The 13th Floor

Comic Books 

The Best Horror Comics of May 2017!

May was a major month for comic books, and genre comics in particular. Image, Dark Horse and IDW pumped out a number of stellar works, but they weren’t alone in their mission to entertain; a handful of indie publishers also jumped into the mix, and made a case for recognition with some top-notch reads. Here’s […]

Films Music Real Life Scares 

Blumhouse.com and SHOCK WAVES Nominated for 2016 Rondo Awards!

The nominations are in for this year’s Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards — among the horror genre’s most esteemed honors — and we’re proud to announce that both Blumhouse.com and our flagship SHOCK WAVES podcast made the list for 2016! Blumhouse.com, which celebrated its first year online last October, now has its first Rondo nomination, […]

Films 

Ranking the Genre Films of John Carpenter — From Worst to First!

If you’re already visiting this site, it’s a foregone conclusion that you’re familiar with the filmography of John Carpenter — one of the most revered and familiar names in genre cinema. While we’ve been experiencing something of a Carpenter Renaissance lately, thanks to the recent surge in the multi-talented artist’s music career and John’s surprising […]

Films Scary Fun 

Jason Voorhees’ Top 10 Kills From the FRIDAY THE 13TH Films

Over decades of FRIDAY THE 13TH films, Jason Voorhees has become the modern equivalent of a Dracula, Wolf Man or Mummy. While those legendary monsters will never be usurped as the masterful creations they are, we still need to recognize that Universal monsters aren’t the talk of contemporary times; those honors go to the likes […]

TV 

Remembering Showtime’s MASTERS OF HORROR: Season Two

Ah ha! Victory is mine — I have successfully binge-watched every episode of MASTERS OF HORROR in two weeks’ time. When we last discussed MOH, we examined possible reasons people might have overlooked the quality of this show. I found both seasons to be enjoyable and grisly, though with a few episodes that weren’t for me scattered […]

Films 

Five Horror Novels Worth Seeking Out (Instead of the Film Versions)

Conventional wisdom when it comes to movie adaptations of prose properties is that “the book was better.” That has certainly often been true when it comes to the horror genre, and in some cases, the films have nonetheless enjoyed a higher profile than the worthier books that spawned them. Any fright fan can cite Stephen […]

Music Scary Fun 

11 of the Greatest Horror-Themed Rockabilly Songs Ever!

It probably has to do with the uprising of television, but in the mid-to-late 1950s, there was a horror boom in this country. Looking back over the pop literature and rock songs of the day, you’ll find innumerable references to Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, and the rest of the rogue’s gallery of classic Universal monsters. I […]

Films TV 

Alyse Wax’s Top 5 Movies & Shows of 2015

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Since you’ve been enjoying the staff’s picks for the best genre movies of 2015, we decided to invite our top contributing writers to pick their five favorite flicks as well. Look for more Top Fives between now and the end of the year!] GOODNIGHT MOMMY A tense, unique thriller that kept me guessing […]

Films 

William Bibbiani’s Top 5 Horror Movies of 2015

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Since you’ve been enjoying the staff’s picks for the best genre movies of 2015, we decided to invite our top contributing writers to pick their five favorite flicks as well. Look for more Top Fives between now and the end of the year!] 5. KRAMPUS One of the few Christmas horror movies that […]