The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

The Bizarre Link Between Head Trauma and Nymphomania

In 2004, John Waters made his wholly underrated film A DIRTY SHAME — a film that, given Waters’ general difficulty in finding financing, may prove to be his last. In it, a prudish Baltimore everywoman named Sylvia Stickles (the inimitable Tracey Ullman) sustains a horrible blow to the head in a car accident, and as a result […]

Films 

Feminism and Body Horror in Lars Von Trier’s ANTICHRIST

It takes a rather strong constitution to make it through Lars Von Trier’s rough-hewn horror session ANTICHRIST. Even if one has a taste for extreme gore (and who doesn’t love DEAD ALIVE?), some of the violent images folded into Von Trier’s bleak cinematic tapestry of depression will likely have even the strongest of viewers wincing […]

Nasal Sex: Sigmund Freud’s Most Bizarre Theory Ever?

Are you a Carl Jung person or a Sigmund Freud person? Do you believe that minds all connect to a collective unconsciousness, or do you believe that picking your nose is a sexual act? In a letter dated March 8th, 1895, famed father of psychiatry Sigmund Freud wrote to his friend Wilhelm describing a curious […]