Written by Patti Pauley
Horror video games based off iconic films certainly isn’t a new thing. If you happen to be older than 30, you might remember this little system called the Atari 2600. That damned incredible software was deemed as sorcery at the time and so began the long hours of play without the option to save your progress. I can’t really imagine not having that luxury available to us now. Which begs the question, how the hell did we handle this shit back in the day when your mom pulled the blasted cord out of the wall from you?
Yep. I know that frustration all too well James.
This now old as dirt console boasted a few video games based off films you may remember from your childhood such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Halloween– which mind you, included the first video game decapitation. It was glorious. If you’d like to stroll along memory lane with those gems, check out my previous article on old horror video games by clicking here.
Graphic artist Newt Cloninger-Clements, whose name you may recognize from his artistic work on the Horror Happy Meals, PEZ, and Horror Pop-Tarts, also shares some fondness for the 4-8 bit area of gaming; in the form of horror movie video games that could have been! Focusing solely on the Atari and early Nintendo area of gaming art, Clements really hits an orgasmic and nostalgic chord with both horror gamers and film fanatics. Showcasing cartridge and action game art for movie favorites such as The Shining, Night of the Living Dead, and even that classic John Water gem Pink Flamingos, Newt really nailed the beautiful aspect that once was gaming as we only knew it. Check them out below, and visit the rest of Clements’ art over on Pinterest!