The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

This Paranormal Reporter Didn’t Find Her Next Story… It Found HER

As a paranormal researcher and author of the column Paranormal Corner for NJ Advance Media, Kelly Roncace has recounted all manner of strange and unexplained phenomena in the New Jersey area and beyond. But her latest case may be a little too close for comfort. While living in a 1920s-era home in Salem County, Roncace […]

Films 

Slashback! Something Not Quite Human is Waiting in THE FUNHOUSE (1981)

While horror maestro Tobe Hooper never managed to top the groundbreaking brilliance of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE or the box-office success of 1982’s POLTERGEIST, I think he deserves far more acclaim than he gets for the films he made in the interim: 1977’s EATEN ALIVE, which retains the backwoods sleaziness of its predecessor while […]

Real Life Scares 

Does This Security Cam Footage Reveal a Shopping Poltergeist?

A video recently uploaded to YouTube by journalist Alfredo Alvarez has been creeping out viewers around the world: allegedly recorded from a monitor connected to a security camera in a Mexican supermarket, the clip below depicts several incidents of an unseen force violently throwing objects off the store’s shelves. Check it out for yourself… Unlike similar […]

Scary Fun 

When Trees Attack! The 11 Scariest Trees in Fiction

Out from the mossy earth rise enormous immortal behemoths, older than any man, who have seen death and destruction throughout the centuries. Yup! Trees sure are scary if you look at them the right way. Storytellers have been eyeing these fierce fauna for centuries, searching for fearsome new ways to frighten their fans. Just this […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Shocking History of the POLTERGEIST Curse

The POLTERGEIST curse began with skeletons. Lots of them. The Spielberg-produced horror flick spawned two sequels, a reboot, and countless bad dreams, but according to some, the use of dozens of real human skeletons as props in the movie bred a deadly curse that continues to this day. Lots of movies, particularly horror flicks, are said […]

Films 

Killer POV Pick Of The Week – GHOST STORY

GHOST STORY must’ve been one of those early 80’s horror films that for whatever reason slipped under my radar during the height of my genre fandom and during a period where I’d devour whatever horror I could find at my local video store. I don’t even remember the box art, but thankfully, Scream Factory is […]

Apparitions Through the Ages: An Interview With Author Lisa Morton

Lisa Morton has been involved in nearly every aspect of writing — screenwriter, columnist, short story author, novelist — and currently she is the President of the Horror Writers Association. As of late, her ink-slinging has turned to nonfiction, including Savage Detours: The Life and Work of Ann Savage; The Cinema of Tsui Hark; A […]

Films Scary Fun 

10 Other Movies Featuring Creepy Old Folks

Horror movies love to peg children as the perpetually creepy ones, but the elderly can certainly hold there own. As THE VISIT’s Nan and Pop Pop have become notable horror villains for 2015, let’s look back at some other disturbing examples of how the elderly dominated our nightmares!