The 13th Floor

Films Scary Fun 

Welcome to O’Blivion: Revisiting the VIDEODROME TV Cut

David Cronenberg has always brought a cerebral edge to his movies, starting with his scuzzy debut of the sex parasite creature feature SHIVERS. He infuses his work with rich subtext and meaning , intending to give viewers something to chew on while grossing them out. Since most of his early films were laced with gore and subsequently […]

Films Scary Fun 

10 Movies that Will Destroy Your Grasp on Reality

Movies can make you laugh and cry, but they can also make you question your own reality. Remember that moment after you first saw THE MATRIX or GHOST IN THE SHELL, and you looked at the world around you wondering, just for a brief second, if it could all be fake, just a dream or […]

Films 

Virtual Reality Gets Too Close for Comfort in the Chilling Short “NightmARes!”

The three-dimensional, 360-degree virtual experience opens up all kinds of opportunities for immersive thrills. But every new form of technology comes with its own unique set of problems… and some are a bit more hazardous than others. This is the scenario of NightmARes — a short horror film directed by James Mansell. It involves a […]

Real Life Scares TV 

Could the “Upside Down” from STRANGER THINGS Really Exist?: Theories of a Parallel Universe

If you haven’t seen the Netflix Original Series STRANGER THINGS, then stop reading this right now, and go watch the entire series. I’ll wait… Done? Good. It’s about time you did that. In addition to its homages to horror and science fiction of the 1980s, STRANGER THINGS posits several scientific theories involving an unseen world known […]

video games 

NIGHT TERRORS: Is This Mobile Horror Game the POKEMON GO Killer?

Have you ever wanted to live in a survival horror game? Then I’ve got just the app for you. NIGHT TERRORS is a soon-to-be-released mobile game that takes augmented reality away from the kiddies playing POKÉMON GO and uses it to create real world terror, putting you inside an immersive survival horror experience. Made by Novum […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

EXCLUSIVE: “The Tension Experience” is Real… But It Goes Deeper Than You Think

A few months ago, we ran a chilling article presenting an insider’s point-of-view on “The Tension Experience” — a fully interactive, real-world narrative that combines elements of Halloween haunts, Artificial Reality Gaming (ARG) and immersive theater. The closest cinematic equivalent would be David Fincher’s film THE GAME, in which Michael Douglas plays an executive who […]