When you’re a horror fan for long enough, you tend to get rather specific about the subgenres that catch your interest. For example, you’d be amazed how many movies “a person slowly losing their grip on reality while buried under about six different metaphors, and also it’s kind […]
I'm Vrai Kaiser, writer by profession and analytic nerd for the love of the game. I've been published in online magazine The Alligator, and am currently working to get my first novel published. Here you'll find updates on my work, as well as pop culture analysis, recaps, and reviews. Commentary and requests are always welcome.
AKA Love Never Dies AKA “that Andrew Lloyd Webber musical not even his biggest apologists can forgive.”
I don’t know if this is a GOOD movie, but it is an absolutely heroic rewrite of the source material and I want a novelization of it.
It’s that time again. This season doesn’t have many ultra strandouts, aside of the stellar Stars Align, but there are a lot of strong midtier offerings. Like last season, I’m including links to every premiere review, not just mine.
I’m mad that we’ve now watched all the good female werewolf movies.
A shoujo isekai classic for the ages.
The theme for this year’s spooky season can be summed up as “WHERE ARE ALL THE LADY WEREWOLF MOVIES.”
As VRV Blog appears to be somewhat of a defunct site at this point, I’m going to be migrating the pieces I wrote there over here in full for preservation purposes. 2008’s Let the Right One In was the counterweight to the Twilight fever of the 2000s: a vampire love story that […]
For our anniversary I got myself an excuse to talk about Hannibal. And Hannibal.
As VRV Blog appears to be somewhat of a defunct site at this point, I’m going to be migrating the pieces I wrote there over here in full for preservation purposes. Self-aware slasher movies are nothing new—Wes Craven defined the modern sensibility of the subgenre with New Nightmare and later […]