The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

Was The West Mesa Bone Collector Killed by One of His Victims?

In February 2009, a woman walking her dog in West Mesa, an elevated land mass in Albuquerque, New Mexico, made a grisly discovery embedded in the dirt: a human bone. Upon police arrival, the bone would reveal a mass grave containing 11 women. The women were believed to be murdered by a serial killer, and […]

TV 

6 “True Crime” Shows Currently Streaming On Netflix Instant!

If there’s one specific type of television show that’s binge worthy, it’s usually a great, gripping “true crime” story. Netflix has had their fair share of overnight phenomenons with surprise hits MAKING A MURDERER and more recently, THE KEEPERS. Now, the following are not Netflix originals, but they are recently added “true crime” inspired television […]

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The Mystery Of The Jersey Devil!

Cryptozoology is the pseudoscience that is set out to determine whether or not mythological and folkloric creatures are real as well as discovering and identifying unknown creatures and shedding light on animals once thought extinct. It is well known for its attempted discovery of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and even the goat-suckers of Mexico, […]

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A Look At The New Immersive Theater Experience From Creep LA, THE WILLOWS!

For those that have been lucky enough to attend Creep LA, you will know that Justin Fix and the creative team behind it are making a very strong mark on the immersive theatre scene in LA. Within a fleeting two years, the experience has not only created a buzz as one of the top new […]

Films 

15 Years Later: PART TWO Of Our Chat With THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES Director Mark Pellington!

Read PART ONE of our interview with Mark Pellington right here. Adam Barnick: Do you think John Klein was brought to Point Pleasant in order to LEARN to let go?  To accept not getting answers? Mark Pellington: What transported him there that night, to go through this experience, to the phone call with Laura Linney […]

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Something Abducted Frederick Valentich… And “It Isn’t An Aircraft”

Since science fiction rose in popularity in the 1950s, there have been an infinite number of reports from people around the world claiming to have seen aliens and UFOs. Some have even gone so far as to allege that they had been abducted by these extra terrestrial beings. With questionable evidence such as crop circles and […]

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Did This Frank Sinatra Karaoke Favorite Inspire The “My Way” Killings?

Look, as an introvert whose only acting credit to date is an elf in her second grade Christmas play, it’s safe to say I don’t do karaoke. I’ve gone with friends who’ve tried desperately to get me up there, but I figure I experience enough shame in my life on a daily basis, so why add […]

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Michelle McNamara’s Hunt For The Golden State Killer

It’s been a whole year since true crime writer Michelle McNamara unexpectedly passed away in her sleep. Consumed by her hunt for a prolific serial killer she dubbed the Golden State Killer, McNamara’s last days were dedicated to identifying him and finding closure for the families of his victims. Sadly, her quest was cut short […]

Films 

Trailer For Documentary ZODIAC MAN; The Movie That Tried To Catch The Zodiac Killer!

Let me just preface by saying that David Fincher’s 2007 film ZODIAC is my favorite of his movies, and to me, also one of the best movies to ever tackle a still yet-to-be-solved serial killer case. Sure, I’m a horror fan, but I prefer my horror in the movies. And although I’ve naturally read up […]

Films Real Life Scares 

5 Killers Who Found Inspiration in Horror Films

Serial killers and psychopaths have been around forever. Hell, at one point horror films weren’t even a wet dream in the mind of many a serial killer. But today, with film as relevant as it is, technology as powerful as it is, with an endless array of digital entertainment forms flooding our brains 365 days […]

Real Life Scares TV 

Enter THE NOID: How Domino’s Mascot Drove One Man To Insanity

It’s happened to you. You order pizza and it shows up late, cold, and only vaguely reminiscent of the delicious, steamy pie you had in mind.  Is your delivery guy to blame? Most likely. But there’s a chance your pizza was sabotaged by something else. Something dastardly. Something inhuman. Your pizza may have been decimated […]

Films 

Beyond COMMUNION: The Strange Case of Whitley Strieber

If you grew up in the 1980s, you were probably traumatized by the work of Whitley Strieber—the author whose work inspired the ultraviolent werewolf movie WOLFEN (1981), the prurient vampire movie THE HUNGER (1983), and the supposedly true-to-life alien abduction movie COMMUNION (1989).  That’s right…. Strieber not only wrote about terrifying otherworldly creatures; he claims […]

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The Great Escape: Was Steve McQueen Almost Murdered By The Manson Family?

Steve McQueen was one of the biggest movie stars in the 60s and 70s known for his handsome good looks and heroic on-screen personas. While Hollywood knew him as “The King of Cool,” McQueen was far from it, and he battled inner demons that would follow him to his grave. Paranoia would take over McQueen’s […]