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GLOOM GOOD

Gloom Good

It might surprise you to learn that “Into the Gloom” is not just a phrase muttered by us Yorkshire folk as we head off to work. It’s also the title of a new indie horror game from developer Emmanuel Ramos. Inspired by the likes of Amnesia and Imscared, Into the Gloom asks you to embrace short draw distance and explore a house, solving pesky puzzles along the way. There’s also “something” in the house with you, taking full advantage of said short draw dista…

Published on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

REVIEW - WILLOW CREEK

Review - Willow Creek

No matter what he does (with the possible exception of assassinating the US President), Bobcat Goldthwait is always going to be best known for playing Zed in the POLICE ACADEMY films. To give the versatile comedian/filmmaker his due, he’s developed in the last few years into a mature and engaging director with something genuinely interesting to say. His last film, 2011’s GOD BLESS AMERICA, is a biting satirical crime comedy that showcases his talent for ch…

Published on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ICED

Iced

This week’s free slice of horror gaming goodness is the perfect antidote to this ridiculous onslaught of heat we’re about to encounter. As the summer sun delights in reminding me that where once there was hair, now the top of my head is the perfect place to boil an egg, I can take refuge for a time on an abandoned shipwrecked vessel in the coldest environment known to man. So cold, in fact, that there’s a very good chance you’ll freeze to death. That or be…

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014

WEIRD WEEK 149

Weird Week 149

3D printing makes its Weird Week debut this week, thanks to a Japanese “artist” who happened upon the questionable idea of scanning her lady parts to make various objects to sell. This is strange enough in itself, but she wasn’t content with smartphone covers and decorative jewellery, and went on to produce “a full-fat vagina kayak”. Pour the coffee and close the curtains, folks, as Weird Week returns with mysterious sounds, sea monsters, crop circles, pol…

Published on Sunday, July 20, 2014

THE SCORE (55)

The Score (55)

Admittedly the site has been a little quiet of late, what with the Ed sunning himself (a fine example of horror if ever there was) in the south of France, leaving me in charge (hence a distinct lack of posts). But things should start to return to normal from next week, and before then we have another edition of The Score, your one stop shop for all the week’s horror gaming news. Well, maybe not all the horror news, but the best bits I’ve managed to copy an…

Published on Saturday, July 19, 2014

UNDER THE SKIN (101)

Under The Skin (101)

The frequency of Under The Skin – the only place on the internet where all the week’s new horror trailers are collected under one roof – has been less than consistent over the last few weeks. Such are the vagaries of the holiday months, not to mention the pressures of everyday life. But we’re back, and we’ve got a bumper crop of new offerings to usher you into the weekend. We start with HORNS, Alexandre Aja's adaptation of Joe Hill’s novel. The book’s rath…

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014

SHARKNADO 2 - FULL TRAILER

Sharknado 2 - Full Trailer

Does the trailer for SHARKNADO 2 deserve a post all of its own? Of course it doesn’t. It’s SHARKNADO, for Christ’s sake. Even so, we’re in a sharky kinda mood this week, and the trailer’s a lot of fun. Will the film live up to it? Almost certainly not, but we’re still going to watch it (it’s SHARKNADO, for Christ’s sake).

Published on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

FUN WITH BLACK BULBS

Fun With Black Bulbs

I can’t tell you how much we love claymation here at LaptopZombie. We also love Lee Hardcastle, one of the best in the clay business. But it seems he’s just as effective with live action films. Check out the following 90 seconds of genius if you don’t believe us...

Published on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

RIPLEY’S RETURN

Ripley’s Return

Here’s a piece of news that both excites and disappoints in equal measure. First the good part, SEGA have confirmed the original cast from Alien, Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett),Yaphet Kotto (Parker) and Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley) will reunite for Alien: Isolation as part of DLC bonus content.

Published on Monday, July 14, 2014

A SPECIAL KIND OF SHIT

A Special Kind Of Shit

LaptopZombie HQ is a quiet place this week, with the Ed and resident film critic relaxing in the south of France enjoying the odd glass of wine no doubt. Leaving myself, under strict instruction to only post snippets of news that are genuinely earth shattering as they won’t be proof read, nor spellchicked for that matter

Published on Friday, July 11, 2014

UNDER THE SKIN (100)

Under The Skin (100)

The more eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a glaring absence last Friday – no Under The Skin. As half of the hard-working team that comprises LaptopZombie is away on holiday this week, and the other half is up to his eyes in dirty nappies, articles will be thin on the ground for the foreseeable future, so we made the executive decision to delay this scintillating roundup of new horror trailers until today. Enjoy, as it may be all you’re getting for a w…

Published on Monday, July 7, 2014

WEIRD WEEK 147

Weird Week 147

Have you ever wondered how to charge your smartphone with a donkey? Or how blowing your head up like a balloon will prevent the onset of baldness? Why does the vampire squirrel have the world’s fluffiest tale, and which drugs allowed a young girl to talk with her dead parents? More to the point, why haven’t you read about the DNA study that proves the Yeti is real (kind of)? That’s right, folks, it’s Sunday, and time once again for Weird Week! Kick back an…

Published on Sunday, July 6, 2014

THE SCORE (54)

The Score (54)

Is there a better way to spend a gloriously sunny Saturday morning than locking one’s self away in a darkened room, smartphone in hand, and perusing the week’s horror gaming news? There probably is, but while you’re here why not spend a moment reading about Virginia, an upcoming “first person interactive drama” heavily inspired by the likes of Twin Peaks and The X-Files? Or play through Heartwood, a sublimely unnerving short gaming experience that will mak…

Published on Saturday, July 5, 2014

DIANE, WANT.

Diane, Want.

Put down that slice of cherry pie and step away from the coffee, as we need a moment of your time to tell you about Virginia, an interactive story inspired by a love of ‘90s TV dramas like Twin Peaks, The X-Files and The Outer Limits! (We added the exclamation mark there to express our mutual love of said shows and the excitement we now feel for this game). Virginia “is a first person interactive drama. It is the story of a recently graduated FBI agent and…

Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

DEAD FRANCHISE EXPANDING

Dead Franchise Expanding

Fun Fact 1: There are now three upcoming Dead Island games on the cards; Dead Island 2, Dead Island Epidemic, and the freshly announced Escape Dead Island. Fun Fact 2: None of these titles are being developed by the game’s original developers, Techland (who are fully committed to Dying Light, an open world zombie survival parkour sim). Go figure.

Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014