The 13th Floor

Films 

Everybody Be Cool: How to Rise Above Genre-Fan Backlash

As horror lovers and fans of all things curious and strange, we’ve all probably met with backlash sometimes — from family members who worry about your mental health, to strangers who give you weird looks when you walk around sporting your favorite horror fashion. Perhaps weird looks and whisperings don’t happen as often in big […]

Films 

ROSEMARY’S BABY and the War on Women’s Reproductive Rights

Roman Polanski — perhaps the most unlikely commentator on women’s rights — made ROSEMARY’s BABY at an idealistic time. In 1960, the first birth control pill Enovid was placed on the pharmaceutical market thanks in part to Margaret Sanger. While “the pill” was originally prescribed for menstrual disorders and irregularities most women were secretly using […]

H.P. Lovecraft: Separating the Man from the Monster

The genre of horror has always had a lot of subversive appeal. Much like punk rock and other artistic subcultures, it dwells comfortably outside of the mainstream (save for when it’s co-opted with usually dismal results), and many of those who live and breathe horror value it as a space where society’s faults and biases […]

Films Scary Fun 

5 Horror Films You Shouldn’t Watch in a Group

I have always considered watching disturbing films as my own personal daredevil activity of choice, but they aren’t always the best choices for a group setting. These films are like riding an extreme rollercoaster at an amusement park. Your friends build up the ride by telling you how scary it is and occasionally revealing details of […]

Films 

Video Time Capsule – The Controversy Surrounding The Original MANIAC!

These days, it’s very rare for a movie, let alone a horror movie, to cause an upset to the general public on such a grand scale. I’m not talking about the controversial movies like SERBIAN FILM or some of the French extremism that came in the wake of MARTYRS. Those films were movies that die-hard […]