The 13th Floor

Films 

Escape From Development Hell: The Lost Adventures of Snake Plissken

Despite Snake Plissken’s status as one of the most iconic anti-heroes in genre cinema, he hasn’t had that many outings. Since arriving in 1981’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK he’s fronted two movies and some comic spin-offs, but little else. It says a lot about Kurt Russell’s performance and the world John Carpenter crafted around him […]

Films 

Robert Rodriguez Tackling ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Remake; John Carpenter Approves!

On Friday afternoon, word started spreading online that filmmaker Robert Rodriguez was “in talks” to direct the long in development remake of John Carpenter’s cult classic ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. I held off on posting about it here, because “in talks” means just that. In talks. And that’s never a sure fire, done deal. In […]

Comic Books Films 

When SNAKE PLISSKEN Met JACK BURTON!

One of the bummers of being in love with a cult film is that you, along with the rest of the general public, probably missed it upon its initial release (unless, of course, you weren’t alive at that point), only to discover it much later on, either on cable or video. And hence, you indirectly […]

Films 

THE HATEFUL EIGHT vs. THE THING: Tarantino’s Salute to Carpenter’s Classic

Quentin Tarantino recently announced to the press that his next film project may be a horror movie — which actually comes as no surprise, since his love of the genre comes across in many of his previous projects; for example, he’s often referred to DEATH PROOF as his own spin on familiar slasher movie tropes. […]