PCP: TBFP Spooky’s House of Jumpscares

Watching Wednesday #22 – Wittle Wails

This House is Not a Home

The short of it: It’s a nice showcase of the beauty of embracing tropes. And screaming Canadians.

With Spooktober in the air, I’ve been in dire need for some creeps and crawlies. So I revisited some old Shitstorm videos from Two Best Friends Play. Spooky’s House of Jumpscares is arguably one of the top three videos in the six year old series (I may be saving the number one for a later WW).

Now rebranded as Spooky’s Jumpscare Mansion, Spooky’s House of Jumpscares is an adorable little romp in a mansion full of jumpscares. And a few escaped monsters. And did I mention the scares?

I adore the Two Best Friends for their ability to make me appreciate or notice all of the little intricacies and details I miss in video games, from trope subversion to design flaws.

Spooky’s is a delight, due in part to Spooky herself and her adorably funny speeches. Pat’s little babby screams, on the other hand, make this into a masterpiece.

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