Oculus and Alexandre Aja, the director of films such as The Hills Have Eyes and the Daniel Radcliffe-led dark fantasy Horns, are teaming up with Future Lighthouse for a few VR horror tales. They’ll be working together on a horror anthology that will take advantage of VR’s immersive storytelling potential to dive into your childhood fears.
Titled Campfire Creepers, this anthology is inspired by Tales From The Crypt and will follow a similar formula to that show with the Crypt Keeper being replaced by a group of campers that take turns sharing their different creepy tales. Oculus is making a concerted effort to draw more interest to the VR platform by having well-known director Alexandre Aja write the first season and even having the original Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund, make an appearance in the series.
The press release states that Aja and Future Lighthouse aim to be utilizing new techniques and tools to push the boundaries of virtual reality with each episode and we’ll have the opportunity to critique their efforts this Halloween when it releases exclusively in the Oculus Store.