The 13th Floor

DINOSAURS ATTACK!: The Nastiest Cards a Kid Could Hope For

Over the years, I’ve come to better understand that my upbringing wasn’t like most other kids who grew up in the 80s and 90s. There are, of course, plenty of similarities that we can all connect with; the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and GHOSTBUSTERS stand out. So does the Image Comics revolution where we all […]

Films 

5 Common Misconceptions About Horror Films

No matter how profitable horror films are, how huge the fan base is, or how widespread the movies become, people still make blanket statements criticizing the horror genre. I constantly find myself defending horror films, the filmmakers, and fans. Over the years, horror films have battled censorship, discrimination, and backlash from critics and religious groups […]

Real Life Scares 

Monsters Make News: Human Re-Animation, “Real” JURASSIC PARK and More Harrowing Headlines

It’s been quite the intense struggle keeping up with all the bizarre and horrifying things making the news lately (and that’s not counting political news, which is a horror unto itself), but as always, instead of hiding from things that creep me out, I tend to charge headlong into them. This week, of course, is […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Can We Really Bring Back Dinosaurs Like in JURASSIC PARK?

Ever since the first JURASSIC PARK released in 1993, I’ve held on to the hope that scientists would make it possible for me to see a real dinosaur in my lifetime. After all, the movie made the science seem so plausible. In March of 2014, NewsHound had gotten my hopes up further when they posted […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Panic in The Skies! The Flying Terror of the Giant Thunderbirds

The annals of real-life monster hunters brim with tales of hairy hominids, aquatic monsters and anal probing UFO-nauts but there are also those who soar through the skies that may hail from the Jurassic era — the fabled Giant Thunderbirds — and no, we don’t mean that US Air Force stunt team. This winged terror […]

Films 

JURASSIC PARK Is A Horror Movie (Just Deal With It)

Pretty soon now – if it hasn’t happened already – telling stories about working at a video store will be as synonymous with old age as complaining about walking to school, uphill, both ways, and in the snow. But when I worked at institutions like Hollywood Video and Laser Blazer, we used to have to […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

UPDATE: New Video Released of Monster Gator on Florida Golf Course!

Even if you missed our story last week about the humongous alligator photographed stomping across the fairway of a Florida golf course, chances are pretty good you’ve seen the story pop up on at least one of your social media feeds. But as of that writing, no one had yet released anything more than a […]

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Flush! Five MORE Terrifying Toilet Deaths

They say that most household accidents happen in the bathroom, but in horror movies there’s no such thing as an “accident.” So when someone in a scary movie has their pants down, and is feeling particularly vulnerable, that’s usually exactly when an alien is about to attack them, or a monster is planning to bite […]

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Dueling Dinos! Returning to THE LOST WORLD (1960) and THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK

Since the 1925 silent version of THE LOST WORLD, dinosaurs have stalked our silver screens. Sometimes they are quite successful… and other times they just miss the Jurassic mark. Irwin Allen’s 1960 production of THE LOST WORLD begins with Professor Challenger (Claude Rains, a long way from THE WOLF MAN and CASABLANCA) arriving in London to […]

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Horror At The Oscars! PART THREE!

Last night, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD took home 6 Academy Awards (!) for Best Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Film Editing, and both Sound Mixing and Editing. But in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Oscar was more about madwomen than mad men. In 1988, FATAL ATTRACTION got six nominations, including Best Picture, […]

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5 Must Own 3D Blu-Rays!

Man oh man. I am a 3D junkie. I just love it. But mind you, I’m not talking about spending the extra cash, getting the bulky glasses and seeing a predominantly darkly projected movie in the movie theaters. No, I love 3D movies in the home environment! In fact, I often skip seeing 3D movies […]