The 13th Floor

In Memory of Blumhouse.com Writer Matt Molgaard

It’s with deep sadness that we must mark the passing of an excellent writer, journalist, husband, father and all-around groovy guy, Mr. Matt Molgaard — whose creative, provocative and entertaining work we’ve been proud to showcase on a regular basis at Blumhouse.com. According to an announcement from Dread Central’s Steve Barton, Matt passed away Saturday, […]

Films 

R.I.P. Director George Romero, Age 77

It is with great sadness that we report that director George Romero passed away today at age 77. Considered to be the “father of zombie movies,” Romero had been battling lung cancer and died in his sleep. His horror movie career began in 1968 with the legendary horror classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Romero […]

Films 

R.I.P. Simon Sayce, Designer of the Original HELLRAISER Puzzle Box

It’s one of the most iconic and beautiful works of art in the history of horror cinema: The Lament Configuration — also known as “Lemarchand’s Box” — originally crafted for Clive Barker’s 1987 classic HELLRAISER by phenomenal artist, designer and effects expert Simon Sayce. Regrettably, we must share the announcement that Sayce passed away earlier this […]

Films 

R.I.P. Director & B-Movie Mogul Ted V. Mikels

The year 2016 has been ruthless to some of the horror genre’s most beloved names, and even the hardest-working, most prolific writers, filmmakers and performers in the industry have been taken from us seemingly without a second’s warning. It saddens me to add yet another name to this year’s long In Memoriam list — a […]

Comic Books 

R.I.P. Legendary Horror Comic Artist Jack Davis

It pains us to report that Jack Davis, one of the most beloved and award-winning artists, cartoonists and illustrators in modern history, passed away this morning at age 91. While my first exposure to Davis’s incredibly detailed, dynamic and often hilariously bizarre works came through his cover art and story illustrations for MAD Magazine (which […]

Films 

R.I.P. Genre Favorite Larry Drake (1950-2016)

Yet another fine talent has left our world… yesterday, March 17, hard-working character actor Larry Drake passed away in his Hollywood home at the age of 66. As of this writing, the cause of Drake’s death is not known. Drake’s long and impressive career spanned many genres across stage, film and television — but we horror […]

Films Music 

R.I.P. Music Legend and INFERNO Composer Keith Emerson (1944-2016)

It pains us to bring news of yet another creative icon leaving this world… after all, we’re still in the depths of grief over the loss of iconic artists David Bowie, Wes Craven, Angus Scrimm, Gunnar Hansen and Lemmy Kilmister, to name just a few. But news waits for no one — no matter how […]

Films 

R.I.P. Actor George Kennedy (1925-2016)

In another of many painful losses to the genre community and the history of cinema at large, we’ve learned that George Kennedy, Oscar-winning character actor and veteran of the big and small screen, passed away yesterday at the age of 91. His passing was disclosed to the public by his grandson Cory Schenkel, via Facebook. […]

Music 

Loving The Alien: A Farewell to David Bowie (1947-2016)

This is not a conventional obituary. You can find those all over the news today, so take your pick. I can’t write objectively where this subject is concerned, so bear with me. As a journalist, I’ve written a fair share of obits over the years… but this past couple of weeks have been especially heartbreaking, […]

Films 

Remembering The Tall Man: Angus Scrimm (1926-2016)

Though my heart breaks to write these words, I must dutifully pass along the sad news that another of the horror genre’s most respected and beloved legends has left this world. Angus Scrimm, born Lawrence Rory Guy, passed away last night at the age of 89, as reported by longtime friend and collaborator Don Coscarelli […]

Music 

R.I.P. Motörhead Frontman Lemmy Kilmister, 1945-2015

We’re deeply saddened to report that Ian Fraser Kilmister — better known to generations of music fans as Lemmy, celebrated founder and frontman of legendary UK metal band Motörhead, has passed away at the age of 70. The news was first confirmed by music historian and talk-show host Eddie Trunk — a long-time friend of the artist […]

Films 

R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen, The Original Leatherface

This hurts. ABC7 is reporting that Gunnar Hansen, the actor to first portray Leatherface in the original TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE has passed away. He was 68 years old. Anyone within the horror community that’s ever met Gunnar at a convention, screening or event can attest to the fact that he was easily one of the warmest, […]