So… Christmas Elves are not scary. Figured I should just come right out and say it. Especially when they are designed to look like a Nerf ball with eyes and Chicklets for teeth. They also make a monotone honk like a clarinet whenever they’re about to attack. The point of the indie game “Nightmare From My Bed” puts the player hiding under their bed from elves that have suddenly developed psychopathic murderous tendencies and want to end your life.
First: why are you hiding under your bed from ELVES? They are as short as can be! Why wouldn’t you just climb on top of a bookcase or something? Second: the person you play as has a blanket under the bed with them which they pull over their eyes whenever the elves advance. Really? “I can’t see you, so you can’t see me!”
And can I just emphasize again… I don’t and will never think that elves are scary. I’m of the opinion that elves and horror should never mix just like bleach and ammonia. Even the ones in “The Nightmare Before Christmas” weren’t scary, just sort of cat-eyed and work-obsessed.
Basically, if Jack Skellington can figure out that Halloween and Christmas need to stay as separate entities, then I think Christmas and scary need to go their separate ways. This is of course, just my opinion.
Nightmare From My Bed, the name of this indie game, has no background story, no goal, and the gameplay seems to contradict itself by telling you not to leave the bed…but then giving you the option to do so…
Enjoy HarshlyCritical as he tries to figure out what is going on with this game.
Stay tuned for next week’s Horror-Fail Friday!