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UNDER THE SKIN (120)

Under The Skin (120)

You may have noticed that Under The Skin, our (usually) weekly roundup of all the net’s new horror trailers, has been missing for the past few weeks. In part this was due to chronic understaffing in the wake of illness and/or holidays, and in part to the fact that there haven’t been enough trailers to justify it. But fret not – we’re back and we’re bursting at the seams! In the run-up to Christmas, when all is festive good cheer and jolly fat men, you can …

Published on Monday, December 15, 2014

THE SCORE (71)

The Score (71)

Looking at our track record over the last few days, I bet you didn’t think you’d be sitting down to another lovingly crafted edition of The Score this winter weekend? We’re happy to disappoint you, as (mostly thanks to the video game awards – also included in this round-up) we have a fine selection of new horror video game news and trailers. So, for potentially the last time this year, pour a hot cup of coffee, steal your wife’s/husband’s slippers and sit …

Published on Saturday, December 13, 2014

THE SCORE (70)

The Score (70)

You might have noticed that it’s been a little quiet at LaptopZombie over the last few days. This has been due to holidays, a crippling bout of man flu, and the season of goodwill. Yes, this is the time of year our beloved genre takes a backseat to more family-focused entertainment. As the halls are decked and the world embraces goodwill, reindeers, plump men in red jackets bouncing children on their knees, copious amounts of alcohol, and family functions,…

Published on Saturday, December 6, 2014

UNDER THE SKIN (119)

Under The Skin (119)

Oh horror, who hast thou forsaken me? If you thought last week’s Under The skin was a meagre affair, just wait until you get a load of this one. It’s barely worth the effort. Damn you, Christmas! But we soldier on, festive season or not. At least you get to check out the trailer for Universal Pictures’ forthcoming JURASSIC WORLD. Granted, it isn’t horror, but it is dinosaurs. DINOSAURS!

Published on Friday, November 28, 2014

SHORT FILM - SILK

Short Film - Silk

Who’s in the mood for some graphic body horror with an arachnid twist? Prepare yourself for Rob Himebaugh’s short film SILK. Be warned, however – the film contains some very graphic nudity and definitely isn’t safe for work (unless you work in a horror-themed brothel). ‘SILK is the new film from director Rob Himebaugh, the beastly brains behind last year’s award-winning short form Bigfoot romp Eaglewalk. SILK tells the chilling tale of Kelly (Alexandra), a…

Published on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

REVIEW - DEMON LEGACY

Review - Demon Legacy

Horror has always had a complicated relationship with the fairer sex. It’s the only genre (with the exception of porn) where women routinely headline, and they have a much higher survival rate than their male counterparts, but they’re also expected to blunder into dangerous situations without a second thought, and not to complain about the obligatory nude scenes. Sometimes empowering, sometimes exploitative, it’s down to individual directors how they choos…

Published on Monday, November 24, 2014

WEIRD WEEK (1)

Weird Week (1)

For those of you wanting to experience a varied range of emotions while enjoying your freshly brewed coffee this cold Sunday morning, we can oblige, for each story below will spark a different emotional reaction. Ranging from sad, upsetting, depressing to uplifting, funny, twisted and the utterly strange, read on for God Boy, Jesus being arrested, students having sex with sheep, the man who hears colours, flesh pastries, a father’s body parts ‘used for TV …

Published on Sunday, November 23, 2014

THE SCORE (69)

The Score (69)

There’s not a huge amount of horror gaming goodness to report on this week, thanks in most part to the festive season kicking off. That said, any horror gamer worth their salt would still take time out to peruse this short but perfectly formed collection of the week’s new horror game trailers, along with a rather snazzy free horror game for you to while away the cold nights. That and a link to an officially endorsed free to pay top down version of DayZ! Se…

Published on Saturday, November 22, 2014

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