The 13th Floor


The 10 Most Underrated Horror Movies of the 1980s

Recently, Editor-in-Chief Rebekah McKendry published a series of articles listing the Top 10 Scariest Horror Movies by each decade. Her lists differentiated themselves from others by focusing on films that seriously bring the terror, as opposed to more general and subjective “Best Of” articles. I appreciated the way she focused in on films that elicit […]

Films Scary Fun 

10 Reasons I Have a Deep Love & Fear of Aquatic Horror

I have always had both a profound fascination with and extreme fear of deep water. I trace this back to my childhood growing up along the Shenandoah River in Virginia. My family never thought twice about swimming in the river. But silently in my mind, I always had the “JAWS” fear. Could a shark or […]



A group of scientists and military types, trapped in a remote base, discover an alien creature set upon the annihilation of the group… and perhaps all of mankind. Most genre fans will acknowledge this as the basic plot of Howard Hawks’ THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951) and John Carpenter’s 1982 remake. Both films are […]

Real Life Scares 

Monster Arachnid Species “BEHEMOTH” Discovered in Oregon

The scientific name for this new-found arachnid would be perfect for either an extreme metal band or a demonic super-villain: Cryptomaster behemoth. Yeah, that information alone should be enough to send arachnophobes running for the nearest hermetically-sealed, sterile environment. Everyone else stick around, ‘cuz I’m just getting started here. According to CNN, the behemoth is […]