The 13th Floor

Films Real Life Scares 

The Real Story That Inspired THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE

In 2005, Scott Derrickson’s horror/ courtroom drama THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE was released, the story of nineteen-year-old Emily Rose who died from wounds she received during an exorcism. Father Richard Moore, the priest who performed the exorcism, was arrested and put on trial. Based on the true story, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE was actually inspired […]

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Alfred Hitchcock’s ROPE was Based on Real Murderers Leopold and Loeb

In 1948, legendary director Alfred Hitchcock released his classic noir crime thriller ROPE, the story of two brilliant Harvard students who murder a former classmate. Performed as an act of intellectual curiosity, Brandon Shaw and Phillip Morgan strangle David Kentley to see if they can pull off the perfect crime. After hiding the body in […]

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE- The Real Story Behind the Blood Moon

This season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY has put a lot of focus on a real event known as the Blood Moon, when, according to the show, ghosts are able to walk the earth and take on human form again. So what is the Blood Moon and what kind of crazy shit goes down during an […]

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Meet the Perron Family: The Real Story Behind THE CONJURING

Roger and his wife Carolyn Perron moved into their Harrisville, Rhode Island home in 1970. Built in 1736, the country home surrounded by 200 acres was the ideal spot for them to raise their five daughters: Andrea, Nancy, Christine, Cynthia, and April.  However, it didn’t take long for the home’s older inhabitants to make their […]

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Could the “Upside Down” from STRANGER THINGS Really Exist?: Theories of a Parallel Universe

If you haven’t seen the Netflix Original Series STRANGER THINGS, then stop reading this right now, and go watch the entire series. I’ll wait… Done? Good. It’s about time you did that. In addition to its homages to horror and science fiction of the 1980s, STRANGER THINGS posits several scientific theories involving an unseen world known […]

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The Real Story of JACOB’S LADDER: Government Drug Tests and “the Ladder”

In 1990, movie audiences were captivated by director Adrian Lyne’s psychological horror film JACOB’S LADDER. The story of a Vietnam veteran whose combat experience left him suffering from flashbacks and strange hallucinations, the film put a spotlight on the American military’s use of chemical and biological weapons during the Vietnam War. In the film, they […]