The 13th Floor

Films Music 

Seven Great Songs That Were Ruined by Horror Movies

Music is an essential component of a horror film’s atmosphere. Without Bernard Herrmann’s atonal orchestra, PSYCHO wouldn’t be half the masterpiece that it is. But sometimes a great scary movie will drag other music into its orbit of terror besides the work of a composer. Occasionally, a pre-written song will become the soundtrack to some […]

Films 

My Life In Commentaries

I don’t know how the hell I got the opportunity to be the moderator on several horror titles that sit proudly in my Blu-Ray collection; movies that I would’ve bought regardless of if I had anything to do with their releases. But like most things that come out of just being passionate, it kind of […]

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We Go Behind-The-Scenes Of HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS On SHOCK WAVES!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors, and this week, there was a lot to catch up on! The entire gang reports back on Beyond Fest 2016 where they got to see DAWN OF THE DEAD 3D, SADAKO VS KAYAKO, THE […]

Films Scary Fun 

Live Through The Night He Came Home With Universal Halloween Horror Nights HALLOWEEN II Maze!

‘Tis that time of year again! And like other like-minded horror fans, in an attempt to celebrate the Halloween season to the fullest extent, I’ve mapped out my itinerary of all the local haunts, attractions, mazes and revival screenings. At the top of my list, and always a highlight, is Universal Studio’s annual Halloween Horror Nights, […]

Music 

Groove To These Awesome John Carpenter Remixes!

These last couple of years, it’s been so awesome to see John Carpenter finally get his due, not only as the auteur director we all know and love, but in particular for all the music he’s crafted for his films as well, which has seen a tremendous (and much deserved) resurgence as of late. I credit it […]

Films Scary Fun 

Slashback! Why JAWS 2 is Really Just a Slasher Movie with a Shark

Enjoying Shark Week, everyone? Well, far be it from me to steer the boat too far off-course while there’s prime fodder for my companion “Snark Week” theme. (If you’re wondering what that is, check out this in-depth thesis on the SyFy epic GHOST SHARK, and learn why you must drop everything and watch it immediately.) […]

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Trivia Tidbit: Who Is “The Shape” In John Carpenter’s THE THING?

Like any self-respecting horror fan, I consider John Carpenter’s seminal 1982 remake of THE THING to be one of the greatest genre films ever committed to celluloid. I revisit it at least once a year and always get swept up in the eerie story and the masterful way the whole thing unfolds. Case in point, […]

Music 

Talkin’ Tracks – HALLOWEEN: The John Carpenter Years

In order to appease the gods, the Druid priests held fire rituals. Prisoners of war, criminals, the insane, animals… were… burned alive in baskets. By observing the way they died, the Druids believed they could see omens of the future. Two thousand years later, we’ve come no further. Samhain isn’t evil spirits. It isn’t goblins, […]

Films Toys 

Five HALLOWEEN Franchise Characters That Deserve Action Figures

Like all the main horror franchises, HALLOWEEN has gotten no shortage of love in the world of toys and collectibles over the years. NECA, Mezco, Funko, Sideshow, and McFarlane have each put their own spin on the many looks of Michael Myers, and NECA is particularly notable in this conversation for releasing the first (and […]

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5 Things We Hope To See In The New HALLOWEEN

Holy smokes! We’re still in disbelief over last night’s news that Michael Myers is coming home. And by home we mean here to Blumhouse Productions! Even cooler is the involvement of John Carpenter with the franchise once again! With the horror master set to both exec-produce and be a consultant on the project (along with […]

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10 Horror Director Cameos You Probably Didn’t Know About

Horror directors get to have all of the fun! Because of the very nature of the type of material these filmmakers are shooting, things can get a little wild, messy and ludicrous, but often times, the general vibe on a horror movie set is predominantly positive. Some directors like to go the extra mile and cameo […]

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What Do HALLOWEEN II, 10 TO MIDNIGHT & VICE SQUAD Have In Common? More Than You’d Think!

Putting together a unique triple feature is hard work. It’s easy to throw films within the same franchise together, but the real challenge lies in taking a trio of films that most people wouldn’t put together yet share something in common, whether it is a plot device, an aesthetic, or even just an overall theme. […]

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Fright-Rags KRAMPUS Wear Is Here! Coming Tues – Ugly Horror Sweaters!

Those fine fiends over at Fright-Rags are at it yet again! ‘Tis the holidays and this is the ideal time to start picking up goodies for your friends and loved ones. And what the hell? You might as well treat yourself to some gifts while you’re at it. For those steeped in their love of […]