The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

Five Mysterious Objects That Should Not Exist

The five objects and technologies below should not exist. They are tangible, physical evidence that history, culture and perhaps even Reality itself are a collection of agreed-upon theories instead of verifiable fact. They’re physical glitches in the Matrix, as it were. These five things include out-of-place archaeological finds, objects that indicate ancients used advanced technology, […]

Films 

WTF Was That? Revisiting Larry Cohen’s Bizarre GOD TOLD ME TO

Filmmaker Larry Cohen is a well-regarded figure in the horror film community, mainly because of the weird ups-and-downs of his varied career. Cohen started out with raw exploitation dramas like BONE, and eventually worked his way through a few horror cheapies like Q: THE WINGED SERPENT, the three amazing IT’S ALIVE movies, and the outrageous killer […]

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Jack Black & Die Antwoord Go Rat-Sh*t Insane in the Short Film TOMMY CAN’T SLEEP [NSFW]

“Yo, you wanna see something cool? Come look inside the Rat Hole…” That’s the eerie bedside invitation given by Yolandi Visser of South African rap duo Die Antwoord to a young boy named Tommy (16 Jones), who apparently hasn’t slept for days because — and this is a direct quote from the YouTube description — […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Ten Extreme Horror Films Now Streaming on Shudder

[WARNING: Disturbing Content Ahead] We’ve previously derived some must-see lists from the library of horror-movie streaming network Shudder, but I thought it was high time I explored their titles with an eye for extreme cinema… and unless you’ve done a fair amount of digging through their ever-expanding vaults, you might be surprised at how many […]

Real Life Scares 

The Five Most Bizarre Airplane Flights In History

Thankfully, almost all commercial airplane flights are uneventful… because when something exciting happens at 30,000 feet, it’s rarely the good kind of exciting. Below are five of the most bizarre incidents in the history of commercial aviation, all of which will leave you eternally grateful for that painfully dull flight to LAX you’re probably dreading. […]

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The Strangest, Creepiest YouTube Channels of All Time

YouTube is a bottomless well of the collective unconscious: If you dig around, you’ll discover sad things, wonderful things, and deeply strange things. Even when it’s not trying to be, YouTube is often an unnerving place. The following collection of creepy YouTube channels mixes intentionally spooky content with channels that may have some other purpose, but succeed […]

Films 

The Bizarre Story Behind Sleazy Exploitation Oddity POOR PRETTY EDDIE

What is the consummate exploitation film? With the subgenre still enjoying a fantastic comeback, it’s a question begging to be answered; and while there may be several contenders for the definitive horror film, exploitation — with all its various subgenres, facets, and incarnations — presents an altogether unique problem: What criteria do we use? After all, […]

Films 

Five More Completely Bizarre Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen

Inspired by previous lists of bizarre, hard-to-find movies recently posted here [if you missed our first and second installments, check those out ASAP], I’ve compiled my own collection of obscurities. The five films below are rarely seen and mostly unknown, but cinematic explorers who seek ‘em out will be rewarded with strange delights unknown to the average person. […]

Films 

5 Horror Movie Posters That Might Scare Your Roommates Away

Movie posters are among the most powerful tools for drawing attention to films we might never have known existed… but they can also be amazing works of art that can bring a touch of personality to a plain, boring white wall. But today, we will be unlocking a new and functional side of horror posters […]

Films 

Find Out Why ILLUSION OF BIAS is One of the Creepiest Short Films Ever Made

In all my years of sifting through the sludge of the web wasteland, searching for rare flashes of macabre brilliance, I’ve seen shit nearly anyone would consider disturbing — for a wide range of reasons. I’m not talking about extreme gore sites that exploit our collective morbid fascination with death, violence and cruelty (I’ve seen […]

Real Life Scares 

This Creepy Video Shows a Snake Puking Up Another Live Snake

Happy Friday, dear readers! If you’re missing the latest installment in my weekly NSFW column CINEMA IN EXTREMIS, don’t worry — it’ll be back next Friday. In the meantime, here’s something totally disgusting that might help tide you over… plus, it’s real! Details of the story were provided by National Geographic, who tend to pull […]

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The Mysterious TV Transmission Known as “The Wyoming Incident”

Many urban legends have surrounded pirated television broadcasts or rogue transmissions of unknown origin, and many infamous examples of these incidents remain unexplained… sometimes decades later. Arguably one of the most-discussed examples is the so-called “Max Headroom Broadcast” of November 1987, wherein an unknown prankster (whose identity remains a mystery three decades later), disguised as […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Infamous “Suicide Photographer” Describes His Macabre Profession

The subject of today’s column may not be suitable for all readers, so please exercise caution before proceeding. Today’s story involves a very disturbing first-hand account written by an anonymous photographer with a morbid fascination: his preferred technique is to capture images of his subjects at the moment they take their own lives. “People hate my […]