The 13th Floor

Films 

Brace Yourself! The EMPIRE PICTURES Blu-Ray Collection Is Coming!

A lot of us from the VHS and early DVD generation spent a good chunk of our spare time watching the wacky films of Empire Pictures! In fact, one of my most anticipated releases of this upcoming year is Daniel Griffith’s documentary CELLULOID WIZARDS IN THE VIDEO WASTELAND: THE SAGA OF EMPIRE PICTURES. (We chatted with […]

Films 

Virtual Reality Gets Too Close for Comfort in the Chilling Short “NightmARes!”

The three-dimensional, 360-degree virtual experience opens up all kinds of opportunities for immersive thrills. But every new form of technology comes with its own unique set of problems… and some are a bit more hazardous than others. This is the scenario of NightmARes — a short horror film directed by James Mansell. It involves a […]

Films 

R.I.P. Make-Up FX Legend John Vulich

We’re terribly saddened to hear of the sudden passing of special effects make-up artist John Vulich. Multiple friends and colleagues have confirmed the news via social media earlier this afternoon. He was 55 years old. Vulich started out in the movie business over 30 years ago, and worked on everything from THE LOST BOYS to […]

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 

Hyaena Gallery Pays Tribute To “Master Of Horror” Stuart Gordon This Sat. Night!

As we’ve reported before, Hyaena Gallery is one of the greatest, most artist-friendly venues here in Los Angeles, especially for those of us that grew up loving the horror genre. And so, although they regularly showcase original work from a roster of amazingly talented “dark artists” year round, every once in a while, they pull […]