The 13th Floor

Films 

R.I.P. Simon Sayce, Designer of the Original HELLRAISER Puzzle Box

It’s one of the most iconic and beautiful works of art in the history of horror cinema: The Lament Configuration — also known as “Lemarchand’s Box” — originally crafted for Clive Barker’s 1987 classic HELLRAISER by phenomenal artist, designer and effects expert Simon Sayce. Regrettably, we must share the announcement that Sayce passed away earlier this […]

Films 

What the Hell Was That Thing?: Explaining The Engineer from HELLRAISER

There is a scene about halfway through Clive Barker’s 1987 classic HELLRAISER where Kirsty (Ashley Laurence) has just learned that her dead uncle Frank has been resurrected as a skinless incubus who is being fed blood and flesh by her wicked stepmother. Frank was brought back to life by the famous Lament Configuration, a puzzle […]

Scary Fun 

Visit Gregory Burkart’s Secret Library of Erotic Horror Fiction

As an avid horror reader and long-time connoisseur of extreme tales, I’ve always been fascinated by the long partnership between sex and monsters on the printed page. I’m not talking about horror stories that just happen to have sex scenes in them; I mean serious horror, with real scares, where sexuality is the central theme… […]

Films Scary Fun 

5 Totally Twisted HELLRAISER Cenobites that Aren’t Pinhead

Demons to some, angels to others. Clive Barker’s original tale of hell and its tortured denizens from novella THE HELLBOUND HEART and subsequent HELLRASIER movie have gone on to inspire endless more flicks, comics, books, toys, a video game, and more. Yet, even with such a far-reaching mythos, many people know only of Pinhead. Let’s […]