The 13th Floor

Films 

Five Horror Novels Worth Seeking Out (Instead of the Film Versions)

Conventional wisdom when it comes to movie adaptations of prose properties is that “the book was better.” That has certainly often been true when it comes to the horror genre, and in some cases, the films have nonetheless enjoyed a higher profile than the worthier books that spawned them. Any fright fan can cite Stephen […]

Real Life Scares 

Man Live-Tweets His Horrifying Encounter With a “Spider Tornado”

On a business trip to teach disaster-response classes to emergency workers in Fort Myers, Florida, FEMA contractor Chris Tarantino (no relation) picked up a rental car — something he’d done many times before without incident. But this Tuesday, Chris realized his emergency training was totally inadequate to deal with the horrors he was about to […]

Real Life Scares 

A Swarm of 100,000 Giant Bats is Terrorizing an Australian Town

Oh come on, Australia! We’ve already declared you the most epic place on Earth for playing host to practically every kind of scary, deadly or just plain insane creature that’s ever crawled, flown, swum or slithered. What the hell are you trying to prove? But seriously, when Aussies themselves declare an animal invasion to be […]