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Haunted House is a re-imagined version of the original 3D isometric survival rogue-lite horror classic adventure game developed by Orbit Studio. Players embody Lyn Graves as she visits her uncle's mansion with her friends, but is unexpectedly met with ghouls and monsters. In order to free her loved ones, she must find the shattered pieces of a magical urn and put them back together. Explore procedurally generated room layouts and shifting walls as unpredictable enemy placements and ghostly encounters enable players to creep, sneak, and dash through the mansion to save the day. Haunted House is available now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch, Atari VCS, and PC.
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Creep, sneak, and dash your way through hordes of ghouls and eerie ectoplasms in this roguelite reimagining of the classic Atari adventure!
Chills and stealthy thrills abound In Haunted House, a reimagining of the classic Atari adventure! Players take control of Lyn Graves, the precocious niece of legendary treasure hunter Zachary Graves. Lyn visits her uncle’s mansion with her closest compatriots, only to find the house overrun with ghouls and monsters who quickly grab and spirit away her friends. In order to free her uncle and her friends, and capture all the supernatural foes, Lyn must find the shattered pieces of a magical urn and put them back together. Through procedurally generated room layouts, shifting walls, unpredictable enemy placements, and unique ghostly encounters, Lyn must creep, sneak, and dash her way through hordes of ghouls and eerie ectoplasms in order to locate her friends and uncle. Each urn shard is fiercely guarded by a bone-chilling boss — with 3D isometric stealth gameplay, Lyn must think on her feet to conquer each challenge. When she gets knocked out by a shadowy specter, she winds up back at the Haunted House’s entrance and must face an entirely new floor layout and enemy placement, ensuring each run is unique. Features Resurrected Roguelite: Haunted House doubles down on stealth and mystifying challenges while adding roguelite elements, ensuring no two runs are the same. All-Ages Thrill Ride: The whimsical, cartoonish art style only thinly veils the chills and thrills in Haunted House! Expertly riding the line between goofy and spooky, Haunted House features primarily stealth-based gameplay and light combat sequences. Unlockable Characters: As Lyn explores the Haunted House, she’ll free her trapped friends, who become playable characters you can use to dive deeper into the mansion. Each friend possesses different stats, so depending on who you explore the mansion with, it’ll be a new experience! Atari Easter Eggs: The game is full of collectibles and lore based on the original Haunted House and other classic favorites from Atari’s golden age. Sneaky Shivers: With combat de-emphasized, players must focus on stealth movement and solving challenges unseen in the shadows, along with utilizing the arsenal of traps and items at their disposal to distract the ghoulies hunting Lyn. Lyn must collect gems to power up the skills and perks that make her that much stronger during the next trip through the mansion’s labyrinth.
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Review – Haunted House
A lot of you may have never even heard of this game, but I was actually looking forward to replaying Haunted House , a reboot of an Atari 2600 classic, widely considered to be the first (ish) survival horror game of all time. I had the chance of previewing the game a while back, at BIG Festival 2023 , as well as interviewing one of its developers . All that was missing was getting my hands on the final product, touted to be a brand new take on the series after a disastrous reboot attempt in the mid-2010s, and see if it was worth the wait.
Your lamp is your most trustworthy weapon… and it’s still weak as hell.
As previously mentioned, Haunted House is indeed a roguelite, but one with a lesser emphasis on combat. In this game, you control one of many kids trapped inside a haunted mansion, a place cursed with a spell that makes its rooms constantly change layouts with each new run. Each room contains a puzzle. Solve that puzzle, and the door to the next room is unlocked, and all enemies inside of the current room are destroyed, becoming currency which can be exchanged for in-run upgrades. You can also collect rare gems which can be exchanged for permanent upgrades for your character in the mansion’s lobby.
The emphasis on combat might be lessened, but it’s not nonexistent. It’s just that you only have access to a few traps and a magical lamp that can defeat enemies like a Ghostbusters proton pack, but there are two issues: traps are finite items located at random (and at small quantities), and your lamp is stupidly slow, whilst enemies are fast and bulky. If possible, sneak past enemies. Their lines of sight are always visible, and you also have access to a few stealth-based buffs. Health and ammo are scarce during runs, so be careful. Haunted House is not a hard roguelite by any means, but it’s not a cake walk, either.
Don’t mind me, I’m clearly a very dead ghost, just coming through.
