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

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

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

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,

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

9 of the best Directorial Debuts in Modern Horror

Some filmmakers have such groundbreaking talent that even on their first feature film they are able to knock it out of the park. They step up to bat and hit a homerun that even years later is talked about or dissected as a masterful entry to the genre. Each of the selected films brings not only the expected scares that horror fans crave, they introduce us into the new nightmares that were much needed in a genre which can occasionally