Reel Nightmare Slot Review 2024

It’s dark and the air smells like death…you’ve walked into a nightmare, one with a fortune-wielding twist in Quickspin’s latest release, Reel Nightmare!

Welcome to Quickspin’s first-ever horror-themed slot, where you play as the lone survivor of a gruesome massacre that claimed the lives of 5 teenagers. Set in a nostalgic 80s slasher film art style, with eerie sound effects, and blood-pumping mechanics, Reel Nightmare will have your adrenaline running high!

Reel Nightmare - Base Game

Reel Nightmare – Base Game

Base Game & Features

Reel Nightmare is a 5-reel, 3-row Video Slot, playable from £.€0.10 per spin, up to a maximum bet of £.€100 per spin. Simply toggle through available options until you find one that works for you.

Reel Nightmare features 4 High and Low-paying symbols, with the highest-paying producing wins of up to 75x your bet for a full 5-line winning combination. Low-paying symbols are standard A, K, Q, and J.

Wins occur when 3-5 identical symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel. Wins are generated across 10 active pay lines, in a Horizontal and Diagonal line sequence.

Reel Nightmare has a theoretical RTP of 96%, a High Volatility rating, and a max win cap of 17,000x your bet. Quickspin has also included lower RTP variants of 94%, 92%, and 87%. This game also quipped with a hit rate of 46.08%.

Game Provider Quickspin
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 17,000x
Paylines 10
Release Date 09/07/2024
RTP 96% - 94% - 92% - 87%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Wild Symbols

Wild symbols in the form of Characters can land on all reels in both the base game and Free Spins round, substituting for all paytable symbols. Landing 3 or more Wilds in the base game triggers Revenge Free Spins, awarding a payout between 2x and 300x your bet.

Bonus Buy

  • Revenge Free Spins (Option 1) – Triggers Free Spins with 3+ Wilds – 100x your bet.
  • Revenge Free Spins (Option 2) – Triggers Free Spins with 4+ Wilds – 400x your bet.
Reel Nightmare - Bonus Buy Options

Reel Nightmare – Bonus Buy Options

Free Spins

As mentioned above, landing 3, 4, or 5 Wilds in the base game triggers Revenge Free Spins, awarding 10, 12, and 15 Free Spins respectively. All triggering Wilds will stick to their reel position for the duration of Free Spins.

During Free Spins, if any additional Wilds hit, they too will become sticky on the reels, awarding +1 Free Spins. If a Trail of Blood (full wild line) is formed, 300x your bet will be awarded per each locked win line on every spin.

Reel Nightmare - Free Spins

Reel Nightmare – Free Spins

Pros and Cons of Reel Nightmare


  • Thrilling horror/slasher theme.
  • Max win cap of 17,000x your bet.
  • Multiple Bonus Buy options.
  • Range of betting options.


  • No ante bet feature.
  • Lower RTP variants available.
  • Limited base game features.
  • Limited pay lines.

Similar Slots to Reel Nightmare


Those who enjoy a ‘bloody’ good slasher film can become a part of one in Reel Nightmare. Quickspin has done their homework on slasher films, taking inspiration from the likes of Ghost Face and Michael Myers who slash up groups of horny/drunken teenagers, leaving only one standing (usually the main character).

The base game in Reel Nightmare keeps us in suspense the whole time, eagerly waiting for Wild symbols to come into view. Depending on placement, multiple Wilds can deliver some pretty epic hits, leading us into Revenge Free Spins when 3 or more land during any one spin.

Upon entry to Free Spins, all triggering Wilds will remain in their fixed position, as will additional Wilds that land during this time. Creating a ‘Wild Line’ will generate wins of 300x your bet per each locked win line on every spin, up to a max win of 17,000x.

All in all, if you’re familiar with Quickspin’s Sticky Bandits Trail of Blood, you will appreciate what’s on offer here. As with most slasher films, the killers never seem to stay dead, so maybe there’s hope for a sequel sometime in the future!