The 13th Floor



Many works of surreal cinema bear equally baffling titles, but I can confidently say the title of Ben Aston’s 2014 short film HE TOOK HIS SKIN OFF FOR ME represents 100% truth in advertising. It’s also a pretty amazing work of “extremist drama” that’s more touching than you might expect. Adapted from a short story […]

Scary Fun 

Short Frights: Check Out the Horror Short Story “The Hounds of Glen Ellen”

Occasionally on, we like to send chills down your spine with short stories! This one is by Blumhouse staffer Zac Locke. Please enjoy “The Hounds of Glen Ellen.”   “Did you hear that?” she’d asked. But he hadn’t, and told her so, and his eyelids were thick with tannins and drooped back down slowly […]

Horror Masterminds S.L. Grey and Blumhouse Books Debut THE APARTMENT

Blumhouse Productions have made their first foray into publishing with Blumhouse Books — a joint venture with publishers Vintage and Anchor Books. With a mandate to “to publish original horror across all formats,” prioritizing scares over “stock shocks,” Blumhouse Books will take the studio’s signature cinematic style and “transfer it to the written word.” They hope […]


In Defense of Tobe Hooper’s THE MANGLER

Director Tobe Hooper comes from a generation of genre filmmakers commonly referred to as the Masters of Horror. His name is often listed alongside his peers Wes Craven, John Carpenter, George Romero, Joe Dante, and John Landis as one of the most significant of all horror directors. The horror community will forever be in his […]

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Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

CREEPYPASTA: Is the Thing Behind “The Barricade” Real or Delusion… or Both?

In 2008, one of several posts to 4chan’s notorious /x/ paranormal board by a user identified as “Josef K” apparently documented the author’s life-long struggle with a very unpleasant conundrum: despite being examined for every possible physical, mental or behavioral illness, and being prescribed every medication in the book, Josef continued to be plagued by […]


Guillermo Del Toro In Talks to Adapt SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK!

If this deal pans out, we can look forward a stylishly chilling adaptation of one of the creepiest, most controversial and totally nightmare-inducing book series ever targeted at young readers: Alvin Schwartz’s legendary trilogy of folklore-based short fiction collections SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK. According to a breaking story by Mike Fleming Jr. […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun Presents: The Creepy Short Story DRY WALL

Last year, Blumhouse Books held a short story contest, and the winners are featured in our book, THE BLUMHOUSE BOOK OF NIGHTMARES: THE HAUNTED CITY (now available). The story posted below is one of our fantastic and spooky runner-up winners. is proud to present: DRY WALL by Grady Hendrix   “And what do you […]