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

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

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

The Fourth Wall Is Meant to Be Broken: From Deadpool to The Dead Don’t Die

Breaking the fourth wall is an interesting storytelling technique that first began in theater, and then later made its way to television and film. The term refers to when a character speaks directly to the audience, and are aware of the fictional nature of the medium they are in. It’s somewhat of a rarity in film and television due to the fact it takes the audience out of what they are watching, but occasionally it can been used creatively (and

Stay inside and rewatch your favourite movie… for self-care reasons

What’s your all-time favourite movie? Your perfect 10/10 that never loses its luster no matter how many times you watch it. The one that you can argue about for hours because (in your opinion) it has zero bad moments, and while other movies may come close, they never quite touch that level of satisfaction in your heart. My personal choice is the 2007’s Edgar Wright directed classic film Hot Fuzz, which stars an amazing ensemble cast, but most importantly, UK’s

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

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

6 unrelated weird movies to start off your month. Because, why not?

We survived January! The longest three month period slammed into 31 days (or so my calendar tells me). As reward for us all, let’s dive into a binge of the strange underrated movies that came out over the past couple years. Keep in mind, not all strange is scary and not all scary is strange. Which means, even if you are not a horror fan, there may be something for you on this list of weird entries. The Official Selection