The 13th Floor

Films Real Life Scares 

Donald Trump Lurks In Every Classic Horror Movie You Love

Look, we never get political on this site. No need. We like to keep it fun, interesting and entertaining when it comes to spooky stories, whether they be in real life or on the silver screen. But I’ll tell you one thing I do love – the sheer creativity of the horror community when it […]

Films 

TRANSGENRE: Transgender Identity and Gender Fluidity in the Horror Genre

A few years ago, Britain’s Pulp Press commissioned me to write a short book for their imprint after I’d sent them a sample of writing. The nasty concoction I delivered three months later was a Russ Meyer-esque exploitation novella (or rather, transploitation), with more than a few shades of Doris Wishman’s pulpy and derivative LET […]

Films 

COPYCAT: The Best Serial Killer Movie That Nobody Talks About

If you were to ask any horror aficionado about the first half of the 1990s, they would probably sigh wistfully and refer to it as a dark and formless time, in which the horror genre had succumbed to countless BASIC INSTINCT and SILENCE OF THE LAMBS knockoffs, along with the occasional goofy throwback, like VAMPIRE […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Which Screen Psychopath is Most Realistic? Science Has the Answer!

Now this is the kind of intensive scientific study just about any horror fan would love to participate in: Samuel J. Leistedt M.D., Ph.D, a professor of psychiatry in Belgium who specializes in analysis of psychopathic behavior, assembled a diverse team of experts in forensic psychiatry and film criticism who were willing to watch hundreds […]

Films Music TV 

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, TWIN PEAKS and THE SEX FILES: This Week’s Horror News Rundown

 The future looks so good, it’s scary. This week on Blumhouse’s Horror News Rundown, we’re taking a look at newly announced motion pictures that play on our terrifying childhood nostalgia, the return of some great horror-themed television series, and the renewed hope that one of the coolest new IP’s in recent years may not be […]