The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

The “Satanic” Story of Infamous Murderer Ricky Kasso

One of the oldest bromides in American society, perhaps in the world at large, is that the young people of any given time period are always awful, and so much worse than the generation before them. We’re seeing it right now with all the trendy hatred for millennials — who are apparently the worst generation […]

Films 

Examining “Gay Panic” Themes in the Vampire Classic, FRIGHT NIGHT

In Harvard Professor Marjorie Garber’s invaluable 2000 work BISEXUALITY AND THE EROTICISM OF EVERYDAY LIFE (one of the only notable scholarly works on bisexuality, although Kenji Yoshino’s THE EPISTEMIC CONTRACT OF BISEXUAL ERASURE also comes recommended), she posits (to make a generality about her work) that bisexual women are typically eroticized in films to directly […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Man Dies While Watching THE CONJURING 2… and His Body Mysteriously Disappears

Worldwide, emotional aftershocks continue to reverberate after the theatrical release of James Wan’s smash sequel to THE CONJURING — which many horror fans and reviewers now consider one of the most terrifying movies of all time. As THE CONJURING 2 premiered this month in multiple countries, rumors immediately began circulating about bizarre occurrences connected to […]