Spooky Interactive Mystery Scarlet Hollow Gets a New Episode Today

Scarlet Hollow Episode 3

Ever wanted to be a hot Doctor Doolittle? Scarlet Hollow, which gets its third episode today, has you covered.

No, you don’t have to be a gorgeous animal-whisperer, there are many, many traits this PC-based interactive horror mystery, from Black Tabby Games, will let you assign to your character. But given we missed out on talking to an opossum last time through and that “hot” apparently has some very silly dialogue options, we’re giving serious consideration to starting from scratch.

We first stepped into Scarlet Hollow’s hand-drawn world last July, and were hooked enough that we’ve been champing at the bit to get our hands on Episode 3 (though there are still four more episodes after that). And, today, Episode 3 finally arrives, continuing the story of…

Well, we won’t spoil it too much for you but, after arriving in the mining town of Scarlet Hollow, following the death of your aunt, you discover that things are a little off. We’re tempted to make a comparison with Twin Peaks but, if anything, it gives us a faint Hammer Horror vibe, with a little Mothman Prophecies thrown in.

The last episode ended on a dramatic note, so you can expect to deal with the fallout of whatever decision you made. But, story aside, we’re also curious to see the new and improved Tabitha. Who? She’s your cousin and, while she’s apparently retained her uncomfortable smile, she’s gone through a redesign between episodes.

Scarlet Hollow Episode 3 will arrive later today. You can purchase the game from the Steam store or Itch.io, which includes current and future episodes, or try out Episode 1 for free.