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4 Creepy Horror Films That You Can Experience On Game Consoles

Ever wanted to experience your favourite horror film in another format? Then there are plenty of horror video games that you can play on to help satisfy your obsession. Over the years there have been many horror games released on popular platforms like Playstation, Xbox, and home computers. While there are many original horror games released, there are also some entertaining and creepy ones that take inspiration from popular horror movies.

Over the years there have been many games that have been inspired by popular standalone games and well-known franchises. There are many mobile apps based on films and even movie themed slot games based on films like Ghostbusters (1984) and Anchorman (2004). Only recently, Blair Witch, a psychological horror game, was released on PC and Xbox One too. If you’re wanting to experience the thrill of a scary video game, then here are four creepy horror films that you can experience on game consoles.

Silent Hill

Based on the Silent Hill video game published by Konami, Silent Hill (2006) is a supernatural horror film directed by Christophe Gans. This chilling film was a box office success and made over $97 million. Although this film received mixed reviews, it was still praised by critics on its visuals and set designs.

This film was inspired by the first instalment of the game series released in 1999. Whether you have an Xbox or a Wii console, there are plenty of scary games in the Silent Hill series for you to enjoy at home. If you are looking to experience some jumpscares then there are over eight games to choose from in the main game series alone.

Resident Evil

Another popular survival horror video game that inspired a six-film live-action franchise was Resident Evil. The first film adaptation of the game was released in 2002 and was written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. This action-horror starring Milla Jovovich as Alice, is a great action-packed film that is loosely based on the Resident Evil video game series.

If you’re looking for a creepy video game to play, then there are many Resident Evil games that you can choose from. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has proven to be very popular in the series that was released in 2017. This game features much action and horror that fans of the film will love. If you’re looking for a really creepy video game experience, then Biohazard is also available to play in virtual reality with the Playstation VR.

There is also a potential reboot of the film series in development.

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th Video Game

One cult favourite that many film fans enjoy is the 1980 film Friday the 13th directed by Sean S. Cunningham. This popular film series has been ongoing ever since its first release. Over the years, Friday the 13th became a successful horror franchise with over twelve films released. The film series even went as far as creating a cross over: Freddy Vs. Jason (2003) where Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) came face to face. The most recent reboot of the film was released in 2009.

The most recent Friday the 13th game was released a couple of years ago in 2017. The survival horror game based on the film franchise has been released on Xbox One, PS4, and Windows. There’s even a chance to play this creepy game on-the-go as the game was also recently released on Nintendo Switch earlier this month.


Starring Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, Alien (1979) is a popular science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott. This is an exciting film that’s full of suspense and fear and features many creepy creatures and terrifying scenes throughout. With a relatively small budget of around $10m, this film was a box office success and has made over $104m worldwide. This horror sci-fi film has become a quick favourite for many film fans and is even currently rated 8.4 stars on IMDB.

One of the best games inspired by this film is Alien: Isolation that was released in 2014. In the game, players play as Amanda Ripley and explore while avoiding alien enemies. This game has much emphasis on survival horror and stealth, making it a tense game to play. If you’re a fan of the Alien films, then Alien: Isolation is one intense and exciting game that you can experience at home.

They are just a few horror video games, but what are your favourites?

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