The 13th Floor

Comic Books Films 

What Happened to All the Horror Superheroes?

From about 2010 through 2015, audiences could rely on the regular appearance of sternly-worded editorials from just about every entertainment journalism outlet that the superhero film trend – that unstoppable pop culture steamroller – was on the verge of collapse. The editorialists, likely operating from a place of healthy blockbuster fatigue, kept on pointing out […]

Films 

GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE Deserves Its Own Cult!

The concept of “ironic detachment” has, perhaps, ruined bad movies forever. Because now we not only have “bad” movies, we also have “so bad they’re good” movies, and whether or not that distinction even matters has become a topic of ongoing debate. But I’m not even here to talk about those kinds of films. I’m […]

Comic Books Films 

Seven Superhero Movies That Made Us Feel Dirty

“Superheroes aren’t just for kids anymore,” that’s what they used to say. The olden days of costumed crime-fighters filling funnybooks with their wholesome shenanigans were, supposedly, a timeless era of good humor and good morals. And sure enough, it didn’t last, if it ever properly existed in the first place. Our superheroes got more disturbing, […]

Comic Books Films 

Marvel Movies Phase IV — Bring on the MONSTERS!

An open letter to Marvel Films. Hi, Marvel! How’s things? Bet you’re feeling pretty good about that whole CIVIL WAR thing, right? And you have DOCTOR STRANGE coming around the corner, too. It’s hard to believe that you’re already ramping up for Phase III. Now, I’m sure it’s already come up in conversations around The […]