The 13th Floor

Films 

The Horror-Comedy You’ve Never Seen: Exploring Recently Unearthed Film THE DISMEMBERED

As horror fans, we are always on the quest to discover elusive horror gems, constantly searching for lesser-known and hard-to-find titles. I had heard past whispers about a regional horror film called THE DISMEMBERED. Years ago, I was doing a research project on early horror comedies and found mentions of this obscure 1962 film out […]

Films 

Rare Clips from Hitchcock’s Unmade Found-Footage Project KALEIDOSCOPE

It may come as a surprise that Alfred Hitchcock — one of the world’s most respected filmmakers, widely considered “The Master of Suspense” — sometimes had great difficulty getting a new film project off the ground. Although we all know about his successes (PSYCHO, THE BIRDS, REAR WINDOW, VERTIGO, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, NOTORIOUS, REBECCA, and […]

Films 

ROSEMARY’S BABY and the War on Women’s Reproductive Rights

Roman Polanski — perhaps the most unlikely commentator on women’s rights — made ROSEMARY’s BABY at an idealistic time. In 1960, the first birth control pill Enovid was placed on the pharmaceutical market thanks in part to Margaret Sanger. While “the pill” was originally prescribed for menstrual disorders and irregularities most women were secretly using […]

Films Scary Fun 

The 10 Scariest Horror Films of the 1960s

It’s October, and everyone is on a quest to find some highly scary viewing for the Halloween holiday. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be working my way through the decades, highlighting the absolute scariest horror films from each. The 1960s were full of social, political, and moral turbulence in America. From the Vietnam War […]