“Darkest Africa”

Films: Jumanji (1995)

Alias: Giant mosquitoes, bats, lions, monkeys, rhinos, elephants, pelicans, giant pods, zebras, crocodiles, giant spiders, Van Pelt

Type: Mystical

Location: Haunted home/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: Ranges from that of small dogs to that of an average elephant.

Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil

Summary: Introducing the most terrifying game you could ever hope not to play. Because if you do, you'd better see it to the end. Which by itself is no small feat. For from this game comes the worst interpretation of the wild jungle.

History: Twenty-six years ago, young Alan Parrish uncovered an ancient board game known as Jumanji. But when he begun playing it with his friend, it sucked him into the world contained within. For what no one told him is that this game is in fact alive, and will not undo the damage it has done until the game is finished. Flash forward to now, and two orphans restart the game, releasing not only Alan, but a litany of jungle creatures including a belligerent lion, man-eating plants, and a deadly stampede. But the worst inhabitant of Jumanji is Van Pelt, a big-game hunter modeled after Alan's one fear. Mainly, his own father.

Notable Kills: Nothing special

Final Fate: Alan and his companions finally manage to finish the game after he rolls a lucky one. After all the animals and Van Pelt are sucked back into the game, time reverses to a time where both Alan and the orphans can fix their mistakes. However, Jumanji soon ends up washed up on a French shoreline...

Powers/Abilities: Jumanji is a gateway between our world and a twisted idea of what the African wilds are like. Also, if you cheat, it will punish you in a variety of ways.

Weakness: Only by finishing the game can its madness be undone.

Scariness Factor: 4-Don't start what you aren't willing to finish. That's what this game will teach you. Anyone unfortunate enough to trust this cursed board game will either be stuck in a nightmare world of perpetually dangerous flora and fauna, or unleash those horrors upon the world. You don't play this game. You survive it.

Trivia: -Van Pelt was played by Jonathan Hyde, who also starred in "Titanic" and "Anaconda".

-This film incorporated the first technology for digital realistic hair, mainly used for the monkeys and the lion.


Image Gallery


Shut it. SHUT IT NOW!


The king of the beasts reduced to a pessimistic houseguest.

Truly, Jumanji does not deserve to be BURNED to nothing.
"Unleash?! What have you fools done?!"

Awww...oh, wait. You just lost your friend. Good luck with therapy.

Out of all the beasts, this monster stands out.

There's a racist joke and a cop joke in this, but that's probably just me.
And now, he's chipper as ever about the possible body count.

That's it! This game is beyond saving!

Even the plant life wants you dead.

As a final horde of enemies, this works way too well.

At least, they're not chimps.

Rhinos in a China shop.

Finally...now, get the kerosene.


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