The 13th Floor

Films 

THE THING Super-Fans Planning a Trip to the Actual Filming Locations!

John Carpenter’s 1982 classic THE THING — which occupies a place of honor on just about every horror and science fiction fan’s Top 10 list — turned 35 years old last month, and people are marking the occasion in all kinds of ways, including original 35mm and digitally-remastered theatrical screenings around the world, and watch […]

Films 

Check Out This Rare 1981 Teaser for POLTERGEIST

In a previous feature, I’ve delved into the strange but fascinating phenomenon of vintage horror trailers which feature little-to-no actual footage from the films they’re designed to promote, and in some cases become strange little experimental films in themselves, shot by separate directors and often featuring music borrowed from other film scores. This trend was […]

Films Real Life Scares 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: The VHS Atrocities of Psychic TV’s FIRST TRANSMISSION [NSFW]

Not long ago, I explored the dark and mystifying lore of “snuff cinema” in its many forms — including works of alleged onscreen murder and mutilation which, though stomach-churning in their realism, were either hoaxes, misrepresented footage or works of transgressive underground “murder art.” In another feature, I examined a notorious example of the latter […]

Scary Fun 

Mondo Announces an Epic Board Game Based on John Carpenter’s THE THING!

It was only a matter of time before the masterminds at creative collective Mondo got on board (pardon the pun) with the movie-centric tabletop game craze — a trend which so far has spawned insanely cool board games like the slasher-flick-themed MIXTAPE MASSACRE and a game based on John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA… […]

Films 

Slashback! Don’t Get Caught ALONE IN THE DARK With This All-Star Cast of Crazies!

Before we get into this week’s vintage slasher flick, I should probably point out to the less-informed that there are two horror films bearing the title ALONE IN THE DARK. Today I’m going to talk about the cool one; the other one is directed by Uwe Boll, which should tell you all you need to […]

Films 

Slashback! It’s Hairy, It’s Hungry, It’s HUMONGOUS! (1982)

It’s time once again to dig into the moldy vaults of slasher cinema and dust off another oddity, and I’ll freely admit this one’s a little moldier and dustier than most, so as a result it doesn’t get very much love. But… ya know what? I still have a teeny, tiny place in my heart […]