Spooky's House of Jumpscares Review

April 15, 2023
David Sunnyside

spookys house of jumpscares review

Spooky's house of jumpscares is a game that brings a twisted, amusing perspective to the genre of horror. The game is set in a small town that is shadowed by a mysterious mansion, and the protagonist is a history enthusiast who wants to uncover the mystery of the place.

Upon entering the mansion, the ghost of Spooky challenges the player to travel through all of the 1000 rooms that make up the house. The pacing of the game is superb, and it's only a matter of time before you begin to feel your safe spot being invaded by some kind of scary creature.

As you move through the halls, cardboard cutouts that are rigged to scare will occasionally pop up in your path, which is a nice change from jumping at monsters. These are cute, albeit silly, creatures that look like little cartoon ghosts and spiders.

The game's soundtrack is a great way to amplify the atmosphere. It takes influence from Silent Hill and otherworldly experiences, but it also uses industrial pounding and dissonant chords to help keep you on edge.

The game's cheesy, tongue-in-cheek take on the horror genre is a fun and unexpected twist on the standard run and gun horror games of the past couple years. It has its share of homages to other games, such as Resident Evil and Five Nights at Freddy's, but the real fun is in its clever play with the expectations of the genre.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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