The 13th Floor

Comic Books Films 

Exploring The Grotesque Insanity of DISSOLVING CLASSROOM

I first stumbled on author Junji Ito a few years back while I was working at Fangoria. The post- RINGU and JU-ON J-horror craze was in full swing, and I was deeply enjoying all the Asian cinema that was making its way overseas. That’s when I first saw SPIRAL (aka UZUMAKI), a strange and surreal […]

Films Scary Fun 

The Bizarre and Frightening Films of Junji Ito

The 2000s J-Horror period of American cinema, while often disregarded, is still one of importance to the genre. In the 2000s, several Japanese horror properties were successfully adapted and remade for American audiences, such as THE RING, THE GRUDGE, and PULSE, among others. Looking back, I’m still rather surprised that the works of dental technician […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Behold the Awesomely Creepy Horror Manga Cosplay of Mamakiteru

You may be thinking, “cosplay is so 2012″… but think again: now, the coolest thing ever is horror manga cosplay. Twitter user Mamakiteru has a unique cosplay specialty: she recreates individual panels from Japan’s beloved horror manga comics, with impressive results. Her favorite subject seems to be the works of Junji Ito — whose most […]