The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

The Strange Mystery of Mary Rogers and Edgar Allan Poe’s Obsession With Her

Mary Rogers was a Kardashian of the 1840s. The pretty girl became a hit in social circles, based on her looks alone. A brief “disappearance,” thought to have been done to drum up publicity for the shop she worked at, made headlines across the Eastern seaboard. But her mysterious death made waves that even affected […]

Films Music 

MISFITS Guitarist Starring in Remake of Cult Fave DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT

After making the rounds at drive-ins and seedy cinemas throughout the ‘70s — often paired with LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT — and a second life on countless public-domain home video releases, S.F. Brownrigg’s gritty, twisted cult classic DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT [one of our favorite DON’T! movies], is making genre headlines again this […]

Real Life Scares 

Buried Alive: 5 Horrifying Premature Burials

The first time I was really introduced to the terrifying concept of premature burial was in eighth grade English class when we read Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”. As I sat in class poring over my book the idea buried itself deep into my psyche. Of course, as my knowledge of Poe works grew, […]

Films 

A Look At The LACMA’s Guillermo del Toro Exhibit!

Guillermo del Toro is one of us. OK. Except ridiculously talented. And wealthy enough to buy any cool and creepy thing he desires. But basically, he’s one of us! On top of helming films such as CRONOS, MIMIC, THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE, PAN’S LABYRINTH, BLADE 2, the two HELLOBOY films, PACIFIC RIM and CRIMSON PEAK, you’ll […]

TV 

Remembering Showtime’s MASTERS OF HORROR: Season Two

Ah ha! Victory is mine — I have successfully binge-watched every episode of MASTERS OF HORROR in two weeks’ time. When we last discussed MOH, we examined possible reasons people might have overlooked the quality of this show. I found both seasons to be enjoyable and grisly, though with a few episodes that weren’t for me scattered […]

Films 

Five Roger Corman Films Every Horror Fan Should Know

This is going be one of those posts where a geeky old curmudgeon complains about how “kids today just don’t understand.”  Sorry about that… but a few years ago, I was at a horror convention where legendary producer/director Roger Corman was the guest of honor.  Although the convention was huge, Corman’s Q&A was sparsely attended.  […]

Films 

Ebony and Villainy: Remembering THE BLACK CAT and THE BLACK SLEEP

Almost any word can be turned into a horror film title simply by adding the word “Black.” Over the years there has been a Friday, a Zoo, a Scorpion, a Mamba, a Sunday, a Sabbath, a Christmas, a Room, a Museum, some Roses, some Sheep, some Water and a Lagoon, to name a few. There […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

12 More Gravesites of Famous Horror Icons

The tourism shall continue. Recently, Blumhouse published an article directing enthused (and respectful) fans of horror to the burial sites of some of the genre’s best-known luminaries. Many of them are interred in Los Angeles, making visits to the City of Angels ripe for horror tourism. Others were cremated and scattered overseas. But seeking out […]

Films 

LA – See “The Importance Of Being Vincent,” A Vincent Price Exhibit This Weekend!

For all of our Los Angeles readers, here’s a truly special event taking place this weekend in Burbank that you absolutely have to make the effort to check out. Our friends over at Creatures Features along with film writer/historian David Del Valle are hosting a Vincent Price tribute exhibit titled “The Importance Of Being Vincent.” […]