Xanthe Pajarillo

Xanthe Pajarillo is a director-writer and Air Force veteran from Germany and Virginia. She directed the 2021 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, co-hosts the Kindergeist Podcast with her 14-year-old niece and has written for Bloody Disgusting, Fangoria and Ghouls Magazine. She holds an MFA from USC School of Cinematic Arts and a BFA from CalArts.

Emily Hagins Pathogen

‘Pathogen,’ Zombies, and the Preteen Gaze

November 18th, 2022 • Xanthe Pajarillo

Xanthe Pajarillo finds a lot more than novelty in ‘Pathogen,’ the 2006 zombie film from 12-year-old filmmaker Emily Hagins.