The 13th Floor

Films 

Relive a Deadly Paranormal Incident (and its Aftermath) in the Chilling Short INTRUDERS!

Without a single word of dialogue, Quebec-based filmmaker and FX artist Santiago Menghini has conjured slow-burn chills and some seriously intense scares with his stylish, dreamlike horror short INTRUDERS — based in part on a pair of short comic-book stories by Al Columbia (“5:45 AM”) and Uno Moralez (“Jacov”), with a third tale (“Inspector”) that ties […]

Films 

The Beautiful Body Horror of HE TOOK HIS SKIN OFF FOR ME

Many works of surreal cinema bear equally baffling titles, but I can confidently say the title of Ben Aston’s 2014 short film HE TOOK HIS SKIN OFF FOR ME represents 100% truth in advertising. It’s also a pretty amazing work of “extremist drama” that’s more touching than you might expect. Adapted from a short story […]

Films 

Short Film THE EEL is a Journey Into Mind-Bending Tentacle Horror

After a fun little diversion into DIY underground splatter via last week’s marathon of Andreas Schnaas’ VIOLENT SHIT series (recently compiled on a new DVD from Synapse Films), it’s time once again to take a hard left turn on our journey through the world of extreme cinema and its many twisted forms… and they don’t […]

TV 

Ryan Murphy’s FEUD and the Resurrection of Hagsploitation Horror

With the FX series FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN, AMERICAN HORROR STORY creator Ryan Murphy’s pathological adherence to cult affiliations continues with his immersive, semi-biographical exhumation of two of the most iconic figures in the narrative history of cinema — Joan Crawford and Bette Davis — and in the process resurrects a brief and bygone cinematic […]

Thinking of Chopping Your Fingers Off? This Video Will Show You How

First of all, let’s clarify that headline a bit; we’re not actually condoning self-mutilation here. But if you manage to keep the following video under wraps for a little while, you might be able to learn a simple optical illusion for your next get-together that’ll have all your friends (or ex-friends) talking about you for years. […]

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 

Let’s Give #RESPECT To Lt. Leo McCarthy From The F/X Movies!

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures that are so darned righteous and awesome, 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 after having revisited the two F/X movies this week, […]

Films 

The Deadly Art Of Illusion! A Double Feature Of F/X and F/X 2!

I have to tell you, Kino Lorber is quickly becoming one of my favorite specialty labels. They’ve been putting out so many of my favorite horror films from the tail end of the VHS boom. Just last week, I talked about their release of HIGHWAY TO HELL. This week, for my double take, I took […]

TV 

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know American Horror Story?

With the new season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY debuting this week, it is time to see if you have been paying attention to the prior seasons. Click below to find out how well you know AMERICAN HORROR STORY!