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

Creative Comparison: The Purge Franchise & Paw Patrol

With cases across the globe of police brutality being spotlighted, the internet is ablaze with people using fictional characters or stories to justify the #defundthepolice movement. Disclaimer: This is in no way meant to diminish or make light of the movement itself, this comparison is purely about Paw Patrol and The Purge Franchise. As a new parent and also a diehard horror movie fan, two interesting examples of this have frequently been filling my social media newsfeed, which of course

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

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

Modern scream queens and the movies that made horror them royalty

Previous eras of horror were elevated by the legendary scream queens who battled iconic monsters, but now, there are those who believe that modern movies of the genre have lost those memorable characters. Personally, I beg to differ. Modern horror is filled with some of the finest acting talents, and some of the best performances in the genre belong to our new wave of scream queens. Since it’s Women in Horror Month, here is a trio of women who have

The Hard Goodbye: A horror fan says farewell to ‘Supernatural’

Supernatural follows two brothers named Sam and Dean Winchester, who fight different monsters each week and then at the end of the season usually defeat one big bad super villain. That is pretty much all there is to the entire series. As a casual fan… who has seen every episode… I can safely say there never needed to be anything more, but the show created by Eric Kripke evolved over the years into something nobody really expected. When Supernatural started,

For the Horror Purists: Alexandre Aja – Let’s explore French Gore!

Alexandre Aja soaked horror fans with blood and a twisted bit of extreme gore when he gave the world his gruesome masterpiece Haute Tension in 2003, and it’s safe to say the genre hasn’t been the same since. Written & Directed by Alexandre Aja If you have not experienced that film then I highly recommend you watch it with caution, as it is filled with practical effects realism that go into over drive displaying some of the most vicious on