Today is Canada Day! What a perfect time to sit back and think about all that Canada has contributed to horror. From horror creators (David Cronenberg) to productions (The Changeling), Canada has definitely been associated with some truly unique and terrifying films. Here are a few of the most notable early Canadian horror films from the age of VHS.
THE MASK (1961)
A cursed mask compels those who wear it to suffer weird nightmares and commit murder.
A film about a killer based on the life of Ed Gein.
A killer terrorizes a sorority house with frightening phone calls during Christmas break.
Thought to have been killed in Vietnam, Andy returns home as something very wrong.
Residents of a high-rise apartment are infected by parasites that turn them into killer sex-fiends.
A psychologist's controversial therapy techniques have a
connection to murders perpetrated by a brood of mutant children.
Experimental surgery turns a woman into a sexually-charged
vampire who transmits a hyper strain of rabies.
A masked killer out for vengeance stalks four teens at a senior prom.
A slasher is loose at a New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.
After the death of his family, a man finds his new home haunted by a spirit with a message.
.HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME (1981)
A series of murders take place before a woman's 18th birthday.
A masked murderer kills those who celebrate
Valentine's Day despite the warnings of local legend.
VISITING HOURS (1982)
After brutalizing a journalist, a misogynistic murderer attempts to kill her at the hospital.
An unscrupulous cable-TV programmer's life descends into
madness when he purchases some disturbing programming for his station.
THE FLY (1986)
An eccentric scientist begins to transform into a mutant fly after a transporter accident.