10 Scariest Minecraft Horror Mods

Updated on March 27, 2016
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Mods, or modifications, provide a whole new gaming experience. They add new content, change the look and feel of the game, and bring plenty of surprises. For Minecraft, fans have created plenty of fun and in-depth modifications. Some were developed to optimize speed and gameplay, while others are expansions that bring new content.

Some were developed for their horror. Textured cubes can indeed give you the creeps; a few Minecraft mods available on the Internet may trigger panic attacks. Check out these scary Minecraft modifications.

1. Amnesia Brute Mod

Inspired by the Amnesia horror game, this fan-made mod is a well-attempted cube version of the all-powerful Gatherer, Brute. The grotesque-looking split head and the scary bellows it belches out can certainly give you nightmares.

Brutes appeared rarely in the original game, and they rarely occur in this Minecraft mod. The mod developer gave Brute a very low chance of spawning, for that element of surprise. You will never know when it will attack. And if you spot one, don’t you dare come closer to it. The monster will leave you in splits!


2. Levi’s Nightmare Horror Map

Levi’s Nightmare is a labyrinth of horrors. It’s a huge map and has some scary surprises in store for gamers. According to this map developer, you play the character of Levi Insecttis who wakes up alone in an unknown place. You will need to help him find answers about his whereabouts. The story will remind you of any survival horror game, and since it’s Minecraft, things will get very creepy at night.

Levi’s Nightmare has some rules, such as allowing players to craft levers and buttons, and not destroying any blocks. Nighttime experience can really get spooky and there are some shocking stories to learn and creepy entities to encounter. A must-try mod for scare-buffs!

Levi's Nightmare
Levi's Nightmare

3. Horror Mobs

Created by an ardent horror fan, Horror Mobs adds creepiness to Minecraft. Mobs (extra non-player characters) in this mod pack include frightening ghouls, a shadow lurker, and a creepy half-zombie/half-spider called “The Thing”.

Of these horror characters, Shadow Lurker scared the daylights out of me. He's actually a headless version of Enderman, carrying a victim's head. He is searching for his new prey, so that he can replace the old head with a new one. Beware. He is deadly and attacks silently.

Another scary mob is the Thing, a zombie-spider breed that’s quite swift in his movements and attacks. The way he screams while charging at the player is too frightening, even for a seasoned horror gamer. The Groany Ghoul seems pale and unassuming, but can really be scary once he locates his target. There are many more, including the spooky Reaper, the Scary Twins, and the Monster Sea Dweller.

All mobs drop goodies once you kill them. You get organs when you kill the Thing, and grave cobblestones from the Ghoul. All are scary, but watch out for the Thing!

4. The Compound

The Compound is one of the lesser-known Minecraft horror mods. It was one of the first survival horror map mods developed for this game. Many elements have been inspired by Penumbra. Much of the horror in this map takes place inside a spooky little compound. The interiors are strikingly similar to the ones shown in the second Penumbra game.

Trapdoors, secret doors, and plenty of frightening surprises awaiting you. Once you are inside the compound, you will hear a faint, spine-chilling groan echoing through the hallways. There’s no way to escape and you will need to be quite stealthy while exploring the compound. The game has its own set of rules, which you can get at the official forum.

The Compound
The Compound

5. John Mod

John’s pale white texture and morbid expression are scary, to say the least. His origins are mysterious, but who cares about origins when you have such a horrifying creature charging toward you.

Once this mod is installed, you will see mini-Johns appearing randomly in small groups. They appear mainly during the morning. At night, the mega giant Johns spawn and attack you from nowhere. However, it is difficult to spot one, as the spawn rate is quite low. And if you do spot a creepy John ... make sure you are well-equipped.

Trivia: Nobody knows John’s origins. He might be a Minecraft fan’s prank mod or he might have been inspired by a video game. Do you know his origins? Post your comments if you do.


6. Survival Horror Map

Survival Horror Map is one of the most complete and creepy horror mods. Like other maps, it has some rules and objectives. You must kill waves of monsters that are trying to destroy your house and kill you. The objective is to survive all 25 waves without breaking any blocks.

The map’s haunted house setting is indeed quite scary. After wandering around in a dark forest, you find a shelter in a mansion. Once you get inside, you will find a bedroom and some weapons with which you will need to defend your avatar.

