April 19 is National Canadian Film Day! The country is celebrating its contribution to the world of film with free screenings and events, but if you can’t make it out (or don’t live in Canada) you can head to your favourite streaming service and check out one of these can’t miss Canadian horror films.
I learned about strong women from horror movies. Yes, the same movies that rejoiced in half naked co-eds getting stabbed, killed anyone who had sex, and made any excuse to get a beautiful young actress to take her top off.
The 1992 book Men, Women and Chainsaws: Gender in Modern Horror Film first introduced us to the concept of the Final Girl, the horror movie heroine, but I would discover her long before I had to read this book in my high school film class. I loved horror and devoured scary movies, books, and TV shows every chance I got. My older brother and I were given free reign on what media we could consume and as a result spent most of our time picking out anything that looked gory or cool from our local Blockbuster. As an impressionable young girl, I was watching things like Nightmare On Elm Street, Halloween, Black Christmas and Scream and learning that women in movies, and women in real life, could be smart, compassionate, complicated and triumphant.
Whether you’re single AF or in a loved up relationship, we can all agree on one thing: stereotypical romance movies kind of suck. Sure, there are some diamonds in the rough when it comes to romcoms, but stuff like Valentine’s Day is not worth anyone’s time. Skip 50 Shades Darker at the multiplex and watch these fun, spooky and surprisingly heartfelt films instead.
There’s a lot of movies and TV to look forward to this year, from a slew of superhero movies (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Wonder Woman) to the second-last season of Game of Thrones. But if you’re a horror fan like me, these are the movies & TV shows you’re most excited about.
Scream Queens is officially over, possibly for good. There’s no word on a renewal, and it’s not exactly likely to happen thanks to low ratings and poor critical reviews, but a part of me will miss it anyway. Especially dear old Chad Radwell, may he RIP.
So here’s how we ended out season two:
It’s the second last episode of Scream Queens, but where are we going to go from here? We know all the Green Meanies, as per last week, and we know the Chanels aren’t going to die. So what’s going to happen next week?
I guess we should cover what happened this week first. The three Green Meanies and the three Chanels play a game of cat and mouse at the hospital, with the girls splitting up and finding a Green Meanie at every turn. Cassidy manages to take out another Green Meanie and save Chanel #3, letting the girls all escape. The three Green Meanies start to bicker about who gets to kill who when Hester pops up and suggests a Green Meanie summit.
Sure, you can settle in and watch Love Actually, or relive your childhood with Home Alone, but wouldn’t you rather have a little blood and gore to go with your eggnog? While Halloween is the go-to holiday for horror fans, there are still plenty who find the dark and spooky in the Christmas season. I mean, Santa is pretty creepy. ‘Tis the season for these 10 Christmas-themed horror movies.
Blast from the past! This week’s episode opened with a new patient who’s also an old face: Wes (Oliver Hudson), who played Grace’s dad in season one! Grace was the de facto main character of Scream Queens of season one who has not been seen or mentioned in season two until now, strangely enough. Talk about being unpopular.
Under the Shadow is one of the rare films that piques interest in both hardcore cinephiles and horror enthusiasts. The former are intrigued by how it’s been submitted to the Oscars in the foreign film category for the UK, while the latter are intrigued by its comparisons to The Babadook. Both groups should find something interesting in Under the Shadow, film that weaves politics, history, motherhood and the supernatural into a unique, spine-chilling film.
Scream Queens is still airing without 900 hiatuses? It’s a miracle, surely! And the plot is actually moving? If this still the same show?
As you’ll recall, last week Nurse Hawful (or Hoffel… no one knows how to spell this) discovered Dr. Cascade was one of the Green Meanies and joined him on a quest for the Chanel’s blood.