The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

The Strange Mystery of Mary Rogers and Edgar Allan Poe’s Obsession With Her

Mary Rogers was a Kardashian of the 1840s. The pretty girl became a hit in social circles, based on her looks alone. A brief “disappearance,” thought to have been done to drum up publicity for the shop she worked at, made headlines across the Eastern seaboard. But her mysterious death made waves that even affected […]

He Is Legend: The Legacy of Genre Icon Richard Matheson

There are certain names within the world of classic horror that embody the genre and its essence: Stephen King, John Carpenter,Vincent Price… and of course, author and screenwriter Richard Matheson. Though he passed away in 2013, Matheson’s indelible influence on the genre continues to endure.   Stephen King, Anne Rice, Brian Lumley, Harlan Ellison, Neil […]

Real Life Scares 

Buried Alive: 5 Horrifying Premature Burials

The first time I was really introduced to the terrifying concept of premature burial was in eighth grade English class when we read Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”. As I sat in class poring over my book the idea buried itself deep into my psyche. Of course, as my knowledge of Poe works grew, […]

Films Scary Fun 

Watch This Spooky, Poe-Inspired Short MY ART IS NOT DEAD!

This creepy stop-motion horror short from filmmaker Savannah Steiner proves how one can summon a sense of terror, suspense and doom with the simplest of materials — as long as there’s a wickedly creative eye behind the camera. In a surreal, blackly comic cross between the gloomy gothic tales of Edgar Allan Poe and low-budget […]

An Interview with Bryan Moore: The Artist Behind the Poe, Lovecraft and Bram Stoker Memorial Busts

Bryan Moore is a driven man. These days his drive is all about placing busts of famous authors in the spots where they matter. The newest project is Bram Stoker. Sounds easy? We were able to talk to him about his seemingly unending quest. BLUMHOUSE.COM: This Stoker is the latest in a project that encompassed how […]