The 13th Floor

Films 

Did the Superman Curse Bury Two John Carpenter Remakes?

While every great filmmaker has made his share of stinkers – two notable flops stand out like a sore thumb on HALLOWEEN mastermind John Carpenter’s resume: his remakes of VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED and THE FOG.  Eerily, one thing stands out as a weird coincidence about both films – the stars were actors best known […]

Comic Books Films 

The Long, Sad History Of SUPERMAN (Almost) On Film

For us comic nerds, we live in truly wonderful times. Superheroes are taking over the screen, both big and small with Marvel’s incredibly long run of critical and financial hits, as well as DC’s burgeoning film universe and solid TV shows. And yet there is a sadness within us. A sadness born from Warner Brothers’ […]

Comic Books 

Where Is The SUPERMAN We Once Knew And Loved?

When I was 10, my dad took me to see SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE. At the theater, I met Superman. He gave me a coloring book. He was really, really, super cool, and I was beyond excited. In my 10 year old head, I was meeting a true hero. I mean, I knew […]

Films 

It’s Time To Give John Carpenter’s VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED Another Look

If you grew up as huge a fan of the work of John Carpenter as I did, well then, we are living in glorious times! I’m proud to own just about his entire filmography now on Blu-Ray, with the exception of SOMEONE’S WATCHING ME (his 1978 TV movie starring Lauren Hutton which I do have on […]

Films 

5 Stephen King Adaptations That Died In Development Hell

For forty years, Stephen King’s stories have been translated to the screen with almost as much frequency as Shakespeare’s.  Judging by reports of current projects in development, that trend isn’t going to stop anytime soon.  And if history is any indication, new adaptations will be re-imagined several times before we get to see them on […]

Films 

Craven, Carpenter & Leatherface, Oh My! New Release Info From SCREAM FACTORY!

Holy smokes! As always, the fine fiends over at Scream Factory continue to deliver the goods. For us horror completists, they are helping fill in those last gaps in the filmographies of Wes Craven and John Carpenter with Blu-Ray releases of THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW and VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED. They’ve just released the […]

Comic Books Films 

As If SUPERMAN III Wasn’t Terrifying Enough, Here’s The Trailer Cut As A Horror Movie

Next to horror movies, I think my other big love growing up was comic books. And by default, that means I loved any and every comic book movie that ever came out. So we had our gems like 1989’s original BATMAN and our not-so-great gems like the 1990’s CAPTAIN AMERICA movie, which I genuinely love, […]