The 13th Floor

Films Music 

Jack Black & Die Antwoord Go Rat-Sh*t Insane in the Short Film TOMMY CAN’T SLEEP [NSFW]

“Yo, you wanna see something cool? Come look inside the Rat Hole…” That’s the eerie bedside invitation given by Yolandi Visser of South African rap duo Die Antwoord to a young boy named Tommy (16 Jones), who apparently hasn’t slept for days because — and this is a direct quote from the YouTube description — […]

Real Life Scares 

The 25-Year-Old Mystery Behind “Mortuary of the Dead” [NSFW]

The ghastly, nightmarish legends surrounding a notorious (and redundantly-titled) video known as “Mortuary of the Dead” has elevated its seedy legacy from the underground domain of VHS bootlegs and “true gore” sites, and into the realm of internet legends… and that place, as you probably know by now, is where I live and breathe. Still, myths and […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Love Will Tear Us Apart in Douglas Buck’s CUTTING MOMENTS [NSFW]

Apart from his well-made but seldom seen 2006 remake of Brian De Palma’s SISTERS (which never received a theatrical release), the name of Douglas Buck is not widely known among mainstream horror audiences. Nevertheless, Buck’s reputation has persisted for nearly two decades among extreme-cinema fans as a transgressive and challenging artist with a knack for […]

Films Real Life Scares 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: The VHS Atrocities of Psychic TV’s FIRST TRANSMISSION [NSFW]

Not long ago, I explored the dark and mystifying lore of “snuff cinema” in its many forms — including works of alleged onscreen murder and mutilation which, though stomach-churning in their realism, were either hoaxes, misrepresented footage or works of transgressive underground “murder art.” In another feature, I examined a notorious example of the latter […]

Films Music Real Life Scares 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Erotic Artists INSIDE FLESH Blur the Line Between Sex and Horror [NSFW]

Welcome back, brave readers… this week, I’m going to be testing your tolerance in a slightly different way by daring to enter the endless, often hostile debate over the vague and ever-changing definitions of art and obscenity. I’m not going to recap the history of that argument; you can easily look up the works of […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: I (Barely) Survived a VIOLENT SH*T Marathon! [NSFW]

Happy Friday, fellow extremiacs! Put on those rain ponchos, ‘cuz you’re gonna get a little red on you again. When I first launched this column a couple of months ago, I made a point of emphasizing the concept of extreme horror movies as “outsider art,” expressing some bold and unconventional ideas through the medium of […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: “Lasagna Cat Sex Survey” is the Most Horrific YouTube Video Ever [NSFW]

Consider this your first warning: You really, really need to take note of that NSFW tag, because what I’m about to show you is definitely not for viewers of a delicate nature. Hell, I’m not sure who the intended audience is… and frankly, I don’t want to know, either. Instead of just writing “NOPE NOPE […]

Music Scary Fun 

10 Ultra-Creepy Music Videos That Will Rock Your Nightmares [NSFW]

With October drawing near, we’ve been seeking some musical inspiration for the Halloween season — and we’d like to share that holiday spirit in the most disturbing way possible, by compiling a little playlist of some seriously horrific music videos from a wide range of genres. The consistent theme throughout these selections is a creepy […]

Films 

Watch Mike Williamson’s Acclaimed and Terrfying New Short Film DEATHLY!

[Warning: NSFW content ahead] The shocking new haunted-house short DEATHLY has been freaking out audiences at film festivals around the world since its premiere at UK’s Frightfest last Fall, and it recently made its online debut via Entertainment Weekly. Directed by Mike Williamson, DEATHLY stars Alan Ruck (CARNAGE PARK) as a widower whose intense grief is […]

Music 

Naked Witches Get Down and Bloody for Danzig’s Cover of Black Sabbath’s “N.I.B.”

[NSFW content ahead] Black Sabbath fans will instantly recognize the opening strains of that band’s classic 1970 track “N.I.B.” in the video below… but in dark-rock icon Glenn Danzig’s new interpretation of the Satanic single, there are way more naked ladies involved. “N.I.B.” is the latest release from Danzig’s new album SKELETONS, which represents a tribute to […]