The eerie accuracy of Black Mirror

Above: Photo via By Arts Editor Brendan Barlow You may have noticed the release of a new season of Black Mirror in your Netflix feed. If you’re not sure whether or not to get on board, I’m telling you now to stop wondering, and jump right into one of the most frighteningly prescient series I have … Continued


By Arts Editor Brendan Barlow Every October, for the last three years, I take on a rather large project. Each day I sit down and watch one horror film that I have not seen before. While I try to watch movies from before the current year, it’s inevitable that some do sneak in. I decided, … Continued

Your 2016 Halloween Primer

Above: Photo via By Arts Editor Brendan Barlow October is upon us, and for some that means nothing, but for those of us who love this season, it means swimming gleefully through an infinite sea of horror movies, books, podcasts, and video games, seeking out scares between now and Halloween. Here are some suggestions … Continued

The Living Finger: A comic book review

Above: Photo via By Arts Editor Brendan Barlow Originally published in April, but collected in a trade paperback released in July, The Living Finger is a horror comic written by Nanaimo local Garth Matthams, with art by Armin Ozdic. Finger tells the story of Jason, a university student who stumbles upon a finger that … Continued

Crimson Peak Movie Review: A love letter to gothic horror

By contributor Brendan Barlow “In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.”  – via I will declare my … Continued

Movie Review: Deathgasm

By contributor Brendan Barlow Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives. In the spirit of movies like Evil Dead and Dead Alive, this fabulous little gorefest delivers everything that I want in a movie. My hopes weren’t exactly high at … Continued

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