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REVIEW - ALIEN ABDUCTION

Review - Alien Abduction

After much soul-searching, I lay the blame for my love of found footage films at BLAIR WITCH’s door. It wasn’t the first found footage I ever saw, but it was the first to make an impression, and one of the few movies that can legitimately claim to have spawned a subgenre. Almost every innovator and imitator that followed has been a disappointment (see any number of reviews on this very website), but that hasn’t stopped me from chasing that first glorious h…

Published on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FULL S.T.E.A.M. AHEAD

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

Like voodoo dolls? Like Steampunk? Like Emmy award-winning writing? If so, you’re in luck, as the third season of THE ADVENTURES OF THE LEAGUE OF S.T.E.A.M. continues with ALL DOLLED UP. ‘Over afternoon tea, Crackitus Potts attempts to gain the approval of his reproachful in-laws - but things soon go awry as he becomes controlled by a mysterious voodoo doll!’

Published on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

STAY FROSTY

Stay Frosty

While not strictly a horror game, we thought Whiteout deserves a mention as this week’s free slice of horror gaming anyway. You see, any game that reminds us of The Thing is worth playing in our book. Not that there are any beasties in the game; in fact, the only thing to fear in the game is the elements, which can prove to be far, far worse…

Published on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CUTTING EDGE

Cutting Edge

Video gaming has its own collection of horror icons, dating back to the dawn of computing. From Pyramid Head to Nemesis, Shodan to Alma , be it starring in an official game or the work of a talented Modder, there’s always a chance to play alongside these wonderfully wicked characters. Those of you who are slightly longer in the tooth may recall one particularly nasty piece of work, affectionately referred to as Scissorman. The infamous Scissorman was the s…

Published on Monday, September 29, 2014

WEIRD WEEK 157

Weird Week 157

This week’s edition of Weird Week is not only one of the weirdest collection of news stories we’ve ever had the pleasure of posting, but it’s also one of the most amusing. Not only is the utterly bizarre behaviour our fellow humans indulge is more than enough to warrant a smile, but it’s funny simply because it didn’t happen to you. Read on for alien eggs, fireballs in the sky, pensioners chucking grenades, Nic Cage in general, satanic colouring books, opi…

Published on Sunday, September 28, 2014

THE SCORE (63)

The Score (63)

Not only have we got yet another fine collection of horror gaming news (Anna, Van Helsing 2, Bloodborne, Fatal Frame, Bayonetta, Neverending Nightmares and more!), we’ve also managed to steal the newly released Silent Hills concept trailer brought to us by Hideo Kojima, Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus. Suffice to say it’s a bit good, and bodes well for a franchise reinvention. With talk of the game being delivered episodically, we might be enjoying fo…

Published on Saturday, September 27, 2014

UNDER THE SKIN (110)

Under The Skin (110)

As regular readers will be aware, we’re serious about our horror here at LaptopZombie. But that doesn’t mean we can’t also appreciate the lighter side of our favourite genre. With that in mind, we kick off this week’s edition of Under The skin – your one-stop-shop for all the week’s gory new trailers – with BEASTER DAY, a film about a giant killer rabbit (and we mean GIANT). Let the dismembering begin! ‘If you see THESE rabbit feet, your luck just ran out……

Published on Friday, September 26, 2014

BEDTIME: IT MOVES

Bedtime: It Moves

As the days become shorter and the nights once again draw in, what better way to embrace the change of season then settling down with a strong cup of coffee and a truly exemplary example of free horror gaming? Built using RPG maker, “It Moves” is by far one of the best offerings we’ve come across. Look past the (strangely effective) standard RPG Maker cutesy pixel art and you will be confronted by one of the most unnerving games we’ve played in a long whil…

Published on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

THE HILLS HAVE EYES

The Hills Have Eyes

I’m trying as hard as possible not to get too emotionally involved with next generation horror video game announcements. You see, having been “blessed” with a bouncing baby boy earlier this year, my horror gaming consists of stolen moments here and there while there’s no one around to give me that “you’re almost forty, you have a son and you’re playing video games on the shitter” look. I hate that look. Add to that the fact that I’m told paying over three …

Published on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WEIRD WEEK 156

Weird Week 156

One of our lead stories this week strikes us as being somewhat mundane. Apparently “Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication has been achieved for first time”. Now, don’t get us wrong, such a feat does sound impressive, it’s just that here at LaptopZombie dungeons we’ve kind of being doing that for years. You see, every time I submit either Weird Week, The Score or a sterling piece of horror gaming news to the Editor, he communicates with me telepathicall…

Published on Sunday, September 21, 2014

THE SCORE (62)

The Score (62)

Greetings, fellow horror gaming enthusiasts, and welcome to another edition of The Score, our lovingly crafted (see also stolen) collection of the week’s most notable horror gaming news snippets. This week mostly consists of new trailers (thanks to TGS) for the games already on your radar, but look closely and you’ll uncover a few new gruesome gaming delights. We’ve location-based smartphone-enabled vampire-bashing, over nine thousand zombies clambering fo…

Published on Saturday, September 20, 2014

UNDER THE SKIN (109)

Under The Skin (109)

Another week, another Under The Skin, showcasing all the new horror trailers from the last seven days. Strap in, because things are about to get very disturbing indeed. Especially for the entomophobiacs among you, as we kick off with John Russell Cring’s insect-based horror anthology CREEPING CRAWLING. Can’t you just feel them under your skin? The infestation begins on DVD 7 October. ‘You live with them, you feed them, you fear them. Creeping Crawling is a…

Published on Friday, September 19, 2014

9K(ILLS)

9K(ills)

There’s nothing we love more than posting about new horror video games we think might peak your interest, but even we can only read about so many games infested with the undead before our interest wains. It takes a special type of press release to demand further attention, and even bolder claims to prise open our wallets. Here’s this week’s notable attempt: “a game that uses special mathematical technologies to squeeze the maximum amount of undead chaos ou…

Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BIGFOOT EXISTS

Bigfoot Exists

A found footage Bigfoot flick from the co-director of BLAIR WITCH? Could I BE more excited about EXISTS? Here’s a clip. ‘For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway— a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed—something not exactly human, but not completely animal— an …

Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BETTER LATE…

Better late…

You might have thought LaptopZombie missed all last week’s horror gaming goodness due to the editor being away on his hols… but you’d be wrong! You see, I managed to grab all the latest blood-soaked chunks of news for your reading pleasure, but failed in my attempts to log in the back end (so to speak) and post them. That and I’m terribly lazy without the boss threatening to permanently alter my appearance if I don’t provide content. But look on the bright…

Published on Monday, September 15, 2014