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The Score (80)

Does the following remind you of home life? “Trapped on an island prison, two heroes must fight to survive” Or perhaps this reminds you of most weekends? “A father searches for his daughter. Mysteries and monsters at every turn”. If so, dear reader, you’ve arrived at the right place this Sunday morning, for welcome to The Score, your weekly round-up of all the horror gaming news you can digest without the need for alcohol and Gaviscon. This week brought th…

Published on Sunday, March 1, 2015

SAFE HOUSE?

Safe House?

How would you survive the zombie apocalypse? A simple question to mull over while amending the same spreadsheet you’ve been working on for the last couple of years. A simple question without a simple answer. No doubt you’d like to imagine the onset of the undead war would magically transform you into the zombie slaying hero you know you’ve always been, giving life to the side of you hidden away all these years patiently waiting to make a spectacular entran…

Published on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

DISKORDIA

Diskordia

Here at LaptopZombie we know a thing or two about comics, which is why it’s such a pleasant surprise to encounter a talented new creator for the first time. Writer/artist Rivenis, also known as Andrew Blackman, is a self-taught illustrator originally hailing from London, who now lives and works in the Caribbean. A concept artist and published comics creator, he’s also exhibited in galleries and shows. One look at the surreal and disturbing images on his we…

Published on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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The Score (79)

Sadly, this week’s edition of The Score (your one-stop-blood-soaked-shop for the week’s finest horror gaming news) was leaked online early. That’s right, folks, a YouTuber going by the name of “speedreader” managed to get their hands on these very words and promptly filmed themselves reading through the (stolen) text and watching the (also stolen) trailers included below. If that wasn’t cause for concern, the actual video itself clocked it at a mere ten mi…

Published on Saturday, February 21, 2015

THE HITCH-HIKER

The Hitch-Hiker

A few weeks ago we introduced you to innovative genre filmmaker Jaiden Frost and his series of original horror shorts made specifically for Instagram. Broken into 15 second segments, these bite-size chillers run the gamut from psychological thrillers to found footage to good old-fashioned slashers. Taking the concept of popular hashtag ‘Throwback Thursday’ as its starting point, Frost’s new project, THE HITCH-HIKER, is a remake of an old TWILIGHT ZONE epis…

Published on Friday, February 20, 2015

UNDER THE SKIN (123)

Under The Skin (123)

It seems like a long time since the last Under The Skin, the internet’s premier roundup of new horror trailers. We may not be as prolific as we once were, but we’re just as comprehensive, as you can see from the bumper crop below. We kick off with a remake – Gil Keenan’s update of Tobe Hooper’s POLTERGEIST. It’s never easy reimagining a classic, and they don’t come much more beloved than POLTERGEIST. Good luck, Gil. ‘Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (producer…

Published on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

THE OUTER DARKNESS

The Outer Darkness

We’ve raved about UK-based indie short filmmakers Bloody Cuts before, and with good reason – their output is fantastic. With each new offering the team’s ambition and technical expertise grows, to the point that the prospect of a new Bloody Cuts short is more exciting than 90% of full-length horror releases. The core members – writer Joel Morgan and producer/directors Ben Franklin & Anthony Melton – have collaborated on THE OUTER DARKNESS, the first part o…

Published on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

THE SCORE (78)

The Score (78)

What’s that you say? Having visited LaptopZombie every day this week you found yourself faced with a distinct lack of horror gaming news posts? Could it be that the week was entirely bereft of news? Or could it be that the guy who nicks writes it has been a bit shit? Great news, folks, I’ve been a bit shit! Plenty of fine horror gaming news has escaped into the wild this week, all of which has been lovingly captured and left to roam freely below. There are…

Published on Saturday, February 14, 2015

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The Score (77)

Welcome, fellow horror game enthusiasts, to your (semi)-regular Saturday morning roundup of all the week’s horror gaming news! If, like us, you enjoy nothing more than starting (or perhaps ending) the weekend with a fine selection of digitised and live action gore, then you’re in luck, as this week has seen no shortage of either. Resident Evil remains firmly in the spot light with HD remakes and new chapters (not to mention the RE sale currently doing the …

Published on Friday, February 6, 2015

REVIEW - THROWBACK

Review - Throwback

Bigfoot has enjoyed a cinematic renaissance in the last few years. Not only have there been a glut of squatchploitation flicks, they’ve (mostly) been very good. Duane Graves’ THE WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD evoked the classic feel of BOGGY CREEK, while the sheer ambition of Howie Askins’ EVIDENCE couldn’t fail to impress. Corey Grant’s THE LOST COAST TAPES also impressed (and managed to throw a few genuine scares into the mix), and Eduardo Sánchez’s much-delay…

Published on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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It’s been a good week for horror gaming (unless you’re one of the many who pre-ordered the Dying Light physical copy), what with new announcements, release date reveals and re-mastered classics all vying for your attention. Fear not, though, fellow horror fans, as you don’t have to slave away searching for these tasty blood-soaked snippets – just look below for all that is good in the way of digital scares. Monstrum gets an early access trailer, Lucius con…

Published on Saturday, January 31, 2015

‘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

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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