The 13th Floor

Films Real Life Scares 

Los Angeles: Don’t Miss the Etheria Film Festival This Weekend!

The Etheria Film Night has become an annual staple in Los Angeles, gathering together the best horror, science fiction, and fantasy short films created by women. This year, the main event is taking place on June 3rd at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The red carpet and cocktail reception will begin at 5pm with the […]

Films 

ROSEMARY’S BABY and the War on Women’s Reproductive Rights

Roman Polanski — perhaps the most unlikely commentator on women’s rights — made ROSEMARY’s BABY at an idealistic time. In 1960, the first birth control pill Enovid was placed on the pharmaceutical market thanks in part to Margaret Sanger. While “the pill” was originally prescribed for menstrual disorders and irregularities most women were secretly using […]

Films Scary Fun 

5 Popular Horror Films You Might Not Realize Were Directed by Women

February is Women in Horror month, so lots of genre fans will be searching for female-led horror projects to sink their teeth into, like THE INVITATION or A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT. But what a lot of people might not realize is that women have been behind the camera in horror for a […]

Films 

Slashback! Remembering Siskel & Ebert’s Misguided 1980 Anti-Slasher Campaign

Before I launch into this week’s column, I want to make one thing very clear: I have always had and still maintain the utmost respect and admiration for America’s most famous film critics — Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel. Not one episode of their PBS series SNEAK PREVIEWS, which ran from 1975 to 1981, was missed in […]