The 13th Floor

Films 

Euro-Sleaze: Landmarks in European Queer Cinema

The blame for my indoctrination into the human despair, psychological violence and sadistic glee of European Queer Cinema lies entirely with French writer, filmmaker and rape-survivor Virginie Despentes. In my boyhood I went along to a screening in Dublin’s IFI (Irish Film Institute) of her vengeance-themed and violently pornographic BAISE-MOI. The tagline piqued my morbid […]

Films 

Teenage Wasteland: Homoeroticism in 1980s Horror Cinema

For Monster Kids, the 1980s was a decade of seminal, genre-defining horror which saw the introduction of a multitude of now-iconic movie maniacs whose homicidal antics are seared into the public psyche. A mix of power ballads, punk, supernatural perversity, Morrissey and otherworldly (or off-world) threats; the slithery/burned/fanged things that go bump-in-the-night invading the minds, […]