31 Days of Horror – Day 23

Tecmo’s Deception: Invitation to Darkness (1996) Playstation

An underrated little horror/RPG gem for the PSX.   You play the game as an unjustly executed man that with his dying breath forges a pact with Satan (yes, in the game he is called “Satan”).  Once this dark pact is sealed you come into possession of a castle with which you use to set traps and kill unsuspecting visitors.  All with the intention of delivering more souls unto the dark lord.  The back of the game was even emblazoned with this warning:  “This game contains satanic references and may be inappropriate for some individuals.”


31 Days of Horror – Day 18

The House of the Devil

Ti West’s slow burning, throwback love letter to the “Satanic Panic” of the early 1980’s.  Incredibly atmospheric and genuinely chilling, The House of the Devil looks like a missing gem horror movie straight from 1984 even though it was filmed in 2009.  The pacing is deliberate and the film has a very minimal score but if you have the attention span (most don’t nowadays) and can enjoy a slow dreadful build, the ending is so worth it.