The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

Close to Midnight: The History of the Doomsday Clock

On January 26 of this year, members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board moved the Doomsday Clock ahead 30 seconds, bringing it to 2 minutes and thirty seconds to midnight, citing the rise of nationalism, the possibility of a renewed arms race between the United States and Russia based on […]

Films Scary Fun 

Fear the Meta-Menace of MANT! Remembering Joe Dante’s MATINEE

While Joe Dante’s MATINEE is ostensibly a coming-of-age fear flick about a William Castle-like schlocky showman, the meta film within a film, MANT, is an affectionate love letter to the classic creature features that inspired a generation. It’s time we¬†break down who’s who in that meta-fun-fest… and why! Set in Key West, Florida in 1962, […]