Furthermore, the combat could have received a little more polish. It’s not bad, but given how Haunted House is presented in an isometric perspective, aiming and throwing your traps can be tricky at times, especially when there’s more than one enemy near you. The game tends to automatically direct you towards the nearest foe, even when that’s not exactly who you want to get rid of first.
So you know the drill: keep exploring the mansion, obtain items, get defeated, cash in on your permanent upgrade currency, start another run with improved stats, and try to make to the end of the section, where you might be able to unlock a new character after beating a boss. There is also the possibility of looking for classic Atari cartridges scattered throughout the mansion (don’t ask why, maybe the ghosts are really into Combat or Yars’ Revenge ), which can be handed over to a nerdy kid who also inexplicably lives in one of the rooms in the titular haunted house.
A butler? Well then, we now know who’s the murderer in this mansion.
This isn’t a mind-blowing gameplay loop, but Haunted House isn’t trying to be Hades or anything like that. Its appeal is the fact it’s mostly centered around stealth and slight puzzle solving. It is a bit annoying at first, given how utterly frail your protagonist is, but it doesn’t take long until you’re able to upgrade your health and the power of your lamp. In fact, I was able to cash in on both after a mere run. This is when the game becomes more interesting and more replayable. There’s enough room variety to ensure multiple playthroughs, and the progression system is fair enough to motivate you to play “just one more round”.
It’s a good thing that Haunted House features a somewhat appealing gameplay loop, because it’s not going to win anyone over with its presentation. Again, it doesn’t look bad, with cute, hand-drawn visuals, but it’s a bit cheap and repetitive to look at. I assume the game didn’t have a big developmental budget to begin with, as all of its cutscenes were completely static, and there’s no voice acting, or even voice clips, to begin with. Thankfully, whilst the theme song is played ad nauseum, it’s good enough to never get on your nerves. It sounded a bit Scooby-Doo -ish, and that’s never a bad thing.
I have so many questions I don’t even know where to begin…
Haunted House overcomes its low budget aesthetics and occasional lack of polish with a simple, but unique gameplay loop featuring elements from roguelikes, stealth games, puzzlers, and survival horrors (well, the PG kind of survival horror). It just features enough room and puzzle variety, as well as decent progression system, to keep you wanting to play just one more round, just to see if you can finally beat that one annoying boss, or if you can find another Atari cartridge to hand over to that nerdy kid at the lobby. By no means the most impressive roguelite title out there, but a decent return to form to a franchise so heavily mistreated in the past.
Haunted House is available now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Atari VCS.
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Planned Release Date: 25 Oct, 2023
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About This Game
- Many things are available to build your haunted house including lights you can customize via direction and color, speakers to play scary laughs or thunder ambiance, animatronics, posable monsters, trigger pads and more.
- Several different decorations including old furniture, paintings, lamps, and monsters.
- Some decorations will need power and others will require a trigger for full effect so generators and motion detectors will need to be strategically placed.
- Design walls, ceilings, and floors by changing their materials and making them into doors or removing them altogether for more room.
- Guests will react to different things, might flee if too spooked and will leave reviews detailing their haunted house experience.
- Some guests are picky and will need tailored decorations to get a good review.
- Unlock strange and unusual decorations and areas as you progress.
- Unique locations like abandoned areas or forests.
- OS: Windows 8, 10 or 11
- Processor: Intel Core i3 8th Gen or AMD Equivalent
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: 4 GB Video Ram
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 3 GB available space
- DirectX: Version 12
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If Halloween is your favorite holiday, telling ghost stories is your favorite pasttime, and horror is your favorite movie genre , then it's safe to assume that visiting haunted spots is your favorite kind of sight seeing. And you're in luck, because the U.S. is filled with historic spots that are rumored to be busy with paranormal activity—from the classic culprits, like old hotels, to the unexpected, like mysterious underwater caves. For ideas on where to take a spooky roadtrip to this month, Camping World , an RV and camping equipment supplier, analyzed Google searches to identify the top 20 most searched-for haunted places in the U.S. The list includes locations from California to New York, and lots of eerie places in between.
Top 20 Most Searched-For Haunted Places in the U.S.
