The 13th Floor

Films 

Remembering Tobe Hooper: Much More Than the MASSACRE

I don’t need to tell you how much influential filmmaker William Tobe Hooper changed the entire landscape of horror cinema with his 1974 feature THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE… nor do I need to tell you how much we’re all feeling the pain of this devastating loss to movie history. It’s bad enough we’re still […]

Films 

The Red-Band Trailer For The TEXAS CHAINSAW Prequel LEATHERFACE Is Here!

It’s been a long time coming, but the fine fiends over at Bloody-Disgusting have just debuted the first red-band trailer for the long awaited new movie in the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE franchise. Titled “LEATHERFACE,” (exactly like the 3rd feature, but minus the number this time), this entry was helmed by French directors Alexandre Bustillo and […]

Films 

Confirmation? Who Really Directed POLTERGEIST?

This week on the latest episode of Shock Waves, we were fortunate enough to be joined by WISH UPON and ANNABELLE director John Leonetti! But before he was behind the camera as a director, he was a cinematographer on a slew of well known films, including CHILD’S PLAY 3, Chuck Russell’s THE MASK, episodes of […]

Films 

Check Out This Rare 1981 Teaser for POLTERGEIST

In a previous feature, I’ve delved into the strange but fascinating phenomenon of vintage horror trailers which feature little-to-no actual footage from the films they’re designed to promote, and in some cases become strange little experimental films in themselves, shot by separate directors and often featuring music borrowed from other film scores. This trend was […]

Films 

Five Horror Movies ALMOST Directed by Tobe Hooper

This history of the horror genre is one littered with “almosts” — those movie and director match-ups that came so close to happening, but never saw the light of day. In some alternate reality, there are movie theaters and drive-ins in the ‘80s playing Joe Dante’s HALLOWEEN III and John Carpenter’s FIRESTARTER; George Romero should […]

Films 

FRIGHT-RAGS Unveils Special Limited Edition VHS-Style TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Pack!

Here’s why I absolutely love a company like Fright-Rags. Rather than just putting out your traditional horror T-shirt, they’re always thinking of new and interesting ways to market and package their products. It could be employing unique, talented artists to do their interpretations of classic cult favorites, or it could be coming up with a […]

Music 

Hear A Track From Bill Moseley & Phil Anselmo’s New Album “Songs of Darkness And Despair”

Most horror fans like two things: The great Bill Moseley, most well known for his indelible performances as Chop Top in Tobe Hooper’s TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 and as Otis in Rob Zombies first 2 features HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES and THE DEVIL’S REJECTS… And also PANTERA. Well, how would you feel if I told […]

Films Real Life Scares 

He Fed Victims to his Pet Alligators: The REAL Story Behind EATEN ALIVE

By 1977, Tobe Hooper had already terrified audiences with his 1974 film THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE. Loosely based on real-life serial killer Ed Gein, the film quickly became an iconic horror movie. Then in 1977, Hooper released his follow up film, EATEN ALIVE, based on another real-life serial killer, Joe Ball. Bluebeard of South […]

TV 

Tobe on TV: The Television Horrors of Tobe Hooper

With the 1979 made-for-TV movie SALEM’S LOT finally making its long-overdue bow on Blu-ray, there’s never been a better time to look back at the long and prolific television career of director Tobe Hooper, a legendary but oft-maligned filmmaker who just happens to be one of my all-time favorites. None of the original “Masters of […]

Films 

Hail To The King! CAT’S EYE, SALEM’S LOT & IT Come To High Def!

Considering the vast library that Stephen King has penned over the years, it’s no surprise that the filmography based upon his works is just as robust. But despite his popularity, there’s still a handful of his adaptations that haven’t made the proper upgrade to high def. Thankfully, Warner Brothers has heard us and rectified that […]

Films 

In Defense of Tobe Hooper’s THE MANGLER

Director Tobe Hooper comes from a generation of genre filmmakers commonly referred to as the Masters of Horror. His name is often listed alongside his peers Wes Craven, John Carpenter, George Romero, Joe Dante, and John Landis as one of the most significant of all horror directors. The horror community will forever be in his […]

Films 

Look At This Freakin’ Clown! Indelible Clown Movie Moments

Coulrophobia. noun 1. an abnormal fear of clowns. A lot of people suffer from this above ailment. Thankfully, I am not one of them. But if you’re a horror fan and you suffer from a fear of clowns, then I can only imagine the combination of the two being complete nightmare fuel. Now available on Blu-Ray […]

Films 

Highlighting The Handicapped In THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

Following the story of Sally Hardesty, her brother Franklin, their friends Jerry and Pam, and Pam’s boyfriend Kirk, the audience is given a look into a day in the life of 5 flower children on a road trip across the state in hopes of visiting a home from Sally and Franklin’s childhood as well as […]