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DEVIL’S DUE

Devil’s Due

May 27 2013 was a sad day for LaptopZombie. It was the day I posted my review of Lucius. I wanted to love the game so much, but thanks to any number of design flaws I simply couldn’t. No matter how much I enjoyed the game’s premise (adopt the role of the son of the Devil and murder your home’s inhabitants via elaborate designs of death), the lack of a hint system/save points/coherent solutions always managed to murder my enthusiasm. Now Shiver Games are ba…

Published on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

REVIEW - ANIMAL

Review - Animal

If you were hoping for the long-awaited first solo venture from THE MUPPETS’ psychotic drummer, ANIMAL is destined to disappoint. To be honest, it’s probably going to disappoint no matter what you were hoping for. Directed by Brett Simmons, who was responsible for 2011’s middling scarecrow shocker HUSK and last year’s just plain awful THE MONKEY’S PAW, ANIMAL has all the right ingredients for a thrilling B-movie creature feature, but fails to rise above it…

Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SUPER ZERO

Super Zero

If you’re looking for something to cheer up an otherwise miserable Monday morning, you could do a lot worse than SUPER ZERO, a ‘Bad Ass Zombie Apocalypse Short Film’ from writer/director Mitch Cohen. The premise is familiar, but Cohen tackles the material with wit, enthusiasm and lashing of jet-black humour. Production values are sky high, and there’s plenty of scope for sequels. Treat yourself to fifteen minutes of top-notch horror/comedy. ‘For a comic bo…

Published on Monday, August 11, 2014

WEIRD WEEK 152

Weird Week 152

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to push a Brussels sprout up mount Snowdon with your nose? What would a wine bar be like inside a hospital where all the customers were terminally ill? What would cause eggnog to explode or a lake to turn to green sludge? Is it possible to “create” a transparent mouse, and if so to what end? Why were there eighty skeletons hidden in an Ikea carrier bag? Why did rapper Andre Johnson cut off his penis? What’s a gh…

Published on Sunday, August 10, 2014

THE SCORE (58)

The Score (58)

Ah, the stubborn summer months, refusing to release horror gaming news for mass consumption. Don’t you just love them? We don’t, mainly due to the fact that we have to put more of an effort into unearthing the otherwise overlooked stories of interest. For example, we had to visit at least six different websites to bring you news of The Green Inferno F2P game, Resident Evil being remastered again, a developer blog for zombie survival ROAM, free horror V/H/S…

Published on Saturday, August 9, 2014

UNDER THE SKIN (104)

Under The Skin (104)

It’s time once again to celebrate all things horror, with Under The Skin, your pre-weekend roundup of all the new horror trailers from the last seven days. We’re showing our age this week as we pose the question; do you remember when Nic Cage was good? Our younger readers may not believe us, but The Hair was once a bona fide actor (and a bloody good one, at that). Now he’s a prancing jester who makes tripe like LEFT BEHIND. ‘An airborne 747 is heading to L…

Published on Friday, August 8, 2014

VIDDEO

VIDdEO

We’re opting for another slice of free horror gaming goodness for our second games post this week, partly due to a lack of horror gaming news (yeah, we know Resident Evil is getting re-mastered again to make up for the last few lacklustre releases), and partly due to the fact that VIDdEO is quite a treat. In this spooky homage to the days of V/H/S, players are tasked with rifling through footage of a hotel’s security feed, but it’s not long before things …

Published on Tuesday, August 5, 2014

REVIEW: SHARKNADO 2

Review: Sharknado 2

Thanks to its unprecedented (and unpredictable) social media presence, last year’s SHARKNADO, written by Thunder Levin and directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, was plucked from sub-B-movie obscurity to become not only Syfy’s most watched original movie of all time, but a bona fide cultural phenomenon. Despite the fact that the film was objectively terrible (see our review here), its glorious irreverence and manic energy made it one of 2013’s most influential c…

Published on Monday, August 4, 2014

F2P INFERNO

F2P Inferno

Is there a better way to start the week than with a healthy slice of free horror gaming goodness? Actually, there is – starting the week with a slice of free horror gaming goodness you can take on the road! Seemingly out of the blue, Eli Roth has released a free video game for iOS and Android based on his upcoming cannibal gore fest The Green Inferno. The Green Inferno Survival tasks you with protecting eight survivors of a plane crash from “ravenous oppon…

Published on Monday, August 4, 2014

WEIRD WEEK 151

Weird Week 151

We’ve all been there at some point. Yet another text comes through from the exact person you don’t want to hear from. They seem oblivious to the idea that you don’t want to talk to them, text them, engage in any form of discourse with them whatsoever, and continue to bug you. Well, dear readers, our opening tale of the weird and wonderful details one such case, in which a priest becomes increasingly enraged by the unwanted text messages he keeps receiving.…

Published on Sunday, August 3, 2014

THE SCORE (57)

The Score (57)

When we (I) fail to cover a newly-announced horror video game, it can be for any number of reasons (the main ones being work/baby/baby/work, etc). It’s usually not a problem, but sometimes we make the mistake of (skim) reading the press release/announcement blurb and realise that instead of a fleeting mention in our roundup section, said game deserves a post all of its own. Alas, that’s not always possible, which is why Blackbay Asylum heads up this week’s…

Published on Saturday, August 2, 2014

UNDER THE SKIN (103)

Under The Skin (103)

Things get crazy in this edition of Under The Skin – the only place on the internet where you’ll find all the week’s new horror trailers – as we celebrate the wilder side of the horror genre. We kick off with co-writer/director Milan Todorovic’s NYMPH, which stars Kristina Klebe in a creature feature about a killer mermaid. Expect a LOT of toned bodies and skimpy bikinis. ‘The story tells the tale of two young women who go on a Mediterranean vacation and u…

Published on Friday, August 1, 2014

THE WALKING DEADLINE

The Walking Deadline

At any point during The Walking Dead have you ever wished you could jump into the action, adopt a Godlike presence, and alter the actions of the characters? If yes, keep reading. If no, please walk away and pretend you never heard us say that. So if you could, what would you do? Would you persuade Rick and his band of merry followers that there are better ways to spend an entire half season than walking along never-ending train tracks? Would you make his m…

Published on Thursday, July 31, 2014

ALIEN: ISOLATION – CAST INTERVIEW

Alien: Isolation – Cast Interview

Repeat after me: “Don’t get excited for another Alien video game.” And once again: “Don’t get excited for another Alien video game.” Feel better? Given its dire track record, you’d think the prospect of another Alien licenced video game would fill us with nothing but horror (and not the good sort). But there’s a nagging voice at the back of our mind telling us that Alien: Isolation just might be the game the franchise deserves. A true survival experience b…

Published on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ROB ZOMBIE’S FRENCH REVOLUTION

Rob Zombie’s French Revolution

Good news for anyone hankering for an ultraviolent animated overview of the French Revolution, directed by Rob Zombie – here it is! Thank you, San Diego Comic-Con. ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity teams up with famed musician and Master of Horror Rob Zombie to depict the chaotic and brutal events behind the French Revolution. Illustrated by The Walking Dead co-creator, Tony Moore, this animated short brings to life the gory details, bloody battles, and terrifying e…

Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014