The 13th Floor



A few years ago, I made an independent horror documentary called NIGHTMARES IN RED, WHITE AND BLUE.  Every year around Halloween, it gets a new lease on life because a handful of horror fans embrace it as a holiday favorite.  That’s appropriate, because it’s basically a 90-minute celebration of the films that horror fans love […]


JACOB’S LADDER Goes To Hell And Back

Recently a friend told me that one of my favorite horror films, JACOB’S LADDER, is being remade.  Naturally this makes me nervous—not just because remakes in general make me nervous, but because JACOB’S LADDER is a unique vision that seems easy to misinterpret.  In March, Bloody Disgusting reported that the “new version,” based on a […]

Meet the Staff: 10 Questions With Writer Joseph Maddrey

Our ongoing series of interviews with the Blumhouse crew continues, in which we share our collective passion for all things scary, discuss our personal and career histories in the genre we all know and love, reveal our favorite films, and maybe even share a few spooky stories. Today we sit down for a Q&A with […]



It’s no secret that horror icon John Carpenter is a big fan of westerns.  He’s said for years that he got into the film business to make westerns… and, to an extent, he has succeeded.  ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 is essentially a siege western, owing a huge debt to Carpenter’s all-time favorite film RIO BRAVO.  […]


Behind The Scenes Of THE SERPENT & THE RAINBOW Commentary

This past Tuesday, February 23rd, the fine fiends over at Scream Factory released a special edition Blu-Ray of Wes Craven’s 1988 cult classic THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW. On top of finding a new retrospective documentary on “The Making Of THE SERPENT & THE RAINBOW,” along with a still gallery and the original theatrical trailer, […]


Evidence The Director Of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 6 Rocks Hard

Outside of directing FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES, Tom McLoughlin has had a fascinating and eclectic career. For the curious, you should definitely check out Joseph Maddrey’s book “A Strange Idea of Entertainment: Conversations with Tom McLoughlin,” where you’ll learn all about his time as a mime in the 1970s studying in Paris with […]