The 13th Floor


Texas Frightmare UPDATE! THE WALKING DEAD’s Pollyanna McIntosh Joins Guest List!

It’s been a while since we’ve updated you on the upcoming Texas Frightmare convention, taking place the weekend of May 5th-7th in Dallas, Texas. So we thought we’d bring you up to speed. After all, is one of the proud sponsors of the convention, along with the fine fiends at Arrow Video US. Just […]

Films Music 

UPDATED: Waxwork Records Releases Epic Re-Issue Of THE THING Soundtrack!

UPDATE 2: Both versions of THE THING reissue soundtrack sold out yesterday in record time. Initially, Waxwork Records posted a message stating that another pressing would be forthcoming. But the voices of buyers, angry by the sudden burst of albums popping up on eBay, have been heard. Mark your calendars for 2/15. Here’s their statement about […]


Nothing Can Prepare You For THE TRUMP, A Parody Of John Carpenter’s THE THING!

Look – times are pretty tense these days, especially politically. But at the same time, we really, really could all use a bit of levity. And the thing is this: someone actually took the time and effort to digitally put Donald Trump into John Carpenter’s masterpiece THE THING as the title creature. You have to applaud that […]


Ranking the Genre Films of John Carpenter — From Worst to First!

If you’re already visiting this site, it’s a foregone conclusion that you’re familiar with the filmography of John Carpenter — one of the most revered and familiar names in genre cinema. While we’ve been experiencing something of a Carpenter Renaissance lately, thanks to the recent surge in the multi-talented artist’s music career and John’s surprising […]

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 […]


My Life In Commentaries

I don’t know how the hell I got the opportunity to be the moderator on several horror titles that sit proudly in my Blu-Ray collection; movies that I would’ve bought regardless of if I had anything to do with their releases. But like most things that come out of just being passionate, it kind of […]

Films Music 

Ennio Morricone’s Score For John Carpenter’s THE THING Re-Emerging On Vinyl!

Much like the title creature of John Carpenter’s landmark 1983 remake, the popularity and reverence for THE THING only continues to grow and spread! Despite it’s frosty reception to the general public that instead wanted to feel the warm and fuzzy good vibes of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. at the time, over 30 some-odd years later, […]


VIDEO: A Look At Horror Laserdisc Collectibles!

No matter what the format, if you’re a horror fan, you’ve no doubt picked up your favorite films in every conceivable format that’s come along. I bet you bought the VHS, the newer collectible VHS, probably a 3rd VHS, then a Laserdisc, then a DVD, then the extended cut DVD of John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN. Am I […]


The 13 Best Horror Blu-Ray Releases Of 2016!

It’s been a pretty darned good year for horror on all fronts! On the TV side, we got a successful reboot of THE EXORCIST, some welcome returns from ASH VS EVIL DEAD and BATES MOTEL, as well as a handful of new, original properties such as CHANNEL ZERO and STRANGER THINGS. On the movie front […]


5 Reasons To Upgrade Your Blu-Ray Of THE THING

Talk to any number of die-hard horror fans, and inevitably, when they list off their absolute all-time favorites, John Carpenter’s 1982 remake of the Howard Hawks sci-fi classic THE THING will come up very high on their list. Usually when you narrow down the conversation to just Carpenter films, it’s either THE THING or HALLOWEEN […]

Scary Fun 

QUIZ: Which of These Horror Classics Has Been Remade?

Despite an increasing exhaustion with the trend, the continuous remaking of well-known films (usually the ones  that were seminal to Gen-Xers) persists. Many, many studios, resting comfortably on a bed of brand-name recognition, have forced us to re-watch, re-analyze, and reconsider just about anything even vaguely recognizable to a mass audience. It’s easy to see […]


A Very Spooky… LOU GRANT

Welcome to A Very Spooky… where we take a look at and review a classic TV series that is not known for horror but would, on occasion, dip its toes into the waters of terror. We all look at the Marvel movies and are amazed by their shared universe, but to us TV nerds, shared […]


Monsters that Are Also Plants: Eleven Plant-Based Movie Monsters

Since the beginning, horror stories have bent over backwards to find new things to make you afraid of. A great horror story will tap into a deep-rooted universal fear shared by all members of humanity. We all fear dying or being killed, for instance, so most horror stories feature murders. When skewing more complex, horror […]