The 13th Floor

Comic Books Films 

Thirteen NEW MUTANTS Comic Book Covers That Gave Us Nightmares

The rumors are true, the news is official: the upcoming X-Men spinoff THE NEW MUTANTS is going to be a “full-fledged horror movie”, which director Josh Boone describes as “Stephen King meets John Hughes” (via EW). It’s the sort of announcement that might sound weird to some people, like it’s some sort of radical new […]

Lie Detectors, Bracelets, and Wonder Women

Fine, but make her a woman – Elizabeth Holloway Marston In 1941, comic book readers were introduced to Diana of Themyscira, the daughter of Queen Hippolyta who, on an island of Amazonian women, created a child out of clay and asked the goddess Aphrodite to grant it life. Diana would travel to the world of […]

Comic Books Films 

What Happened to All the Horror Superheroes?

From about 2010 through 2015, audiences could rely on the regular appearance of sternly-worded editorials from just about every entertainment journalism outlet that the superhero film trend – that unstoppable pop culture steamroller – was on the verge of collapse. The editorialists, likely operating from a place of healthy blockbuster fatigue, kept on pointing out […]

Comic Books Films 

An Unlikely Superhero Emerges In This Trailer To THEY CALL ME JEEG!

Sometimes, some of the most interesting and unique movies come out of left field at a film festival. So, a few weeks back when we had BEYOND THE GATES director Jackson Stewart on the Shock Waves podcast, we asked him if there were any gems for us to look out from that he caught while […]

Scary Fun 

Watch the World’s Most Epic Dad Turn His Four-Year-Old Into an Action Movie Star

This has been a pretty rough week for all of us, so I thought maybe I could do my small part to help by ushering a little awesomeness into your weekend. As kids, we’ve always imagined ourselves as our favorite movie, TV and comic book heroes when we’re playing with our toys (and by “toys” […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Real Life X-MEN: Actual People with Mutant Superpowers

A few weeks ago, we discussed five people who have actual mutant super abilities. Check out our original list here. We used our own superpowers (Are research skills a superpower? Let’s pretend they are!) to find more awesome humans who have surpassed the ability of any normal man. Can you see microscopic objects, exercise an excessive amount, […]

Comic Books Films 

The Ultimate Turkish Superhero Blockbuster: 3 DEV ADAM!

Despite the tendency of superhero movies to reboot, to have differing TV versions, and to generally play fast and loose with the notion of canon, the notion of what is officially authorized is foremost in the minds of fans and of comic book creators alike. Sure, there may be literally dozens of authorized versions of […]

Films 

Superhero Reboots and Sisyphus: Keep Pushing that Boulder!

A brief primer: Sisyphus was a figure in Greek mythology who was, for his craftiness, punished by the gods by being forced to push an enormous boulder up a hill. When it reached the top, it would roll to the bottom, and he’d have to start again. Sisyphus is a symbol for futile work. This […]

Comic Books Films 

Seven Superhero Movies That Made Us Feel Dirty

“Superheroes aren’t just for kids anymore,” that’s what they used to say. The olden days of costumed crime-fighters filling funnybooks with their wholesome shenanigans were, supposedly, a timeless era of good humor and good morals. And sure enough, it didn’t last, if it ever properly existed in the first place. Our superheroes got more disturbing, […]