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I Am So Excited For Halloween!!

Posted in Halloween, horror with tags , on October 19, 2016 by Kristina

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Halloween is such a magical holiday. You can dress up as anything you want. It gives you an excuse to binge watch your favourite horror movies. It’s the one night a year where you can quite literally take candy from strangers. It’s great.

All that being said, I think my absolute favourite thing about Halloween is the fact that even if someone isn’t a hardcore horror fan, they can still get into the spirit. They’ll still dress up, deck out their house, and hand out candy. It’s such a fun holiday that literally anybody can get into it regardless of their interests the other 364 days of the year.

Plus it’s always adorable to see the kids come up to your door! I can’t wait for that!

This Halloween I have some pretty fun plans! Saturday I’m going to a pals Halloween party, Sunday I’m gonna binge watch some horror movies then do Radio of Horror, and then on Halloween I’m staying home to hand out candy to kids! I’m so stoked.

What are your Halloween plans?? Are you taking your kids out? Going to a party? Rewatching American Horror Story? Be sure to let me know in the comments!

 

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Why You Should Watch Slasher

Posted in Canada, horror, thriller, tv with tags , on October 17, 2016 by Kristina

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For those of you who aren’t familiar with Slasher, it’s an eight part mini series written by Aaron Martin. This Canadian mini series was filmed in Parry Sound, Ontario and Sudbury, Ontario. It premiered in March of this year so I’m a little late to the party, but better late than never!

It stars Katie McGrath as Sarah,  Brandon Jay Mclaren as Dylan, Dean Mcdermott as Iain, and Steve Byers as Cam.

In the first episode we see Sarah’s parents get murdered within the first five minutes when her father lets a strange hooded man into their home on Halloween(1988), thinking it’s his friend. That whole first scene was both very comediec and gory. It definitely had a very campy vibe to it, which was why I knew I’d enjoy the rest of the series so much.

By the second scene it’s modern day and we see Sarah and her husband Dylan moving into the home her parents were brutally murdered in. Shortly after they move back to town, a bunch of copycat murders start to take place and everyone in town is a suspect. Including Sarah.

I won’t say too much more because I don’t want to give anything away. However, if you’re a fan of fun, campy, and kind of cheesy horror, you will love Slasher. You’ll get lots of laughs as well as gore. As I said, it’s definitely cheesy, but the writing is there too.

I haven’t been able to find out any info about the release of season two, but season one will be perfect for you guys to binge watch this Halloween! I hope you all get a chance to check it out! Remember, support Canadian horror!

 

The Witch of Plum Hollow

Posted in Goth, History, horror, witches on September 28, 2016 by Kristina

I was originally going to do a post about the history of witches in Canada, but due to the fact that witchcraft in Canada is basically nonexistent, I’ll just tell you all about the one witch I could find information on!

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Elizabeth Jane Barnes(or “Mother Barnes”) was born in Cork, Ireland some time between 1744 and 1800, nobody is really positive on the exact year.

What makes Elizabeth Barnes so special? She was apparently clairvoyant. She was known to have used her gift to solve mysteries, including a murder. Who needs Nancy Drew or Scooby Doo when you have Elizabeth Barnes, right? She was also apparently able to locate hidden treasure.

Elizabeth also used her gift to tell fortunes in her one room log cabin(which is still standing today.) She was very well known for this. People would travel hundreds of miles for her services, some would offer her large sums of money. She would never accept anything more than her standard rate of twenty-five cents though. One of her most noteworthy clients is rumored to have been Sir John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada. Elizabeth Barnes believed she got her gift from being the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter.

She was married twice. First to Sergeant Robert Harrison. They met in Ireland then emigrated to Cobourg, Ontario, where they eloped and had one son, Robert Harrison Jr. Unfortunately Robert died shortly after his son was born. About four years after that Elizabeth married her second husband David Barnes and settled near Plum Hollow. Her and David had ten children together, however a few of them died, leaving them with about eight children in total. After a few years together, David left her to be a shoemaker in Smith Falls, taking one of their sons with him… what a dick! He’s lucky child support didn’t exist back then! However, his absence resulted in Elizabeth using her gift to tell fourtunes so she could provide for her children, so I guess it all worked out in the end.

Now, like her year of birth, nobody actually knows when Elizabeth died, but she reportedly died when she was in her early nineties. She rests in an unmarked grave in Sheldon’s Corners, Ontario.

New Cohost

Posted in horror with tags , , , on September 26, 2016 by Kristina

Hello, everyone! In case you haven’t heard, I’m the new co-host, Wednesday! I did my first show last night, but I just thought I should tell you all a bit about myself!

I’m nineteen and I live in Canada! The reason I took the cohosting position is actually because I want to get into radio broadcasting as a career. I’m hopefully gonna to be going to school for radio broadcasting next year or the year after.

My favourite horror related show is definitely Dexter, but the Walking Dead is a close second. As for horror movies the Fourth Kind, the Taking, Hatchet 3, and American Mary are on my list of favourites!

Anyway, hopefully that helped you all get to know me better! Remember to tune in Sunday nights at 12am!

http://www.wcuw.org