The 13th Floor

Films 

CURSE OF THE DEMON: To Monster or Not To Monster?

The age-old question of whether to show the monster or not has confounded¬†filmmakers since the antediluvian silent era. For example: Should THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS emerge full blown from the head of “Zeus” within the first five minutes of the film, or should there be a suspenseful build-up offering glimpses of a “cantilevered dorsal […]

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 […]