The 13th Floor

Films Music 

What THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is Really About

The slow, steady mainstreaming of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is nearly complete. On October 20, Kenny Ortega’s new TV version of the infamous cult musical took to the airwaves on regular network television [read Alyse Wax’s comparison of the two productions here], proving that the out-of-the-way subversive grindhouse playground which the movie used to inhabit […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Gravestones of 13 Famous Horror Icons

It’s always a thrill to meet a celebrity or some other personality that you admire. If we have the wherewithal, we can keep our cool, have a casual conversation and perhaps convey how much we admire that person without coming across as a blithering goon. Have we not the wherewithal, well we are so starstruck […]

Films 

Flashback: A Spooky Visit to James Whale’s THE OLD DARK HOUSE

“Beware the night!” Just one year after the release of the horror classic FRANKENSTEIN, director James Whale and actor Boris Karloff paired up again for the considerably lesser known flick THE OLD DARK HOUSE. One dark and stormy night a group of travelers become trapped inside an old, dark house. Sound familiar? Yeah, premise has been played […]

Films 

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 […]

Films 

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN Turns 80-years-old: Revisiting this Classic Horror Film

In 2015, we tend to take a lot of horror for granted. Modern audiences hungrily consume whatever new rolls into theaters, eager to be frightened and happy to see the ghosts, the torture, the mayhem, or whatever the cinemas have to offer. How often, though, do those same horror audiences look back? Horror is – […]