The 13th Floor

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Was the Movie MARTYRS Based on a Real Story?

The early 2000, specifically 2003 to 2009,  saw a rise in a horror sub-genre that became known as French Extremism. These films were known for  excessive brutality and extreme mutilation, and included titles like FRONTIERS, INSIDE, and HIGH TENSION.  2008’s MARTYRS was probably one of the most discussed films of this sub-genre for both its use […]

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Euro-Sleaze: Landmarks in European Queer Cinema

The blame for my indoctrination into the human despair, psychological violence and sadistic glee of European Queer Cinema lies entirely with French writer, filmmaker and rape-survivor Virginie Despentes. In my boyhood I went along to a screening in Dublin’s IFI (Irish Film Institute) of her vengeance-themed and violently pornographic BAISE-MOI. The tagline piqued my morbid […]

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Secret Search for the “Gateway of the Mind” Ends in Horror — and Death

According to most accounts, this scenario allegedly took place within an undisclosed scientific facility in the year 1983, and its status as one of the internet’s most terrifying mysteries has been steadily rising since it was first circulated via Reddit’s NoSleep community in 2012. While it bears a strong resemblance to another infamous urban legend, […]