It’s the start of one of VRFocus’ favourite times of year when virtual reality (VR) companies start releasing an influx of scary content for horror fans. Immersive content creation and distribution specialist WITHIN is providing a month long series of scary experiences starting today, with new additions being added every Wednesday until Halloween.
WITHIN will be kicking of its inaugural Fright Fest Collection today with eight experiences, including five app premieres. These premieres will include:
- The Caretaker – created by Jacob Wasserman, Adam Donald, and Ant Gentile of Hidden Content. This follows the mysterious occurrences at a strange hotel when a couple arrives to wait for a mechanic after their car breaks down on a cold winter night.
- An Obituary – created by Jean Yoon, Kuk-seok Yang, and Jin-hee Kim. The experience charts the unsettling course of a funeral when the man attending realizes he is the sole mourner alongside the deceased’s grieving mother. Why is there nobody else in the village?
- 11:57 – is a first-person POV nightmare in which you are strapped to a chair in a dark cave. The experience revolves around your every move, but may leave you cowering under your bed.
Also available will be Dinner Party, the pilot episode of a new anthology series called, The Incident. Focused on actual supernatural events the first installment is based on the story of Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial couple who reported the first nationally known story of a UFO abduction in 1961.
And from WITHIN’s archives the Fright Fest Collection will include Greg Nicotero’s The Walking Dead, AMC’s The Terror, and Sergeant James, created by Alexandre Perez, which plumbs the depths of the quintessential childhood nightmare.
As for things to come, the week before Halloween will bring the launch of Portal, a first-person experience of a Spanish witches’ seance, created by Futura VR Studio in Barcelona.
Further content will be announced throughout October, so keep reading VRFocus for further updates from WITHIN.