The 13th Floor

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Horror Movies Within Movies That We Wish Existed!

One of my favorite trends in movies of the late 80s & early 90s was to poke fun at the super successful (and at times super ludicrous) FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise. Case in point, I was watching Chuck Russell’s excellent and vastly underrated 1988 remake of THE BLOB last night, and there’s a moment when […]

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Don’t Feel Guilty About Your Movie Pleasures

One of my favorite movies is POPEYE. I don’t love it from a place of nostalgia. I don’t love it ironically. I love it because the songs by Harry Nilsson are great. I love it because Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall as Popeye and Olive Oyl, not to mention the rest of the cast. The […]

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6 MORE Horror Gems From The 2000’s You May Have Missed!

Believe it or not, the 2000’s were a very fertile time for horror. I had launched the website Icons Of Fright with my co-creator Michael Cucinotta back in 2004 and through the second half of that decade, we were always striving to find the best independent horror titles to recommend to our loyal readers. I’ve […]

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Five Essential Erotic Thrillers

I’m a horror fan through and through, but one subgenre that is my go to guilty pleasure is erotic thrillers. Mostly noir-like stories mixed with sex and violence and sex and mystery and… well, you know…sex. They’re great! Considering my expertise in this particular subgenre, I thought it would be fitting to let you fellow horror […]

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ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, THE WALKING DEAD and Comic-Con 2016 – This Week’s Horror News Rundown

It’s almost that time of year again, when pop culture fans converge on San Diego, CA to share their love of superheroes, sci-fi, fantasy and horror. And as always, the entertainment industry is going to use Comic-Con as an excuse to make big announcements and reveal exciting footage. This week on the Horror News Rundown […]

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Video Store Lovers – Check Out This Short Doc Tribute To Portland, Maine’s VIDEOPORT

I don’t know what it is, but I come from the generation that distinctly remembers just how pivotal and important the video store experience was for me as a movie fan. Spending hours scanning the boxes of VHS tapes and eventually DVDs, taking my time with key decisions as to what cinematic magic would be my […]

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Celebrating The Release Of HORROR MOVIE A DAY: THE BOOK At Dark Delicacies!

Earlier this year, we let you know about the digital release of HORROR MOVIE A DAY: THE BOOK, an adaptation of the website HorrorMovieADay.com written by former Bloody-Disgusting / current Birth. Movies. Death contributor Brian Collins. And now, the physical edition of the book has arrived! To celebrate, Collins recently did a signing, alongside screenwriter Todd Farmer […]

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Five of the WEAKEST Horror Movie Weaknesses

I think it’s fair to say that everybody has a weakness. (Mine is the STEP UP franchise. I love it. Don’t judge me.) And weaknesses are meant to be exploited, especially by screenwriters who need to come up with some way to defeat the evil masterminds inside of their movies. Vampires burn in the sunlight, […]

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Check Out This Supercut Of Remakes Vs Originals, Side By Side

Ah, to remake or not to remake. Sadly this isn’t a dilemma for us to decide. Original stories have been reinterpreted since the beginning of film and will continue to be redone. But it’s always interesting to compare and contrast between different takes on the same material. Vimeo user Jaume R. Lloret thought the same […]

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Entering The 3rd Dimension With THE BUBBLE & GOG!

Last week’s venture into the 3rd dimension to experience the terrors of THE RING in SADAKO 3D left quite an impression on me. It was just a lot of fun sharing in that communal 3D horror experience with friends. So I decided to double down on this week’s Double Take and go full 3D for […]

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Even Horror Film Locations Can Get Bad YELP Reviews!

Often in horror it’s hard to understand how a certain place can stay in business for so long. One would think establishments that prey on vulnerable guests or hotels that are ridiculously haunted would be hard pressed to find patrons. But, business is always booming in the horror genre because if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t […]

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SHAUN OF THE DEAD Vs CABIN IN THE WOODS

The time has come for another showdown. You are in a locked, windowless room. The only thing in the room with you are two film canisters. One canister contains Edgar Wright’s SHAUN OF THE DEAD. The other contains Drew Goddard’s THE CABIN IN THE WOODS. You have a book of matches in your hand. You […]