The 13th Floor

Comic Books 

The Best Horror Comics of May 2017!

May was a major month for comic books, and genre comics in particular. Image, Dark Horse and IDW pumped out a number of stellar works, but they weren’t alone in their mission to entertain; a handful of indie publishers also jumped into the mix, and made a case for recognition with some top-notch reads. Here’s […]

Films 

In Defense Of The Damsel In Distress

After the explosion of misogyny that came along with the new GHOSTBUSTERS movie, there’s been a lot of discussion about female representation in male dominated film genres. Women are often regulated to secondary characters and a large amount of films fail the Bechdel test, a test that asks whether a work of fiction features at […]

Films 

Puberty, Possession And The Phobia Of Female Bodies

Puberty is a terrifying time for everyone, but puberty for girls is like something out of a Cronenbergian nightmare. In what feels like an instant – our bodies begin to mutate into unfamiliar forms we can’t control, chemicals rushing through our veins begin to send signals to places we never thought to explore, and we […]

Films 

Who Are The NEW Masters of Horror…?

Wes Craven. John Carpenter. George Romero. Alfred Hitchcock. The horror genre doesn’t just have great directors, we practically have royalty. At some point we declared the greatest horror filmmakers in the land to be our “Masters of Horror,” and all was basically well. But then something weird happened. We stopped. Your mileage might vary on […]

Films 

Five MORE Horror Movies That Deserve the Criterion Treatment

Not long ago I wrote an open letter to The Criterion Collection, reminding the venerable institution that although they have included a great many horror films into their otherwise impeccable collection of artistically and historically significant catalog, they still had a long way to go. I included in that article a list of five classic […]

Films 

6 Horror Titles We Need On Blu-Ray

We live in glorious times, my friends. At this point, with the advent of the Blu-Ray format, giant high def, 3-D TVs, quality speakers, etc. – it’s fairly common to have a home set-up that rivals that of your local movie theater. And for the most part, all of our favorite horror classics have been […]