The 13th Floor

Films 

Escape From Development Hell: The Lost Adventures of Snake Plissken

Despite Snake Plissken’s status as one of the most iconic anti-heroes in genre cinema, he hasn’t had that many outings. Since arriving in 1981’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK he’s fronted two movies and some comic spin-offs, but little else. It says a lot about Kurt Russell’s performance and the world John Carpenter crafted around him […]

Films 

Throwback Video: John Carpenter On David Letterman Promoting THE THING!

I don’t know what it is, but I love falling down the rabbit hole on You Tube and uncovering old video interviews with a certain sense of context. John Carpenter’s THE THING continues to be dissected, discussed and celebrated some 35 years after its theatrical release, and rightfully so! It’s a masterpiece! But as every […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Truth About UFO’s Is Out There — and Kurt Russell May Have The Answers

While promoting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 2 on BBC, bad ass actor extraordinaire Kurt Russell was read a report about a UFO sighting. The report described an unidentified pilot who was flying over the Phoenix Airport with his son when he saw 6 bright lights coming toward him. The event was unresolved. But, Russell […]

Films 

Here’s a Trailer For The Upcoming BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Boardgame!

Horror themed board games are big business nowadays. There are quite a lot of great ones. MIX TAPE MASSACRE, LAST FRIDAY, BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL… Hell, even Mondo’s getting into the spirit and prepping an official board game based on John Carpenter’s THE THING. And speaking of John Carpenter, a few short months […]

Films Toys 

Artwork And Miniatures Revealed For BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: THE GAME

Last year, an act of God occurred when it was announced that John Carpenter-obsessed game designers Chris Batarlis and Boris Polonsky at Everything Epic would be joining forces with Boom! Studios and 20th Century Fox to develop a board game for BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Still in development, we now have visuals of the […]

Films 

Robert Rodriguez Tackling ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Remake; John Carpenter Approves!

On Friday afternoon, word started spreading online that filmmaker Robert Rodriguez was “in talks” to direct the long in development remake of John Carpenter’s cult classic ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. I held off on posting about it here, because “in talks” means just that. In talks. And that’s never a sure fire, done deal. In […]

Films 

5 Reasons To Upgrade Your Blu-Ray Of THE THING

Talk to any number of die-hard horror fans, and inevitably, when they list off their absolute all-time favorites, John Carpenter’s 1982 remake of the Howard Hawks sci-fi classic THE THING will come up very high on their list. Usually when you narrow down the conversation to just Carpenter films, it’s either THE THING or HALLOWEEN […]

Films Music 

BEYOND FEST Announces Full 2016 Slate – Guests include Paul Schrader, Kurt Russell, James Gunn, Ti West, RZA, and more!

Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, September 8, 2016 – Beyond Fest, the highest attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its full slate of 2016 programming featuring 27 events and 23 West Coast premieres of mind-bending movie madness. Presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre for 12 […]

Films 

Did Dean Cundey Just Reveal The Biggest Secret Of THE THING?

Words alone can not sum up exactly how much I love John Carpenter’s THE THING. It’s the go to response when someone complains about remakes. “Well, what about John Carpenter’s THE THING? That’s a classic!” Although it wasn’t heralded as such upon its release, it sure as hell is considered one nowadays, especially by die-hard […]

Comic Books Films 

When SNAKE PLISSKEN Met JACK BURTON!

One of the bummers of being in love with a cult film is that you, along with the rest of the general public, probably missed it upon its initial release (unless, of course, you weren’t alive at that point), only to discover it much later on, either on cable or video. And hence, you indirectly […]

Films 

Trivia Tidbit: Who Is “The Shape” In John Carpenter’s THE THING?

Like any self-respecting horror fan, I consider John Carpenter’s seminal 1982 remake of THE THING to be one of the greatest genre films ever committed to celluloid. I revisit it at least once a year and always get swept up in the eerie story and the masterful way the whole thing unfolds. Case in point, […]

Films 

Revisiting The Double Bill Spectacle That Is GRINDHOUSE!

When you stop to think about it, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s 2007 GRINDHOUSE double feature was one of the most ambitious and radical ideas intended for the general theatergoing audience. After all, if you live anywhere near a good revival house, it’s not uncommon to catch pairings of two similarly-themed movies, share in the […]

Films 

JOHN CARPENTER’S HIDDEN WESTERNS

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.  […]