The 13th Floor

Films 

The Psychosexual Menace of I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE

Despite its sci-fi trappings and absurdist title, I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE is one of the most paranoid psychosexual horror films of the 1950s.  Alongside another Cold War exercise in terror, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, the 1958 film (originally intended to be the A-picture on a double feature), has more to do […]

Real Life Scares 

The Clownpocalypse: Hysteria, Hype and Horror

I may not be the first one to utter the words “clowns don’t seem so funny anymore” (I’m pretty sure that happened decades ago), but this year’s massive resurgence in the bizarre phenomenon sometimes known as “clown trolling” — which was first widely reported as far back as 2013 in the UK, but has spiked […]