The 13th Floor

Films 

I NEED ME GOLD! Revisiting (and Ranking) the LEPRECHAUN Movie Franchise

This St. Patrick’s Day, this self-proclaimed horror superfan tasked himself with watching all seven films of the LEPRECHAUN movie franchise. It is a task that I have put upon myself a number of times… but I always end up cowering out about three movies in. In fact, over the last two years, I’ve only watched […]

Films 

After This Chilling Short Film, You Will Never Get AWAY FROM IT ALL

Some of the best horror shorts are terrifying cautionary tales, often employing an extra macabre twist, in the mode of old-school horror comics. That’s the creepy vibe we’re feeling in AWAY FROM IT ALL, a moody short film that also happens to be the creation of frequent Blumhouse.com contributor and “Journalist of the Bizarre,” Stephen […]

Films 

Gruesome Exclusive Clip From SLASHER.COM Starring Jewel Shepard and R.A. Mihailoff!

Looking for something on the indie tip that pushes horror to the extremes? Might we suggest the newly released SLASHER.COM, the latest film from director Chip Gubera. At a time where online dating could prove fatal, Jack and Kristy decide they’re ready meet in person. Aiming for an adventurous first date, they plan a weekend getaway to […]

Films 

Why Are Guns So Seldom Used in Horror Movies?

Have you ever noticed that killers in horror movies almost never use guns? They wield knives, machetes, axes, spears, harpoons, pitchforks, chainsaws, meathooks, finger-blades, chains, ropes, tree branches, human bones, sledgehammers, scythes, drills, scissors, cleavers, forks, corkscrews, nails, glass shards, skewers, razor wire, wood chippers, claws, teeth, talons, beaks, proboscises, acid, electrical wires, workout equipment, […]

TV 

Five Reasons to Finally Catch Up with Slasher Series HARPER’S ISLAND

Premiering in April of 2009, CBS’s hour-long drama HARPER’S ISLAND was, alongside SUPERNATURAL, one of the earliest examples of a TV show going for broke providing hardcore horror of a kind that had previously been absent on prime time for quite a while — if at all. A slasher film masquerading as an Agatha Christie-style murder […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Fire Up the VCR for “Lost” Splatter Epic HEADLESS [NSFW]

Welcome back, brave viewers and connoisseurs of outsider cinema! I hope you enjoyed our first journey into the darkest, dankest dimensions of the horror genre — because I’m just getting started. Rest assured, it’s going to get even weirder up in here. If you recall, in my list of recent extreme-horror titles you might have […]

Films Scary Fun 

10 Obscure Slasher Films You Need to See

As both a horror fan and a lover of cheesy 80’s pop culture runoff, it’s like I’ve been genetically designed in a lab to love slasher films. Over my lifetime I’ve seen hundreds of the things, and my abiding love has buoyed me through some real stinkers. But sitting through CRAZY FAT ETHEL 2 is […]

Films 

EXCLUSIVE: Watch the Freaky New Trailer for BLESSED ARE THE CHILDREN!

2017 is already shaping up to be the year when the horror genre goes all-in to tackle hot-button social and political topics, and while studio releases like Blumhouse’s own GET OUT are likely to inspire a lot of intense conversation soon, don’t forget that independent horror filmmakers have been in there swinging for a long, […]

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A Rare Glimpse at Kurt Cobain’s Homemade Horror Movies

Nirvana was one of the defining bands of the 1990s, and a staple in the CD players of Generation X-ers like myself. The day lead singer Kurt Cobain shot himself to death is still a fresh memory, even more than twenty years later. It plays like a horror movie in my mind: coming home from […]

Films 

Five Slasher Villains You Can Take Home to Mom

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and a lot of people are feeling the pressure to get out there and find someone to share a box of chocolate-covered strawberries with. Yes, it’s unfair and fueled by corporate whims — but sometimes it’s inescapable. So when your little black book is empty, and all the eligible bachelors […]

Films Scary Fun 

Jason Voorhees’ Top 10 Kills From the FRIDAY THE 13TH Films

Over decades of FRIDAY THE 13TH films, Jason Voorhees has become the modern equivalent of a Dracula, Wolf Man or Mummy. While those legendary monsters will never be usurped as the masterful creations they are, we still need to recognize that Universal monsters aren’t the talk of contemporary times; those honors go to the likes […]

Scary Fun TV 

When Jason Met Arsenio: The Weirdest Talk-Show Interview Ever

It’s kind of amazing how little the culture refers to Arsenio Hall anymore. Hall, to remind you, was a well-known actor and comedian who appeared in such films as HARLEM NIGHTS, COMING TO AMERICA, and the funniest segment of AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON. He voiced Winston on THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, and had guest appearances […]

Films Scary Fun 

Can You Face the Horror That is 2016: THE MOVIE?

Yeah, I know… 2016, right? Just a few days left and this year is still finding new ways to kick us all in our metaphorical gonads. At least it’s been a damn fine year for horror cinema… and that’s no accident, either. We create imaginary monsters to better arm us for battling the real ones. […]