The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

Five Famous Scientists Who Dabbled in the Occult

Casual skeptics are annoying. They rarely know enough about whatever phenomenon they’re “debunking” to have a worthwhile opinion on it, basing their dismissal of other people’s experiences on a half-read Wikipedia article, an old episode of PENN & TELLER’S BULLSHIT, and a pathological need to feel smug. The next time one of these joyless dinks […]

Films 

FRANKENSTEIN, HOWL, CHARLIE’S FARM? Who Is Alchemy & Why Don’t We Know About Them?

As someone that lives, breathes and writes about horror, I’d like to think I have my thumb on the pulse of which companies and distributors are doing what. But every once in a while, one will slip through the cracks! I mean, back at the height of the DVD boom in the early 2000’s, Anchor […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Watch This Man Attempt to Create a “Homunculus” From a Chicken Egg and Human Sperm

First of all, I should probably explain what the hell a homunculus is, for those of you who aren’t immersed in occult lore (as we tend to be here at the office): according to the writings of ancient alchemy dating back as early as the 16th century, the homunculus is a living miniature humanoid (the […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Take a Chilling Subterranean Tour of Spain’s Most Terrifying Museum

From the outside, this ornate palace in the town of Ronda, within the Spanish province of Málaga, looks like a magical fairytale kingdom… but just wait until you get a look inside. The Museo Lara is a private museum boasting one of the most bizarre, fascinating and horrifying collections in the entire world — most of […]