The 13th Floor

Films 

The Terrifying Hellscape of F.W. Murnau’s FAUST

If you know your film history, you know the Universal Horror boom of the 1930s looks the way it does because of German cinematographers like Karl Freund, who brought the darkness with them as they emigrated to America. Alfred Hitchcock also studied the German filmmakers of the ‘20s — his visit to Murnau’s set for […]

Real Life Scares 

Five People Who Sold Their Souls To The Devil (Allegedly)

Maybe it’s a leftover of my Catholic childhood, but there’s little I find scarier than the idea of a pact with the devil. Logically, I don’t know why the Source of All Evil would respect a contractual obligation in the first place, but I still don’t even joke about selling my soul to the devil… […]

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 […]

Films 

Kino Classics Releases F.W. Murnau’s FAUST to Blu-ray

A plague threatens to completely decimate an entire village, and desperate for a cure, Faust makes a deal with the demon Mephisto.  In exchange for his soul, Faust is not only granted a cure, but also his youth. What he doesn’t realize is that the fate of the world is entangled in the deal. Murnau’s […]