The 13th Floor

Films 

In Defense of THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN

Dismissed upon its original release in 1977 as silly and inconsequential, William Sachs’ THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN has never been given the credit that it deserves. Uneven in tone and filled with odd touches that have both intrigued and irritated audiences for years, this “throwback” to classic monster movies was ostensibly doomed from the start. […]

Comic Books 

R.I.P. Legendary Horror Comic Artist Jack Davis

It pains us to report that Jack Davis, one of the most beloved and award-winning artists, cartoonists and illustrators in modern history, passed away this morning at age 91. While my first exposure to Davis’s incredibly detailed, dynamic and often hilariously bizarre works came through his cover art and story illustrations for MAD Magazine (which […]

Comic Books 

Summer Reading: Catch Up On Some Great Comics

Summer. A time for sitting in the sun on a beach, or if you’re more like me, hiding away in a dark room with stacks of comic books. We, the ones David Wain and Michael Showalter so aptly named “the indoor kids” have a love for the four color page, and we enjoy it no […]

Comic Books 

Scare ‘Em Dead III: The Scarening! Five Horrifying HAUNT OF FEAR Covers!

For the last few weeks, we’ve taken a look at some of the best covers from TALES FROM THE CRYPT and VAULT OF TERROR. I would be remiss if I didn’t take some time to also share the beautiful, freaky art of the third of the trilogy of terror titles from EC Comics, THE HAUNT […]

Comic Books 

Keep Scaring ‘Em Dead! Five Vicious VAULT OF HORROR Covers

Last week, we brought you five of the most frightening TALES FROM THE CRYPT covers and it seems that some of you AXED for more! Get it? Axed? Like how the Crypt Keeper always did those wordplay jokes? On the show? Maybe I’ll leave the jokes to the professionals. Today we’ll be looking at some […]

Comic Books TV 

Scare ‘Em Dead! Five Frightening TALES FROM THE CRYPT Covers

TALES FROM THE CRYPT is coming back to TV, and we’re all hopeful that they can recapture the magic of the last series. Obviously, being in TNT, the show won’t be able to be as nasty as it was on HBO, but that doesn’t mean they can’t tell some fantastic stories. Fingers crossed! It is […]

Comic Books Scary Fun 

Dr. Wertham’s Dilemma: The Rise & Fall of EC Horror Comics

Today’s gory horror films owe more than a debt to the chest-bursting, intestine-twirling Senate Subcommittee-defying horrors of EC Comics’ 1950s “funny books” — TALES FROM THE CRYPT, THE VAULT OF HORROR and THE HAUNT OF FEAR. When comic books first hit newsstands in the 1930s — all in color for a dime — they were […]

Films 

An Appreciation Of SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES

What happens when you mix Ray Bradbury, the director of THE INNOCENTS, Kirk Douglas’ son and Walt Disney Productions? You get SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES – a box office flop now revered as a masterpiece of horror fantasy. For those few unsuspecting kids dropped off at the theatre by the parents to see the […]

TV 

M. Night Shyamalan Reviving TALES FROM THE CRYPT For TNT

After successfully adapting and bringing the WAYWARD PINES book series to television (which was recently announced for a 2nd season), M. Night Shyamalan is now teaming up with TNT for a new, horror-themed 2 hour block. Among the content in that 2 hour block will be a new interpretation of TALES FROM THE CRYPT! Most horror […]

Comic Books Films 

John Carpenter Releases HALLOWEEN Horror Graphic Novel!

Holy smokes! Get this – just in time for Halloween, there’s a new horror anthology graphic novel collecting 6 stories and spanning over 100 pages from Storm King Comics. That’s right. John Carpenter and Sandy King Carpenter are behind this spooky collection of brand new horror tales featuring the talents of genre alumni like Steve Niles, […]

Music Scary Fun 

Remember When The Crypt Keeper Had A Hit Rap Single?

I’m sure most of you out there are huge fans of TALES FROM THE CRYPT. This is the perfect time to revisit the HBO series, all 7 seasons of which are available on DVD. But the fine fiends over at Scream Factory are gifting us this Tuesday, October 20th with the two theatrical CRYPT movies, DEMON […]