The 13th Floor

Films 

Why Lucky McKee’s THE WOMAN Is a Powerful Nod to Femininity

A few weeks ago, while perusing through Shudder, I accidentally put on Lucky McKee’s THE WOMAN.  At the time, I was supposed to be watching a different movie and in my exhausted state of mind, mixed the two up.  Having heard praises for the film within the horror community, I figured, what the hell, let […]

Films 

Who Are The NEW Masters of Horror…?

Wes Craven. John Carpenter. George Romero. Alfred Hitchcock. The horror genre doesn’t just have great directors, we practically have royalty. At some point we declared the greatest horror filmmakers in the land to be our “Masters of Horror,” and all was basically well. But then something weird happened. We stopped. Your mileage might vary on […]

Films 

Nine Great Horror Films About Sexual Hysteria

Horror films are about more than a visceral thrill, or indulging in one’s personal streak of cruelty (there is definitely a dark pleasure in watching fictionalized human bodies being rent, eviscerated, and sometimes eaten). Horror films, when they’re at least ambitious, tend to tap into universal human fears: our fear of the unknown, fear of […]