Watch EEK3, the Haunted PS1 trailer showcase for indie horror

(Image credit: Haunted PS1)

Everyone's favorite part of E3, the definitely real and not a metafictional construct called EEK3, took place at a new site where the abandoned mall used to stand on the edge of town earlier today. Despite inclement weather, including fog that reduced draw distance to a record low and scanlines of up to 40 percent, turnout was good, with many attendees relying on CRT filters for their own safety.

Right, enough of that. What actually happened is that the fine people behind the Haunted PS1 Demo Disc 2020 assembled a showcase of indie games sharing the low-poly horror aesthetic. Between brief bumpers hosted by a skeleton and a ghost, trailers for over 40 upcoming and recently released games were shown.

Some of the highlights included Conscript (WWI survival horror), The Lunar Effect (Silent Hill-esque puzzle horror), Cellular Harvest (sci-fi Pokemon Snap), Signalis (retrotech anime cyberpunk), and Agony of a Dying MMO (the final moments of a cursed online game). But there were plenty of other freaktacular goodies included.

As well as the showcase there's a virtual showfloor to explore, a 3D space where trailers blast out of arcade cabinets and characters from selected games look after stalls and enjoy the show. You can download that from, and watch the entire show below.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.