Horror director Alexandre Aja and Oculus have partnered with multi-faceted VR studio, Future Lighthouse, to create their first Horror VR series, Campfire Creepers. Aja is best known for the films The Hills Have Eyes and Piranha. This new live action VR series invites the viewer to join the fire circle at Camp Coyote as a group of campers take turns telling scary stories, each one leading you on an immersive ride into your darkest childhood fears.
Inspired by cult classics like Creepshow and Tales from the Crypt, Campfire Creepers is one of the first pieces of episodic immersive content that seeks to draw mainstream viewers into VR. One of the episodes includes a guest appearance by Robert Englund, known for his legendary turn as A Nightmare On Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger.
Aja and Future Lighthouse will use the series as a way to explore new techniques in VR storytelling, utilising new camera movements, editing, macro shots and more – looking for new ways to bring more chills to the viewer’s experience.
Campfire Creepers is currently filming and the first episodes will be released this Halloween exclusively in the Oculus Store.