The 13th Floor

Six Freaky Contemporary Novels You Can Read in One Day

Modern horror literature can be hard to track down. The publishing market is dominated by psychological thrillers, crime stories and young adult fantasies, following a few already-tired trends. Sometimes it seems fans of macabre novels and stories must look entirely to the past. But there are plenty of artists weaving dark tales from the shadows, […]

H.P. Lovecraft: Separating the Man from the Monster

The genre of horror has always had a lot of subversive appeal. Much like punk rock and other artistic subcultures, it dwells comfortably outside of the mainstream (save for when it’s co-opted with usually dismal results), and many of those who live and breathe horror value it as a space where society’s faults and biases […]

Scary Fun Toys 

This Epic Cthulhu Statue is a Must-Own for H.P. Lovecraft Fans [VIDEO]

It’s been a while since I posted to our horror-lovers’ Gift Guide… but when something this amazing comes to my attention, it’s tough to pass up. While I’m not a dedicated collector of horror collectibles, I do have a few cherished pieces displayed in my office and home studio — usually those with strong sentimental […]

TV 

Remembering Showtime’s MASTERS OF HORROR: Season Two

Ah ha! Victory is mine — I have successfully binge-watched every episode of MASTERS OF HORROR in two weeks’ time. When we last discussed MOH, we examined possible reasons people might have overlooked the quality of this show. I found both seasons to be enjoyable and grisly, though with a few episodes that weren’t for me scattered […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

12 More Gravesites of Famous Horror Icons

The tourism shall continue. Recently, Blumhouse published an article directing enthused (and respectful) fans of horror to the burial sites of some of the genre’s best-known luminaries. Many of them are interred in Los Angeles, making visits to the City of Angels ripe for horror tourism. Others were cremated and scattered overseas. But seeking out […]

Films 

The Weirdest FRANKENSTEIN-Inspired Triple Feature You Can Have!

As a full-fledged movie fanatic AND horror appreciator, I’m always looking for the perfect combination of movies to pair up together as a double feature. When you meet a fellow horror lover, often times there will be at least one title that you’ve never heard of (or that they’ve never heard of) and that’s usually […]

Real Life Scares 

The REAL Life Necronomicon: The Bizarre Mystery of the Ancient Voynich Manuscript!

One mysterious text has been plaguing scholars, scientists, and cryptographers for centuries. It’s a 240-page text, although several pages are believed to be missing, that was written in the early 15th century (the date has been carbon-dated and validated many times). The Voynich Manuscript is a strange document written in an undecipherable language and filled […]

Scary Fun 

Take a Look Behind the Scenes of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, Season 3!

The third season of Glass Eye Pix’s astounding horror radio drama TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE is now underway, and as we’ve clued you in previously, there’s some amazing talent at work on these creepy, immersive audio presentations. You’ll get to hear from several of these genre greats in this recently posted featurette from Glass […]

Films Scary Fun 

LOST ON VHS: 5 Horror Movies That You Can Only Watch on VHS!

Most of us long ago switched over to DVD… and then to Blu-ray..and now are slowly integrating online or VOD purchases into our normal routine. But many movies never made it passed their original VHS releases. For these movies, you either pray someone will eventually re-release it (thank Beelzebub for Scream Factory), pick up a […]

Scary Fun Toys 

Classic Games Yahtzee & Monopoly – Now With 100% More Cthulhu!

If you’re old enough to remember when there were just one or two basic versions of the classic board game Monopoly, you’re probably exhausted with how many variations on the theme have been invented since – from versions featuring pictures of cute animals to all your favorite sports teams, science and history subjects, to comic books […]

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The 5 Best Recent Horror Tabletop Games

Have you been swept up in the tabletop game renaissance yet? If you’re a fan of horror you have no excuse not to dive in, and there are plenty of games with much to offer fans of darker, bloodier material. Here are five of the best recent titles. Eldritch Horror Designed by: Corey Konieczka and […]

Real Life Scares 

Seven Sea Creatures That Would Give H.P. Lovecraft Nightmares

Most of us have at least some knowledge of legendary dark-fantasy author Howard Phillips Lovecraft, who still seizes readers’ imaginations with a sense of absolute doom and dread in the face of vast, unknowable horrors… but unlike most horror authors who live well-adjusted lives, Lovecraft battled mental and physical illness throughout his short time on […]