The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

When it Rained Unexplained Blobs of White Blood Cells in Washington

Frog, toads, fish, snakes, and even stones have all reportedly fallen down from the sky like rain at some point in time. One Florida resident even reported actual golf balls falling from the sky. In most cases, these acts of nature are easily explainable. After all, the rain golf balls can be explained by a water […]

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We Answer Listener Questions and Talk The HOUSE Franchise On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Ryan revisited THE BLOB 88 after last week’s interview with FX legend Tony Gardner, as well as TALES FROM THE HOOD. He also watched THE LESSON, the live action version of ATTACK ON TITAN […]

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We Welcome FX Legend Tony Gardner On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they discuss all the latest horrors! First up, the gang report back from the Monsterpalooza convention in Pasadena. Elric caught THE VOID and the new Swedish Shudder series JORDSKOTT. Ryan reports back on DIG TWO GRAVES and Scream Factory’s release of TALES […]

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Horror Movies Within Movies That We Wish Existed!

One of my favorite trends in movies of the late 80s & early 90s was to poke fun at the super successful (and at times super ludicrous) FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise. Case in point, I was watching Chuck Russell’s excellent and vastly underrated 1988 remake of THE BLOB last night, and there’s a moment when […]

Films Scary Fun 

Horror’s Most Effective (And Underused) Weapon: The Fire Extinguisher

It’s late at night, and you’re home alone. Cue the music. You hear glass shatter downstairs. There’s someone in the house. What do you grab to defend yourself? Most horror movie characters go for the classics: a shiny kitchen knife or maybe a baseball bat. But you just might be better off grabbing that fire […]

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Can We Please Stop Complaining About All the Horror Remakes?

It happens every single time. The press will get wind that someone might be thinking about remaking a horror movie. Within minutes, legions of enraged fans hop online to rant and bitch about how the source material is sacred and must never be touched. Every. Single. Time. The hard cold fact is that we will […]

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We Talk DON’T BREATHE & The EVIL DEAD Remake With Fede Alvarez On This Week’s SHOCK WAVES

This week, join hosts Rob Galluzzo (that’s me!), Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they delve into their thoughts on the hit Netflix series STRANGER THINGS. Then they discuss all the latest horrors! Bekah checked out Michele Soavi’s THE SECT and reports back from the Scare LA convention. Elric revisited Ulli Lommel’s THE […]

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10 Recommended Criterion Releases

It’s once again that time of year. For all you savvy movie enthusiasts out there, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Twice a year, Barnes & Noble bookstores run a month-long 50 percent off sale for all Criterion titles. That’s right, for a short window of time, they’re actually priced normally for once! I […]

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The 10 Scariest Alien Invasion Movies!

I’m not sure how, exactly, alien invasion stories fell out of the “horror” genre. Sci-fi films like INDEPENDENCE DAY can tell stories about invading monsters that murder human beings by the millions, and yet somehow they’ll considered “adventure” movies by the public at large. Something is altogether off about that, isn’t it? But it’s probably […]

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Teenage Wasteland: Homoeroticism in 1980s Horror Cinema

For Monster Kids, the 1980s was a decade of seminal, genre-defining horror which saw the introduction of a multitude of now-iconic movie maniacs whose homicidal antics are seared into the public psyche. A mix of power ballads, punk, supernatural perversity, Morrissey and otherworldly (or off-world) threats; the slithery/burned/fanged things that go bump-in-the-night invading the minds, […]

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The Movie THE BLOB is Based on a Supposedly True Event: Read the Real Story Behind this Classic Film

THE BLOB is a classic of the horror genre. A number of remakes and sequels followed Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.’s original 1958 production, but they all follow the same basic plot: a blob of gelatinous goo consumes everything in its path, getting bigger and bigger as it eats. Sounds like a drug hallucination brought to life, […]