The 13th Floor

Films 

Check Out This Rare 1981 Teaser for POLTERGEIST

In a previous feature, I’ve delved into the strange but fascinating phenomenon of vintage horror trailers which feature little-to-no actual footage from the films they’re designed to promote, and in some cases become strange little experimental films in themselves, shot by separate directors and often featuring music borrowed from other film scores. This trend was […]

Films 

Relive the Hideous Horror of Tod Browning’s FREAKS!

“Do we dare tell the REAL truth on the screen? Do we dare hold up the mirror to nature in all its grim reality?” screamed the posters for Tod Browning’s 1932 pre-code shriek show FREAKS. The film delivers in spades on its grim promise by starring real-life freaks, but instead of instilling compassion for the sideshow […]