Review: Five Nights at Freddy’s: Pizzeria Simulator

Yesterday Scott Cawthon released his latest game which is titled Five Nights at Freddy’s: Pizzeria Simulator. Unlike the last several games I reviewed, I was able to play through this one in a timely manner.


This is largely because the game is available to play for free on Steam. I’ll just leave a link here for those of you who would like to experience it firsthand.

For those of you who would prefer my notes on the game however, I am proud to present to you the first iDotH review of a recent horror game.

Note: There are absolutely no story-related spoilers or specifics pertaining to the lore, but there will be a breakdown of the gameplay. Those of you who are familiar with Cawthon’s games know that sometimes the best thing to do is go in blind, so continue reading at your own risk.

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Review: Mad Father

“Humans are beautiful. But that beauty soon fades.”

I am back from hiatus. It was a very productive break during which I wrote over 100,000 words for NaNoWriMo.  What better way to celebrate my return to horror blogging than with a timely review of a game that’s been out for five years?

I humbly present to you my thoughts on Mad Father.

Mad Father

This review is mostly spoiler-free. Although it will discuss overall themes and content of the game, it will not discuss any specific plot points, and I am therefore deeming it safe to read.

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West Virginia Book Festival

Hey guys!

I’m so sorry – I promised you a ranking of the Saw films to wrap up Saw Week, and then I vanished. My vacation started a little earlier than planned, and in the chaos of packing I left my laptop at home.

I’m actually here to tell you about the vacation instead (and also to buy myself some time because if I’m being completely honest, I have no idea where to put Jigsaw into the other movies which I’ve spent over a decade carefully ranking in my head.)

I went to a book festival in West Virginia. I’m here to tell you about it because I met not one, but two of my all-time favorite horror writers.

First I got to meet R. L. Stine, who is one of the first authors I ever remember wanting to meet. He gave a really fun talk to about 3,000 fans, most of whom were quite a bit younger than me. Then he did a book signing and I got three of my favorite Goosebumps books signed, which was pretty much a dream come true.

Then I got to meet Joe Hill, which was just…wow. As a writer there are not a lot of feelings more exhilarating than meeting your favorite writer, and I feel so overwhelmed to be able to say I’ve now done that. He did a short reading from Strange Weather before doing a Q&A and then doing a signing.

There were a lot of things I wanted to say to Joe Hill, and I said virtually none of them. I didn’t mention that I’m a writer or that he inspires me, or even that he is my favorite writer. I didn’t freeze up though, and I feel like all things considered it could have gone a lot worse, especially considering my less than ideal track record meeting people I look up to.

I got my copy of Strange Weather signed and copies of Horns signed for myself and my boyfriend. My parents also went through and surprised me with a few new signed books as well.


It was one of the best, and most inspirational birthdays I’ve ever had.