Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood

Art house, meets funhouse? Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood is a no-budget 70s exploitation film with Gothic and other aspirations, which, even if frequently unmet are nonetheless well worthy of your time. The brainchild of director Christopher Speeth, for whom this is a singular achievement – literally, as he never made another film – this oneContinue reading “Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood”


If you can’t get your myths right, sometimes you get lucky and create your own. That’s the case with Wendigo, which mispresents the Indigenous mythical creature as a beast with antlers, a monster motif that’s since increasingly revealed itself as a creature resembling the J├Ągermeister logo in countless films, recently, The Ritual. The Wendigo isContinue reading “Wendigo”