- Winchester Mystery House, California (74,000 monthly and 888,000 yearly searches)
- Eastern State Penitentiary Philadelphia (60,500 monthly and 726,000 yearly searches)
- Main Street, Missouri (60,500 monthly and 726,000 yearly searches)
- Jacob’s Well, Texas (49,500 monthly and 594,000 yearly searches)
- The Stanley Hotel, Colorado (49,500 monthly and 594,000 yearly searches)
- White Horse Tavern, Rhode Island (22,200 monthly and 266,400 yearly searches)
- Masonic Temple Detroit, Michigan (22,200 monthly and 266,400 yearly searches)
- Waipi'o Valley, Hawaii (18,100 monthly and 217,200 yearly searches)
- St. Roch Chapel, Yellow Fever Shrine, Louisiana (18,100 monthly and 217,200 yearly searches)
- Myrtles Plantation, Louisiana (18,100 monthly and 217,200 yearly searches)
- Omni Mount Washington Resort, New Hampshire (14,800 monthly and 177,600 yearly searches)
- The Biltmore Estate, North Carolina (14,800 monthly and 177,600 yearly searches)
- Gettysburg Battlefield, Pennsylvania (14,800 monthly and 177,600 yearly searches)
- Mount Hope Cemetery, Maine (12,100 monthly and 145,200 yearly searches)
- Ohio State Reformatory, Ohio (12,100 monthly and 145,200 yearly searches)
- The Clown Motel, Nevada (12,100 monthly and 145,200 yearly searches)
- United States Military Academy, New York (12,100 monthly and 145,200 yearly searches)
- Jerome Grand Hotel, Arizona (9,900 monthly and 118,800 yearly searches)
- Oakland Cemetery, Georgia (9,900 monthly and 118,800 yearly searches)
- Villisca Axe Murder House, Iowa (9,900 monthly and 118,800 yearly searches)
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Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia
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The Fall of the House of Usher review – a gleefully terrifying take on Edgar Allan Poe
Halloween is saved! Spookmaster Mike Flanagan’s final Netflix offering is a spooky, grisly, sumptuously gothic treat
C ompelling Edgar Allan Poe adaptations have been thin on the ground since Roger Corman’s films in the 1960s. Admittedly, there was a spectacular segment in an early Treehouse of Horror Simpsons Halloween special, but with The Fall of the House of Usher, Mike Flanagan proves just as adept as Matt Groening or Corman at bringing Poe to the screen.
Flanagan has form with making tributes to some of horror’s most beloved oeuvres. He took on Shirley Jackson in The Haunting of Hill House (which was fabulous), Henry James in The Haunting of Bly Manor (spooky but saccharine) and Christopher Pike in The Midnight Club (meh). Thankfully, Flanagan and Poe’s sensibilities prove a winning pairing, staying on the edge of terror without cascading into jump scares and sentimentality. Guilt permeates every frame of Flanagan’s Poe universe, and buys into not so much the horror as the terror. The feeling that something awful is imminent makes for an engaging watch.
The series begins with a pitch-black set-up befitting Poe. Roderick Usher (Bruce Greenwood) attends a joint funeral for a number of his adult children, and in a montage of press coverage, we see how a series of “freak accidents” has wiped out his entire bloodline. The Usher patriarch then sits in a dilapidated mansion with Carl Lumbly’s Auguste Dupin (based on Poe’s famous recurring character who is considered the first detective in fiction) and offers him a confession. We then flash back a few weeks to when the Usher clan were on top of the world, having become Sackler-esque billionaires peddling opiates that have inflicted untold misery on the American public, and begin to watch their painful demise.
Roderick has come from a miserable childhood with a puritanical, sickly mother who believes that “pain and suffering are the kiss of Jesus”. As a parent himself, Roderick doesn’t fare much better, having six children by five different women who range from obnoxious hedonists (Napoleon and Prospero Usher) to despicable creeps (Frederick, Tamerlane and Victoria) to obnoxious, despicable hedonist creeps (Camille). The family is made up of Flanagan’s regular ensemble of actors, and to buy them as relatives requires a lot of suspension of disbelief, but for Flanagan fans, there’s great fun to be had seeing how these favourites fit into his new tale of terror. Carla Gugino returns as Verna AKA the Raven. Ruth Codd (the highlight of The Midnight Club) plays Roderick’s much younger wife Juno, a former heroin addict whose life was turned around thanks to the drugs the Ushers peddle, while Rahul Kohli, Henry Thomas and Kate Siegel each take on a dastardly member of the Usher brood. Alongside his favoured players is Mark Hamill as an unfeeling lawyer/fixer for the Usher family who sounds as if he gargles a pint of nails every morning. But as we know from the start, there’s no point in getting overly attached to them, as grisly fates are assured for all. It’s not so much the “what” as the “why” that the audience and Dupin need to be answered.
