Horror Games Based Upon Horror Films (Or Based Upon the Same Literary Works)
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As an avid collector of horror film, I have a strong affinity for horror boardgames. I originally began this list to highlight based based directly on horror films alone, but to my surprise, it was a very short list indeed. That said, opening up the list to include games and film based upon the same literary works has allowed me to compile a more satisfactory list.

The rule I have used creating this is simple. The games must have a theme based on a single film or literary source. Are all zombie games based on the Romero's classic "Night of the Living Dead"? No. Is Arkham Horror based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft? Yes, but not a single novel. Neither example qualifies for the list.

Please feel free to add, I am interested in seeing what I have overlooked.
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1. Board Game: Dawn of the Dead [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:7066]
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Based on George A. Romero's 1978 masterpiece of the same title.
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2. Board Game: A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Game [Average Rating:4.14 Overall Rank:14718]
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Based on the 1984 Wes Craven slasher of the same title.
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3. Board Game: A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Freddy Game [Average Rating:5.29 Unranked]
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Again, based on the 1984 Wes Craven slasher of the same title.
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4. Board Game: Dracula [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:2493]
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Based on Bram Stoker's literary classic, which was also the basis for the 1922 F. W. Murnau masterpiece featuring Max Schreck "Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens", more commonly known simply as Nosferatu.
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5. Board Game: Vampyre [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:6856]
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Again, based on Bram Stoker's literary classic, which was also the basis for the 1922 F. W. Murnau masterpiece featuring Max Schreck "Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens", more commonly known simply as Nosferatu. Other films based upon this classic tale are too numerous to mention, so I will simply go with the best representation.
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6. Board Game: The Anyville Horror [Average Rating:4.29 Unranked]
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Obviously based on the Stuart Rosenburg 1979 possession classic"Amityville Horror," which in turn was based upon the theoretically true accounts of George and Kathy Lutz.
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7. Board Game: Frankenstein [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Based upon Mary Shelly's classic of the same title. This title has hundreds of film releases, the first of which came way back in 1910 under the direction of J. Searle Dawley.
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8. Board Game: The Shining [Average Rating:6.89 Unranked]
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Based upon the Steven King novel of the same title, this film first hit the big screen under the direction of Stanley Kubrick in 1980 and, in my opinion, features one of Jack Nicholson's best performances.
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9. Board Game: Innsmouth Escape [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:11121]
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Based on Lovecraft's "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" which was also the basis for the great Stuat Gordon's not-so-great film "Dagon", released in 2001.
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10. Board Game: Sleepy Hollow [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Based upon Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Tim Burton's 1999 film "Sleepy Hollow" uses the same literary source.

I was on the fence, as it were, of if this should be included or not. I may still delete this entry.
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11. Board Game: Alien [Average Rating:5.38 Overall Rank:13106]
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Deep space horror.
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12. Board Game: Army of Darkness [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:12034]
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Based on Evil Death II or was it III????
I don't know but still the coolest prostetic ever!!!
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13. Board Game: Freddy Vs Jason Killer Trivia Game [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked]
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Trivia game based on all Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street films
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14. Board Game: Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh [Average Rating:1.00 Unranked]
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based on clive barker's Candyman
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15. Board Game: Jaws [Average Rating:5.18 Overall Rank:14135]
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Nothing to do with the movie since it's just a dexterity game trying to yank pieces out of the sharks mouth but obviously based on Spielberg's 75 masterpiece
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16. Board Game: Goth: The Game of Horror Trivia [Average Rating:5.47 Overall Rank:12633]
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Trivia game featuring all things horror (includes questions on horror movies as well as 'horror' literature). Not sure if this qualifies since this is based on hundreds of different movies/books, but nonetheless a must for horror purists.
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17. Board Game: Army of Darkness Card Game [Average Rating:5.03 Overall Rank:14921]
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Here's the card game based on the movie. The board game was already listed.
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18. Board Game: Army of Darkness Skirmish [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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All the other AoD games are listed, I'll add this one as well.
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19. Board Game: The Keep [Average Rating:5.83 Unranked]
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20. Board Game: Dante's Inferno [Average Rating:4.70 Overall Rank:15182]
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Again not sure if this one qualifies. Depends in you consider Dante's Inferno as horror but it's based on his book.
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21. Board Game: Bram Stoker's Dracula: The Board Game [Average Rating:4.87 Overall Rank:13837]
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From Leading Edges (same company who did Army of Darkess Board Game and the Aliens one)
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22. Board Game: Zombies!!! 3: Mall Walkers [Average Rating:6.09 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.09 Unranked]
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A game about run of zombies in a mall.
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23. Board Game: Ghost Stories [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:191]
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Based on the oriental wuxia movies like A Chinese Ghost Story and the Mr. Vampire series - not especially horrific horror movies, but full of dead people wandering around, hauntings, Taoist monks and outrageous martial arts special effects...
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24. Board Game: The Thing [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:3926]
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They have found something under the ice!



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