The 13th Floor

The Unsettling Awesomeness of Katherine Dunn’s GEEK LOVE

Freak shows first began to come into the public eye as early as the 16th century, when people with unusual, deformed, or extreme body types would be displayed for royalty as objects of curiosity and medical intrigue. The tradition of the freak show continued to centuries, and they became a staple of traveling circuses, offering […]


Slashback! A Carnival Killer Scores a Massive Body Count in 1982’s HOUSE OF DEATH

I’m going to preface this week’s installment with an important caveat: HOUSE OF DEATH — also known as DEATH SCREAMS and NIGHT SCREAMS — is not a well-made film. In fact, if you called total bullshit on this flick, you wouldn’t get much of an argument out of me. With that said, there’s a certain […]


Eight Important Lessons I Learned From Watching GHOULIES II

Most horror fans would agree that GREMLINS and CRITTERS are among the most beloved pint-sized puppet monsters to ever grace the big screen. While I love those movies along with some of the sequels, I’ve always been a big fan of their often overlooked counterparts, the GHOULIES, as well. For starters, GHOULIES has the best name […]