The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

The Mystery Of The Jersey Devil!

Cryptozoology is the pseudoscience that is set out to determine whether or not mythological and folkloric creatures are real as well as discovering and identifying unknown creatures and shedding light on animals once thought extinct. It is well known for its attempted discovery of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and even the goat-suckers of Mexico, […]

Music Scary Fun 

Listen to Vincent Price’s Infamous Album of Spells and Incantations!

Along with starring in some of the creepiest movies ever made (and some of the cheesiest), horror icon Vincent Price’s eclectic body of work includes numerous cookbooks, musical theater appearances, a novelty record where you can “act” in famous movie scenes with him, and a Muppet Show guest spot. But my favorite piece of Price […]

Music 

Dante Tomaselli Unleashes Dark New Album WITCHES!

Dante Tomaselli is primarily known in the horror world as a director, having helmed the nightmare inducing indie cult features TORTURE CHAMBER, SATAN’S PLAYGROUND, HORROR and DESECRATION. And while he continues to plot out future cinematic horrors such as the upcoming remake of ALICE SWEET ALICE, he’s also been delving into the dark world of incidental, […]

Music 

NSFW Music Video Premiere: “Part 1: The Kennedy Curse” By THE FUTURE IS POINTLESS!

Sometimes, a band comes out of nowhere that combines various elements of different genres in a way that’s unique, exciting and just rockin’. THE FUTURE IS POINTLESS is one of those bands. The group features Villz, as well as Aaron C. Harmon and Jordan Reyes from BASECAMP, who are currently on tour with that project. Below […]

Films 

No, THE CRAFT is Not a Feminist Film

Spiked collars. Heavy eye makeup. Upside-down cross earrings and rosaries worn as necklaces. These are timeworn cultural symbols of rebellion and outsiderhood. The 1996 film THE CRAFT was full of these juicy plastic goodies – superficial signifiers of otherness that sang to my adolescent spirit at the time of the movie’s release (I was fourteen […]

Films 

The 3 Long-Lost BLAIR WITCH Films We’d Still Like To See

So it turned out the secretive latest collaboration between director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett originally known as THE WOODS was in actuality a new BLAIR WITCH movie! And despite it doubling its production budget last weekend upon its release, the sequel/reboot didn’t nearly do as well as everyone would have hoped. For myself […]

Films 

Horror-Comedy in Under 3 Minutes: Check Out the Short Film WITCH’S BREW!

Halloween is almost upon us! To start getting in the spooky spirit, here is a quirky horror-comedy short about a well-known children’s party game gone horribly wrong.  

Real Life Scares 

The Horrifying True Story Behind the “Pig-Men Hunts” of Colonial New England

The term “prodigy” once meant a monster — a hideous abnormality, an unnatural being. The kind of prodigies that Colonial New England feared the most came from the suspected sexual liasons of men with female beasts, resulting in creatures of the imagination that we now know to be scientific impossibilities, but in the 1600s were […]

Films 

Gregory Burkart Stares Into the EYES OF FIRE: The Witch Before THE VVITCH?

Since I came to live in Los Angeles, I’ve had amazing opportunities to check off quite a few items on my list of lifetime movie-going ambitions (I despise the term “bucket list,” because it creates unrealistic expectations). Some items on that list had once been relegated to the dusty storage locker of my memories… including the chance […]

Films 

HAXAN Played In Los Angeles With A Live Score!

At some point in your life as a horror fan, you’ll start to hunt down some of the odder, more obscure genre offerings. I recall stopping at a friend’s apartment once during the Halloween season and catching my first glimpses of HAXAN: WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES, the 1922 semi-documentary/horror/fantasy flick helmed by Benjamin Christensen. What […]

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 Real Life Scares 

Seven Chilling (and Totally True) Historical Inspirations for THE WITCH

The title card that ends 2015’s historical horror flick THE WITCH proclaims that the story is partially based on truth. Unlike most “true” horror movies, this isn’t just a device to make the movie seem more frightening. THE WITCH’s portrayal of the eerie power of witchcraft is based on court records, diaries and other first-hand […]

Comic Books 

Seasons of the Witch! SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH & Real Life Cases Of Witchcraft!

When we talk comics, 1962 is a very important year. It was the year Marvel Comics introduced the world to Spider-Man, Thor, Ant-Man, and Hulk, changing the comic book market forever. Quietly, as Marvel was building their Mighty Marching Society, and DC was basking in the super sales of their heroes, Archie Comics writer George […]