The 13th Floor

Films 

Nine Terrifying Folklore-Based Horror Films

The first horror stories were arguably fairy tales — nightmares told as warnings, or case studies in sin. Naturally, plenty of films have adapted or interpreted these legends into a visual medium; however, while it’s one thing to craft a story based on myth, it’s another entirely to realize the myth in its full form […]

Films 

10 MORE Criterion Recommendations

Oh, it’s that glorious time of year again! 2 months out of the year, Barnes & Noble offers the entire Criterion library for half off of the retail price. That’s not to say that Criterion titles aren’t worth the extra cash, but knowing that Barnes & Noble gives us the half off option in August […]

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SHOCK WAVES Episode 25 Part 1: DRACULA, THE PURGE & Listener Questions Answered!

In Part 1 of episode 25, the whole gang consisting of Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry gather to discuss the latest horrors! Ryan reports back from New Orleans over Halloween weekend, and tells us about the House Of Shock haunted house! Elric watched THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR, a double bill of […]

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Looking Back At CAT PEOPLE

Producer Val Lewton’s horror classic CAT PEOPLE was no retread of the werewolf trope, but a ground-breaking psychosexual examination of abhorrent sexual behavior disguised as a monster movie. Considered a symbolic tone poem of despair and “otherness” CAT PEOPLE was sold to unsuspecting 1942 audiences as a gruesome horror film of love, longing and madness. […]

Films 

We Need More Kid Horror!

When I was a kid, horror was everywhere. For the adults you had THE SHINING, CAT PEOPLE, MISERY and SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. For the teens there was FRIDAY THE 13th, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, EVIL DEAD and HELLRAISER. For we youngsters, there was POLTERGEIST, GREMLINS, BEETLEJUICE and MONSTER SQUAD. Everyone had something that could […]