The online slot industry has become one of the most immersive areas of iGaming. More people than ever enjoy the high-definition visuals and audio of themed slot games, choosing these engaging virtual environments over video and live-streamed table games.
Slot developers also have their fingers firmly on the pulse of pop culture and have sought to ride off the back of some of the most successful horror movies in recent memory. Below, we pay our respects to the ten best video slots available to play online in the horror genre.
01 – A Nightmare on Elm Street
There are few more bone-chilling horror movie characters than Freddy Krueger. Krueger faced-off with another horror icon Jason in their 2003 hit crossover movie, which cemented Krueger in the movie culture folklore. A Nightmare on Elm Street is a slot so spooky that it features an 18 certificate, just like the original movie which has a 7.5 rating at IMDB. With a creepy, blood-curdling soundtrack and exciting bonus games, it’s a great one to play with the lights off.
02 – Blood Suckers
The vampire theme is certainly a major contributor to the horror genre, and developers NetEnt have paid homage to these garish fiends with their Blood Suckers slot series. Blood Suckers and Blood Suckers II are two hugely popular slot titles about the great undead, perfect for a spot of vampire slaying.
03 – Lost Vegas
Based around what TripTrivia labels the casino capital of the world, Las Vegas, and the prospect of a zombie apocalypse, Lost Vegas is a truly unique horror slot. It’s dark, outrageous and funny all at the same time. The base game even allows you to take sides with the zombies instead of the survivors in this 243-ways-to-win game.
04 – Immortal Romance
The Immortal Romance slot has a gothic theme and is by no means designed for the faint-hearted slot player. With haunting visuals and a spine-chilling soundtrack, this gory game follows vampires on their quest to find romance – and free spins, of course. It’s impossible to predict what lurks in the shadows of this slot, with four main game characters capable of turning your gameplay on its head.
05 – Dracula
Dracula is probably one of the most recognizable horror franchises in popular culture. There was even a recent mini-series broadcast on the BBC and Netflix earlier this year. Award-winning slot developer NetEnt also designed a thrilling video slot in collaboration with Universal. With stacked and regular wilds, a bat bonus feature, and 40 active paylines, there’s plenty to set the pulse racing here.
06 – Day of the Dead
National Geographic explores the traditions and rituals of the Day of the Dead, which is a Mexican national holiday and celebrated all over Latin America. This apocalyptic slot is named after the celebration and offers a true fiesta of fun on its reels. With 720 active paylines there is a lot to be thankful for. With colorful and energetic gameplay and dancing skeletons galore, this is a more light-hearted horror slot than most other intense horror slots listed here.
07 – Ghost Slider
Enter the eerie graveyard surroundings of the Ghost Slider slot – if you dare. Designed by Merkur Gaming, Ghost Slider is a typical ‘ghosts and ghouls’ theme. The slot even has its own resident skeleton capable of randomly awarding reel modifiers to increase your chances of triggering free spins and bonus games.
08 – Twisted Circus
Another interesting twist on the horror genre, the Twisted Circus slot is based on a circus featuring some genuinely frightening characters on-stage. With a spine-tingling soundtrack, these freaks of nature can come to your aid in this 243-ways-to-win spinner.
09 – Zombies
NetEnt have built on their successful Blood Suckers horror slot series with the release of Zombies. . With stacked zombie wilds and a free spins feature where zombies move slowly towards you during your respins, it’s another genuine heart-pounder.
10 – Paranormal Activity
When the original Paranormal Activity movie dropped in 2007, it was hailed as the pinnacle of the found-footage horror sub-genre. In the last decade, there have been three more sequels, but none more gripping than the first. iSoftBet’s slot version of the original is edgy stuff, with jumpy visuals and audio and a trio of free spin games up for grabs.