For my latest adventure in the horror section of the Internet Archive, I played Vampire’s Castle Adventure (1984, Aardvark Software).
Vampire’s Castle Adventure is an early and extremely basic text adventure game. You are in a castle. You have four hours before the vampire awakes. You have to discover a way to get out of the castle and stake the vampire.
Vampire’s Castle Adventure is simple but addictive. Part of the challenge came from the fact that is such a basic adventure. The parser accepts only two-word commands and the game only has a vocabulary of 70 words. The game’s descriptions are terse and to the point. There are no fancy graphics. You will have to depend on your imagination.
For those who want to cheat, there is a walkthrough available. The best advice that I can give is to be careful around the fireplace.