The 13th Floor

Films 

TRANSGENRE: Transgender Identity and Gender Fluidity in the Horror Genre

A few years ago, Britain’s Pulp Press commissioned me to write a short book for their imprint after I’d sent them a sample of writing. The nasty concoction I delivered three months later was a Russ Meyer-esque exploitation novella (or rather, transploitation), with more than a few shades of Doris Wishman’s pulpy and derivative LET […]

Films 

Five Remarkable New York City Horror Films

As horror film devotees, we are constantly revisiting our favorite monster shows and relishing in cinematic excursions into darkness. A lot of common tropes become part of our personal lexicon and understanding, and one such ingredient frequently used would be the way in which horror cinema sometimes presents its curtain raiser. It alienates its featured […]

Films 

10 Recommended Criterion Releases

It’s once again that time of year. For all you savvy movie enthusiasts out there, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Twice a year, Barnes & Noble bookstores run a month-long 50 percent off sale for all Criterion titles. That’s right, for a short window of time, they’re actually priced normally for once! I […]

Films 

Five Essential Erotic Thrillers

I’m a horror fan through and through, but one subgenre that is my go to guilty pleasure is erotic thrillers. Mostly noir-like stories mixed with sex and violence and sex and mystery and… well, you know…sex. They’re great! Considering my expertise in this particular subgenre, I thought it would be fitting to let you fellow horror […]