The 13th Floor

Films 

Unseen Horrors: The 1995 Unmade Version Of THE MUMMY By Mick Garris!

This past weekend, Universal Pictures launched their proposed and ambitious slate of upcoming monster movies, currently being touted under the banner of the “Dark Universe,” with the Tom Cruise fronted THE MUMMY. And as is the case with me when any franchise comes back, my inner fanboy must go back and revisit every film in the series. […]

Comic Books 

Remembering Five Legendary Horror Comic Book Hosts

Let’s just be as real as we can here: The Crypt Keeper’s popularity is virtually unrivaled among hosts of classic horror comics… and classic horror comics are just about essential to the evolution and advancement of story told in both print and on celluloid. Comics predate EC and Tales from the Crypt (which, if memory […]

Films 

Universal’s Most Iconic Movie Monsters: Where Are They Now?

When classic movie monsters are brought up, everyone knows the usual suspects. The fanged DRACULA and misunderstood Frankenstein’s Monster often head up the back followed by the cursed Wolfman. If you dig a little deeper, though, you round out the roster, and encounter perennial favorites such as THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, THE INVISIBLE […]

Films 

5 Times ABBOTT and COSTELLO Faced The Universal Monsters!

Sure ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN is a great monster mash but have you seen the others? For many that film was the ultimate gateway flick to discovering the classic creature features. After all, it had everything in it – the comedians were in top from and Bela Lugosi officially played Dracula for the first […]

Films 

5 Reasons Why THE MUMMY Is The Worst Movie Monster Ever!

Out of the classic original Universal monster movie canon – FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA, THE WOLF MAN and THE MUMMY, the bandage wrapped thousands year-old gauze wrapped creature is so inept he is the worst movie monster EVER! How you ask? Here’s 5 Reasons why The Mummy is the worst movie monster ever to flit across the […]

Real Life Scares 

The Controversial Count Chocula Box That Was Pulled From Shelves!

This year marks the 45th anniversary of General Mills’ Monster Cereals, which first hit store shelves way back in October of 1971. As all breakfast historians know, Count Chocula and Franken Berry were the first two cereals to be introduced as part of the line, and they were something of a ground-breaking novelty at the […]

Films 

The Kids Are All Fright: The SONS of FRANKENSTEIN and DRACULA!

Over three decades after the Frankenstein Monster was “blown to atoms” at the climax of THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Dr. Frankenstein’s son Wolf returns to his father’s estate with his wife and young son. Unfortunately, the villagers can hold a grudge for a really long time, so they’re not so pleased that a bona fide Frankenstein […]

Films 

Rare Color Behind-The-Scenes Footage From SON OF FRANKENSTEIN!

In the 3 films in which Boris Karloff played Frankenstein’s Monster, we never got to see his version of the creature fully realized in color as all three of those features – FRANKENSTEIN, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and SON OF FRANKENSTEIN were shot in black & white. But this great, candid 16mm home video footage taken […]

Films 

Visiting the Houses of Frankenstein and Dracula!

What do you get if you throw a bunch of monsters together in a house? A house full of monsters! If those monsters happen to be the most famous monsters of all time, you get a couple of real funhouses. So grab a scorecard and hold on tight, it’s time for a tour! (Warning: spoilers […]

Films 

Ebony and Villainy: Remembering THE BLACK CAT and THE BLACK SLEEP

Almost any word can be turned into a horror film title simply by adding the word “Black.” Over the years there has been a Friday, a Zoo, a Scorpion, a Mamba, a Sunday, a Sabbath, a Christmas, a Room, a Museum, some Roses, some Sheep, some Water and a Lagoon, to name a few. There […]

Films 

Terror Titan Smackdown! Karloff vs. Lugosi in THE BLACK CAT

It was the horror smackdown that shook the world as Bela (DRACULA) Lugosi battled Boris (FRANKENSTEIN) Karloff to the death in a Bauhaus-inspired madhouse that had nothing to do with Edgar Allan Poe’s THE BLACK CAT other than the title! The first of the death-dealing duels betwixt Bela & Boris gave birth decades later to […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Gravestones of 13 Famous Horror Icons

It’s always a thrill to meet a celebrity or some other personality that you admire. If we have the wherewithal, we can keep our cool, have a casual conversation and perhaps convey how much we admire that person without coming across as a blithering goon. Have we not the wherewithal, well we are so starstruck […]