The 13th Floor

We’re All About “Exploitation Preservation” on the New SHOCK WAVES!

Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane welcome very special guests Joseph Ziemba (Creator of Bleeding Skull, American Genre Film Archive) and Bret Berg (American Genre Film Archive), who share with us their favorite, obscure genre deep cuts! In the news, Rob reports back on THE DARK TOWER, and Blue Underground’s upcoming disc of AMSTERDAMNED; […]

It’s the DAY OF THE WOMAN with BJ Colangelo on SHOCK WAVES Episode 60!

Exploitation month continues on SHOCK WAVES, as hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane are joined by special guest — and frequent contributor — BJ Colangelo, author of genre blog DAY OF THE WOMAN, who kicks off the conversation with the always-controversial topic of “rape/revenge” cinema. Also in this week’s news: […]


Nine Terrifying Folklore-Based Horror Films

The first horror stories were arguably fairy tales — nightmares told as warnings, or case studies in sin. Naturally, plenty of films have adapted or interpreted these legends into a visual medium; however, while it’s one thing to craft a story based on myth, it’s another entirely to realize the myth in its full form […]


A Tribute to George A. Romero: Father of Modern Horror

The grief you and I are feeling today is beyond measure, as the passing of legendary filmmaker George Andrew Romero impacts each of us uniquely — just as his iconic works have changed our lives and careers in so many different ways. Whether you’re a horror fan who grew up on Romero’s classics, a filmmaker […]


The Weirdest Reasons Films Have Been Banned Around the World

Sorry to break it to you, dear reader, but all art is political. Historically, even the most innocuous forms of popular artistic design have, at one point or another, been the subject of suspicious government scrutiny. And while books and printed materials have been, on terms of volume, the central focus of most politically-backed censorship […]


Everybody’s Got a Bomb: The Most Horrifying Nuclear Apocalypse Movies Ever Made

Those who grew up during just about any phase of the Cold War know exactly how it feels to have the ever-present possibility of total extinction hovering over our heads like the Sword of Damocles. That metaphorical blade, of course, is the very real concept of global nuclear war — a conflict that, regardless of how or […]


He Is Legend: The Legacy of Genre Icon Richard Matheson

There are certain names within the world of classic horror that embody the genre and its essence: Stephen King, John Carpenter,Vincent Price… and of course, author and screenwriter Richard Matheson. Though he passed away in 2013, Matheson’s indelible influence on the genre continues to endure.   Stephen King, Anne Rice, Brian Lumley, Harlan Ellison, Neil […]


What’s It Like to Be a Christian Who’s Obsessed With Horror?

If you know me, even just a little bit, it’s apparent that I’m incredibly passionate about the horror genre. At any given time, you can either find me writing about horror, watching horror movies, attending horror events and/or going to haunted attractions and immersive experiences. However, what a lot of people may not realize is […]

Media News 

Celebrating the Hilarious Horrors of MONTY PYTHON!

Genre cross-pollination has always been a concept that — unintentionally or not — can push audiences into directions they might not otherwise go. For horror fans, Monty Python was always a source of humor that traversed the boundaries of acceptability on both TV and at the movies… and consequently, the British troupe’s output helped its […]

Media News 

Five Ghosts and Creepy Anomalies Found in Feature Films and TV Shows

There is a ton of home-shot footage on the Internet that purports to capture ghosts, monsters, or UFOs, but shaky cellphone footage is easily faked, and hoaxers are plentiful. For lasting paranormal gravitas, you have to capture inexplicable phenomena in a feature film or TV show. Since no one wants a spirit to mess up […]


How Italian Horror Cinema Inspired Survival Horror Video Games

Survival horror video games have changed a lot over the years — especially as the technology evolved along with our sensibilities. Soon, we’ll be able to play RESIDENT EVIL 7, OUTLAST 2, and DEATH STRANDING with VR options, putting players in the midst of total terror. But to understand where the subgenre is today, we […]


Blumhouse Staff Does the “Mannequin Challenge” — With Horrifying Results

If you’ve been following some of the latest variations on the “Mannequin Challenge” via social media lately, as a horror fan you might have wondered about the potentially scary applications for that kind of stunt… after all, the very concept of mannequins can be horrifying in itself, and the creepy frozen-in-time effect of these viral […]


R.I.P. Director & B-Movie Mogul Ted V. Mikels

The year 2016 has been ruthless to some of the horror genre’s most beloved names, and even the hardest-working, most prolific writers, filmmakers and performers in the industry have been taken from us seemingly without a second’s warning. It saddens me to add yet another name to this year’s long In Memoriam list — a […]


BREEDS WITH ANYTHING! The Wildest, Weirdest and Kinkiest Bigfoot Movies Ever Made

Considering they’re probably the best-known cryptids in history, the humanoids known variously as Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Yeti, the Abominable Snowman and so forth don’t get much respect in modern cinema. While thousands of hours of film and video have been dedicated to these elusive man-beasts, there’s something about the big dude that makes it nearly impossible […]


Are Freddy Krueger and Slender Man the Same Person?

The boogeyman exists, and it exists for just one purpose: to scare the bejeezus out of you. That’s why I spent a significant portion of my childhood cowering under my bedsheets, hoping that Freddy Krueger wouldn’t kill me in my sleep. Because say what you will about the disfigured child murderer who became an all-powerful […]