Modern Marvels in Multiple Roles

In the horror and sci-fi genre,s a great acting performance can really tip the scale of what makes the movie or series stand the test of time. As spoiled audiences, it isn’t enough anymore to just scare us with a terrifying CGI ghost or a knife-wielding killer; and because of this some of Hollywood’s best are now choosing stranger roles in darker cinema. The most talked-about performances, in any genre, are the roles of actors playing more than one character

The Westcoast Strange Canadian Horror Marathon

Canadian filmmakers and actors have a long history of great works in the horror genre, but most people don’t know just how big their contributions are. Legendary Canucks have been behind unforgettable slashers, iconic alien films, and underrated indie gems that some horror fans may not have even heard of. With Canada Day right around the corner, there is no better time to have an epic Canadian movie marathon and celebrate some of the country’s greatest exports. The Canadian Marathon

A Visual Guide to Understanding Midnight Content

Midnight Content is a Westcoast Strange way of describing anything that is scary and best viewed late at night, while you are safely tucked into bed. This content can include movie clips, short films, creepy images, scary stories, or anything else that you stumble across on your newsfeed during a late-night scroll on social media. Finding these online oddities has always been a hobby of mine and now that I have a platform to share them, I honestly couldn’t think

Westcoast Strange’s tips to making anyone a horror fan

Horror is a genre that has a great many fans, and yet alternatively, there are some people who refuse to watch a single movie. Within recent years, horror films have won multiple awards and received notable recognition as a money-making powerhouse which has also had some of the greatest performances by legendary actors in the industry. With all that said, it can sometimes be a futile effort to try and convince a friend, family member, or significant to watch the

Deep Sea to Deep Space: A look at Modern Monsters

The battle of man vs. monster has been prevalent in our stories and myths since the dawn of time, and the creativity of the human mind has always given us some excellent nightmare fuel from the very beginning. Modern horror and sci-fi filmmakers are always working to shock and scare us with their content, which means coming up with new monsters can be challenging when trying to get the attention of fans who have already seen so much in the

Friends vs. Monsters, Aliens, Robots, and other Sci-Fi scenarios

Friendships in science fiction are often more interesting than your standard love interests, mainly because the ride or die partner(s) come in many forms. From new unlikely mismatches to an ensemble group of separately skilled pals, friends forced into death defying situations make for some of the best films in the genre, and remind us why we love our own real life group of weirdos… Even if sometimes they can drive us insane along the journey. One thing is for

Cancelled shows with cliffhangers… the saddest combination

When your show gets cancelled it can feel like an unexpected punch in the stomach, but it’s even worse if the series ends with a cliffhanger. It’s a brutal reality that seems to be happening more these days in the horror and science fiction genres, leaving fans with the unfulfilled hopes by axing a series prematurely. In my opinion, many of the series that begin to find their footing seem to be getting thrown out earlier than usual, which is

6 things to watch while you’re avoiding social gatherings

By now we all aware of the global situation that we’re in, and staying isolated is currently the best bet to not catching the Covid-19 virus. To somewhat lighten the mood, this post will be comprised of movies and shows to keep you busy while your stuck inside avoiding, well, everything and everyone. So… Drink lots of fluids, take your daily dose of vitamin C, wash your hands regularly, and prepare for the binge of oddities to help you survive

The Great Zombie Debate: Runners vs. Walkers

Zombie films have been a part of horror for decades, and within the modern era, their evolution onscreen has come in many forms. One of the more notable differences from the original movies is a zombie’s ability to now run after their victims. It seems like a small change, but to horror fans it has spurred many heated discussions. Originally, the mindless monsters were only able to shuffle slowly, and the fear of creeping death was enough to satisfy audiences