The 13th Floor

Films 

The Awesomeness of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s VAMPYR

The best horror films resemble dreams, and the best dream-like horror films come from the 1920s and 1930s. One can’t get through a screening of ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, THE MAN WHO LAUGHS or NOSFERATU without being marked. Tod Browning’s DRACULA remains powerful to this very day for its stagey qualities, which deeply infuse it […]

Films Scary Fun 

10 Lesser-Known 1980s Horror Movies You Need to See

The 1980s were known for big hair, neon colors, loud music, and also a massive boom in the horror genre. The advent of the VCR created a whole new market for rental tapes, and filmmakers could not churn out horror films fast enough to keep the ravenous fans satisfied. But because there was such a […]

Films 

Fame is a Bitch From Hell: A Horror Fan’s Perspective on NEON DEMON, STARRY EYES & MULHOLLAND DRIVE

[Note: Mild spoilers and NSFW images ahead] What film buffs term “Hollywood Noir” or “Hollywood Gothic” is certainly not a new genre in itself; the concept of Tinseltown as a soulless, ravenous beast devouring the hopes and dreams of the innocent — especially young women with visions of stardom — is prime material for gothic […]

Scary Fun 

A Visit to NECROMANCE — Hollywood’s Macabre One-Stop Goth Shop!

If you were an aspiring Goth in Los Angeles in the early 1990s — as so many of us were — then you likely knew all of the best joints to grab your garb. Goths required, and still require, a very specific uniform, and finding proper Goth clothes has always been a bit of a […]

Music 

Retro-Synth Wizards CONFRONTATIONAL Channel ’80s Cult Classics in “FLAT/LINE”

As a rabid fan of vintage electronic music and a horror soundtrack junkie to boot, I’m stoked to add a new band to my audio arsenal… and after you roll on the clip below, I’m betting you’ll want to hear more from them too. Founded in 2014 in Sardinia, Italy by artist Massimo Usai, the […]

TV 

GONE GIRL Author’s Debut Horror Tale SHARP OBJECTS Headed to HBO!

While this installment is a bit of a departure from our ongoing examination of the horror genre through a LGBTQ perspective, it will still appeal to horror-inclined LGBTQ readers for several reasons. A novel that has been under option with Blumhouse founder Jason Blum for a few years now has finally received an eight-episode order from HBO, with GONE […]

Films 

Slashback! Linda Blair is Trapped in a Murder Mansion on HELL NIGHT (1981)

Long after her unforgettable performance as Regan MacNeil in THE EXORCIST, Linda Blair never really found a way to escape the confines of the horror and exploitation genres. Thankfully, she found steady work there throughout the ’80s… and while she may or may not not look back fondly on sleazoid cult classics like CHAINED HEAT, WITCHERY or […]