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UNDER THE SKIN (114)

Under The Skin (114)

Doesn’t time fly? We’re another week closer to Halloween (are you excited yet?) and it’s time for another scintillating edition of Under The Skin, the only place on the internet where you’ll find all the week’s new horror trailers under one roof. First up we have the sequel to 2012’s modest horror hit THE WOMAN IN BLACK, subtitled ANGEL OF DEATH. Look for it in cinemas 2 January. ‘England, 1941. With London in the midst of the blitz, two teachers evacuate …

Published on Friday, October 24, 2014

COMPETITION – WIN DAMN SEA VAMPIRES!

Competition – Win DAMN SEA VAMPIRES!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, here come those DAMN SEA VAMPIRES! Directed by Don E. FauntLeRoy, this action/horror deep sea creature feature is available now on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Even better, we’ve got three copies to give away free of charge (competition only open to UK residents. Sorry!). Just email us with your postal address and the answer to the following question to be in with a chance to win:

Published on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SLASH/UP MASHUP

Slash/Up Mashup

Hands up if you’d like to see a short film in which TERMINATOR-busting badass Sarah Connor faces off against unkillable FRIDAY THE 13TH icon Jason Voorhees. That’s what I thought. Enter fan-made web series SLASH/UP, which pits cult franchise characters against one another. You can find a whole raft of extras on their YouTube channel, but for the moment sit back and enjoy the carnage!

Published on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

THE NATURAL CHOICE

The Natural Choice

October 31st is fast approaching. That sacred time of year where we all can embrace the darker side of life and indulge in practices that at any other time might raise the odd eyebrow. Perhaps you intend to re-watch a favourite horror film alongside an unsuspecting loved one, delighting in their unease. Perhaps you will be amongst friends, dressed as iconic cinematic murders whilst bobbing for apples. Or maybe you intend to knock on neighbourhood doors dem…

Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

REVIEW - THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING

Review - The Possession Of Michael King

Once upon a time I couldn’t get enough possession movies. Like zombies movies (and TV shows, and comics, and video games), they were thin on the ground, and any examples that came along were to be savoured. How times have changed. Familiarity breeds contempt, and these days I approach possession movies with the same sense of impending disappointment as I do zombie movies (and TV shows, and comics, and video games). The subgenre is bursting with recent entr…

Published on Monday, October 20, 2014

WEIRD WEEK 159

Weird Week 159

Sometimes Weird Week comes together perfectly, delivering just the right kind of spooky chills we love. This is one of those weeks. Read on, fellow lovers of the strange and unusual, for tales of nose-dwelling leeches, killer clowns, ghosts, witchcraft, Bigfoot, vampires, spiders ‘bleeding from walls’, evil black-eyed ghosts, the world’s first erotic haunted house, giant squid, and a fisherman who claims to have caught an extraterrestrial. Enjoy!

Published on Sunday, October 19, 2014

THE SCORE (65)

The Score (65)

Zombies, mutants, demons, elder gods, vampires, ghosts and the return of Slender Man – welcome to this week’s edition of The Score, your lovingly crafted weekly round-up of the week’s horror gaming news! With this being the penultimate edition before our favourite night of the year, we’re expecting a bumper edition next week. Till then, happy horror gaming, folks!

Published on Saturday, October 18, 2014

UNDER THE SKIN (113)

Under The Skin (113)

Do you like horror? Do you like trailers? Do you like the weekend? Welcome to Under The Skin, your one-stop shop for all the week’s new horror trailers, and your gateway to the weekend. Let’s plunge straight in with RAIDERS OF THE LOST SHARK. Yes, you heard me correctly – RAIDERS OF THE LOST SHARK. SHARKNADO has a lot to answer for... ‘Four friends set out by boat for an idyllic vacation on a private, remote island. But unknown to them, a weaponized shark …

Published on Friday, October 17, 2014

REVIEW - A GOOD MARRIAGE

Review - A Good Marriage

For such a prolific author – and few writers of popular or literary fiction come close to his prodigious output – Stephen King has penned relatively few screenplays. Some are wonderful (CREEPSHOW), some less so (MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE), but they’re all interesting to fans of his work. The latest, A GOOD MARRIAGE, is an adaptation of his own novella from 2010’s collection FULL DARK, NO STARS. The novella is a great read, but, unlike the longer works for which he…

Published on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WEIRD WEEK 158

Weird Week 158

Weird Week returns for another eclectic collection of stories to make you laugh, cry and wince! This week we ask the question when can we genuinely say we’ve had a bad day? I mean, sure, there’s the daily office annoyances, family feuds and the general public to deal with, but do we really have the right to moan? It’s not like you’ve been asked to inspect 10,000 pigeon bottoms for explosives, is it? You haven’t been arrested and jailed for carrying spaghet…

Published on Sunday, October 12, 2014

THE SCORE (64)

The Score (64)

It’s not been a great week for horror gaming news (or freebies for that matter), but there’s still some high profile releases out there. For those of you not already reliving Ripley’s Alien nightmare through the eyes of her daughter, Alien: Isolation has launched and early reviews say the ghost of Colonial Marines can finally be laid to rest. Elsewhere we’ve Devil’s Dare (gamers vs the undead), Killing Floor 2 bringing the blood, Costume Quest 2 (it looks …

Published on Saturday, October 11, 2014

UNDER THE SKIN (112)

Under The Skin (112)

We’ve got a lot to get through this week, so there’s no time for the usual pithy banter. Just know that you’re reading Under The Skin, the only place on the internet where all the week’s new horror trailers are corralled for your consideration. We start with our favourite monster – werewolves – and the first trailer for David Hayter’s WOLVES. After seeing this the jury’s still out, but fingers crossed it delivers the goods. Look for it On Demand 16 October…

Published on Friday, October 10, 2014

REVIEW - HONEYMOON

Review - Honeymoon

Having studied at the feet of the master – Stephen King – I understand that horror is about contrast. At its most reductive, King’s horror is about the colonisation of the ordinary by the extraordinary; normal people confronted by the abnormal. HONEYMOON, from first time co-writer/director Leigh Janiak, is also about contrast. Far from the idyllic getaway newlyweds Bea (GAME OF THRONES’ Rose Leslie) and Paul (Harry Treadaway) were expecting, the couple see…

Published on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

HAMMERED

Hammered

If you’re a fan of Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy you’re probably familiar with the corridor brawl scene where our anti-hero obliterates an army of no-good henchman armed with nothing more than a hammer. Suffice to say it’s epic in scope and execution, and not even slightly safe for work. With that in mind, here’s the segment:

Published on Tuesday, October 7, 2014

BABY-SITTING

Baby-Sitting

Do you know how we like to start our week here at LaptopZombie? We like to start our week with horror. And horror doesn’t get much better than BABY-SITTING, a short film from French director Lucas Masson. It’s easy to see why it’s won so many awards – creepy, gory and funny, it’s the perfect antidote to those Monday blues. But be careful if you’re watching at work – there’s a lot of blood... ‘A young woman accepts a babysitting offer from a couple she does…

Published on Monday, October 6, 2014