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Deathly Presents

As regular readers will be aware, LaptopZombie has been on hiatus for some time now. Our commitment to all things horrific hasn't wavered, but the pressures of everyday life make it impossible for such a small team to sustain such an ambitious website. But that doesn't mean we can't rise from the grave from time to time, especially when we've got something as good as DEATHLY PRESENTS to share! The short film is the latest offering from the superlative Bloo…

Published on Sunday, December 20, 2015


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As Monday arrives once more and we’re left wondering exactly how we spent a weekend that seemed to last mere seconds, what better way to ease into a fresh week than to spend a few moments absorbing all the latest horror gaming news! That’s right, folks, we’ve cobbled together not only all the juiciest snippets from this year’s E3, but also every piece of blood-soaked gaming goodness that stalked the shadows during the press events, only to slaughter our se…

Published on Monday, June 29, 2015


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Honestly? You’re expecting a decent sized, thoughtful intro to this fine collection of multi-platform horror gaming news? After it’s just taken me an age to nick these fine blood-drenched digital snippets from planet internet where copyright laws surly don’t apply. Bah, and here I was just about to brew up and crack on with The Witcher 3… Ok chaps, here you go.

Published on Saturday, June 6, 2015


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This weekend is all about the hunt. The Wild Hunt, that is, as the third and final chapter (of Geralt’s story at least) in the Witcher series of video games hits shelves on the 19th (and if you need evidence of why any self-respecting horror fan should play The Witcher 3, watch the CGI launch trailer lovingly embedded below). Which leaves little breathing room for any remaining horror video games – or so you might think. Surprisingly, there has been a weal…

Published on Sunday, May 17, 2015


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So what better time to post a fine selection of the week’s horror gaming news (having neglected to do so for quite some time) than the week where possibly the most anticipated horror video game in history was officially canned? That’s right, folks, we’d like to think that the selection of blood-soaked digitised goodness below would go some way to filling the void that the now defunct Silent Hills has left in our hearts and minds, but it will only serve to …

Published on Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Hell on Earth (1)

What happens when a group of filmmakers, artists, designers and all-round creative types spend a month filming the most flat-out disturbing shit they can think of? HELL ON EARTH happens. It’s a short film devoid of narrative or characterisation, but heavy on chills. If this doesn’t freak you out you’re already dead.

Published on Thursday, April 30, 2015


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Here’s a horror gaming news roundup that really does have a little something for everyone! We’ve got a self-proclaimed “true spiritual successor of the greatest horrific games from the 90's” which you’ll be able to play staring at your monitor/TV or on the go, more Call Of Duty Exo Zombie goodness, some genuinely disturbing life-ending combos from the Mortal Kombat X team, and – best of all – some genuine “fast-paced human vs. dinosaur combat”. What more d…

Published on Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Eye Sore

It’s been a while since we last highlighted a fine piece of free horror gaming, so we thought we’d rectify the situation by allowing you to slice a person’s eyeball open with a razor blade. We’re nice like that. Firstly though, those of you with more of an eclectic taste in the strange and unusual may recall a short film by director Luis Buñuel. Un Chien andalou to be specific, whereby the viewer is subjected to increasingly surreal imagery which some view…

Published on Wednesday, April 8, 2015


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Yeah, we know – you don’t have time to take five minutes and catch up on all the latest horror video game news you’ve missed over the last seven days. No time to put the kettle on and wait while it boils. No time to add the water to your preferred blend of coffee beans and enjoy another fine cup of wake up juice. You’re playing Blood Borne, aren’t you? That’s fine. We’d be playing it too if not for the fact that there’s a good chance we’re at least twenty …

Published on Saturday, March 28, 2015


Mind Games

One thing we’re all guilty of at some point in our lives is formulating breathtakingly shit ideas. Ideas so shit that if they were to be entered into a shit idea contest they would win first prize and you would be left with a golden shit statue adorning the mantelpiece for evermore. It’s a simple fact of life. One such monumentally shit idea occurs to the protagonist of The Human Gallery, the next horror video game from talented Finnish developer Jesse Mak…

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2015


The Killing?

Like the majority of horror video game fans, we’re all for carnage on a global scale. We’re first in line to experience the next apocalypse. You’d be hard pressed to drag us away from all-out zombie warfare. There’s nothing we enjoy more than shooting a variety of creatures of the night in the face. That said, there are times we like to dial it down and experience horror on a more personal level, which the now-thriving indie scene does so well. Through The…

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2015


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Unlike The Oscars, BAFTA recognises the horror genre exists, even within the games industry, as is evident by some of the winners of this year’s BAFTA Game Awards. Some fine choices (along with some equally questionable ones; best game, really?) we think you’ll agree. You can find a full list of the winners nicked and pasted beneath the wealth of horror gaming news we’ve also nicked and pasted below. There really is no better way to start your weekend than…

Published on Saturday, March 14, 2015


Cliché Kills

There is a small group of French indie developers known as “Wild Factor” whom we can safely assume like nothing more than sitting down after a hard day’s coding and watching either Scream or The Cabin In The Woods. Both fine choices, but not content with just enjoying the films for what they are, the team have taken the concepts and plunged them straight into the heart of their upcoming horror management game MachiaVillain. Taking further inspiration from …

Published on Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Burned To Light

Every now and then we like to check in with CatchMeKillMe, the production team who have released a steady stream of horror shorts over the last few years (if you want to check them out, click here for their YouTube channel). Not one to rest on his laurels, head honcho and writer/director Ian Messenger recently announced the team’s first full-length project, vampire flick BURNED TO LIGHT. Promising to bring the idea of bloodsuckers back to their ‘original c…

Published on Sunday, March 8, 2015


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We’ve yet another fine and varied collection of horror gaming news for you this week, mostly thanks to GDC. But whatever the reason, we’re always up for more digital carnage! This week’s offerings include a couple of mobile entries well worth your time (or at the very least the time it takes to watch the trailers), with Madfinger (those of Dead Trigger) announcing a new zombie apocalypse survival shooter and for reasons unknown deciding not to call it Dead…

Published on Saturday, March 7, 2015