The 13th Floor

Films Real Life Scares 

Take a Ride Through SAW and THRILLER with Horror Amusement Park Rides

Michael Jackson loved amusement parks. He was a regular visitor to Disneyland, had his own attraction there (Captain EO) and had his own amusement park at his home, Neverland Ranch. So I think he would approve of this French dark ride based on what is probably his most famous song, “Thriller.”  “Thriller” has quite the […]

TV 

BATES MOTEL Unveils 4 Creepy Posters For Final Season!

This is it. On February 20th, A&E will begin airing the fifth and final season of BATES MOTEL, the hit series loosely acting as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic PSYCHO. In fact, if this previously released teaser tells us anything, it’s that the show will be taking liberties and retelling their own version […]

Films 

Watch The Infamous Shower Scene From PSYCHO… With LEGOS!

When you hear the word PSYCHO, one image immediately comes to mind. Shower. There’s probably no more notorious scene in horror, or even cinema history; whether you’ve seen PSYCHO or not, you know the “shower sequence.” Countless essays have been written about it. It’s been spoofed in everything from PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, to THE SIMPSONS, to […]

Films 

MOTEL HELL, The FRIDAY THE 13TH Victims & Alfred Hitchcock Get Their Due In New FRIGHT-RAGS Line!

It’s the New Year, which means it’s as good a time as any for some new cloths! And as horror fans, we own it to ourselves to represent some of our favorite movies, filmmakers and images by wearing them right on our chests! Thankfully, the fine fiends at Fright-Rags have got us covered, literally! And […]

Films 

8 Unlikely Christmas Movies To Watch!

Well, it’s that time of year again. And I don’t know what it is, but as horror fans, it seems to be in our DNA that when any given holiday arrives, we must consume and only watch horror that takes place on said holiday! So, it’s time to break out the Christmas themed horrors yet […]

Films 

Watch Guillermo del Toro Talk About The Filmmaking Craft Of Alfred Hitchcock!

It’s hard not to love Guillermo del Toro, right? I mean, what it really boils down to is he’s one of us. Sure, he’s ridiculously talented and artistic, and makes great fantastical films, but he also collects a hell of a lot of cool horror goodies as can be seen with his now-touring Bleak House […]

Films 

Welcome To Helloween! New Short Film Shows THE RISE OF THE BOOGEYMEN!

What is it about monster mashes that get us horror fans all riled up? Over the years, it’s become my favorite sub-genre of horror. Everything from ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN to HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN to WAXWORK and THE MONSTER SQUAD. There’s something about seeing multiple monsters share screen time together that’s exciting! And while […]

Films 

Oz Perkins Talks Horror, TOXIC AVENGER & How He Almost Directed FRIDAY THE 13TH On The New Shock Waves!

This week’s episode of the Shock Waves podcast is a good one! We welcome to the show very special guest Oz Perkins. He’s appeared as an actor in things like DEAD & BREAKFAST, LEGALLY BLONDE and REMOVAL, but more recenly has delved into writing and directing some of the most unique and intriguing horror films […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Other PSYCHO? Will The Real Norman Bates Please Stand Up?

Did you know there was another inspiration for Robert Bloch’s famed PSYCHO killer Norman Bates? While Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein gets the lion’s share of real-life inspiration for the fictional slay-crazed mamma’s boy, Bloch fully admits he wasn’t aware of the full details of Gein’s murderous intent until years later. At the heart of […]

Comic Books Films 

Four Color PSYCHO! The One And Only Time Norman Bates Appeared In A Comic Book

It’s amazing how much horror has infiltrated our general, mass culture. Nowadays, you can easily track down an action figure, collectible, comic book or any significant version of memorabilia for any one of your favorite horror icons. But there was a time where such a thing was in the minority! I believe it was the late […]

Films 

TRANSGENRE: Transgender Identity and Gender Fluidity in the Horror Genre

A few years ago, Britain’s Pulp Press commissioned me to write a short book for their imprint after I’d sent them a sample of writing. The nasty concoction I delivered three months later was a Russ Meyer-esque exploitation novella (or rather, transploitation), with more than a few shades of Doris Wishman’s pulpy and derivative LET […]

Films 

5 Reasons SANTA SANGRE Is A Great Horror Film

Earlier this week, we had David Gregory and Carl Daft, the two fellows behind genre home video label Severin Films as special guests on the Shock Waves podcast. They’ve managed to restore and put out some of the craziest, most eccentric and bizarre cult genre gems, but one of their most well celebrated is SANTA […]