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UNDER THE SKIN (118)

Under The Skin (118)

Christmas is coming. Festive TV ads have been unveiled, Christmas singles have been released, and seasonal shopping is going into overdrive. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the horror genre is slipping into its usual winter hibernation. The heady days of Halloween already seem like a very long time ago. Be it feast or famine, here at Under The Skin you’ll find all the week’s new horror trailers – just don’t get your hopes up in the weeks leading up to Christ…

Published on Friday, November 21, 2014

VAULT OF THE MACABRE

Vault Of The Macabre

Do you want to watch a (very) short horror anthology featuring the voice talents of (amongst others) Elvira and Clive Barker? Of course you do! Sit back and enjoy Darren Field’s strange and surreal VAULT OF THE MACABRE.

Published on Thursday, November 20, 2014

NIGHT OF THE CREATURE

Night Of The Creature

Written by and starring Adam Murray, and directed by Alex Jacobs, NIGHT OF THE CREATURE is a three minute comedy/horror skit based around one of the most famous scenes in John Carpenter’s seminal ‘80s creature feature THE THING. It’s also very good. Go on, treat yourself.

Published on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

HELLYFISH

Hellyfish

Okay, so it’s not exactly highbrow, and the script and acting leave a little to be desired, but you’ve got to love a film about mutant homicidal radioactive jellyfish (especially when they can bring down a helicopter!) Co-directed by Patrick Longstreth and Robert McLean, HELLYFISH serves as a showreel for a potential full-length feature, but is well worth a watch in its own right. Let the aquatic carnage commence! ‘America’s only missing nuclear weapon is …

Published on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ONE AFTER ANOTHER

One After Another

Ready for your next free horror gaming fix? Of course you are. Allow us to send you off to one of horror gaming’s more familiar environments, that of an abandoned research facility. Once there we’ll happily indulge in an act of cliché and wipe your memories. Once that’s done we’ll give you the job of escaping. To achieve this you’ll be forced to wander semi-illuminated corridors looking for answers and a way out. You’ll also have to avoid a creature born o…

Published on Monday, November 17, 2014

FRIGHTFUL MONDAY

Frightful Monday

Last week we featured indie horror factory CatchMe KillMe’s new weekly webseries, FRIGHTFUL FRIDAY, which debuts a new horror short each Friday. Below you’ll find the latest instalment, MOTHERS CALL. But before you get to that, why not check out head honcho Ian Messenger’s new Kickstarter campaign, designed to raise funds for BURNED TO LIGHT, a feature-length vampire flick the crew are preparing to shoot. For a modest donation you could find yourself with …

Published on Monday, November 17, 2014

WEIRD WEEK 162

Weird Week 162

Welcome to another edition of Weird Week, your one-stop-shop for all the news that makes us feel happier about our own lives! This week we prove that Jesus did in fact marry and have children, uncover a mass grave on Tunbridge Wells, spot ghosts in holiday snaps, jump on tiger sharks, search for the man with no hands or legs who’s armed and on the run, ponder the women who came back from the dead, and observe UFOs from a plane, all while avoiding a tiger o…

Published on Sunday, November 16, 2014

THE SCORE (68)

The Score (68)

For those of you who haven’t had the chance to catch up on the week’s leading horror gaming news, you’re in luck! Not only have we lovingly collected all that is worthy of note and wrapped in up in a pixelated parcel of goodness laid out for you below, but we also direct you to the results of this year’s “Asylum Jam” where you will find no fewer than fifty completely free horror games to play at your leisure. So if you were stuck for something to do this w…

Published on Saturday, November 15, 2014

UNDER THE SKIN (117)

Under The Skin (117)

Welcome to Under The Skin, the only place on the internet where you’ll find all the week’s new horror trailers under one roof. Were you disappointed by recent CONJURING spinoff ANNABELLE? We know we were. But don’t let it deter you from PLAYING WITH DOLLS, as there’s still plenty of frightful fun to be had... ‘A wealthy voyeur uses his vast wealth to watch women die. He arranges to have a serial killer released from a prison for the criminally insane. The …

Published on Friday, November 14, 2014

THE MAKING OF ASYLUM

The Making of Asylum

Let’s imagine you were developing a highly anticipated horror game set amongst the halls of a creepy mental institute. Then let’s imagine you’d never heard of Asylum Jam and continued developing your game for years… and years… and years. Other than releasing the odd tech demo and new screenshots, how would you keep the impatient gamers interested as the development cycle approached five years? Simple, you’d release a making of video that not only highlight…

Published on Thursday, November 13, 2014

FRIGHTFUL FRIDAY

Frightful Friday

The working week is almost over and the weekend almost upon us – why not treat yourself to some top-notch free horror? Our friends at CatchMe KillMe have launched an ambitious new webseries, FRIGHTFUL FRIDAY, where they’re premiering a scary new short each Friday. Watch the first two below, then head over to their YouTube channel on Friday for the latest instalment.

Published on Thursday, November 13, 2014

FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S 2

Five Nights at Freddy's 2

It’s perhaps a tad too soon, but the follow-up to the original point-and-click jump scare fest is now available on Steam (for those of you yet to burn every teddy bear in the house…) The original worked due to its simple mechanics, claustrophobic atmosphere and plethora of terrifying mechanical children’s toys that when out of sight came alive and murdered you. We imagine not a lot has changed for the sequel…

Published on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

COTTAGE OF DOOM

Cottage Of Doom

Back in 2007 Alex May’s Cottage Of Doom rightfully nabbed first place at the TIGsource B-Games competition. With its simplistic arena shooter credentials, frantic pace, charming pixel art and nerve-wracking tactical defence mechanics it was a runaway winner. The setup is a familiar one to fans of the horror genre, in that the player is trapped in a cabin with only planks of wood and a handy shotgun to survive. And survive you must, against wave after unfor…

Published on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CRYSTAL LAKE SUMMER CAMP

Crystal Lake Summer Camp

There’s a list of questions I ask myself every day, questions of singular import to the horror gaming world. Questions I never expected to be answered (unless I fulfilled the ambition of a lifetime and answered them myself). Imagine my surprise, therefore, to find that three vital examples had been wiped off my list. Answered. Who’d have thought?

Published on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

ASYLUM JAM (1)

Asylum Jam (1)

To make up for the fact that we’ve not highlighted any fine examples of free horror gaming goodness during the last couple of days, we thought we’d make up for it by throwing no less than FIFTY free to play indie titles right at your bloody screen! That’s right, folks, thanks to the return of Asylum Jam (wherein developers are tasked with speedily developing a horror game where the one rule is you mustn’t use “asylums, psychiatric institutes, medical profe…

Published on Monday, November 10, 2014