In Gregory Horror Show: Soul Collector, a Horror Show occurs when one of the hotel's guests catches the player. A Horror Show will only occur if the player had already stolen the soul the guest was carrying. Gregory, James, Judgement Boy, Judgement Boy Gold, and TV Fish do not have Horror Shows.
When a player is caught by a hostile guest, the screen swirls and both player and guest are transported to a Japanese stage (nearly identical to the one used by Bonsai Kabui in the second mainstream season of the anime). A cinematic plays out that results in the player getting hurt at the guest's hand, often taking a large chunk out of the player's Mental Gauge. After the guest is done, at least for the moment, a dripping red blood transition takes the player back to the hotel. The player will then be knocked out for a random amount of time (from 5 minutes to a full 24 hours) and all the guests' positions (including non-hostile ones) will change.
When the player is holding souls, each soul will reduce damage taken from a Horror Show, but if the guest you are carrying the soul of catches you, the guest will take the soul back and you will have to steal it again. All Horror Shows, with few exceptions, will also inflict the player with the Melencholy status condiction.
List of Horror ShowsEdit
Catherine draws a large amount of blood from the player.
Lost Doll draws close with her sad human face before switching around and scaring the wits out of the player.
Either guest will administer a poisoned medicine pill to the player. Naturally, Mummy Papa's will cause more damage.
His Horror Show depends on whether the player is a boy or a girl. If a boy, he will challenge the player to a duel and shoot him... then run off screaming he'd didn't think he'd actually hit. If a girl, he will hit her with a bouquet of roses.
Cactus Girl uses her lasso to damage the player and steal one of his/her items.
Hell's Chef slices the player with his cleaver.
Roulette Boy spins his spinner, a space appears beneath the player, and a large weight crushes him/her.
Both guests use their time warps to move six hours either ahead or back. Only Clock Master will damage the player in the process.
Angel Dog conjures the "Heaven or Hell" door and forces the player through. This Horror Show causes a control-scrambling status condition.
If you try to talk to Neko Zombie while he is particularly ravenous (this occurs at certain points in his schedule), he will perform his own Horror Show on the player. He will lunge at the player and steal a food item
Duet Horror ShowsEdit
Sometimes when two hostile guests are nearby and one catches the player, both particpate in the Horror Show at the same time, giving the player no chance to try and heal between them. Currently the only known example is Mummy Papa/Mummy Dog and Catherine. It is possible that Cactus Gunman and Cactus Girl can perform together as well. Any other pairings are currently unknown. Lost Doll has a relationship with Cactus Gunman which may give them a Duet Horror Show