The 13th Floor

Films 

Teenage Wasteland: Homoeroticism in 1980s Horror Cinema

For Monster Kids, the 1980s was a decade of seminal, genre-defining horror which saw the introduction of a multitude of now-iconic movie maniacs whose homicidal antics are seared into the public psyche. A mix of power ballads, punk, supernatural perversity, Morrissey and otherworldly (or off-world) threats; the slithery/burned/fanged things that go bump-in-the-night invading the minds, […]

Films 

FRIGHT NIGHT! THE MUSICAL!

This has been floating around online for the last 5 years, but considering we just celebrated FRIGHT NIGHT with several editorial pieces all week long, what better way to cap it all off than with a snippet of the amazing tune “Amy, Awake!” from the proposed FRIGHT NIGHT: THE MUSICAL? The original song comes from Legolambs, […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Shocking True Crime Case That Derailed FRIGHT NIGHT 3!

Tom Holland’s 1985 vampire flick FRIGHT NIGHT is a bonafide horror classic. Almost every genre fan remembers that poster or VHS box art from childhood. They’ve most certainly quoted the film’s many memorable catch phrases or worn a T-shirt that read “You’re so cool, Brewster!” Or “Welcome to FRIGHT NIGHT… for real.” And while it […]

Films 

Which Jerry Dandrige Is Your Kind Of Vampire?

Earlier this week, I took in a double feature of the original 1985 FRIGHT NIGHT paired up with its 2011 remake FRIGHT NIGHT 3D. Revisiting both films really got me thinking about their lead vampire villains. Despite being based on the same material, both were completely different interpretations of the same character. And in terms […]

Films 

Showing Our #RESPECT To Peter Vincent, the Great Vampire Killer

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures that are so darned righteous, you can’t stop thinking about them or their amazing feats long after the movie is over. This column is dedicated to those cinematic bad-asses that keep us coming back for more. And who better to celebrate this week than Peter Vincent as portrayed […]

Films 

Welcome To FRIGHT NIGHT… The Double Feature… For Real!

To me, the key to a truly great “remake” of a pre-existing horror film is simple. Would the new update make a good double feature with the original movie? When it comes to programming a double bill, the goal is to find two movies with a similar theme that would complement each other. And there’s […]

Scary Fun Toys 

Horror Movie Toy Cars Make For Unique Collectibles

Being a fan and a collector often go hand in hand, and us horror fans are completely spoiled when it comes to toys, action figures, and various other goodies depicting our favorite heroes and villains. Icons like Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers, Leatherface, and Ash have been immortalized in rubber and plastic countless times by various […]