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‘A SWAMP RAT OF ABNORMAL SIZE’

‘A Swamp Rat Of Abnormal Size’

Fans of the long-running and award-winning steampunk web series THE LEAGUE OF S.T.E.A.M. take note – their most recent adventure, IT ISN’T EASY BEING GREEN, has just been released. Featuring giant Louisiana swamp rats and a sinister swamp man, expect the usual mix of comedy, special effects and elaborate costumes. Enjoy!

Published on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

KILLER KART

Killer Kart

A homicidal shopping trolley might not seem like the most promising horror premise, and in the hands of a lesser filmmaker it probably wouldn’t amount to much, but in KILLER KART writer/director James Feeney has crafted a mini-masterpiece. With a witty script, inventive direction and some fine performances, Feeney’s multi-award-winning short film is a pitch-perfect example of tongue-in-cheek comedy horror. Think EVIL DEAD 2 meets JAWS meets Tesco. How can …

Published on Tuesday, January 27, 2015

UNDER THE SKIN (122)

Under The Skin (122)

It seems like forever since the last Under The Skin, the internet’s premier source for new horror trailers. While it’s true that here at LaptopZombie Dungeons we don’t have as much time on our hands as we used to, we’re still dedicated to bringing you all the latest developments in the world of horror entertainment. We’ve got a packed itinerary, so let’s dive right in with Rob Hall’s FEAR CLINIC, which is released 10 February. ‘The highly anticipated shock…

Published on Monday, January 26, 2015

THE SCORE (75)

The Score (75)

There’s not a huge amount of horror gaming news this week, but there’s enough to bring in the weekend with a blood-soaked hug (yeah, I’ve no idea what a blood-soaked hug is either, but it sounds erotic messy). With the delay of Dying Light we’re treated to yet more pre-release promo’s (this one is actually quite good, and the devs have confirmed that as an apology for the delay the pre-order DLC “Be The Zombie” will now be offered to everyone, free on all …

Published on Saturday, January 24, 2015

SILENT HILL TAKES SEED

Silent Hill Takes Seed

Lifelong fans of the Silent Hill franchise have endured more than their share of disappointment over the years, what with lacklustre sequels (2 being the obvious exception) and terrible film adaptations, but they remain loyal to the franchise. Understandably so, as for every “Downpour” there’s a P.T. and for every “Book Of Memories” there’s fan service to make amends (such as the recent ‘pay what you want’ promotion for an album of music inspired by). One …

Published on Thursday, January 22, 2015

THE SCORE (74)

The Score (74)

We kick off this week’s edition of the score with a sinister poem about a nine year old boy who, while roaming the streets of an alternate London late at night, is bitten by a mysterious creature. Upon returning home the child falls asleep, only to awaken an entirely different beast. Suffice to say his parents suffer the worst of it. Sony are ramping up their promotional machine in order to raise awareness of the pending release date for their PS4-exclusiv…

Published on Saturday, January 17, 2015

FREAKY FRIDAY

Freaky Friday

Isn’t it always the way? You spend years waiting for a maniac to come along and slaughter you and all your friends, then two come along at once! Regular readers may recall our enthusiasm for upcoming online multiplayer murder simulation “Summer Camp: Slasher vol 1”, where players are tasked with surviving an’ 80s horror film homage while one lucky player attempts to slice and dice them. The game plays out in a virtual Camp Crystal lake (in all but name) an…

Published on Monday, January 12, 2015

THE SCORE (73)

The Score (73)

Welcome to the first edition of The Score in 2015! That’s right, folks, why not kick off your weekend with a roundup of the week’s more interesting snippets of horror gaming goodness? After all, by now you’re surely sick of peace on earth and goodwill to all, and are more than ready to start tearing shit up again, at least via the media of video games. While you were eating enough food and drink to support a family of nine living in a trailer park on the o…

Published on Saturday, January 10, 2015

GRIM UP NORTH

Grim Up North

What better way to escape the unforgiving cold, grey skies and biting wind than refusing to leave the house, huddling up to your PC screen and indulging in a horror gaming session? Especially if said game is heavily influenced by The Shadow Over Innsmouth and plays out in an unforgivingly cold, grey sky-covered Yorkshire village? It’s like going outside, inside! Sanctuary Interactive have released All The Way Down for all to play for free and we cannot thi…

Published on Thursday, January 8, 2015

15 SECONDS OF TERROR

15 Seconds Of Terror

Is it just me, or are horror films getting shorter? While 80-90 minutes remains the standard for full-length features, horror shorts are getting ever more inventive, and ever more compact. As if yesterday’s 1MINUTENIGHTMARE web series wasn’t concise enough, writer/director Jaiden Frost comes along with a whole new concept, and an even brisker runtime. Frost is the first horror filmmaker to have an instagram channel devoted to creating and distributing what…

Published on Wednesday, January 7, 2015

1MINUTENIGHTMARE

1minutenightmare

Got a minute? Want to use it to watch a horror film? Sixty seconds is all it takes, as the following press release explains: “Give them pleasure – the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare…” – Alfred Hitchcock

Published on Tuesday, January 6, 2015

PMS COP

PMS Cop

Writer/director Bryon Blakey’s ultra-low-budget satirical splatterfest PMS COP was one of our favourite indie outings of last year. You can read our review here, but suffice to say it’s the kind of cult labour of love our industry needs more of. To that end, we’re happy to point you in the direction of Blakey’s new Kickstarter campaign, which intends to raise funds to help promote the film and take it to various festivals throughout 2015. A worthy cause if…

Published on Monday, January 5, 2015

UNDER THE SKIN (121)

Under The Skin (121)

Well, that’s it. No more mince pies and no more leftover turkey – the festive season is officially over and it’s back to the drudgery of everyday life. But don’t despair; below you’ll find a selection of new horror trailers to brighten up even the most dismal January morning. Proving that we know our audience, we’re starting with Sheldon Wilson’s SHARK KILLER, about a gem-swallowing killer shark! ‘The services of shark killer Chase Walker have been engage…

Published on Monday, January 5, 2015

SOMETHING UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE

Something Under The Christmas Tree

If there’s one thing missing from Christmas Day, it’s elf-killing carnage. Thankfully, writer/director Danny Villanueva, Jr. shares this opinion, as you’ll see in his festive-themed frightfest SOMETHING UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE.

Published on Monday, December 22, 2014

THE SCORE (72)

The Score (72)

What better way to start the last Saturday before the big family-friendly festive day than immersing yourself in a fine selection of digitised gore? That’s right, folks, other than spending the day in bed eating bacon sandwiches while your partner insists you should do nothing but play video games and add to that ever-expanding waistline, there really isn’t anything finer than a tidy selection of horror gaming news served direct to your eyeballs with a sid…

Published on Saturday, December 20, 2014