There are 1000s of slots available to play online today. And, as you can imagine, the developers of the games can’t simply release the same type of game each time. They need new themes and genres to keep the games fresh, otherwise players will lose interest.
However, there are many genres that developers head back to again and again, possibly because they are so thematically diverse. Ancient Egypt, Norse mythology, superheroes, television shows, books and movies all get the slot treatment, and they can have a fresh feel each time.
Yet, one of our favourite genres of slot games is the world of horror. Developers can use the source material to be ultra-creative with the features of the games, and there is so much to choose from through literature, folklore, horror movies and so on.
Here’s our top five super scary slot machines:
Jekyll and Hyde Slot Machine – Ash Gaming
The neat thing about this game is that it’s effectively two games in one., naturally give the source material. You can discover your wild side with Jekyll and Hyde online slot at top casinos which carry Ash Gaming (Playtech) games. The slot is positively bursting with special features based around the characters of the beloved Robert Louis Stevenson horror story, and players can choose between the big multiplier free spins of Dr Jekyll or the multiple wild symbol spins of Mr Hyde. There is also a really innovative feature bet option. Quite simply one of the best slots around, and a top example of the horror genre.
Halloween Fortune – Playtech
This game isn’t exactly a horror slot, per say. However, its Halloween theme and incredible popularity have made it a worthy inclusion on this list. Halloween Fortune was released back in 2011, but it still enjoys top billing in many casinos today. The 3D graphics, featuring the witches whizzing around the reels, were really ahead of its time. However, one feels that, graphics aside, players keep flocking back to this game because of its massive payout potential.
A Dark Matter – Microgaming
The Victorian era really was one of the most fruitful when it comes to tales of the macabre, and this game invokes memories of the Frankenstein and Jekyll and Hyde genre. The main thing going on here is a tale of magic potions, i.e. the Dark Matter. For players, this translates as lucrative wild symbols replicating themselves around the reels. The free spins feature is especially lucrative. This is a brand-new release from Microgaming, so we are yet to see if it stands the test of time. But the early signs look great.
Vampire Princess of Darkness – Playtech
No matter where you live in the world, everyone loves a good scare story. And yet, vampires, who were once the go-to beings for a horror tale seem to have been hijacked by all the teenage vamps in the Twilight saga. Thankfully, Playtech’s Vampire Princess of Darkness is a bit more old school, with gory graphics and some scarily good artwork. It’s quite a simple game to play, having just five paylines, but there is plenty of payout potential.
Wicked Tales: Dark Red – Microgaming
By far the most creatively designed game on this list, Wicked Tales: Dark Red uses an innovative shifting reel set that makes every spin feel different. It’s not quite clear which genre of horror they are trying to celebrate here, as it’s kind of everything – wolves, vampires, ghosts – lumped into together. Regardless, the game has some beautiful design and the big prizes on offer with super-sized symbols will ensure players keep coming back.