There may already be lots, but there are still some movie monsters we hope to see as Dead by Daylight DLC. This celebrated game already has a roster to die for (see what I did there), no doubt. But with an asymmetrical game like DBD, the possibilities are endless. The game already has most of the good slashers but not so many monsters. Outside of the Demogorgon, they are primarily human. But we here at NerdStash are big horror movie fans, so we held another roundtable and discussed other movie monsters we hope to see as Dead by Daylight DLC. Here are the six best. We will tell you who they are and explain why they would work so well in this game. The truth is that the possibilities are endless in a game like Dead by Daylight. As a matter of fact, this first one is supposedly happening…
5. The Xenomorph (from Alien)
Anyone who has played Alien Isolation can tell you. Getting stalked by a Xenomorph is relentlessly scary. They can be quiet until they strike, which, matched with their precision, makes them a brutal opponent. Let’s not forget. Regular players get to play the killers, too. So, as much as all these would be great opponents, it would be fun to play with them. Who doesn’t wanna be a nine-foot-tall killing machine?
How it could work in DBD is simple. Have that level take place on the Nostrum. Make it more prominent with more arena areas. Even the generator aspect would work, as they are trying to keep the ship running while not getting killed. Another significant aspect could be the first person who gets attacked by it dies from a chest-burster before the end of the round.
We wish we could kill it by opening the pod bay doors to suck it out into space like a proper Alien movie. Alas, not in this death loop. Good news, though. This one might come true.
4. The Darkness (from Legend)
Yes, Legend is not a horror movie, per se. But anyone who has seen it and remembers Tim Curry essentially playing the Devil can tell you he is one of the scariest villains ever. And his stage could easily be the forest from the film after it is corrupted.
What would make him interesting is that he doesn’t directly kill. He corrupts. So the people who get clawed by him slowly succumb to corruption, which means that three of the four would turn into demons also. They would then hunt the player as well as the main baddie. Simply replace the primary generator with a campfire, and voila. It would lend a great deal of tension between the group, too.
But again, this is the living embodiment of the Devil, so that alone would be daunting to go up against. But his size, stature, and visage would make The Darkness an incredibly imposing foe.
3. The Thing (from The Thing)
When thinking up movie monsters we hope to see as Dead by Daylight DLC, The Thing got brought up a lot. We can apply some of the above techniques. Someone at the start of the match would be The Thing. They would look and act normal, but they can spread it. You can’t tell who on your team is The Thing. That is such a fun idea to play around with. When trust goes out the window, who are you, real teammates?
They would also have the ability to put themselves onto hooks. That way, when a survivor comes to save them, BOOM. Now they are infected. Place the scenario in a base in the Antarctic with a raging blizzard outside. Maybe even incorporate a “safe time” to be outside. If you are outside for more than a minute, you start freezing.
Also, what if you recreate the famous defib scene when taking someone down from the hooks? You go to pull them down, and their stomach opens up like a mouth and attacks. I know that might be a little much, but don’t pretend it wouldn’t be awesome. The Thing is a movie people still talk about to this day.
And though that is very unlikely to happen, we can dream. Please don’t take that from us.
2. The Pale Man (from Pan’s Labyrinth)
Though Pan’s Labyrinth is awash in excellent, creepy creature design, all pale next to the Pale Man. Sorry not sorry for all the bad puns in this piece. The noise factor would be what could make a level with this beast so dope. The long table from the film would be in the center of the arena. Players would need to walk directly by it; obviously, some would bump something or make a noise.
That is the moment the Pale Man would begin his hunt. From the strange jank to its walk to the eerie noises it makes, it would be an unforgettable stage in a game full of them. In discussing movie monsters we hope to see as Dead by Daylight DLC, Pale Man was another we all agreed upon.
1. Victor Crowley (from Hatchet)
DBD is so “slasher-centric” that we had to add at least one. While the game has amassed an army of perfect bad guys from Jason to Leatherface and all in between, there is one they missed. He may be somewhat new-school, but he might be the most brutal of the lot. He is Victor Crowley from the Hatchet series.
Set this level in a Florida swamp at night. You’ve been separated from a sightseeing group and come across a cabin. Suddenly the door bursts open, and an inbred monster leaps out at you. Chase on.
What is cool about Crowley is how he uses the environment to kill. That is already a remarkable feature of some of the killers in this game. But imagine certain spots on the map that would trigger specific kills. The setting would also add so much atmosphere. There could even be hidden dangers like alligators and such. The level itself could be as deadly as the killer inhabiting it.
So hit us up in the comments and let us know which movie monsters you want to see as Dead by Daylight DLC! With this crazy series, anything is possible.