The 13th Floor


Midian is Burning: Clive Barker’s NIGHTBREED and Hatred in the 21st Century

I have long been a fan of Clive Barker’s work. It started in high school with THE DAMNATION GAME and continued all the way though his movies, books, comics, and video games. One of the main reasons his work has stayed with me, and I with it, is his celebration of “The Other”: a sympathetic […]


What Lies Beneath: Toronto and The Tunnel Monster of Cabbagetown

Cryptids in Canada are rare, compared to the sheer volume found south of the border. Sure, you might get the occasional sighting of a Sasquatch/Skunk Ape-type humanoid, maybe even the occasional pop-up by Alberta’s Ogopogo, but not much else — so any such encounter in The Great White North is uncommon. Even more so, sightings […]

DC’s ANIMAL MAN Volume II: The Best Horror Comic You May Have Missed

In 2011, DC Comics did a company-wide overhaul of their comics stable, effectively rebooting their universe under “The New 52” banner. This included a number of titles associated with DC’s mature readers’ line, including HELLBLAZER, SWAMP THING and ANIMAL MAN, being integrated with the capes-and-tights crowd of the regular DC Universe. While the results were […]