Fantastic Fest 2022: Mal de Ojo

★★★★ An eerie gothic Spanish treat, Mal de Ojo completely took me by surprise. Dripping in style and dark fairy tale energy, the film follows the nightmarish story of thirteen-year-old Nala (Paola Miguel). Feeling especially neglected in the wake of her younger sister Luna’s crippling health conditions, Nala is an angsty teen who just wants … Continue reading Fantastic Fest 2022: Mal de Ojo

TV Review: Interview with the Vampire

For as long as I can remember, Anne Rice’s iconic gothic book series The Vampire Chronicles has always epitomized everything I loved about vampire mythology. Perhaps even moreso than Dracula, anytime I see something vampire-related, I automatically compare it back to Rice’s golden standard. The last time her most famous creation, the vampire Lestat, was … Continue reading TV Review: Interview with the Vampire

Film Review: Jeepers Creepers: Reborn

★ Discussing any of the Jeepers Creepers films is impossible without first acknowledging that their director, writer, and creator, Victor Salva, has an unforgivable past as a convicted pedophile. That being said, the first two in the series (especially 2001’s Jeepers Creepers) rank among some of my favorite horror movies of all time. 2017’s Jeepers … Continue reading Film Review: Jeepers Creepers: Reborn

TIFF 2022: Will-o’-the-Wisp

★★★★ As unique and singular as it is explosively sexual yet weirdly heartwarming and playful, co-writer/director João Pedro Rodrigues’s Will-o’-the-Wisp is truly a delight. Having no familiarity with the works of Portuguese filmmaker Rodrigues, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Would this be one of those films that only mildly explores its queer content, … Continue reading TIFF 2022: Will-o’-the-Wisp