The 13th Floor

Films Scary Fun 

5 More Films that were Banned in the United States

When I first wrote about films that had been banned in the United States, I found more titles than I was expecting. These weren’t just all obscure foreign films that pitted outside values against clean-cut American norms. There were also films that were seemingly harmless cult classics, as well as some major release films that had […]

Films Scary Fun 

The 10 Most Extreme Video Nasties

Last week, we discussed some of the hidden horror gems that were stashed on the United Kingdom’s notorious video nasty list of the 1980s. This week, we are looking at the extreme inclusions, the movies that were banned for a very clear reason and still have the ability to shock and disgust audiences today. But […]

Films 

Amazon’s Crackdown On “Extreme” Content Goes Beyond Censorship

Being an independent filmmaker used to be a much greater struggle before the dawn of the revolutionary DIY age in which works of art can be showcased through online streaming platforms. Having proper distribution was everything and if your film was considered grotesque or too risqué, you were lucky to be granted exhibition in a […]

Films 

Never Forget Your Mama: Looking Back at the Still-Controversial MOTHER’S DAY

Sure, there’s a dedicated day for it on your calendar, but you really shouldn’t need a reminder to do right by your mom… even if you’re a homicidal inbred psycho who collects human heads and eats cereal and cat food from a bucket. That’s the gist of Charles Kaufman’s controversial backwoods horror and rape/revenge flick MOTHER’S DAY — […]