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GRAVE SHIVERS

Grave Shivers

I’ve seen plenty of horror shorts in my time, and plenty of horror anthologies, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a short horror anthology. Taking its inspiration from the best of the ‘80s, writer/director Brent Sims’ GRAVE SHIVERS is a treat for any fan of the genre, and perfect Halloween viewing.

Published on Friday, October 31, 2014

UNDER THE SKIN (115)

Under The Skin (115)

Happy Halloween! It’s LaptopZombie’s favourite day of the year, and we’re celebrating with a bumper edition of Under The Skin, the internet’s premier (and only!) one-stop-shop for all the week’s new horror trailers. We love anything Bigfoot, which is why we’re all over writer/director Braden Croft’s FEED THE GODS. Find it On Demand 25 November. ‘After the death of their foster mother, brothers Will and Kris inherit a box that offers clues about their long-…

Published on Friday, October 31, 2014

LEAGUE OF S.T.E.A.M. – DEAD MAN’S PARTY

League of S.T.E.A.M. – Dead Man’s Party

Our good friends the League of S.T.E.A.M. are at it again, and this time their Steampunk shenanigans have a distinctly Halloween feel... ‘The Adventures of the League of S.T.E.A.M. web series premieres its latest hit with "Dead Man's Party" - a hilarious new short featuring a Dia de los Muertos fiesta of the undead, and the Steampunk paranormal investigators who are on a mission to stop it!

Published on Thursday, October 30, 2014

LIEBE (LOVE)

Liebe (Love)

On Monday we treated you to Ignacio F. Rodó’s minute-long opus TUCK ME IN. Sticking with the theme of short sharp shocks, today’s offering will take up a mere three minutes of your time. Writer/director Cameron Macgowan’s LIEBE is a love story with a (nasty) twist...

Published on Thursday, October 30, 2014

REVIEW - WRONG TURN 6

Review - Wrong Turn 6

I’m not sure which I find most astonishing – that there’s such a thing as a sixth WRONG TURN movie, or that a (tiny, perverse) part of me was actually looking forward to it. The blame for the latter lies with low-budget schlock supremo Declan O’Brien, who directed numbers three to five in the franchise, and did rather a good job of it. Don’t get me wrong, his films are as dumb as they come, but he knows exactly what his straight-to-DVD arrested-development…

Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SKYPEMARE

Skypemare

If you were with us a year ago (and if you weren’t, why not?), you might have seen director John Fitzpatrick’s chilling horror short SKYPEMARE. Scary and succinct, it boasts slick production values and a brutally bloody twist. At the time it was available to view only for a limited time, but now, moved by the spirit of Halloween, Fitzpatrick has given it a permanent release. Check out the film’s website –

Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CHYRZA

CHYRZA

We try to keep our free horror gaming posts as fresh as possible, in that we may not highlight every single free to play zombie apocalypse game out there in favour of focusing on the choice examples that we feel offer something worthwhile. After all, if you’re going to be playing a vicious game of alt tab while at work, you might as well enjoy it. Which brings us to another fine free horror gaming offering just waiting for half an hour of your precious tim…

Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TUCK ME IN

Tuck Me In

There are short films and there are really short films. Spanish director Ignacio F. Rodó TUCK ME IN falls into the latter category. It’s just sixty seconds long – and what’s more, it’s great! Prepare yourself for the scariest minute of your day!

Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NIGHTMARE ON YOUR ST.

Nightmare On Your St.

Following on from our previous suggestion of spending Halloween clawing your way out of an alien creature’s stomach using only your bare hands and demented determination, we’ve another equally appealing idea for you. Why not turn out the lights, don a swanky pair of headphones and delve into your deepest, darkest nightmare? While there you’ll be able to solve genuinely interesting and well-executed puzzles, and point and click your way around some rather h…

Published on Monday, October 27, 2014

WEIRD WEEK 160

Weird Week 160

This week isn’t the best week to be a clown. Granted, this is true most weeks of the year, but this one is particularly bad. What with the return of American Horror Story and their version of the often-feared children’s entertainer, coupled with reports of clowns assaulting folks with sex toys, clowns 'disturbing' people in the streets, and armed clowns running amok in Paris, perhaps you’d better rethink that genius circus-based Halloween costume. Read on …

Published on Sunday, October 26, 2014

THE SCORE (66)

The Score (66)

Have you been losing your mind with The Evil Within or running scared as Ripley’s equally unlucky daughter in Alien: Isolation? You might think there’s no room left for further delving into the realm of video game horror this week, but alas, dear reader (or readers), you’d be wrong! Look below for the choice horror gaming news from the week gone by (including zombies, killer teddy bears, the return of Alma, hungry aliens and some mobile-based bleakness). A…

Published on Saturday, October 25, 2014

UNDER THE SKIN (114)

Under The Skin (114)

Doesn’t time fly? We’re another week closer to Halloween (are you excited yet?) and it’s time for another scintillating edition of Under The Skin, the only place on the internet where you’ll find all the week’s new horror trailers under one roof. First up we have the sequel to 2012’s modest horror hit THE WOMAN IN BLACK, subtitled ANGEL OF DEATH. Look for it in cinemas 2 January. ‘England, 1941. With London in the midst of the blitz, two teachers evacuate …

Published on Friday, October 24, 2014

COMPETITION – WIN DAMN SEA VAMPIRES!

Competition – Win DAMN SEA VAMPIRES!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, here come those DAMN SEA VAMPIRES! Directed by Don E. FauntLeRoy, this action/horror deep sea creature feature is available now on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Even better, we’ve got three copies to give away free of charge (competition only open to UK residents. Sorry!). Just email us with your postal address and the answer to the following question to be in with a chance to win:

Published on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SLASH/UP MASHUP

Slash/Up Mashup

Hands up if you’d like to see a short film in which TERMINATOR-busting badass Sarah Connor faces off against unkillable FRIDAY THE 13TH icon Jason Voorhees. That’s what I thought. Enter fan-made web series SLASH/UP, which pits cult franchise characters against one another. You can find a whole raft of extras on their YouTube channel, but for the moment sit back and enjoy the carnage!

Published on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

THE NATURAL CHOICE

The Natural Choice

October 31st is fast approaching. That sacred time of year where we all can embrace the darker side of life and indulge in practices that at any other time might raise the odd eyebrow. Perhaps you intend to re-watch a favourite horror film alongside an unsuspecting loved one, delighting in their unease. Perhaps you will be amongst friends, dressed as iconic cinematic murders whilst bobbing for apples. Or maybe you intend to knock on neighbourhood doors dem…

Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2014