The 13th Floor

Films Music 

David Bowie Made Me Love Horror

If you listen to horror podcasts like Shock Waves, there’s a question that comes up pretty often; how did you get into horror. The stories are usually similar – the person was young and their parents didn’t let them watch horror, so those movies became taboo, creating an instant connection. The exact movie that finally […]

Films Scary Fun 

Stephen King Examines Childhood Fears in This Amazing Animated Short

Back in October of 1989, during an interview for WAMC’s Public Radio Book Club, Stephen King was posed a question he’s likely heard thousands of times over the course of his four-decade career: Where do our darkest fears come from? King could have provided a generic answer… but instead, he does what he does best: […]

Films 

Slashback! Remembering Siskel & Ebert’s Misguided 1980 Anti-Slasher Campaign

Before I launch into this week’s column, I want to make one thing very clear: I have always had and still maintain the utmost respect and admiration for America’s most famous film critics — Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel. Not one episode of their PBS series SNEAK PREVIEWS, which ran from 1975 to 1981, was missed in […]