Anyone who has played Animal Crossing: New Horizons knows that the scariest possible thing to befall you on the island are things like hot items that aren’t worth the effort to craft or getting bit by a tarantula when you were busy, or maybe running out of materials to make tools while on an island expedition. Unless, of course, you’re the creator of the trailer that shows Animal Crossing: New Horizons to be a horrifying torment descending into pain and madness.
No, really. This is Animal Crossing cut, scored, and arranged like a horror movie, with only the vaguest hints of an actual plot but just enough that it feels appropriately weird and scary throughout. If you’ve ever wanted to see what the game would be like as something more reminiscent of Silent Hill… well, you’re an odd one, but this trailer has you covered just the same. Are we entirely certain that YouTuber Evil Imp doesn’t know Jordan Peele?