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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!

 

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The Old Spaghetti Factory

Posted in Canada, ghosts, horror, locations, news with tags , , , on October 12, 2016 by chrisdsav

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For many Canadians, especially in British Columbia, it’s a fairly well known fact that the Old Spaghetti Factory in Vancouver is haunted. So as the Canadian co-host I feel that it is my job to tell our viewers about all the weird events that have taken place there over the years.

Now, there are supposedly four ghosts that haunt the Old Spaghetti Factory. The first is an unknown little girl. She is best known for sitting by the front window holding a balloon. One time a friend of the general manager was in the restaurant and he had a conversation with her that lasted for several minutes. The little girl told him that she was looking for her mother. Naturally he went to tell the manager, but by the time they returned the girl was gone.

The second(and best known) ghost is the spirit of a tram conductor. The conductor is known to frequent the old trolley car that is parked inside the restaurant. The trolley was built in New Westminister in 1904. It was once part of the B.C Electric Railway companys fleet of electric trams and served as public transit in and around Vancouver for years. The trolley was decommissioned in 1957 and installed in the building in 1969 during the set up of the restaurant. Now it sits in the restaurant filled with dining tables and chairs for guests to eat in.

It’s up for debate whether the conductors spirit came with the trolley or not. There are some who say he died in a collision on an underground railroad below the restaurant. However, that is highly unlikely as Vancouvers trolley cars all ran street level and the building itself has no historical connection with the B.C Electric Railway Company. That being said, most assume the ghost came with the tram car.

Regardless of his orgin, many staff member have seen the conductor. He will always appear sitting at the same dining table in the tram car late at night after closing. Staff members have also noticed place settings mysteriously move inside the tram car as well as inexplicable cold spots.

The third ghost is a young boy. In 2012 he scared the crap out of some poor female server. She was in the back section closing up for the night and while setting tables she saw a boy run past her to the very back. She obviously thought it was strange so she followed him. The little boy had ran behind a table along the back wall, turned, and looked up at her. Nobody knows exactly what she saw when he looked up at her, but it was obviously terrifying. The poor girl ran to the front to tell the manager and quit on the spot.

After that incident a psychic came in and was able to identify the boy as “Edward”. She also pointed out that there was apparently a vortex located at the back of the resturaunt. A vortex is essentially a portal to other dimensons that allows spirits to come to our world. Some people believe they are linked to Earth’s electromagnetic fields and that influences where they’re located as well as when they open or close. The psychic also claimed that several small artifacts decorating the restaurant have spirits attached to them.

Edward is also thought to be responsible for bending cutlery on tables in the back of the restaurant. One night during close a staff member walked through the back area to make sure that the place settings had been properly laid out. That staff member, as well as a few others, saw that each cutlery item on one of the tables was bent upwards. By the time they were able to get a manager to check it out, it was all back to normal. He also sometimes puts a chair on top of a table for staff to find in the morning.

The fourth and final ghost is my personal favourite. He is a small, mischievous spirit with red hair known as the “Little red man”. He is known to call out staff members names and stroll through the kitchen.

His favourite prank is to surprise ladies in the womens washroom. One time two ladies were in the washroom and theysaw a dwarvish man leave one of the stalls dressed in a red shirt and long johns. After laughing at their reactions, he left the washroom. After asking around, the ladies discovered that nobody else had seen him leave. One of the women had apparently taken his picture. However, when she had the film developed, he was a blur. Nobody knows who this man is or why he haunts the Old Spaghetti Factory, but one thing is obvious. This ghost definitely has a good sense of humor.

