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

Vivid Violence in Chaotic Cartoons, from Rick and Morty to Mortal Kombat

Animated movies make up for some of the multi-million dollar blockbusters that rule Hollywood with their bright visuals and “fun for the whole family” appeal. While on the small screen, there is a wide array of animated movies and television shows made for adults that have managed to be superior in comparison to live-action counterparts in the same genre. The world of sci-fi animated features and shows, in particular, is one that has become somewhat of a mixed bag of

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

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

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

Can you binge these shows in time for their next season? (January 2020)

You’re not imagining things, there is simply too much top tier television to keep up with. No one person can watch all the shows and stay up to date in the cultural conversations within this golden era of entertainment. However, you are human and the fear of missing out can be crippling for some,which is why viewing the popular essentials is doable if you manage your time accordingly. Over the past couple of years, you might have missed the premiere