The 13th Floor

Films 

Plight Of The Platinum: The Impact of Blonde Women in Classic Horror on Society

“Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.” — Alfred Hitchcock To be a person of virtue, one must possess the characteristics of being morally just and kind-hearted. It’s easy to determine whether or not a person is virtuous based on interactions with them, but to be able […]

Films 

13 PG-13 Horror Movies That Still Bring the Scares

PG-13 is an odd rating. It was born in 1984 out of necessity; the chasm between what constituted a PG film and an R one was just too great. Look at POLTERGEIST, INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, or even GREMLINS — there had to be a better way to prepare parents for what […]

Films 

In Defense Of The Damsel In Distress

After the explosion of misogyny that came along with the new GHOSTBUSTERS movie, there’s been a lot of discussion about female representation in male dominated film genres. Women are often regulated to secondary characters and a large amount of films fail the Bechdel test, a test that asks whether a work of fiction features at […]

Real Life Scares 

The Amazing True Stories Of Four Real Life Final Girls

Sidney Prescott from SCREAM, Laurie Strode from HALLOWEEN, and even Julie James in I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER are all household names of a certain trope in horror films. Genre fans have long worshiped the female protagonists in slasher movies who have the ultimate showdown with the killer and live to tell the tale, […]