Pinball machines can provide hours of entertainment and fun. Many of them used to follow a
theme from popular movies and TV series back in the day. Whenever a new horror movie came
out, you could be sure that a pinball machine would follow. Here are 10 classic horror-themed
pinball machines that offer great game experience and fantastic artwork.
This pinball machine is based on the popular mysterious TV show from the 50’s and 60’s. It
allows players to make a wide variety of shots, making it a crowd favorite, but it can also be
extremely challenging to play.
For a modern day Twilight Zone experience, consider going on a ghost tour, such as the
Colonial Ghost Tour in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Set in the living history museum and
historic district of Colonial Williamsburg, it’s a great way to combine learning with spooky thrills.
Colonial Ghosts is the top Colonial Williamsburg ghost tour you can book. This guided walking
tour allows you to experience the dark and mysterious side of the historic district, and will thrill
you with several ghost stories all backed by extensive research and eyewitness accounts.
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Based on the 50’s drive-in movie, this pinball machine regularly ranks on “best of” lists. It
features a whirlpool ramp and a holographic Gill-man, and is considered one of the best
executed pinball game themes of all time
This is arguably THE machine for fans of monsters and horror. It doesn’t get any more classic
than Frankenstein. As humongous as the monster himself, this four-player pinball machine
features the iconic Frankenstein song by Edgar Winter as one of the game’s theme songs.
Tales from the Crypt
This machine features iconic freak laughs that fans of the genre will definitely recognize. It is a
fantastic game for beginners, and offers incredible backglass artwork. It may not be entirely
suitable for children due to its very extreme graphics.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
90’s kids will surely remember the 1992 film of the same name. This is a multi-ball pinball
machine that features three different games that can be activated all at the same time. The
graphics on the display board are all Dracula-inspired, from the flying bats to the bloody-looking
Freddy: A Nightmare on Elm Street
Horror film fans all know that Freddy is the original gangster when it comes to the genre. This
pinball machine is one of the lower cost machines in the collector market, making it a good
starting point for those looking to get into the hobby. It features voice effects by Freddy himself,
This 1991 film was an enormous hit when it first came out. This corresponding pinball machine
is now regarded as one of the most beloved, and features some great highlights including
Gomez and Morticia Addams’ voiceovers and Thing’s hand grabbing the player’s ball.
Elvira is known as the Mistress of the Dark, and is one of the most iconic horror heroines of all
time. There are two Elvira-themed pinball machines, namely Elvira and the Party Monsters and
Scared Stiff. One of the highlights of the game is the controllable (and instantly recognizable)
spinning spider on the backbox.
This machine was made all the way back in 1979, and therefore may seem a little primitive to
younger players. Back in the day, however, the game’s technology was considered cutting
edge, and it was actually the first ever pinball game to feature digitized speech. The graphics
featured on the back glass appear to portray Satanic ritual sacrifice, adding to the creep factor.
This machine was made in 1982 and features eight flippers spread over multiple levels. Its
graphics are vivid and ghastly, making it a great game for horror fans.