The 13th Floor

Films Real Life Scares 

Did You Know There’s a REAL-LIFE Cult Leader in ROSEMARY’S BABY?

Before Rosemary Woodhouse rescues her devil-baby as he cries in a room surrounded by Satan worshippers in ROSEMARY’S BABY, she has a party to celebrate her seemingly normal pregnancy. In the scene, the camera pans on a dark-haired man with tan skin for an instant—but just long enough to catch your eye. The man, Michel […]

Films 

ROSEMARY’S BABY and the War on Women’s Reproductive Rights

Roman Polanski — perhaps the most unlikely commentator on women’s rights — made ROSEMARY’s BABY at an idealistic time. In 1960, the first birth control pill Enovid was placed on the pharmaceutical market thanks in part to Margaret Sanger. While “the pill” was originally prescribed for menstrual disorders and irregularities most women were secretly using […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Real Life Hauntings And Strange Cursed Movie Sets

You’re by yourself, working late at the office or on set.  You leave, walk back to your car and you’re clearly in your own world and not focused on your surroundings.  Do you ever have a feeling someone or something is there with you?  When you’re home alone, sitting in the dark with only your desk […]

Music 

Talkin’ Tracks – Finally, The Flawless Soundtrack To THE NINTH GATE Arrives On Vinyl!

To travel in silence by a long and circuitous route. To brave the arrows of misfortune and fear neither noose nor fire. To play the greatest of all games; and win, foregoing no expense is to mock the vicissitudes of Fate; and gain at last the key that will unlock the Ninth Gate – Boris […]

Films 

Five Horror Movies That Deserve the Criterion Treatment

In the world of home video distribution, there is The Criterion Collection and then there is everyone else. The venerable institution has helped define the very concept of a special edition, with groundbreaking LaserDiscs (remember those?) that solidified the commentary track as the most indispensable special feature, and helped elaborate on the artistic process of […]