Kayleigh Donaldson

Kayleigh Donaldson is a features writer for Pajiba.com, where she specialize in chatting about celebrities, the entertainment industry, and whatever takes her fancy. She also writes film and TV features for Screen Rant and is the co-host of The Hollywood Read podcast.

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Aaliyah Queen of the Damned

‘Queen of the Damned’ Brought Vampires Into the 2000s

February 22nd, 2024 • Kayleigh Donaldson

Kayleigh Donaldson explores the mixed results of ‘Queen of the Damned,’ the film that tried to bring vampires into the 2000s.

Julie Christie Demon Seed

The Reproductive Terror of ‘Demon Seed’

May 22nd, 2023 • Kayleigh Donaldson

Donald Cammell’s ‘Demon Seed’ proves that reproductive terror always has and always will dominate our existence.

Dracula in Istanbul

The Curious Case of ‘Dracula in Istanbul’

February 7th, 2023 • Kayleigh Donaldson

Kayleigh Donaldson explains why ‘Dracula in Istanbul’ belongs in the inner circle of Bram Stoker adaptations.

Phantom of the Mall Erics Revenge

The Phantom Goes ’80s in ‘Phantom of the Mall’

September 21st, 2022 • Kayleigh Donaldson

Kayleigh Donaldson sings the praises of ‘Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge,’ an ’80s slasher with ‘Phantom’ fever.

Hellbound: Hellraiser II

‘Hellraiser’s Julia: The Underrated Villainess of Horror

July 25th, 2022 • Kayleigh Donaldson

Kayleigh Donaldson returns with a love letter to Julia, the delightful villainess of ‘Hellraiser’ and ‘Hellbound: Hellraiser II.’


Blood is the Drug: Addiction and Vampirism in the Spanish Cult Horror ‘Arrebato’

March 11th, 2022 • Kayleigh Donaldson

Kayleigh Donaldson explores the lurid history behind ‘Arrebato,’ the genre masterpiece from Spanish underground cinema icon Ivan Zulueta.

Dracula 2000 Gerard Butler

Jesus, Dracula, and Bob: The Fascinating Birth of ‘Dracula 2000’

January 10th, 2022 • Kayleigh Donaldson

Kayleigh Donaldson explores ‘Dracula 2000,’ Dimension Films’s ambitious, religious retelling of the Dracula mythos.