The 13th Floor

Films Real Life Scares 

Los Angeles: Don’t Miss SLASHED! THE MUSICAL

If there is one thing I learned growing up in the 1980s, it’s that summer camp is always the site of violent accidents and bloody slashers. FRIDAY THE 13TH, SLEEPAWAY CAMP, THE BURNING, CHEERLEADER CAMP… I’m fairly sure that this steady diet of slasher flicks is what kept me out of the woods.  Opening this […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Theatre is Not Safe: Horror-themed Stage Productions with Deeper Social Messages

Theatre is not safe. Theatre has never been safe. And long before movies, TV, or the Internet were born, theatre was considered mass media and one of the the best ways to open dialogue about beliefs, controversies, and yes- politics. Today theatre is still a powerful tool for expression, even in the horror genre. Like all […]

Films TV 

How Does FOX’s ROCKY HORROR Measure Up to the Original?

When FOX first announced they were doing a new version of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, it was meant to be a live stage show, done to capitalize on the popularity of live productions like THE SOUND OF MUSIC and GREASE. It quickly went from being live to being a pre-taped stage show. But by the […]

Films Scary Fun 

Peaches Christ: International Drag Superstar and Cult-Movie Maven

Introducing: Peaches Christ and the Children of the Popcorn! Towering at 7-foot-10 (The Heels! The Hair!), drag superstar and bon vivant Peaches Christ (think the lovechild of Zsa Zsa Gabor and Leatherface) is a fuchsia-tinged fusion of “Hagsploitation,” FASTER PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!, VEGAS IN SPACE, and obscure VHS cult-titles condemned to blood-caked bargain bins in […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

EXCLUSIVE: “The Tension Experience” is Real… But It Goes Deeper Than You Think

A few months ago, we ran a chilling article presenting an insider’s point-of-view on “The Tension Experience” — a fully interactive, real-world narrative that combines elements of Halloween haunts, Artificial Reality Gaming (ARG) and immersive theater. The closest cinematic equivalent would be David Fincher’s film THE GAME, in which Michael Douglas plays an executive who […]

Films Music Real Life Scares 

THE SHINING is Now an Opera!

Last week saw the opening of a rather strange theatrical debut as the Minnesota Opera House began their run of THE SHINING OPERA. Stephen King’s book THE SHINING is a cornerstone of horror literature, and the Stanley Kubrick film adaptation is heralded by many of as canon horror cinema. So how did this strange marriage […]

Films Scary Fun 

You Can Avoid a Hideous Blob Attack By Following These Eight Handy Tips!

While many people are on constant alert when it comes to natural disasters, I worry that most of us are completely unprepared for unnatural disasters. You know… like THE BLOB invading your town. With that in mind, I feel it’s my civic duty to help all my fellow men and women out there with some […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

THE THEATER: a Vintage PC Game With a Nightmarish History

Creepypasta lore is filled with strange and unexplained accounts of hacked, haunted and hallucinatory video games, some of which have allegedly affected the minds of those who played them… or maybe even caused their deaths. This entry is one of the most ominous of these stories. It’s also sort of a cautionary tale, about the risks […]

Films Scary Fun 

The Incredibly Odd Saga of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL

Some of you may have heard the stories. For those of you unfamiliar, let me introduce you to the infamous legend of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL. Stephen King’s 1973 novel CARRIE was, as all good horror fans know, the celebrated author’s clarion call, and it immediately cemented King as a formidable presence in the pop horror […]