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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

TRAILER ROUND-UP (1)

Trailer Round-Up (1)

No sooner does one half of Team LaptopZombie come back from holiday than the other half (namely myself) departs. Apologies in advance, therefore, for the dearth of articles this week (and for the absence of Under The Skin, our regular end-of-week roundup of new horror trailers). To compensate, allow me to present this modest collection of trailers that have debuted in the last few days. We start with Seth Grossman’s INNER DEMONS, a cautionary tale of the p…

Published on Monday, September 8, 2014

PAISLEY

Paisley

In contention for the least scary horror title of all time, director Matt Olmon’s PAISLEY is a tongue-in-cheek throwback creature feature reminiscent of GREMLINS, CRITTERS and MEET THE FEEBLES. It’s also bloody good fun. Settle down with your beverage of choice and start the week with ten minutes of kick-ass retro horror.

Published on Monday, September 8, 2014

WEIRD WEEK 155

Weird Week 155

After a week’s self-imposed hiatus, Weird Week has returned! That’s right, cherished reader (or readers, if you’re both awake at this time), we’re here once again to provide you with the week’s freshest tales of the strange and unusual. Just when you thought it was safe to leave the house we can confirm fresh reports of mysterious flashes in the night sky, two-headed snakes, law-breaking ghosts, radioactive wild boar roaming the forests, self-moving rocks,…

Published on Sunday, September 7, 2014

THE SCORE (61)

The Score (61)

We know it’s Saturday and we’re aware that you’re probably hung over, but that’s no excuse for not fully immersing yourself in the week’s horror gaming news (especially as there isn’t much else to delay the foolhardy act of venturing outside). This week sees Brutal Doom updated to enhance the blood dripping down walls “effect” (true story), Dead Rising 3 devouring the exclusive to Xbox One banners and launching on PC, more from Breach and Clear: Deadline, …

Published on Saturday, September 6, 2014

UNDER THE SKIN (108)

Under The Skin (108)

It’s true to say that in the past Under The Skin – your one-stop-shop for all the week’s new horror trailers – has embraced the more sensational side of our favourite genre (BIKINI GIRLS VS. DINOSAURS and WOLF COP anyone?) In an attempt to redress the balance, and to prove that we do have a soul after all, we’re going to kick off this week with an eccentric indie offering that’s altogether more grounded. What’s more, Ricky Fosheim’s AND UNEASY LIES THE MIN…

Published on Friday, September 5, 2014

THE EIDOLON STATE

The Eidolon State

Perhaps more than any other genre, horror breeds icons. From Michael and Jason to more recent examples like Jigsaw and Victor Crowley, the industry thrives on franchise villains. Proving the public imagination is more important than a hit movie, internet meme the Slender Man is one of the most successful of the new breed of villains. From his humble beginnings on the Something Awful forums, to shocking recent reports of killings carried out in his name, Sl…

Published on Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

A League Of Their Own

Fans of steampunk (and quirky, innovate web series in general) rejoice – THE LEAGUE OF S.T.E.A.M. is back:

Published on Wednesday, September 3, 2014

HORROR NEWS CATCH-UP

Horror News Catch-up

Having just returned from holiday (also known as swapping the day job to become a full time child minder) I’m painfully aware of the lack of horror gaming news on the site of late. So without further delay, here’s some choice snippets you may have missed (normal service will resume shortly…)

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

HORSE

Horse

Over the last few years we’ve prided ourselves on bringing you some crazy shit, but HORSE is quite possibly the craziest. A three minute short film/exercise in insanity, it defies description but demands to be watched. It’s probably not horror, but it does feature a mask-wearing serial killer on a bloody rampage. Or maybe it’s a horse in a nightdress, I’m really not sure. Check your sanity at the door (and check none of your colleagues are watching) and en…

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

UNDER THE SKIN (107)

Under The Skin (107)

With one half of Team LaptopZombie on holiday and the other snowed under at work, it’s been a quiet week for our little website. But fear not – we’ll continue to provide you with the best independent and informed horror reviews and news on the internet (albeit a tad less frequently than we’d like). And in the meantime there’s always Under The Skin – our weekly roundup of new horror trailers – to tide you over. This edition has a distinctly vulpine flavour,…

Published on Friday, August 29, 2014

WEIRD WEEK 154

Weird Week 154

Here’s this week’s perfect antidote to the mainstream news, nicely rounded up in a coffee morning friendly manner. We’ve tales of alien bones, kidnapped bunnies, Hello Kitty in space, a café run entirely by robots, a man who faked his own death to avoid marriage, a biker cheating death in the most spectacular way possible, and a creature that eats a five foot shark in a single bite (not to mention sea plankton on the surface of the International Space Stat…

Published on Sunday, August 24, 2014