What is Triskaidekafiles.com?
Simply put, it's one man's descent into madness from far too many horror movies.
Not so simply put, it's my love letter to all those movies.
When I was young, I hated horror movies, as many kids do. Until my sister and brother-in-law decided it was time to indoctrinate me into the world of horror movies, and I was essentially forced to sit through an entire week's worth of films.
Cruel? Maybe. But it warped me in a good way, and I became a fan for life.
I discovered those classic late night movie marathons on the weekends, hosted by cheesy hosts who knew they had real stinkers on their hands, but they also showed a love for these films. Or possibly just for the paycheck, but it sure seemed like they had an affection for the movies they were showing.
USA's Up All Night.
TNT's MonsterVision with Joe Bob Briggs.
Even Mystery Science Theatre 3000.
And so many more.
All of those influenced me in some way, and brought me some truly awful movies that I somehow still loves anyways, even if they were utter trash.
I have long wanted to share my love, like they shared theirs, in my own way, and on the web. Finally, a number of things clicked into place, and this website was born. And the horror began.
But why Triskaidekafiles?
Maybe because of my love of horror, or in part because of my name being Jason, or any number of things, I have always loved the number 13. It's my lucky number, if I were to claim one. I buck the trend with that, and rather than having a fear of it, I have a love of the number; I'm a triskadekaphile. So when it came time to pick a name for this site, I wanted to use 13 somehow, since it's important to me and especially the genre. It finally hit me to make a pun on the word triskadekaphile, since this site would host files of reviews, and here we are.
Enjoy the site!