The 13th Floor

Films 

The Insanity That Is TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION

Here’s a question for the philosophers and art critics: If an artist sets out to make something that is deliberately terrible, and they succeed… have they really succeeded? It was 1996. I was a mere 18 years old. I was going to college in Tacoma, WA, and I was slowly becoming a movie obsessive. A […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: “Lasagna Cat Sex Survey” is the Most Horrific YouTube Video Ever [NSFW]

Consider this your first warning: You really, really need to take note of that NSFW tag, because what I’m about to show you is definitely not for viewers of a delicate nature. Hell, I’m not sure who the intended audience is… and frankly, I don’t want to know, either. Instead of just writing “NOPE NOPE […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Robert Morgan’s BOBBY YEAH May Be the Sickest Stop-Motion Film Ever Made

Happy Friday, fellow extremists! How about closing out your hectic work week with an adorable little piece of animation? Of course, your definitions of “adorable” may differ from mine… but in this case, it means a sticky, blood-smeared, hairy, screeching, slime-spurting epic of apocalyptic proportions. That is, the outrageously twisted (and award-winning) 2011 film BOBBY […]

Films 

NSFW! It’s The RETURN TO RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH aka VOL. 2 Trailer!

Well this is long overdue! My vague memory of RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH VOL. 1 was that it originally started as one epic film which was then split into two, and that both were being filmed simultaneously! But much like with Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN 1 and 2, all efforts were focused on finishing up the first […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Fire Up the VCR for “Lost” Splatter Epic HEADLESS [NSFW]

Welcome back, brave viewers and connoisseurs of outsider cinema! I hope you enjoyed our first journey into the darkest, dankest dimensions of the horror genre — because I’m just getting started. Rest assured, it’s going to get even weirder up in here. If you recall, in my list of recent extreme-horror titles you might have […]

Films 

Ready To Join A Cult? Check Out The Trailer To ONE OF US!

Here’s a new horror feature that snuck up on us! ONE OF US, starring Christa B. Allen (REVENGE, 13 GOING ON 30), Carly Schroeder (MEAN GIRLS, GRACIE), and Derek Smith (GREY’S ANATOMY, CSI), follows a young journalist who goes undercover within a mountain commune and becomes manipulated by a cult leader. ONE OF US was […]

Comic Books Films 

An Unlikely Superhero Emerges In This Trailer To THEY CALL ME JEEG!

Sometimes, some of the most interesting and unique movies come out of left field at a film festival. So, a few weeks back when we had BEYOND THE GATES director Jackson Stewart on the Shock Waves podcast, we asked him if there were any gems for us to look out from that he caught while […]

Real Life Scares 

GRAVE ROBBING FOR MORONS: Is This Creepy VHS Footage for Real?

“This Video is for Fun.” Thus reads the unofficial cover art for this notorious half-hour video, allegedly sourced from a VHS tape in the late 1980s or early 1990s, then dubbed and re-dubbed for circulation and sale among bootleg collectors, often (literally) under the table at horror conventions and through mail-order tape trading communities. It’s […]

Films Scary Fun 

TROMA QUEENS: Celebrating the Queer Flicks of Lloyd Kaufman

I was a snarky, bespectacled, under-achieving 17-year-old in my last year of school. But I ruled that year with my posse of demented hipster teens by distributing battered VHS copies of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, THE KINDRED, lots of DEEP THROAT-era porn, cigarettes and blackcurrant cider to keep the rival gangs (er, cliques) in line. […]

Real Life Scares 

The Five Most Bizarre and Horrific Serial-Killing Groups Ever

We usually think of serial killing as a solitary vocation, practiced by loners driven by unspeakable personal demons, but sometimes groups of people come together to kill — and when they do, their motivations are fascinating. Whether they killed for pure profit, love, or some weird group madness, the five death-squads below are among the […]

Films 

What a Trip: Revisiting the Mind-Blowing Epic BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW

Sci-fi is better when it’s freaky. I’m all in favor of a good, rollicking spaceship adventure (who isn’t?), but science fiction, as a genre, tends to function more naturally when it’s dealing with freaky abstracts and barely-graspable Big Ideas. The promise of the sciences, after all, is to help humanity come to a much deeper […]

Films Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Trigger Happy: The Hallucinogenic Horror of Shaye Saint John

Back up, boys and girls… this is gonna get weird. In a way, the following story fits into the pantheon of creepypasta without necessarily being labeled as one; that’s mainly because the mythos which has grown up around the utterly bizarre, surreal and morbidly fascinating character named Shaye Saint John has long since overshadowed the […]

Films 

Exclusive Clip From Roger Corman’s DEATH RACE 2050!

Of the hundreds upon hundreds of movies that Roger Corman has produced, I’m amazed that DEATH RACE 2000 is the one that spawned a franchise! It started with Paul Bartel’s 1975 film, starring a young Sylvester Stallone at the very beginning of his career. (And yes, Bartel, as in the actor you always see paired […]