The 13th Floor

Films TV 

From BATES MOTEL To PSYCHO: The Sad Existence Of Norman Bates

Although considered a disappointment upon its initial release, both critically and commercially, I look back on 1986’s PSYCHO III in retrospect as the linchpin of the entire franchise. Helmed by Norman Bates himself Anthony Perkins, the sequel picked up immediately following the events in PSYCHO II, but did something that the franchise hadn’t really ever attempted before […]

Films 

How Do YOU Consume Horror? That’s The Topic On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Ryan responds to the recent new HALLOWEEN movie announcement. Valentine’s Day just passed, so Ryan talks about the 2001 “slasher” VALENTINE, while Rob brings up his favorite moment from MY BLOODY VALENTINE […]

Films TV 

Meet 4 Fellows That Unfortunately Happened To Be Named Norman Bates!

This is great! As a life long PSYCHO fan, I’m both excited yet slightly saddened that BATES MOTEL on A&E will be wrapping up with their upcoming 5th and final season. However, in honor of their grand conclusion, they’ve been putting together some fun promotional videos for their Facebook page, and here’s an idea I […]

Films 

Five Slasher Villains You Can Take Home to Mom

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and a lot of people are feeling the pressure to get out there and find someone to share a box of chocolate-covered strawberries with. Yes, it’s unfair and fueled by corporate whims — but sometimes it’s inescapable. So when your little black book is empty, and all the eligible bachelors […]

TV 

Marion Checks Into The BATES MOTEL In This New Final Season Trailer!

Wow. This really is the end! Our friends over at Entertainment Weekly just debuted the new trailer, along with some images of Rihanna as Marion Crane for the 5th and final season on A&E’s BATES MOTEL! The show has been a loose adaptation/prequel to Robert Bloch’s original novel, which in turn was turned into the […]

TV 

BATES MOTEL Unveils 4 Creepy Posters For Final Season!

This is it. On February 20th, A&E will begin airing the fifth and final season of BATES MOTEL, the hit series loosely acting as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic PSYCHO. In fact, if this previously released teaser tells us anything, it’s that the show will be taking liberties and retelling their own version […]

Films 

Watch The Infamous Shower Scene From PSYCHO… With LEGOS!

When you hear the word PSYCHO, one image immediately comes to mind. Shower. There’s probably no more notorious scene in horror, or even cinema history; whether you’ve seen PSYCHO or not, you know the “shower sequence.” Countless essays have been written about it. It’s been spoofed in everything from PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, to THE SIMPSONS, to […]

TV 

Rob G.’s 6 Favorite Horror Shows Of 2016!

2016 has not only been one hell of a year for horror movies, but horror television. A few short years ago, you’d be hard pressed to find any options regarding horror themed television program, and yet thanks to the success of things like THE WALKING DEAD and AMERICAN HORROR STORY, a whole slew of terrors […]

Films 

8 Unlikely Christmas Movies To Watch!

Well, it’s that time of year again. And I don’t know what it is, but as horror fans, it seems to be in our DNA that when any given holiday arrives, we must consume and only watch horror that takes place on said holiday! So, it’s time to break out the Christmas themed horrors yet […]

Films 

Welcome To Helloween! New Short Film Shows THE RISE OF THE BOOGEYMEN!

What is it about monster mashes that get us horror fans all riled up? Over the years, it’s become my favorite sub-genre of horror. Everything from ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN to HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN to WAXWORK and THE MONSTER SQUAD. There’s something about seeing multiple monsters share screen time together that’s exciting! And while […]

Films 

Oz Perkins Talks Horror, TOXIC AVENGER & How He Almost Directed FRIDAY THE 13TH On The New Shock Waves!

This week’s episode of the Shock Waves podcast is a good one! We welcome to the show very special guest Oz Perkins. He’s appeared as an actor in things like DEAD & BREAKFAST, LEGALLY BLONDE and REMOVAL, but more recenly has delved into writing and directing some of the most unique and intriguing horror films […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Other PSYCHO? Will The Real Norman Bates Please Stand Up?

Did you know there was another inspiration for Robert Bloch’s famed PSYCHO killer Norman Bates? While Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein gets the lion’s share of real-life inspiration for the fictional slay-crazed mamma’s boy, Bloch fully admits he wasn’t aware of the full details of Gein’s murderous intent until years later. At the heart of […]

Comic Books Films 

Four Color PSYCHO! The One And Only Time Norman Bates Appeared In A Comic Book

It’s amazing how much horror has infiltrated our general, mass culture. Nowadays, you can easily track down an action figure, collectible, comic book or any significant version of memorabilia for any one of your favorite horror icons. But there was a time where such a thing was in the minority! I believe it was the late […]