Did You Know There Were Video Games Based On ‘Nightbreed’? (1990)

Yesterday, I was once again amazed at the marvels of the internet.  Upon doing some deep research for the ugliest women in horror movies, I miraculously stumbled upon the fact that there were two videos games released in conjunction with Clive Barker’s 1990 movie, Nightbreed.  Not since I discovered a similar revelation with the Fright Night video game a little while back have I been so excited about tracking down a Commodore Amiga 500 computer system.


That’s right.  You’re looking at a video game version of Boone up there as he crouches down, apparently because some grenades are coming his way which is insinuated by the “LOOK OUT GRENADES!” warning at the top of the screen.  This video game was entitled ‘Nightbreed, The Action Game‘ and is reminiscent as far as gameplay of the Fright Night game.  And thanks to Youtube, you can watch a walkthrough of the game and see just what you missed if you weren’t one of the very few that actually made an effort to buy a Commodore Amiga 500.

Wow – those grenades are huge!  I don’t remember those from the movie, but I’m nitpicking at this point.  What’s impressive about all of this, is that even though Nightbreed wasn’t a box-office smash, it garnered two games based on the land of Midian.  The second game was more of an interactive title, which fittingly had the name ‘Nightbreed, The Interactive Movie‘.  If you were lucky enough to actually play either of the versions, feel free to give your insight and reviews.  If you weren’t lucky enough to play them, then feel free to look at the closing screenshot below for the wonderful happy ending of Boone and Lori.  Awwwww.


Dirty Horror Memory Lane: ‘Fright Night’ Video Game (1988)

Dammit.  I knew I should have owned a Commodore Amiga 500 back in the 80’s.  And if you were one of the 10 people that actually did own one of these 16/32-bit computer systems, you could have been playing the Fright Night video game!

Yes, that’s right.  There was a video game based on the 1985 vampire classic, Fright Night.  Had no clue until today.  And not only was there a game based on the movie, you actually got to play as Jerry Dandridge!  Not Charlie Brewster.  Not Peter Vincent, the fearless the vampire killer.  Although, playing as Mr. Vincent would have been equally as awesome.

From what I can tell of the gameplay I’ve watched, you literally just run around as Jerry Dandridge, dodging crosses and chomping on people’s necks until they disappear.  Seems repetitive, but we’re talking the 80’s here and everything was repetitive back then.  Still, it’s pretty cool that this game even existed.

Now had they based a video game off of the Fright Night remake that recently came out, you probably would have just literally been looking at a pile of shit on your screen the whole time.  That means I didn’t like the remake for those of you playing at home.  But check out the gameplay below for the original Fright Night game and run over to Ebay and start bidding on one of those Commodore Amiga 500s!