A grindhouse parody that is over the top in all the right ways, with awesome practial effects and breakneck pacing.
This movie's humour is definitely not for everyone. If you don't mind obscenity though, it's a lot of fun.
An action/horror flick with fairly good practical effects, especially for a period where the industry was experimenting with cruddy CGI.
Since the main cast of characters are a troop of British marines, expect god-tier banter.
A cult classic about a troubled teenager who begins to have visions of a rabbit that makes predictions of the future.
An adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name. There was a lot of changes to the story, including a completely different ending.
Actually, I'm starting to think that Stephen King's books only exist to be adapted, like a screenplay with extra steps.
One of the darkest and most atmospheric experiences I've ever had with video games, S.T.A.L.K.E.R is a first person shooter series set in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, in an alternate reality where the reactor meltdown caused reality altering effects on then surrounding area. Some people, nicknamed Stalkers, scavenge this area as a profession. It's just non-stop hopelessness.
A pair of Half-Life mods set in a universe heavily inspired by Silent Hill. They are somewhat rough, but in a charming way.
Note that you need a copy of Half-Life 1 to play Afraid of Monsters, but Cry of Fear is standalone.
A free multiplayer shooter that you probably know about already, since it's been active for nearly two decades. Anyway, the important part is the annual Halloween event, Scream Fortress, which features spookified levels, free costumes, monster bosses and so on.
There is also Slender Fortress, a fan-made game mode that is essentially a mutliplayer port of Slender: the Eight Pages.
It feels kind of weird to call a 10 year old game a "classic," but time seems to move faster when it comes to video games. It really deserves more credit for influencing many modern horror games. This game still stands on it's own merits, particularly in it story rather than it's gameplay.
An action/horror shooter loosely based on H.G. Wells' novel The Island of Doctor Moreau. Some interesting features include dynamic dismemberment and gene-splicing as a statistic upgrade system. The company who made it, Action Forms, went under in 2011 and the game isn't comercially available anywhere. So, uh... 🏴☠️
A bizarre American tokusatsu show from the 90s, where some kids free a ghost from a haunted mansion, who then offers them a wish.
They wish for the superhero powers from a comic book they like, which also brings the villians of the comic into reality.
A pretty light, fun & spooky album. My favourite track is Eighth Wonder.
...and this is the opposite of light & fun. It doesn't just make me want to die, it makes me feel like I'm actively dying.
If you can, try to listen to the whole album uninterrupted. It's a real journey. My favourite track is Untitled #18, or "Windowsill."
A masterwork of industrial rock & ambiance. I was more surprised than perhaps I should have been back when I found out it was done by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. My favourite track is Life.
A deep dive into the inspirations that shaped early versions of Dungeons & Dragons, both mechanically and mythologically.
Well, the name is a bit of a stretch. It isn't actually drawn from the Cthulhu Mythos or "Lovecraft Circle," but is instead a collection of art from Fantasy Flight's board game Arkham Horror, and a bit from Chaosium’s RPG Call of Cthulhu. Kind of cool but obviously not the same tone. It's a lot more pulp action than ambiance, like tommygun-wielding detectives and ritualistic sacrifice.
This game has a seemingly unlimited supply of spookiness. Although, I hardly care about the game and treat it more like collectible art cards.
I've got a gallery of my favourite cards here.
Creepy Freaks is a board game from 2003 where you collect gross-out figurines from blind boxes and draft them onto teams.
There was also a cartoon that lasted a single episode.