The 13th Floor

Films 

Listen to Every Freddy Krueger Hotline Story!

Now this is just a wonderful relic from the past that can finally be shared in its entirety! I grew up a total Freddy Krueger fanatic, as I’m sure a lot of you out there did. The NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series was my jam. And when you look back, it’s amazing just how far […]

Films 

James Wan: The Carpenter/Craven for the Millennial Generation

I’ll never forget the first time I saw John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN. I was five years old and stuffed to the brim with my trick-or-treat haul when my mom turned on AMC and told me I could stay up late and watch her favorite scary movie. A year later, we had the same routine, but this […]

5 Horror Villains Who Are Begging For Their Own Action Figures

As a lifelong buyer of toys, my office is absolutely cluttered with collectibles, so much so that I’m literally surrounded by my favorite horror characters every time I sit down to write. And at this point, there are very few iconic horror villains who aren’t represented on my shelves. I can remember a time, not […]

TV 

Is The TV “SLASHER” Revival Already Over?

Of all the sub-genres within the horror world, the “slasher” is definitely one of the most intriguing and appealing to a young, budding horror fan; if anything, because of the simplicity in its formula. Whereas some of the bigger studio fare like THE EXORCIST or POLTERGEIST or THE CHANGELING focused on well-crafted supernatural stories, and Universal […]

Films 

Google Doodles of the Damned!: 13 Sinister Google Doodles

Google Doodles are not renowned for their morbidity – which is understandable. They often function as positive reminders and celebrations of human achievement, themes that visually trend towards cuteness. But optimism and cuteness are not the sole domain of general audiences – far from it! Horror and the fantastic have their own wealth of the […]

Films 

Class In Session! Behold This Gorgeous 12 Minute HISTORY OF HORROR in Cinema

Ever get into an excited debate with friends and fellow movie lovers about the greatest horror movie scenes? Or try to explain the genre in your own words to someone that doesn’t “get” horror? Well Diego Carrera created this created this amazing video to guide you through 121 years worth of horror cinema! The 12 […]

Films 

How To Dream Like WES CRAVEN

Wes Craven expanded the consciousness of the horror genre by literally following his dreams.  Some of the most memorable details in his films reportedly came to the filmmaker in his sleep—including the Beauty and the Beast motif in THE HILLS HAVE EYES, the snake-in-the-bathtub scene in DEADLY BLESSING  (later re-imagined in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM […]

Films 

Revisiting The UNCUT Version Of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD

I have a confession to make. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD made me cry. And not for the reasons you might think. By the time the 4th sequel in the NIGHTMARE franchise was about to shoot, I was already a full blown Freddy fanatic. Whereas I got to see the first […]

Films 

We Chat With Thommy Hutson, Author Of NEVER SLEEP AGAIN!

As die-hard horror fans, we tend to obsess over our favorite movies. Constantly poring over any details we can uncover regarding their creation. Thankfully, some of those same fans are also terrific writers in their own right! Enter Thommy Hutson. Thommy was one of the producers on the epic documentary NEVER SLEEP AGAIN, which is regarded by […]

Weekend Levity – Watch Rapper Froggy Fresh’s “Nightmare On My Street”

The continued popularity of Freddy Krueger and the A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise never ceases to amaze me. That series was not only such a huge part of the latter 80’s, but it really made a massive impression on the pop culture zeitgeist. Hence, even to this day with no movie in sight, people […]

Films 

In Defense of FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE!

Freddy Krueger has always been my horror hero. Unlike many of the muted madmen in the slasher genre, such as Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers, Freddy was extremely vocal about his kills. He didn’t just terrify his victims with physical pain, he got into their heads as well. While A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET started […]

Films 

Five Horror Movies That Need The MST3K Treatment

There are few shows that are as perfect as MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000. It is a show that you can watch alone or with friends. A show that you can watch in bite sized bits if you’re one of those weird busy people, or in long stretches for hours at a time if, like me, […]

Films 

Ghostface Vs The Fisherman! Who Was YOUR Favorite 90’s “Slasher” Icon?

When it comes to analyzing the horror “slasher” cycle that came in the late ’90s, the undisputed champ has to be Wes Craven’s genre defining 1996 classic SCREAM. Amazing, when you think that Craven managed to redefine 3 different decades of horror with a single film. But in the wake of SCREAM came, of course, […]