Wednesday, October 3, 2018

De-Animator!

I'm a bit late, so this will be a quick one today.

A few years ago, I stumbled upon the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. I'm a huge fan of the cosmic horror genre, and of the idea that there's some stuff out there that will make a man insane just to look at it. Not all of the stories are about world eating monstrosities just around the corner, though. Some of them are just good ol' fashioned man screws with things he shouldn't type stories. That's sort of the premise of Herbert West: Reanimator. West is a brilliant doctor that believes he can beat death with a healthy dose of science and malpractice. Unfortunately for West's assistant, who's also the narrator, this usually leads to the creation of creatures of a deadly nature, which have to be attended to with the judicious application of a revolver and a shovel. It's one of my favorite Lovecraft stories, though you still have a little bit of his rampant racism to contend with.

Anyway, I mention this particular story because a little over 10 years ago, it was adapted into a Flash game called De-Animator.



The premise of the game is simple enough: You play as Herbert West, and you're tasked with dispatching hordes of undead creatures created by your bizarre experiments. You're armed with a revolver, and once you find it, a shotgun. Timing is critical though. Run out of ammo at the wrong time, and you'll find yourself witness to one of several death animations. There's no real music to speak of, with what sounds like wind howling looping in the background. The only other sounds are the shots from your guns, the thud of the zombies when they hit the ground, and your screams when they inevitably overrun you.

So, if you're looking for a spooky game that's perfect for the Halloween season, head over to De-Animator and give it a go!

1 comment:

  1. I remember playing this game while I was bored at work. Great way to pass some time!

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