Flanagan finishes his Netflix contract on a high, gleefully capturing Poe’s magic, eerie romance and sense of dread. His shows have become the streaming service’s best offerings for spooky season, and it is hard to imagine how that void will be filled. It’s not perfect – the order in which the Poe family meet their fates is a case of diminishing returns, as its most intriguing members are dispatched too quickly. Some of the CGI, particularly one scene involving bodies falling from the sky, is unintentionally funny. Problematically, Flanagan tends to conflate queerness with depravity and sexual fluidity is punished here with an unnerving flourish. But the show remembers to be actually scary, with truly inspired uses of chimps, mirrors and sprinkler systems. There’s no question that The Fall of the House of Usher ranks among Flanagan’s finest works.
So why is all this happening to the Ushers? Which Usher’s end will prove the grisliest? Why won’t Netflix throw enough money at this man to make more October delights? What gave that Simpsons episode any right to be so good? Some of the questions are deliciously wrapped up by the series’ powerful conclusion. As for the rest: nevermore.
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Getting ready for the wicked weekends will take 12-15 hours to transform the location into something scary and some things will be different from last year’s haunt.
“Last year was our first year and I was able to put most of my visions to life. It was awesome, but we had no particular theme,” he said. “This year, we have a theme and costumes to fit a circus big top.”
Close to 20 haunt actors are scheduled to perform at different stations and travel throughout the evening, ensuring guests have a spooktacular time.
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“We’re going to have a fortune teller room and a clown room,” he said.
Refreshments will be available to purchase. Pizza will be provided by Lane's Pizzeria of Maybee.
Stylianou grew up challenging his fears and enjoyed the thrill of going to haunted houses. The name of the business comes from his love of all things spooky. The videographer, director and set designer started his business in 2010. A black cat is his company’s logo.
He likes all thing horror and is a long-time fan of American horror author Stephen King. But, when it comes to filmmakers, he credits Jordan Peele and John Carpenter and his “Halloween” series as favorites.
“The spooky season is a nostalgic feeling. It’s my favorite season, my favorite holiday is Halloween,” Stylianou added. “The fall, the changing of the leaves, cider and watching scary movies, everything about this season is nostalgic for me.”
Tickets for “Spooky’s Haunted Attractions” are $10 for children 12 and younger and $15 for adults. For more information, log onto tinyurl.com/SpookySpookyFilmsFB .
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TwitchCon Las Vegas is set to begin later this week. In advance of the festivities, Twitch has announced that it’s rolling out a new stories feature to the Twitch mobile app.
“By building stories into the Twitch experience, we’ve made it easier for you to reach your community directly on Twitch,” wrote senior product manager Eduardo Fenili on Twitch’s blog. “Access to eligible streamers will roll out gradually by the end of the week and on an ongoing basis as streamers meet the minimum eligibility requirements.”
Stories on Twitch will function just like the feature does on other social media apps. Qualified users can post pictures, text messages, or clips that will disappear after 48 hours. Viewers will be able to see stories from the creators they follow in a dedicated space at the top of the Twitch app. Right now, stories are only available to affiliates and partners who have had one stream in the last 30 days, with Twitch stating it may possibly extend the feature to more users as time goes on.
According to Fenili, stories will make it easier for streamers to connect with their audience. Creators will be able to use their channel emotes and create backgrounds, while also being able to make stories from clips or their own custom-made content. Users with 30 subscribers or more (gift subs included) will also have the ability to create subscriber-only stories. Twitch will offer analytics for stories, and viewers will also get notifications when a creator they follow posts a new story.
Twitch emphasized that safety was a primary concern in the stories rollout. “Content created and shared on stories will be held to the same community guidelines other content on Twitch is held to, and you can report stories that violate these standards directly within the app,” the blog read.
Stories seems to be another way for Twitch to keep eyeballs on the site for longer while rolling out a feature that may help streamers with the ever-present audience engagement problem.
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Top 13 places in Russia where you may face a ghost
1. Kusovnikov House in Moscow
In the 19 th century house № 17 on Myasnitskaya street in central Moscow was inhabited by a rich, but very greedy couple – Pyotr and Sofya Kusovnikov, who scrimped on almost everything. Extremely suspicious, they used to hide money from their servants in different places. Once they hid some in the fireplace, but the janitor accidentally burned it when lighting the fire. When she found out, Sofya died instantly of a broken heart, her husband passed away a little later. Since then, the ghost of a hunched old man in a coat has routinely appeared on the street near the house – this is Pyotr Kusovnikov mourning his lost money.
