A new VR series produced by Oculus could make b-movie horror terrifying again.
As revealed over at Bloody Disgusting, Campfire Creepers is a new VR series set to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival this month. It’s directed by Alexandre Aja, best known for films like the 2006 remake of The Hills Have Eyes and, uh, Piranha 3D. Rather than state-of-the-art scares and CGI, though, Campfire Creepers looks like something new to VR but well known to horror veterans. Judging by the trailer below, the series looks like an 80’s-era low budget scare-fest, the type you’d stay up late an hide under bed sheets to watch.
The series sees viewers join a group of campers at Camp Coyote, sitting around a campfire and swapping scary stories. These tales come to life inside VR, though, directly pitting you against the horrors. It’s basically Goosebumps for a new, braver generation. Dark Corner and Future Lighthouse also worked on the series.
The first two episodes of Campfire Creepers, The Skull of Sam and Midnight March, will make their debut at Tribeca, with the first episode screening on April 21st at the Cinema360 installation and the second episode, oddly, screening a day before at the VR Arcade. The film has partnered with D-Box to support the company’s haptic motion seats which, considering this is a horror series, gets a big ‘nope’ from me.
For everyone else, Campfire Creepers is to the Dark Corner app on Oculus Rift and Gear VR on April 21st. Feel free to watch it, but note you won’t be able to hide under the covers this time.