The 13th Floor

Testing the Boundaries of Tastelessness: Readers’ POV on Extreme Horror Fiction

Horror, by its own definition, is a field of extremes. As grotesque and repulsive as some films may be, and any of us can think of several titles on short notice that we believe scrape the outer edge of tastelessness, the written word can beat film, hands down, for extremism. This is partially because there […]

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The Haunting Phenomenon of “The Black Eyed Children”

It’s time for a look at one of the earliest — and still spookiest — viral stories to make the rounds: the unsolved mystery of the Black Eyed Children, also known as BEK (Black Eyed Kids). There have been enough diverse tales woven around the BEK phenomenon to put them in a creepypasta subcategory of […]

The Best Horror Radio Dramas EVER

No genre is better suited to the audio drama form than horror. Horror, of course, often finds its power in what you don’t see. The thought of what might be behind the door is always going to be more terrifying than whatever actually is. A radio drama, which exists only in the ear, allows you […]

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How THE BERENSTAIN BEARS Broke the Entire Universe

There seems to be a debate raging on the internet right now, more important than presidential nominees or what to do about ISIS. I’m talking about the Berenstain Bears. This cuddly, anthropomorphic family of bears is a staple for most children, in a series of books and a cartoon. It certainly was part of my […]

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Check Out This HALLOWEEN Exhibit Behind The Actual Myers House!

One of the fun aspects for me of living within driving distance of South Pasadena is that at any given moment, I can hop in my car and in under 25 minutes visit a lot of the original shooting locations from John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN. I know this will sound weird, but visiting the spots from one of […]

LIVING DEAD CON Features FRIDAY THE 13TH & TWIN PEAKS Reunions and More!

The First Annual Living Dead Horror Convention is gearing up to launch next month in Portland, Oregon, and so far they’ve lined up some amazing guests, panels, contests, films, parties and much more. The Living Dead Horror Convention was developed in association with the horror lifestyle/culture publication Living Dead Magazine, conceived by its creator and […]

11 Awesome Tentacle-filled Lovecraft Movies (You May Not Have Seen!)

Sure, we all love that tentacled and winged Great Old One, Cthulhu. He has become a pop-culture icon! And most horror fans have seen Stuart Gordon’s collection of Lovecraftian films including REANIMATOR, DAGON, CASTLE FREAK, FROM BEYOND, and his MASTER’S OF HORROR episode DREAMS IN THE WITCH-HOUSE. But many other filmmakers have traversed Lovecraft’s lore. […]

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The Wild Horror Art of Clint Carney

As horror genre fans, we tend to in general be inherently fascinated and intrigued by the darker side of things, whether it be in films, music or art. And one artist whose twisted vision evokes the strangest of curiosities is LA based painter Clint Carney. While Carney dabbles in multiple creative endeavors including fronting the band System […]

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5 Freaky Horror Shorts You Can Watch Online Right Now!

To get in the mood for Halloween, check out the super short form horror bites below! THE SLEEPOVER- A hilarious look at how having a “slasher” in town affects some of the young inhabitants. THE SLEEPOVER from Chris Cullari on Vimeo.     FOLLOW THE SUN- An animated concession stand trapped in hell. MK12 | […]

Celebrating The NIGHT OF THE DEMONS Vinyl Release!

It’s been 27 years now since Angela threw that killer Halloween party that even Freddy and Jason were too scared to go to, and yet the legend of it is still as strong as ever! I’m of course talking about Kevin Tenney’s 1988 bonafide cult classic film NIGHT OF THE DEMONS, which managed to spawn […]

Classic Games Yahtzee & Monopoly – Now With 100% More Cthulhu!

If you’re old enough to remember when there were just one or two basic versions of the classic board game Monopoly, you’re probably exhausted with how many variations on the theme have been invented since – from versions featuring pictures of cute animals to all your favorite sports teams, science and history subjects, to comic books […]

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This “Frankenstein” Meat Twitches… Despite Being Very Dead

Meat that is still twitching, even after being butchered: really really fresh, or a science experiment gone horribly wrong? That is the question Cheng Tan had to ask herself. The Chinese woman came home with a fresh cut of meat. When she unwrapped it, it was twitching. Fearing there may be worms or parasites in […]

The 13 Scariest Heavy Metal Album Covers [NSFW]

Since the dawn of rock and roll, there have been detractors who heard the devil in the music. Years later the offshoot “heavy metal” began to take shape and officially embraced the idea of horror in popular music, featuring disturbing lyrics, confrontational themes and Grand Guignol album covers that many well-intentioned parents wouldn’t even allow […]

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The Evils of The Millennial Horror Evolution

The horror canon is vast and constantly expanding; finding new ways to illicit the fear we are all capable of experiencing at some point or another. Fears can change over time, so horror films are tasked with appealing to its ever-evolving audience. With that in mind, filmmakers and screenwriters have begun to utilize the technological […]

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Scared of Dolls? Check out Mexico’s Creepy, Real Life Island of Dolls!

Located in the canals of Xochimilco in Mexico is a tiny island that has been named Isla de las Munecas – the Island of Dolls. Its sad history and disturbing inhabitants have made it an unwitting tourist attraction. According to legend, the island’s sole permanent inhabitant, a hermit named Don Julian Santana Barrera, found a […]