The 13th Floor

Films 

EYES WITHOUT A FACE: The Thin Veil of Illusion

EYES WITHOUT A FACE (1960) is a film not only about a deranged doctor kidnapping and disfiguring women, it’s also about a father’s love for his daughter and a quest for repentance. There is a duality to the film — a horrific fable that floats between fantasy and reality. Aesthetically, director Georges Franju combines two […]

Films 

Weird, Wonderful, and Surreal Cinema: Getting Lost in MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON

Back in 1943, a wild and highly creative woman named Maya Deren was writing and directing movies. They were horror-ish, experimental, and all really weird. Deren didn’t somehow break the still-thriving gender ceiling in Hollywood. She chose to work outside the system making bizarre films that subverted the studios and flourishing externally from the prevailing boys’ […]