The 13th Floor

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NSFW: Women in Horror Month Presents Ama Lea’s Bloody Erotic Short IT’S IN YOU TO GIVE

If you missed our earlier features on Women in Horror Month’s ninth annual Blood Drive (a.k.a. #WiHM9), be sure to check out some of their awesome horror-themed Public Service Announcements this year. We’ve previously showcased Izzy Lee’s vampire parody IT’S IN YOU, and showed you Jen & Sylvia Soska gender-bending the hell out of Marvel’s […]

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Women in Horror Month’s Blood Drive Presents: Izzy Lee’s Short Film IT’S IN YOU

We’re always eager to share the work of independent genre artists, and since it also happens to be Women in Horror Month, we’re doubly proud to present the latest cinematic offering from multi-award-winning filmmaker, journalist and author Izzy Lee. You may have already seen some of Lee’s short films on the festival circuit — including […]

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Hygiene Horrors: The Nightmarish Lesson of ’70s PSA Short THE FINISHING LINE

THE FINISHING LINE was meant to teach kids about train track safety. The only thing I took away from it was that in England in the 1970s, kids were training for BATTLE ROYALE with trains. A teacher’s warning about playing on the train tracks echoes through a young boy’s head… right before he fantasizes about killing […]

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Hygiene Horrors: Remembering the Nightmarish 1973 Saftety Short LONELY WATER

So-called “mental hygiene” filmstrips gained popularity after WWII and were main sources of instruction through the 1980s. These films, often unintentionally hilarious, were meant to offer guidance for children and teens, ranging in topics from sex education, safety, drugs, dating, social etiquette, and physical and mental health topics. Frequently, these films used scare tactics; other times, […]