The 13th Floor

Nasal Sex: Sigmund Freud’s Most Bizarre Theory Ever?

Are you a Carl Jung person or a Sigmund Freud person? Do you believe that minds all connect to a collective unconsciousness, or do you believe that picking your nose is a sexual act? In a letter dated March 8th, 1895, famed father of psychiatry Sigmund Freud wrote to his friend Wilhelm describing a curious […]

Real Life Scares 

The Clownpocalypse: Hysteria, Hype and Horror

I may not be the first one to utter the words “clowns don’t seem so funny anymore” (I’m pretty sure that happened decades ago), but this year’s massive resurgence in the bizarre phenomenon sometimes known as “clown trolling” — which was first widely reported as far back as 2013 in the UK, but has spiked […]

Films 

Slashback! Remembering Siskel & Ebert’s Misguided 1980 Anti-Slasher Campaign

Before I launch into this week’s column, I want to make one thing very clear: I have always had and still maintain the utmost respect and admiration for America’s most famous film critics — Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel. Not one episode of their PBS series SNEAK PREVIEWS, which ran from 1975 to 1981, was missed in […]

Real Life Scares 

Mass Epidemic of Terrifying Seizures in Peru Blamed on Ominous “Man in Black”

Remember our report earlier this month on a rash of unexplained possession-like attacks gripping students in Malaysian schools? While the experts are still trying to make sense of those frightening incidents, yet another group of school children — on the opposite side of the planet this time — has fallen victim to an almost identical […]