The 13th Floor

Films 

Ten Arrow Video Genre Titles Not (Yet) Available in the US

Despite Arrow Video carving out a niche for themselves in the US home video marketplace, their titles were only available in the UK for many years. This was a real drag for many stateside consumers, as the company had access to titles that US companies had not managed to acquire for one reason or another […]

Films 

Luxury Apartment Horror: Examaining HIGH-RISE and SHIVERS

I first heard about HIGH-RISE because Tom Hiddleston gets naked in it. Well, nearly naked, but one ticket sold right there. Then I realized that it was based on the dystopian political horror novel by J.G. Ballard, a scathing critique of the British class system that pops up on every “sci-fi must read” list. The […]

Films 

Twisted Tales And Cronenberg Talk With The Soska Sisters On This Week’s SHOCK WAVES!

We’ve got yet another packed-to-the-gills episode of the Shock Waves podcast for you with the recently unleashed episode 7! This week, your hosts Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane and (yours truly) Rob Galluzzo kick off the show by fielding listener questions from our Facebook and Twitter feeds. We delve into various horror topics including favorite films, […]

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 […]

Films 

Nine Great Horror Films About Sexual Hysteria

Horror films are about more than a visceral thrill, or indulging in one’s personal streak of cruelty (there is definitely a dark pleasure in watching fictionalized human bodies being rent, eviscerated, and sometimes eaten). Horror films, when they’re at least ambitious, tend to tap into universal human fears: our fear of the unknown, fear of […]