The 13th Floor


Chris Alexander’s BLOOD DYNASTY Arrives This Halloween!

Noted film critic (, magazine editor (FANGORIA, DELIRIUM), composer (Music for Murder) and filmmaker (BLOOD FOR IRINA, FEMALE WEREWOLF, the upcoming BLUE EYES) Chris Alexander’s latest “fever dream” feature film, BLOOD DYNASTY, will drip exclusively onto select streaming platforms on Halloween 2017 (October 31) from newly-minted distributor, Castle Films.  A DVD release will follow. Castle […]


Exclusive Notebook Art From Vampire Obsessed Flick THE TRANSFIGURATION

Just yesterday, we shared the trailer to the new indie feature THE TRANSFIGURATION, which follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. A chilling portrait of violence, THE […]


THE TRANSFIGURATION Trailer Offers A Unique Spin On The Vampire Genre

When it comes to the vampire sub-genre, I’m always interested when filmmakers attempt new and bold things. As seasoned horror fans, we’ve seen it all! But then something like Larry Fessenden’s HABIT will come along. Or a beautiful tale like LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. Or more recently, the black and white Iranian vampire flick […]


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 […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

The Fascinating History of Vampire Slaying Kits

The year is 1897 in Victorian era London. The fog is the thick as you make your way to an upper row house. Breaking in through a window, you find yourself in the basement. That’s where you see the coffin. Good thing you brought your Blomberg Vampire Slaying Kit, approved by noted Vampire Slayer Professor Blomberg […]

Real Life Scares 

5 Real Serial Killers Who Believed They Were Actually Vampires

Vampires don’t just exist in the realm of fiction. There are those serial killers who operate under the delusion that they must kill in order to live. Here are five real life murderers who believed they were actually vampires, terrorizing their victims and communities for years before being brought to justice. James P. Riva Riva claimed […]

Real Life Scares 

This is Exactly How Long it Takes a Vampire to Suck You Dry

While science has yet to conclusively prove the existence of vampires, some of the greatest minds in the field have spent some time looking into the matter… including a recent study by physics students at the University of Leicester in the UK. Testing the principles of fluid dynamics, the students decided to calculate how long […]



It’s no secret that horror icon John Carpenter is a big fan of westerns.  He’s said for years that he got into the film business to make westerns… and, to an extent, he has succeeded.  ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 is essentially a siege western, owing a huge debt to Carpenter’s all-time favorite film RIO BRAVO.  […]

Films TV 

Five Horror Franchises That Would Make Great Video Games

Horror-based video games are hard to make, believe you me. I’ve spent the last sixteen years of my life making games and finding ways to effectively scare people who are sitting on their couches, controller in hand – it’s far more difficult than it can be to do with a movie. The reasons why are […]


R.I.P. Brooke McCarter of THE LOST BOYS

We’re extremely saddened to learn of the passing of actor Brooke McCarter, most well known to genre fans as Paul from Joel Schumacher 1987’s cult classic THE LOST BOYS. According to an announcement made by his family via Facebook, he died from a genetic liver condition. He was 52 years old. Some of his earliest […]


Which Jerry Dandrige Is Your Kind Of Vampire?

Earlier this week, I took in a double feature of the original 1985 FRIGHT NIGHT paired up with its 2011 remake FRIGHT NIGHT 3D. Revisiting both films really got me thinking about their lead vampire villains. Despite being based on the same material, both were completely different interpretations of the same character. And in terms […]


Showing Our #RESPECT To Peter Vincent, the Great Vampire Killer

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures that are so darned righteous, you can’t stop thinking about them or their amazing feats long after the movie is over. This column is dedicated to those cinematic bad-asses that keep us coming back for more. And who better to celebrate this week than Peter Vincent as portrayed […]


Slayed: The Ten Best BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Episodes

I got into Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the late side. My brother introduced me to the show by making me watch the VHS sets for seasons one and two – at this time, a time before DVD or Netflix, some shows would show up on VHS in sets of three tapes, with each tape […]