The 13th Floor


His Name is Charles the Robot… and He’s Watching You Very Closely

It seems the snarky but stylish “social robot” Sophia [recently spotted rocking a new look] now has some serious competition for a starring role in your next nightmare… or perhaps as Imperious Leader of the robot uprising that will “destroy humans” (Sophia’s own words). His name is Charles, and while he’s not nearly as urbane […]


Mystery of Ancient Church’s “ALIEN Gargoyle” Solved… Maybe?

The terrifying beast looming from the ledge of this building is immediately recognizable to horror and sci-fi fans around the world as the xenomorph from the ALIEN franchise, first unleashed in Ridley Scott’s classic 1979 film of the same name. So how did it end up on a Gothic church built in the late 12th […]


Warping a Generation: A Rediscovery of the Haunting Short Film LA CABINA

Imagine a film so vivid, so terrifying, that it haunts you like a ghost and makes you doubt its very existence. This particular film would be all the more disorienting because much of the bold visual style and low-key, jazz-kissed soundtrack would remind you of public access television geared towards children. Like experiencing a glimpse […]

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Before CONJURING 2, There Was GHOSTWATCH: A Terrifying TV Special About the “Enfield Poltergeist”

I’m ashamed to say it took me almost a week to catch up with CONJURING 2 — hey, life happens — but once I emerged from the darkened theater (smiling, because it was an excellent film), I immediately headed home to dig out my DVD copy of a notorious early ‘90s UK Halloween TV special […]


Sea Monster Finally Discovered in Loch Ness — But It’s Not What You Think

The legend of “Nessie” has kept monster-seeking tourists flocking to Scotland’s Loch Ness since the 1930s… and while dozens of well-equipped exploration teams have used just about every kind of technology available to explore the massive lake over the past several decades, none of them have come up with indisputable proof of a giant monster […]