Animal Crossing works a little too well as a horror movie

May 04, 2020 1 min read

Much like its predecessors, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a game about forming friendships, but there's a sinister undercurrent below the cheerful surface – darkness lurks in every community. Once you catch a glimpse, you can never look at your neighbors the same way. They're listening.

YouTube creator Evil Imp took the well-established "Animal Crossing is deeply unsettling if you think about it" concept and ran wild with it. They imagined New Horizonsas a horror movie, stitching together spooky scenes to make a cohesive, convincing trailer. The premise: "A young woman escapes to her dream island. But what begins as a perfect paradise quickly spirals into an endless nightmare."

This is one of my favorite creations to come out of the fandom so far, and that's saying something.

Animal Crossing works a little too well as a horror movie screenshot


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