Happy Canada Day: 15 Must See Canadian Horror Films

Herner Klenthur 16 Comments


David Cronenberg makes our list for a second time with his 1981 Canadian Sci-Fi horror film that starred Stephen Lack and Jennifer O’Neill. Scanners is the story of a group of people who are psychics who have the power to not only control people but also inflict unbelievable pain on others.

Black Christmas 1974

Bob Clark directed the 70′s classic Black Christmas which is considered by many to be the first slasher film and happens to be based around a true story. The film was inspired by a slew of murders at Christmas time that were happening in Quebec Canada. Clark went on to produce a remake in 2006 which was a pretty solid retelling.

Jack Brooks Monster Slayer

Canadian horror comedy Jack Brooks Monster Slayer is one of the truly great monster movies. The film which stars Robert Englund and is the story of a plumber who takes on the things that go bump in the night.


Cube is one of the few truly terrifying sci-fi horror films I have seen. If you have a fear of confined spaces and are not a fan of mind bending puzzles that result in dismemberment and death then CUBE will terrify you. Directed by Vincenzo Natali it was the first successful film released by the Canadian Film Centre.

Dawn of the Dead 2004

George A Romero’s Dawn of the Dead is one of the greatest zombie films of all time. It is secondly only to his other master piece Night of the living Dead. As much as we love to hate on remakes you simply can not deny that Zack Snyder’s remake of Dawn of the Dead which shot in Toronto Canada and starred Canadian sweet heart Sarah Polley is a truly fantastic re-imagining of the original classic.

What other movies would you have included? Hit the comments and let us know!

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      1. kXnPunk July 1, 2013 at 2:54 pm

        Where the freaking H3LL is SMASH CUT a brilliant Gore Fest featuring sexy Sasha Grey. I’m offended. :lol:
        But seriously, thank for the list, I’m gonna watch some of them to celebrate my white country. You can be sure of that.

        • kXnPunk July 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm

          Ohhh AMERICAN MARY baby, one of the greatest Horror ones I’ve seen in all my life. Masterpiece. :)

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur July 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

          Never seen it unfortunately.

      2. Tiago July 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm

        Very nice list, different one… no Wolf Creek, no Long Weekend…. and some I haven’t seen.
        puts a few on my watchlist, thanx.

        • Paul January 7, 2014 at 7:29 am

          Wolf Creek and Long Weekend are Australian movies

      3. Cate July 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm

        Tiago… Those movies aren’t on the list because they are Australian. Different climate, accents, and beer!

        There are a few there I haven’t seen yet, but the rest are excellent! Except Pontypool. I didn’t like the movie or the book, but the town has seemed okay whenever I’ve gone there.

        I would also recommend Pin: A Plastic Nightmare, which I saw recently and really loved!

        • Tiago July 1, 2013 at 6:49 pm

          You re so right.. Different continent as well… Hehehee sorry.

      4. Maxwell Dean July 1, 2013 at 8:54 pm

        What about Stakeland or Hobo With A Shotgun. Two among my favourite horrors of the last few years.

        • Aunt Mimi July 1, 2013 at 11:53 pm

          They’re not Canadian.

        • Vasquez July 2, 2013 at 12:07 am

          Both Stakeland and Hobo are by Canadian directors if im not mistaken.

        • Aunt Mimi July 21, 2013 at 1:17 am

          You know what? You’re absolutely right. I double-checked and went “Well damn…” My apologies!

        • Vasquez July 21, 2013 at 10:21 am

          No problem. I make similar mistakes all the time.

      5. LR July 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm

        My Bloody Valentine? The original one from the 80′s

      6. sue papais August 8, 2013 at 6:08 pm

        Oh yeah!!!!! Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil. Best Movie Ever.

      7. Rick September 27, 2013 at 8:37 pm

        How about Pontypool. I know it was shot in Canada so does that make it “Canadian”?
        It was a pretty good flick.

      8. idleprimate October 5, 2013 at 9:38 pm

        I’m glad pontypool gets its due on this site