The 13th Floor

Comic Books Films 

Four Color PSYCHO! The One And Only Time Norman Bates Appeared In A Comic Book

It’s amazing how much horror has infiltrated our general, mass culture. Nowadays, you can easily track down an action figure, collectible, comic book or any significant version of memorabilia for any one of your favorite horror icons. But there was a time where such a thing was in the minority! I believe it was the late […]

Films 

Believe It Or Not, These Actresses Were Almost Mary In PSYCHO 2!

While Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece PSYCHO will always be considered a watershed moment in cinematic horror history, over the years, it’s 1983 sequel, helmed by director Richard Franklin from a script by Tom Holland, has also become it’s own revered horror classic! A big part of what makes the movie still hold up so well […]

Films 

My Gateway Drug To Horror: Walt Disney’s THE BLACK HOLE

For most of us, Walt Disney Productions is responsible for making our favorite films from childhood. After all, since day one they have been committed to producing family-friendly movies that every parent would feel safe plopping their kid down in front of. But every once in a while, Disney likes to show its darker side. […]

TV 

Why BATES MOTEL Just Had Its Best Season Ever!

Right now, BATES MOTEL is my favorite show on television. (Keep in mind, though, that I watch a lot of TV, so this changes weekly — sometimes daily.) I have been watching it from the start. It went downhill in season two, but has been getting consistently better. Season four has been the best season yet. […]

Films 

Long-Lost Vintage Video – Behind The Scenes of PSYCHO II!

If you’re still in mourning from the conclusion of A&E’s 4th season of BATES MOTEL, hopefully you’ve been finding solace by revisiting the original Anthony Perkins fronted movies? Or maybe you’re already a die-hard PSYCHO fan and know & love the original Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece and it’s sequels. Either way, when it comes to the […]

Films 

Review: PSYCHO: SANITARIUM – Bringing Back Robert Bloch’s Norman Bates!

Confession – it’s takes me a really long time to read a book. It’s not for lack of trying! But unlike with a TV show, which I have no problem binge-watching on my couch in my pajamas over the course of one long weekend, books are more a special affair. I like to take my […]

TV 

BATES MOTEL’s Sheriff Romero Deserves All Our #RESPECT And Then Some!

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures and television shows that are so darned righteous and awesome, you can’t stop thinking about them or their amazing feats long after it’s over. This column is dedicated to those cinematic bad-asses of both the big-screen and small-screen that keep us coming back for more. And after 4 […]

Films TV 

Let’s Talk About That BATES MOTEL Season 4 Finale…

Last night, A&E wrapped up the 4th season of their hit series BATES MOTEL in surprising and shocking fashion. Knowing that next year’s 5th season is intended to be its last makes sense considering how everything transpired and fell into place by this season’s conclusion. But since it was such a drastic departure from what […]

Films 

Continuity Check! Is Sheriff Hunt In The Original PSYCHO?

As horror fans, we tend to pick apart and analyze every single little detail of our favorite movies. And if that movie happens to be a part of a franchise, well then it’s only natural for us to try to find the common threads that connect the pieces of the series together. Case in point, here’s […]

Films 

Have A Look At This Long-Lost PSYCHO Deleted Footage!

This footage has been floating around the internet for years, but as someone who cites the original 1960 Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece, PSYCHO, as one of my all-time favorite films, it’s always good to revisit, analyze and discuss. When PSYCHO originally played on the big screen back in it’s initial run, the following extra frames were […]

Films Music 

Hear The PSYCHO Theme Played On Piano… With Knives!

When you think of famous horror themes for classic genre movies, you can’t get more famous than Bernard Herrmann’s indelible music for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece, PSYCHO. Whether you’ve seen the movie or not, as soon as you hear those first few notes, you know exactly what it’s from. And those screeching violins? Often elicit chills and […]

Films 

#RESPECT For Sam Loomis… The Original One From PSYCHO!

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures that are so darned righteous and awesome, you can’t stop thinking about them or their amazing feats long after the movie is over. This column is dedicated to those cinematic bad-asses that keep us coming back for more. And here’s one that often gets overlooked, and doesn’t get […]

Films 

Even MORE Final Entries In Horror Franchises

As we all know, even when a horror sequel has got the word “FINAL” somewhere in the title, it’s never really the end. Sometimes, a new beginning emerges, or perhaps a reboot or versus movie. Any way you slice (and dice) it, when it comes to our beloved movie maniacs, they’ll always be back. But […]