The 13th Floor

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Watch This Spooky, Poe-Inspired Short MY ART IS NOT DEAD!

This creepy stop-motion horror short from filmmaker Savannah Steiner proves how one can summon a sense of terror, suspense and doom with the simplest of materials — as long as there’s a wickedly creative eye behind the camera. In a surreal, blackly comic cross between the gloomy gothic tales of Edgar Allan Poe and low-budget […]

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Five Great American Novels That Need to Become Horror Movies

In a world of prequels, sequels and remakes, the fact remains that there are thousands of original horror novels as yet untouched by Hollywood hands. Since the powers that be seem to neglect reading books, leaving the public to moan about inept remakes, I thought it might be handy if I were to point out […]

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Revisiting the Trailer for HELL NO: The Sensible Horror Film!

Ever found yourself watching a horror film and questioning why the characters wouldn’t just leave the creepy house? Or run out the front door instead of up the stairs to escape the slasher? The makers of this mock trailer for “HELL NO: The Sensible Horror Film” feel your pain… and they offer this hilarious three-minute […]

From Page to Screen: Author Peter Straub Talks GHOST STORY

Two years before I moved from Michigan to California, I sat on the front porch of a house I shared with my two roommates, Hal Christiansen and Rich DeManincor (a.k.a. “Hal Delrich” of original EVIL DEAD fame), and read what would become my favorite horror novel of all time: Peter Straub’s genre landmark, Ghost Story. It was […]

Watch This Terrifying Live-Action Short Based on the “P.T.” Game Teaser

Back in August of 2014, legendary game designer Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid) and genre icon Guillermo Del Toro (PAN’S LABYRINTH, CRIMSON PEAK) released P.T., a playable teaser for Silent Hills (yes, plural), Sony’s proposed (and later dropped) experimental reboot/sequel to the Silent Hill game series… and gamers everywhere immediately freaked out. The teaser’s bizarre nightmare […]

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HE DIES AT THE END… But You’re Still In for a Shock!

Here’s a sinister short from the vaults that made the festival rounds since its premiere in 2008, playing London’s Film4 Frightfest, L.A.’s Screamfest, New York City’s Horror Film Festival and the San Sebastien Horror & Fantasy Film Festival — winning accolades for Irish filmmaker Damian Mc Carthy, including “Best Horror/Thriller” in the Indie Short Film […]

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From Page to Screen: Bram Stoker’s DRACULA — Five Key Differences

On May 26, 1897 Irish theatrical business manager Abraham “Bram” Stoker gave the world its most eternal literary character: Count Dracula. Since the time of its publication, the book, much like the Bible (which, coincidentally, also features the story of an eternal character), has never been out of print. Although not a bestseller upon release, […]

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The Horrifying, Controversial and Secret History of the Snuff Film

[Warning: graphic images ahead] Hang on, folks — this is gonna to be a rough ride. You see, from a journalistic standpoint, it’s tricky to approach any story about so-called “snuff” films, for a couple of very important reasons. First, it’s never been conclusively proven that these films even exist at all — in the […]

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Weird, Wonderful, and Surreal Cinema: Getting Lost in MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON

Back in 1943, a wild and highly creative woman named Maya Deren was writing and directing movies. They were horror-ish, experimental, and all really weird. Deren didn’t somehow break the still-thriving gender ceiling in Hollywood. She chose to work outside the system making bizarre films that subverted the studios and flourishing externally from the prevailing boys’ […]

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Revisiting the Short Horror Film 2AM: THE SMILING MAN… Plus a Bonus Short!

In the early days of the site, we featured Michael Evans’ 2AM: THE SMILING MAN as part of our Short Film Picks of the week… and fans absolutely loved it! Comments rolled in immediately, telling us how absolutely terrifying and unique the segment was… often for reasons they couldn’t quite pin down. In case you […]