploring spooky games on the Intellivision such as Dracula and Ghost Manor on the Atari, face killer robots beneath the earth in Night Stalker and Dark Cavern, and then discover how classic movies such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween and Gremlins appeared on the Atari 2600.

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