Today, we'll be listening to . . .
Composed by The Living Tombstone
This is for a game called Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion, formerly known as Spooky's House of Jump Scares (it was changed for copyright reasons, if I remember correctly). It's a seemingly cute game where you, the player, decide to explore the abandoned mansion on the hill to see if all the legends about it are true. You're greeted by a little ghost named Spooky, who challenges you to make it through all 1,000 doors of the mansion.
Initially, the only jumpscares you get are adorable little slime blobs, cupcakes, coffee mugs . . . even the spiders are cute! But that unsettling atmosphere is always in the background, putting you on edge to the point that even the quaint cardboard cut-outs popping from the wall surprises you. Then you meet the specimens, some of which are showcased in the music video. It's a downward spiral from there, where danger and creepy-crawlies are lurking around every corner. Even some of the cutsie jumpscares become disturbing.
Will you find out what happened to Spooky so long ago and what her plan is? Will you emerge victorious, or will you become a slave to the mansion's dark host? Well, you'd have to play the game to find out. Or you could watch a YouTube gamer play it. It works either way.
As for the song itself, I love how it encapsulates both the cheery façade and the underlying horror. The Living Tombstone's music is always so good, and he nailed it once again with this song. Plus, the combination of BSlick's and Crusher-P's voices is amazing. BSlick sounds exactly like I would imagine the dude exploring the mansion would, and Crusher-P crushes (see what I did there?) her lines, though short they may be, as Spooky. Also, the way the song cleverly hints at the game's lore while not giving it all away is fantastic. An all-around wonderful job!
Hope you all enjoyed the song! Have you played the game before? If so, were you jumpscared at any point? And if you haven't heard, I'm participating in NaNo this month, so there probably won't be a blog post this Friday. Sorry about that!