The 13th Floor

Films 

PHIBES & PHIBES Again: Vincent Price’s Stylish Splatterfest

In what might arguably be his greatest role, Vincent Price, the hallowed master of menace, unleashes cinema’s most demented Art Deco “steampunk” killer – THE ABOMINABLE DR.PHIBES. Imaginatively directed by Robert Fuest who had designed and later directed episodes of TV’s THE AVENGERS (Steed & Emma – not Thor and Cap) gave the film a bizarre […]

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In Defense of THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN

Dismissed upon its original release in 1977 as silly and inconsequential, William Sachs’ THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN has never been given the credit that it deserves. Uneven in tone and filled with odd touches that have both intrigued and irritated audiences for years, this “throwback” to classic monster movies was ostensibly doomed from the start. […]

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THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH! Let’s Kill Again Like We Did Last Summer

“Out of the sea THEY came …transforming a carefree, twisting and frolic-filled teen age beach party into a nightmare” of blood and tattered bikinis. Welcome to THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH – a “new” kind of cinema – the world’s first monster movie musical – or so the producers claimed. The year is 1964 and […]

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My Deep, Dark Love of SHE CREATURE: A Surprisingly Fantastic Killer Mermaid Movie

“Beautiful, seductive, and totally deadly.” 2001s SHE CREATURE (aka THE MERMAID CHRONICLES) was the first of five films aired on Cinemax in the early 2000s paying tribute to the classic films of Sam Arkoff and American International Pictures. Produced by his son, Lou Arkoff, the intent was not to recreate the films, but to make […]