Top 3 Horror-Themed Slots
Online slots are like grains of sand; each one is different. In fact, if you can imagine a particular category of slots, the chances are good that it exists. Take the horror genre, for example, there are tons of real money horror-themed slots to choose from.
These range from the fairly frightening to tongue-in-cheek frightening. But fear not as there are no horror-themed slots yet in existence that are frightening enough to stop your heart, turn your hair white or at the very least cause you a sleepless night.
Sure, these slots are designed to titillate your ‘horror senses,’ but they’re first and foremost designed to entertain and amuse. That’s why most new horror slots are released in October to coincide with Halloween, the most horror-filled of all holidays.
If this begs the question of what are the best scary slots, we’ve listed our top 3 horror-themed slots below. Each will hopefully entertain you as much as land some winnings in your account, if they don’t cause the hairs on the back of your neck to stand up.
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Count Dracula, the world’s most famous or should that be infamous bloodsucker i.e. vampire has been immortalised on the big and small screen for decades, so it’s only right that he’s represented as an online slot in the form of Dracula’s Castle.
While admittedly this is not the first Dracula-themed game to be launched, Dracula’s Castle video slots is by far the best one to date. Developed by Wazdan Holdings Limited (a Cypriot online casino software firm), this horror slot ticks all the right boxes.
And being browser-based it’s suited to all platforms, browsers and operating systems. So whether you own a Windows-powered PC, an Apple Mac or the latest iOS or Android phone or tablet, you can enjoy everything this 5 reel, 5 pay line video slot has to offer.
As you might guess this game is set at night at the gates of a deserted moonlit grounds of Dracula’s Castle. This scene is complemented by drifting mist, floating ghostly skulls and a spooky soundtrack of nocturnal animals, opening graves and the eeriest music.
Game symbols include gravestones, Dracula’s Castle, bats, Dracula’s two female minions and the Count himself, who is also the game’s Wild. Land five Count Dracula’s and you’ll win the slot’s maximum payout of 10,000 coins. Even Bram Stoker would be proud.
Here’s an online video slot that will make your toes curl if you play it late at night all by yourself. Developed by Swedish software powerhouse, Halloween Jack is all about the horror, as you’ll see from its creepy and ghoulish theme, graphics and features.
Even more frightening than its appearance are the slot’s sound effects complete with breathing noises, thunder and spooky background music. They really add to the chilling atmosphere and wouldn’t be out of place in a big budget Hollywood horror flick.
But the greatest pleasure of this 5 reel, 20 payline, 3 row video slot is its many fun and high-paying features. These include Scatters, Wilds, Stacked Wilds, Expanding Wilds, The Walking Wild (where the Wild moves one reel to the left until it runs out of reels), Free Spins, Re-Spins and the best of all – its Jack-o’-lantern feature.
This feature can unlock 3 spooky Wilds – the Stacked Hell Hound, the Stacked Jack-o’-lantern and the Expanding Death Reaper. Activate either of these and with luck your winnings will skyrocket, especially if you play the game’s $100 maximum bet per spin.
If that’s a little too rich for you, you can spin the reels on this game for as little as 20c a go, and anywhere in between to suit your unique budget. The game’s maximum payout is a none-too-shabby 6,000 credits.
This next spooky slot, Ghost Ship is a real doozy, which is based on the infamous ghost ship The Flying Dutchman.
As the legend goes, this 17th century vessel Dutch is doomed to sail the 7 seas forever due to a curse that prevents it and its undead crew from being seen in the daylight or ever making it to port.
Developed by renowned casino software vendor Realtime Gaming (RTG), this 5 reel, 25 pay line, 3 row video slot has been around for many years. That said, it still manages to ‘put the scare’ into players brave enough to play it, which is why it’s in our top three.
Although its graphics have dated a little compared to the first two horror-themed slots above, they’re still bold, colourful and engaging. Its payouts though are as competitive as ever if you land the right symbols across your reels.
These include the Ghost Ship (the Scatter), the gun-toting Ghost Captain (the Wild), a Cannon, a Treasure Chest, a Mermaid Statue and a Ship’s Bell. This slot also has a minor and a major jackpot and its bet size ranges from 25c to $6.25 to suit all budgets. Land the right combinations and they’ll cross your palm with gold – up to a maximum of 25,000 coins to be exact.
The last word
In terms of which of these three horror-themed online video slots we recommend the most, that honour goes has to be Halloween Jack. There’s just something about this engaging NetEnt game that is makes you want to play it till the ghosts come home.
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