The 13th Floor

Comic Books Films 

What Happened to All the Horror Superheroes?

From about 2010 through 2015, audiences could rely on the regular appearance of sternly-worded editorials from just about every entertainment journalism outlet that the superhero film trend – that unstoppable pop culture steamroller – was on the verge of collapse. The editorialists, likely operating from a place of healthy blockbuster fatigue, kept on pointing out […]

Films 

CONSTANTINE, TWIN PEAKS and THE X-FILES – This Week’s Horror News Rundown

Another week, another Horror News Rundown, and this particular installment is lousy with exciting television announcements. That’s because the first few weeks of the year coincide with the Television Critics Association press tour, where networks are revealing their big plans for future shows, contemporary favorites and even returning classics you know, love, and totally watched […]

Comic Books Films TV 

LIGHTS OUT 2, DON’T BREATHE 2 and VAN HELSING – This Week’s Horror News Rundown

Sequels! Sequels! Sequels! (And some reboots!) This week on the Horror News Rundown we’ve got updates on upcoming installments in hit new franchises, the skinny on a highly anticipated reboot, and trailers galore. Why waste any more time? Let’s check it out, gang! Here’s How the Nightmare Continues in LIGHTS OUT 2 Earlier this week […]

Comic Books Films TV 

From SWAMP THING to PREACHER: The History of Vertigo Comics

Karen Berger started working at DC Comics straight out of college in 1979. Smarter than most of her peers, and twice as dedicated, Karen was the assistant to Paul Levitz, who was a wunderkind himself. Levitz had spent the 70s building his name at DC, and would become one of the most important writers and […]

Music TV 

Crafting The Perfect TV Theme

A lot of times, when it comes to movies, a great musical score can make a world of difference. There are famous stories about how PSYCHO wasn’t scary until Bernard Herrmann laid in his catchy all string “black and white” score, in particular the screeching violins for the shower scene. John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN initially didn’t […]

Films 

Second Stab: Five Movies That Deserved Sequels

If there’s one thing the horror genre is not afraid of, it’s sequels. We all have a love / hate relationship with sequels, we argue the merits of them and, in some cases, will claim that a sequel is superior to the original. Is the first FRIDAY THE 13TH anyone’s favorite? I know mine is […]

Films Scary Fun 

Bettering Yourself Through Horror: The Perfect Horror Films to Reinforce Your New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year’s Eve, horror fans! It is that time of year where we are all forced to evaluate the changes we need to make in our lives and take vows of absolution for the coming year. Yeah, New Year’s resolutions! We can always use some reinforcement to help begin our journeys to greatness. Thinking […]

TV 

Can We Please Give John CONSTANTINE Another Chance?

On last week’s episode of The CW’s ARROW, HELLBLAZER fans got a surprise. An extra hour with the now short-lived and title character of NBC’s CONSTANTINE with Matt Ryan reprising his role as John Constantine. And it was wonderful. I mean, when Ryan first looks up and asks for a cigarette in his first appearance […]