What’s with playing Horror games only during October? What’s with celebrating the dark and spooky only during one month of the year? Isn’t that completely ridiculous?
Throughout October, Twitch streamers and other content creators will often try and play more Horror games but for scaredy cats like me, that’s a nightmare come true. The places I seek to escape from the horrors of the real world (the pandemic, debt, war, politics, and my mental and physical health) turn into dark places full of jump scares and scare alerts and whatnot.
What is wrong with y’all?
I mean, literally, everyone is doing it and I’m fine with playing one Horror game on one day of the week/month but what is up with playing only Horror games throughout October? What is up with only writing about the dark and creepy throughout October? Why not do… Spooktember… or Scarch (Scary March?).
I mean, I love Halloween and I love Autumn. But I don’t like the scary stuff.
Just stop it.
Idk, I’m just annoyed at this as it is the same with Pride Month.
People play queer games during the queer month and never after that. Being gay is okay – but only during Pride Month is what I’m getting out of this.
Playing Horror games only during October is like playing games with Pride themes only during Pride Month.
I’m just mildly upset at this whole thing and I know that not everyone feels this way or that not everyone plays horror games only during October… but… there are just so many… and that’s what annoys me a little bit. It’s like a pet peeve. AITA?
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I don’t play a *lot* of horror games, but I also don’t play the few that I do play only in October. Horror movies though? Yeah, I watch probably 90% of my horror movie consumption of the year during the four weeks leading up to Halloween.