The 13th Floor

Listen to These Nine Horror Podcasts Made by Fans of SHOCK WAVES!

It’s so easy to listen to podcasts. You can listen while driving, doing chores, working, eating, sorting your Blu-Ray collection, catching butterflies, and on and on and on. But if you’re a ravenous podcast consumer, you can whittle down the available episodes in no time at all. Then it’s time to dive deeper into the […]


The Haunted Save Mart of Chowchilla, California

In a recent article about a haunting at a Portland university, I made a joke about how hosts only haunt history, citing the example that you never hear stories of something modern like a supermarket being the center of spectral activity. A little bit of research later, it turns out that I was dead wrong. […]


Enter the White Void with Poppy — YouTube’s Most Ethereal and Disturbing Personality

I’m down the rabbit hole, guys. By random happenstance, I fell through a portal on YouTube into an Internet I don’t recognize anymore. It looks just like the one I used to know, but there’s something ineffably different. In short, I met Poppy. Allow me to introduce you. Poppy is a self-described “kawaii Barbie child.” […]


Was Thomas Edison a Murderer? The Mysterious Disappearance of a Film Pioneer

Anyone who has taken a film history class has learned about the Lumiére Brothers and Thomas Edison, who are recognized as some of the earliest pioneers of motion picture camera technology. However, there is another name that only ever crops up in a paragraph or two, despite having the most intriguing story of all: Louis […]


VIDEO: Watch What Happens When an 80’s Slasher Villain Meets Modern Technology

Hi, all! When I was first interviewing to come onboard at, I mentioned a short film I had made a couple years back, and we thought it might be fun to share it on the site! Well, the time has finally come for you to meet iMADMAN. Starting Briana White and Biff Miller (MODERN […]


Like GOOSEBUMPS? Try 10 Lesser-Known Adolescent Horror Books

As a lifelong fan of the macabre who didn’t get into horror movies until high school, I spent a lot of time exploring the darker side of culture in literary form. As such, I’ve happened across a lot of horror books meant for young readers that stray a little further from the beaten path than […]


The REAL LIFE Story of Four Portland Students Locked in a Haunted House

[Note: Some of this story comes from urban legend passed on over the years, but the bulk of it can be confirmed by historical record. The names of the four college students have been changed to respect their privacy.] Ghosts haunt history. That’s just how it works. You never hear stories of specters and ghouls […]


What’s in YOUR Horror Wardrobe?

Hey, Blumhouse readers! It’s Brennan here again. About a week ago, I asked you to share the five Scream Factory titles that defined your personality, and I loved seeing the wide variety of answers people gave. So it’s time for another look at your horror collection! I’m going to share some of my favorite articles […]


The Strange and Infamous History of Britain’s Holloway Sanitarium

The English hamlet of Virginia Water is tucked away in a quiet corner of Surrey. It is home to the grand Wentworth Estate, where the first Ryder Cup golf tournament was held. Nearby lies the leafy and serene Windsor Great Park. And until 1980, it was home to the Holloway Sanitarium — one of the […]


Gizmo Was an Alien? 5 Bizarre Revelations from Horror Movie Novelizations

Back when people actually read books, novelizations of movies were incredibly popular. Kids could read and reread (and reread) the stories from their favorite Hollywood blockbusters. However, writing and publishing a novel is a very time-consuming process. So in order to release the novelizations in time to coincide with a respective film’s theatrical run, authors would frequently work […]