The 13th Floor

Films Real Life Scares 

The Story Behind the Movie BORDERLAND: The Real Occult Drug Cartel of Mexico

Zev Berman’s 2007 horror film BORDERLAND is the story of three college friends who travel down to Mexico. Once there, they are kidnapped by a drug cartel that isn’t interested in holding them for ransom. It turns out this cartel has a penchant for human sacrifices and a love for all things Satan. You never […]

Films Real Life Scares 

He Fed Victims to his Pet Alligators: The REAL Story Behind EATEN ALIVE

By 1977, Tobe Hooper had already terrified audiences with his 1974 film THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE. Loosely based on real-life serial killer Ed Gein, the film quickly became an iconic horror movie. Then in 1977, Hooper released his follow up film, EATEN ALIVE, based on another real-life serial killer, Joe Ball. Bluebeard of South […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Real Story of JACOB’S LADDER: Government Drug Tests and “the Ladder”

In 1990, movie audiences were captivated by director Adrian Lyne’s psychological horror film JACOB’S LADDER. The story of a Vietnam veteran whose combat experience left him suffering from flashbacks and strange hallucinations, the film put a spotlight on the American military’s use of chemical and biological weapons during the Vietnam War. In the film, they […]