So those are the four ghosts of the Old Spaghetti Factory in Vancouver, British Columbia. If you’re feeling brave and would like to visit, check out their website for the location and phone number. http://www.oldspaghettifactory.ca

 

Happy New Year with over 40,00 visitors and counting

Posted in aliens, Anime/Manga, Board Games, Bondage, Books, Canada, Cartoons, Christian, Christmas, Comedy, Comic Books, Convention, Cosplay, DC Comics, Demons, Dracula, DVD, Egypt, entertainment, Fantasy, Found Footage, Geekbabes, ghosts, Godzilla, Goth, horror, Horror Babes, Horror Movies, Horror Survival News, horror/sci-fi cartoon, Japan, Kaiju, Kosovo, Leominster Movie Theater, locations, magazines, Make Up Artist, Model, Monsters, movies, Mummy, music, Mutants, news, Places, radio of horror, Radio Station, Satan, SciFi, Theater, Toys, tv, vampires, Video Games, Vwars, websites, werewolf, werewolves, witches, X-Files, Zombies on January 2, 2015 by chrisdsav

We at Radio of Horror would like to thank every one we has joined our blog we now have 306 subscribers and over 40,000 visitors we hit the goal I wanted to hit as of New Years Day. Thanks to every one who has supported this show since it started in October 2007. The blog was starter in July 2009. Keep telling every one about Radio of Horror on 91.3 FM Wcuw in Worcester MA.
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Posted in aliens, Anime/Manga, Board Games, Bondage, Books, Canada, Cartoons, Christian, Christmas, Comedy, Comic Books, Convention, DC Comics, Demons, Dracula, DVD, Egypt, entertainment, Found Footage, ghosts, Godzilla, Goth, horror, Horror Babes, Horror Movies, Horror Survival News, horror/sci-fi cartoon, Japan, Kaiju, Kosovo, Leominster Movie Theater, locations, magazines, Make Up Artist, Monsters, movies, Mummy, music, Mutants, news, Places, radio of horror, Radio Station, Satan, SciFi, Theater, Toys, tv, vampires, Video Games, Vwars, websites, werewolf, werewolves, witches, X-Files, Zombies on December 27, 2014 by chrisdsav

We need a huge push to reach a mile stone goal on this site.
We need a few more subscribers and some more visitors
Pick an article and re-blog it send it to friends
I would like to hit my mile stone by New Years Eve
We been on their air since 2007 and the blog has been up since 2009.
Help Radio of Horror end the year with a bang.

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KATUNAR

Posted in Canada, ghosts, Horror Movies, Kosovo, locations on December 15, 2014 by chrisdsav

Kosovo might be known for war and strife, but Ventress plans to change the just over 5 year old country with an Albanian/English feature film which will have the Republic of Kosovo known more for presenting a popcorn thriller, than Europe’s poorest country with a 45% unemployment rate.

KATUNAR (ka-toon-ar) is the first horror feature to be made in Kosovo.  Canadian director Dion Ventress brings to the screen a small town suspense thriller.

After finding out of the passing of her father, Adelina returns back to Kosovo and finds she’s inherited her father’s home in Kaçanik.  On her return, she not only deals with paranormal activity in the home, doors that don’t open, and a mysterious legend of people living in caves since the war in a cliff on the edge of town.  Once people start disappearing, Adelina has to figure out what is real and what is myth.

From the Director:

“My name is Dion Ventress and have worked in film and television production in Canada for over two decades.  In the television aspect of my career, I have worked from home shopping, to Canadian network news, to sports, and also launching the first streaming superstation at a time when the only things that were being streamed was WORLD OF WARCRAFT and religious sermons. Television forced me to work on tight budgets and timelines, which translated into my own productions (music videos and home video documentaries). Having one of Canada’s most eclectic private film archives (of 16mm, 8mm, and 35mm), this also had taken me to four different countries, and involved with helping bring other features into the Toronto film marketplace including the only 35mm 3-D polarized feature from the 90’s to Canadian audiences.

Having a taste for global music, I started being introduced to Albanian pop, and ended up going to Kosovo in 2008 with profits I had made from a successful film tour of Finland.

Through meeting various people in Kosovo’s media industry, I was impressed with the talent in the country, and technically what could be pulled off.  I was asked by a company years later to work on a script for an action film.  Sadly the company folded, and I returned last year to investigate how possible it was to do a feature film in the country.  Technically, could it be possible?

This could be the next great horror movie who knows stay tuned for more information.