The 13th Floor

TV 

The Mysteries of TWIN PEAKS: Part Two

This is a continuation of yesterday’s article—a quick refresher course in anticipation of the return of TWIN PEAKS on May 21. In Brad Dukes’ book Reflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks, Kyle MacLachlan points to the end of the third episode of TWIN PEAKS as the watershed moment for the series.  Anybody who got […]

Films 

10 Micro-Budget Films That Are Surprisingly Awesome

While we’ve grown accustomed to the horror genre receiving bigger budgets in order to capitalize on what is clearly a very macabre trend, there are still indie and low budget films being churned out on a weekly basis. We wanted to highlight a series of elite independent features that were shot on budgets south of […]

Films 

10 MORE Criterion Recommendations

Oh, it’s that glorious time of year again! 2 months out of the year, Barnes & Noble offers the entire Criterion library for half off of the retail price. That’s not to say that Criterion titles aren’t worth the extra cash, but knowing that Barnes & Noble gives us the half off option in August […]

Films 

Ten Horrifying Moments From the Works of David Lynch

“It’s a strange world, isn’t it?” — Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan), BLUE VELVET Yes, strange indeed… strange that I’ve never heard anyone seriously describe iconic filmmaker, artist and musician David Lynch as “a horror director.” But if you were to gauge an artist’s output by how frequently they employ certain motifs and images in their […]

Films Music 

Ten Classic Horror Movies That Scared Me With Sound

We’ve written a great deal about the role of a truly great musical score in crafting a memorable horror film, but today I’m going to dig a little deeper into what makes a movie sound terrifying. Along with dialogue and practical sound effects, there are often dozens of layers to a film’s sound design, and […]

Real Life Scares 

The Stories Behind 10 Shocking Unsolved Real-Life Hollywood Mysteries

Hollywood is known for creating unforgettable mysteries on screen, but some of the most compelling mysteries in Tinseltown have happened off screen. The entertainment world is riddled with scandal, and has a history plagued by suspicious deaths, shocking disappearances, and cold-blooded murder. Here are 10 real-life Hollywood mysteries so fascinating, they’re stranger than fiction. WILLIAM […]

Films Scary Fun 

Punks Not Dead: 5 More Punk Rock Horror Movies!

Earlier this week, we examined 5 classic examples of punk rock horror films. Check out the prior list here. But as The Exploited proudly proclaimed in 1983, “punks not dead”! So here are 5 more grungy, stabbing, and spellbinding punk horrors.   ERASERHEAD (1977) This surrealist counter-culture film embodied “punk rock” just as the term […]

Films 

ERASERHEAD: The Scariest Film of the 1970s

“Horror movies don’t scare me.” This is a mantra I have heard from almost every one of my horror-loving peers at one point or another. Many of the horror fans I know openly declare that fright flicks have never, for them, had their intended effect. I have heard stories about how some of these people […]

Films Toys 

Check Out These MUST OWN Horror Candles!

As die-hard horror fans, I think it’s just programmed into our DNA that we must collect and all cool looking horror related stuff. But sometimes, these hobbies of ours can get expensive! While there’s always a slew of companies producing amazing sculpts, busts and model kits, what alternatives are there for those of us that […]

Films 

AUTOMATONS Gets Limited Collectible VHS Release

Lovechild Pictures have announced that they’ll be releasing a super limited edition VHS version of James Felix McKenney’s low-fi cult classic pic AUTOMATONS! It will be the first release from the distribution label, and will include tons of additional content and a making-of zine. When we say limited, we mean limited! There will only be […]

Films 

BEYOND FEST Is Back With A Vengeance! Oct 1st-12th!

For the last 2 years, Beyond Fest has been one of the best film festivals to properly kick off the Halloween season, and with this announcement video (which could be my favorite promo for a film fest ever), this year promises to be the biggest and baddest of them all! The video, which features a […]