The 13th Floor

Films 

When Dracula Discovered Kung Fu: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN DEADLY VAMPIRES

When Christopher Lee finally decided to hang up his cape and fangs at Hammer after the box office flops, DRACULA A.D. 1972 and THE SATANTIC RITES OF DRACULA, things got really weird. For the second time Hammer decided to make a Dracula film sans Lee — the first being BRIDES OF DRACULA — the immediate […]

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Count Down! Remembering Hammer’s DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE

At the end of the 1965 Hammer film DRACULA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS, the Count (Christopher Lee) takes a seesaw ride on a block of frozen pond water, thanks to a clergyman with a shotgun. The vampire king is sent to his supposed doom in the icy waters of the Transylvanian Alps. It is an awkward, […]

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Where Wolf? Remembering WEREWOLF OF LONDON and THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF!

While Lon Chaney Jr.’s Lawrence Talbot may be the most well known of cinematic werewolves, he was neither the first nor the last. Henry Hull and Oliver Reed both created memorable moonlit monsters on either side of THE WOLF MAN’s five film run. WEREWOLF OF LONDON tells the tale of Dr. Wilfred Glendon (played by […]

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December Brides: Remembering THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and BRIDES OF DRACULA

Hey, even monsters get lonely sometimes. After a long day of terrorizing villagers, drinking the blood of fair maidens and creating various forms of mayhem, what monster wouldn’t want to just curl up with a loved one and unwind? Maybe not next to a roaring fire, of course… Both Universal and Hammer walked stellar entries down […]