Minecraft horror maps
How scary can animated blocks be, seriously? Phenomenally so, apparently. If you’re looking to ruin some underwear today then you need a chilling horror map to load into Minecraft. Down the lights, affix your headphones, and prepare your nerves for true horror with angles like you’ve never seen before.
Channeling the frights of Outlast, Black Light is a chilling expedition to a Russian psychiatric hospital in the wake of a nuclear explosion. A specialised texture pack makes the place skin-crawlingly filthy, complete with ominous graffiti and a colour palette chiefly favoured by despair. Instead of just being pitch black, like so many Minecraft horror maps, skilled use of lighting makes the hospital a genuinely creepy place to be.
Overused cliche or not, abandoned asylums are always a great place for spooks and thrills. Apart from performing a solid job of delivering blocky jumpscares and plenty of chills, The Asylum also promises a total sense of powerlessness as its mobs are virtually impossible to kill. Stripped-back, lean Minecraft horror at its finest.
Ah, the creepy mansion on the hill. How could such a horror trope not be the centre of a Minecraft map? Created by the ever-excellent Hypixel, Survival Horror asks you to survive 25 waves of ever-tougher ghouls and beasts using only the limited resources found lying around the mansion. A failing electric generator helps crank up the panic in a map that delivers pure fright from start to finish.
Ruins of the Dead
Ancient underground temple? Check. Wave after wave of flesh-eating zombies? Check. Hidden chests of armour, weapons, and loot? Check.
Ruins of the Dead is one of the best zombie survival maps out there thanks to its progressive loot game and increasing difficulty. There’s even a deviously challenging final undead foe for anyone who can get through the 16 waves of increasingly challenging zombies.
Rife with jump-scares and utterly haunting from the first few steps, Wandering is a horror map that you won’t be forgetting any time soon. You play as Jack, a 30-year-old man returning home after a tiring day at work… only someone - or something - has followed you in through the front door [crack of lightning, haunting organ music].