2. Sokol metro station
During WWI, not far from the modern Sokol station of the Moscow metro, a cemetery for fallen soldiers was located. In 1918, mass executions of White officers and priests by the Reds were held there. All this led to the appearance of ghosts in the dark tunnels of the station. Early in the morning diaphanous figures with festering wounds can be seen there.
3. St. Michael’s Castle in St. Petersburg
This castle was a royal residence built by order of Tsar Paul I. On March 21, 1801, he was killed there by a group of conspirators. It is considered that the restless spirit of the tsar was unable to leave the castle. It appears there in the corridors with a burning candle in its hand.
4. Znamenskaya Tower in Yaroslavl
During the Civil War in Russia (1917-1922), a group of White troops held positions in the Volkovsky theater in Yaroslavl. The Red commissar in command of the siege promised to spare their lives. However, he lied and all the Whites were executed at the Znamenskaya Tower. Since then, the ghost of the commissar who didn’t keep his promise has been seen at the place of his crime.
5. Igumnov House in Moscow
The house at 43 Bolshaya Yakimanka Street in Moscow, also known as “Igumnov House,” serves today as the residence of the French ambassador. It was built at the request of the industrialist Nikolay Igumnov in the late 19 th century. He settled his young mistress here, but one day caught her with a lover. The lover was kicked out, but the girl was never seen again. It is believed that the outraged Igumnov bricked her up in a wall. During Soviet times, people often saw the ghost of a young girl walking through the walls with deep, plaintive sighs.
6. House of Rasputin in St. Petersburg
The flat on the second floor at 64 Gorokhovaya street in St. Petersburg is today a usual residential apartment. However, in the early 20th century it was home to one of the most mystical figures in Russian history – Grigory Rasputin. His ghost sometimes appears here, scaring inhabitants with its clunking steps and grunting in dark corners.
7. House on the Embankment
This house at 2 Serafimovicha Street, simply known as “House on Embankment,” is among the most famous in the Russian capital, known as the place of residence for the Soviet crème de la crème : writers, artists, actors, generals, athletes. However, it also has a dark history. During the Great Purge, a campaign of political repressions in the USSR, dozens of the house’s inhabitants were arrested and executed. Today, the house is full of the ghosts of those victims, who sometimes appear in their old dwelling place.
8. Tower of the old hospital in Ryazan
Among the high-rise modern buildings at 15 Gorky Street in Ryazan is an old tower – all that remains of the old hospital. At night, a lonely dark figure can be seen walking in this tower. This is the ghost of Alexander Smitten, who administered the hospital more than a century ago.
9. Griboyedov Canal in St. Petersburg
During a misty night in March, one can see the ghost of a young girl near the Griboyedov Canal in St. Petersburg. Her face is blue because of asphyxiation, and there is a big red mark on her neck caused by a rope. This is famous revolutionary Sophia Perovskaya, who assassinated Tsar Alexander II and was hanged for her deed. To meet this ghost is a bad omen, and can cost nocturnal pedestrians their lives.
10. Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin
There is a legend that when the Kremlin in Nizhny Novgorod was being built, the constructors were unable to finish one of the towers. It kept falling down. In the end, they decided to make a sacrifice and to build the tower on the blood of the first person who passed by. It happened to be a pregnant woman hurrying to the river for water. She was seized and bricked up in the tower alive. The ghost of a pale woman holding a baby has appeared near this place ever since.
11. Oldenburg Palace near Voronezh
Built in the late 19th century, the palace belonged to Princess Eugenia of Leuchtenberg. Today her ghost rises from the deep casemates of the palace to wander through its rooms and corridors. There is also another ghost there, much older — the ghost of a young peasant girl. It is even said that Princess Eugenia saw it when she was alive.
12. Stalin’s country house near Sochi
Stalin’s ghost can be seen at his country house, located today within the Green Groove hotel near Sochi. The “father of the nations” walks in his white jacket, smoking his trademark pipe.
13. Psychiatric hospital near Nizhny Novgorod
Near the modern psychiatric hospital in the village of Lyakhovo near Nizhny Novgorod, one can see an abandoned old building. Several dozen years ago a young girl hanged herself there because of unrequited love. At night it is possible to see a white silhouette and hear the moaning and cries of the “love-stricken schoolgirl” as the locals call her.
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