The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

The Shockingly Brutal Crimes of Axe-Murderer Clementine Barnabet

As the blow from an axe crushed another skull, South Louisiana’s unparalleled reign of terror continued… It was February 1911 in Crowley, Louisiana, a small town near the Texas border. The Byers family went to bed as usual. It was a typical night until an intruder broke in and brutally bludgeoned them all to death […]

Music 

A Piercing Scream! Five Terrifying King Diamond Albums for the Uninitiated

I had the greatest Halloween night in 2014, at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, bearing witness to an event I’d feared I would never see again.  King Diamond, the ghoulish metal demon who has fronted his own eponymous act for over three decades, was playing his first SoCal date in almost a decade after suffering […]

Real Life Scares 

San Francisco’s Unsolved Santeria Murder of 1981

On February 7th, 1981, LeRoy Carter Jr., a twenty-nine-year-old African American was walking through Golden Gate Park in San Francisco searching for a place to sleep. He found a secluded spot next to Alvord Lake where he slipped into his sleeping bag and went to sleep. The papers didn’t say much about the murder, those […]

Real Life Scares 

Jazz Maniac! Terror of THE NEW ORLEANS AXEMAN

In the darkest annals of true crime there is only one maniac killer who bent an entire city to his murderous will. Deep in the swampy terrors of New Orleans, amidst the honky-tonk jazz palaces, clip joints, lurking within iron wrought stronghold of voodoo, a disciple of the dark arts lay waste to an entire […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Five Chilling Creepypastas Involving Deadly Occult Rituals

We’ve previously examined a particularly disturbing viral legend reported by a user known as InfernalNightmare333, who broke down a specific set of rules for an extremely spooky party game, through which the player(s) could allegedly summon Satan himself. But it’s been a while since we visited other nightmarish so-called “games” and similar arcane rituals circulating […]

Films Scary Fun 

Special Report! We Went To Knott’s Scary Farm 2016 & Lived To Tell The Tale!

After getting a sneak peek mid-day last week at what Knott’s Scary Farm was planning for this Halloween season, I was anxious to walk through those doors on Thursday, September 22nd, opening night! As the sun went down and the fog rolled in, it was definitely time for some scares as myself and Blumhouse.com social […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Science Behind The Scare: Debunking America’s Favorite Monsters

Ancient myth and folklore have told tales of monsters as old as time, scaring the bejeezus out of people for centuries. Hollywood has capitalized on those fears, making monsters such as the vampire, zombie, and werewolf staples of American pop culture. People love to be scared, but people also have this burning desire to make […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Can You Identify These Creepy Symbols on the Blumhouse Office Steps?

It appeared on a Monday morning. As the Blumhouse staff arrived at the office for a production meeting, we each noticed the strange new symbol painted just outside the front door. No one knew what it was or who put it there. Thinking the symbol was kind of creepy, I posted up a picture on […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

These Washington D.C. Witches Tried to Kill Hitler With an Occult Ritual

In February 1941, LIFE magazine published what may have been the strangest story ever to grace its pages.  It was written in a straightforward manner, without a hint of jest and not meant to poke fun. The name of the article? “LIFE Goes to a Hex Party.” Seems fairly innocuous, until you get to the […]

Films 

Behind The Scenes Of THE SERPENT & THE RAINBOW Commentary

This past Tuesday, February 23rd, the fine fiends over at Scream Factory released a special edition Blu-Ray of Wes Craven’s 1988 cult classic THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW. On top of finding a new retrospective documentary on “The Making Of THE SERPENT & THE RAINBOW,” along with a still gallery and the original theatrical trailer, […]