The 13th Floor

Films TV 

Here’s What We Hope We’ll See Of PSYCHO In BATES MOTELS’ Final Season

Like a lot of you devoted fans out there that have been watching A&E’s BATES MOTEL since the beginning, I was pretty blown away by the shocking 4th season; arguably the series best thus far. And while we now have a long wait until BATES MOTEL resumes new episodes for its 5th and final season […]

Films 

Master Of Horror Mick Garris Unleashes New Novella UGLY!

Mick Garris continues to be tremendously prolific in all his creative endeavors. The creator of the Showtime series “Masters Of Horror” just wrapped up an episode of the show DEAD OF SUMMER, which premieres June 28th on the Freeform network. He’s also recently done episodes of WITCHES OF EAST END and RAVENSWOOD; Scream Factory recently announced […]

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 […]

Films TV 

Is The “TV Remake” Bubble Finally About To Break?

Remakes are nothing new.  In fact, they’ve been around since the very beginning of cinema. Edison Studios produced the very first adaptation of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN way back in 1910, and we’ve gone on to know many versions of the famed monster, from James Whale’s classic 1931 version, to Hammer Films’ FRANKENSTEIN series, to Robert DeNiro’s […]

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 […]

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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 

From The Director Of OLDBOY, Check Out This Bold Teaser For THE HANDMAIDEN!

We’re big fans of director Chan-wook Park and the news that his latest film, THE HANDMAIDEN (aka MADEMOISELLE, aka Ah-ga-ssi), is premiering at Cannes meant we’d soon have a new trailer to gush over. And sure enough, the teaser is here and it’s frenetic, intriguing and bold! All of the director’s Alfred Hitchcock influence, including a […]

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 

The Exploitation Of Anthony Perkins’ PSYCHO Connection

In today’s modern age of moviemaking and celebrities, it doesn’t seem that typecasting is as big a worry for actors the way it used to be. Sure, if you’re someone like Elijah Wood, it’s fair to assume that someone on the street would probably recognize you as Frodo from the LORD OF THE RINGS movies since, […]