Scary ghouls start appearing once you’ve entered the house. To make things worse, lights go off and you will need to fix the generator to ensure darkness does not engulf your bedroom. If this doesn’t send panic waves, then wait until you run out of supplies; you will have to manage food and potions as well as ammo, or else the monster wave will kill you in seconds. A must-play map, if you take my advice, and a sure-shot scare treat for all you survival horror game lovers!

7. Slenderman

Slenderman was one of the very first horror mods to hit the Minecraft forums. A fan-made modification, Slenderman is the creepiest of all monsters. He can appear from nowhere and disappear at will, and can teleport the player to an unknown location.

Slenderman, a fictional character in many Internet creations, is a terrifying serial killer notorious for kidnapping and killing innocent souls. He is also known for infiltrating minds and driving players insane.

He does not appear often. You might stumble upon two or at most three Slendermen in a biome. But his rare appearances make him scarier. You just don’t know when he will suddenly and randomly appear.

He won't spare you if you come into his field of vision. And he can easily spot you from a distance, even if you are behind a transparent surface. He also has the ability to destroy torches and other light sources. Slenderman is very dangerous if not killed immediately. Not for the weak-hearted!


8. Stalker Creeper

One of the scariest Minecraft mobs, the Creeper, needs no introduction. These four-legged creatures lie in ambush in biomes with light level less than 7, and when an avatar comes in contact with them, they explode, damaging surrounding blocks. However, you can play a bit of hide and seek and kill them by sneaking up on them from behind.

But what if these creepers were to stalk you and come right after you wherever you go? Well, the Stalker Creeper mod changes the behavior of these four-legged monsters in a way that can give you a nasty surprise. No, you cannot hide anywhere. They will find you! No way are they getting any stupider once you install this mod. And this will certainly make your gameplay experience way creepier.

9. Herobrine

Herobrine mobs are a nightmare once you stumble upon them. Although they look like your average Minecraft character, their strange behavior sends chills down your spine. They appear suddenly from nowhere, run towards you quickly, and cannot be trapped easily, which is why there’s a contest in the official Minecraft forum to trap the mobs and save the world from their menace. Mind you, they are very hostile and can totally destroy your character in two blows. You can download the mod from the official forum.

Herobrine mob
Herobrine mob

10. Weeping Angels

One of the scariest Minecraft horror mods, Weeping Angels are not for the faint-hearted. These creatures of the night follow your character’s movement and react to it. They freeze when you spot them, and then they charge towards you when you are unaware of their presence.

The creepiness does not end here. They even try to extinguish any fire source (torches, for example) at night, making it easier for them to attack the player. Tread carefully at night or when you step inside a cave during the day. At a light level less than zero, they won’t stop and can be quite menacing,

Weeping Angels have a low spawn rate (five percent), so spotting one is a rare phenomenon. They also have the ability to teleport a player, but teleporting chances are rare. They can be killed, but I won’t reveal any secrets here.

Trivia: For those not in the know, the Weeping Angels mod was inspired by a fictional alien race of the same name.

These indestructible frozen angels appeared in a Doctor Who episode called Flesh and Stone, where they were found moving for the first time.

Weeping Angels
Weeping Angels

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All screenshots courtesy of the respective mod developers.


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    4 years ago

    John was a mod inspired from a horror game(don't know which it is really old) and is actually a recreation of the original john mod(which for some reason has gone wiped off the face of the Internet.)

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    5 years ago

    the weeping angles actually first appeared in Blink

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    5 years ago

    Y isn't 5 nights at freddy's mod on here?

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    Sarah Forester 

    5 years ago from Australia

    Weeping Angels sounds like the most interesting mod, might have to add it into my next hardcore playthrough.

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    6 years ago

    OMG I love doctor who the weeping angels exposed is my favorite i like it when they get inside the companions mind

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    6 years ago

    I think the weeping angle is the creepiest after reading this

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    6 years ago

    oh gosh I remember that episode of Doctor Who...I'll never watch another one at night again...

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    6 years ago

    John's origin is creepypasta

  • Anurag2008 profile imageAUTHOR

    Anurag Ghosh 

    7 years ago

    @sm825 Thanks!

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    7 years ago from The Uknown

    This looks very interesting I might have to check some of these mods out, and possibly add them to the server my cousin and I play on.


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