The 13th Floor

Films Music 

Ennio Morricone’s Score For John Carpenter’s THE THING Re-Emerging On Vinyl!

Much like the title creature of John Carpenter’s landmark 1983 remake, the popularity and reverence for THE THING only continues to grow and spread! Despite it’s frosty reception to the general public that instead wanted to feel the warm and fuzzy good vibes of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. at the time, over 30 some-odd years later, […]

Films 

28 Horror Movies That Make Us Excited for 2017

The horror genre is alive and well and will probably live forever — so we all have a lot to look forward to next year, and the year after that, and so on, and beyond. But let’s just focus on 2017 for the moment, shall we? After a banner year for scary movies in 2016, […]

Films Music 

What THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is Really About

The slow, steady mainstreaming of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is nearly complete. On October 20, Kenny Ortega’s new TV version of the infamous cult musical took to the airwaves on regular network television [read Alyse Wax’s comparison of the two productions here], proving that the out-of-the-way subversive grindhouse playground which the movie used to inhabit […]

Films TV 

How Does FOX’s ROCKY HORROR Measure Up to the Original?

When FOX first announced they were doing a new version of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, it was meant to be a live stage show, done to capitalize on the popularity of live productions like THE SOUND OF MUSIC and GREASE. It quickly went from being live to being a pre-taped stage show. But by the […]

Scary Fun 

QUIZ: Which of These Horror Classics Has Been Remade?

Despite an increasing exhaustion with the trend, the continuous remaking of well-known films (usually the ones  that were seminal to Gen-Xers) persists. Many, many studios, resting comfortably on a bed of brand-name recognition, have forced us to re-watch, re-analyze, and reconsider just about anything even vaguely recognizable to a mass audience. It’s easy to see […]

TV 

On the Inside — The Cult of PRISONER: CELL BLOCK H

It has been decades now since the cell doors of Wentworth Detention Centre shut up shop (er, prison), but the Australian drama still attracts an international cult following. The inaugural season of the violent female-dominated soap opera PRISONER (or PRISONER: CELL BLOCK H abroad) — broadcast on Australian television from 1979 to 1986 — started […]

Films 

Five Horror Franchises That Really Deserve A Reboot

Some horror movies deserve a sequel, some deserve a prequel, and some even deserve their own TV series, but what about reboots? What about when you don’t just want to revisit a story, but when you want to build the foundation of an all-new franchise, and you don’t have quite enough material to warrant a […]

Films TV 

THE LOST BOYS, BEFORE I WAKE and CLUE — This Week’s Horror News Rundown!

Life is full of little victories and tragedies, and this week has had a little bit of both. Classic movies are getting ambitious new television series, while other classic movies are getting “iffy” new reimaginings. A highly anticipated new horror movie got pushed back while a high-profile horror remake showed off its scariest stuff for […]

Films 

Get an Even Closer, MORE Horrifying Full-Size Look at IT’s New Pennywise!

It’s turning out to be a good week (and maybe a sleepless night or two) if you’ve been craving new updates on the mammoth big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s IT from MAMA director Andrés Muschietti. Just this morning, we shared some amazing, clue-filled images from Muschietti’s own Instagram account (which includes a first look at STRANGER […]

Films 

Dig These Cryptic and Creepy Behind-the-Scenes Images From IT!

Up to now, not much detailed information has been released regarding the upcoming feature-film adaptation of Stephen King’s epic novel IT, apart from some casting notices — including the recent dramatic reveal of the new Pennywise the Clown, played by Bill Skarsgård. [UPDATE: That image was just a tease compared to what was unveiled today!] […]

Films 

Fede Alvarez Sets The Record Straight On The Extended EVIL DEAD Cut & Ash Cross-Over Movie

This week on the new episode of the Blumhouse.com produced horror podcast Shock Waves, we had very special guest Fede Alvarez, the director of the upcoming horror thriller DON’T BREATHE (in theaters August 26th!) and the 2013 remake of the classic EVIL DEAD. Regarding his remake of the classic film that put Sam Raimi and […]

Films Scary Fun video games 

ALIEN Sequels, FRANKENSTEIN Reboots and THE DARK TOWER — This Week’s Horror News Rundown

Reboots and sequels and Blu-rays, oh my! This was a big, big week for continuations of our favorite horror franchises, with casting news, exciting new directors and strange cinematic follow-ups to a beloved book series. Let’s not waste any time getting to this week’s horror news rundown! Javier Bardem is the New FRANKENSTEIN Universal Pictures […]

video games 

The Release of DOOM 2016 Reminds Us That Nostalgia Has Value

There’s nothing wrong with a little nostalgia, but basing our entire popular culture around it probably isn’t a very good idea. The occasional remake or reboot is undeniably fine, but if we continue to eschew original content in favor of repeated trips to an increasingly dry well, that’s all we’re going to get. Recycled ideas, […]