Kayleigh Donaldson

Kayleigh Donaldson is a pop culture writer and critic. A features writer for Pajiba, she has also contributed to Slashfilm, IGN, The Daily Beast, Vulture, Den of Geek, Paste, and many others. She lives in Dundee, Scotland.

Retrospective

The Weirdest Werewolf Movie of the ‘90s Was the Apex, and End, of a Surreal Subgenre

Jack Nicholson played a werewolf in a movie directed by Mike Nichols. The result is fascinating.

ByKayleigh Donaldson
Retrospective

In 2004, an Infamous Sci-Fi Remake Reimagined the Horror of Patriarchy as Camp Satire

Stepford’s men are from Mars. Don’t ask where the women come from.

ByKayleigh Donaldson
Retrospective

'Knock at the Cabin' Proved M. Night Shyamalan’s Comeback is Legit

Shyamalan once again warns us about the dangers of taking a vacation.

ByKayleigh Donaldson
Unlimited Power

19 Years Later, Star Wars' Most Important Scene is More Relevant Than Ever

Freedom is fragile.

ByKayleigh Donaldson
Feature

Time Travel on a Budget

Why indie sci-fi loves to go back in time.

ByKayleigh Donaldson
Retrospective

With 'House on Haunted Hill,' the Horror Movie Gimmick Became Iconic

Ever have an inflatable skeleton fly at you?

ByKayleigh Donaldson
Retrospective

'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' is the Great Political Sci-Fi Story of the 20th Century

How do you update a Cold War classic for the post-Cold War world?

ByKayleigh Donaldson
Retrospective

How Horror Movies Made 3D Mainstream

15 years ago, My Bloody Valentine was just the latest in a storied tradition.

ByKayleigh Donaldson
Retrospective

One of the Scariest Movies of All Time Helped Create a Prolific Horror Subgenre

Grief comes for us all.

ByKayleigh Donaldson
Retrospective

David Cronenberg’s Subtlest Horror Remains Terrifying — And Prescient

The infamous gore fiend dialed it back 35 years ago, and in doing so he only got scarier.

ByKayleigh Donaldson
Opinion

The Biggest Cinematic Event of 2023 Proves a Brutal Truth About Superhero Movies

After Barbenheimer we need more standalone movies.

ByKayleigh Donaldson
Retrospective

Michael Bay Won the Asteroid Movie Battle of 1998 — And Created a New Kind of Blockbuster

Bayhem begins.

ByKayleigh Donaldson