Day #59: Make a Wish (2002)


Make a Wish (2002) IMDB


A group of lesbians come together for an annual camping trip, in celebration of Susan’s (Moynan King) birthday. Amidst the drama created by former and current relationships, the women start meeting bloody deaths at the hands of a mysterious killer.

My take:

Everyone’s a suspect.

Everyone’s a lesbian.

Only one is a psycho killer!

If only Make a Wish lived up to the standard set by this amazing tagline, I would have been a happy man.

The comments that I made about the general quality of queer films in my post about Hellbent notwithstanding, Make a Wish is pretty bad. The kills are weak, as is most of the acting (with a couple of exceptions), and, while the story at least manages to be consistent, it’s terribly paced and not all that interesting.

Basically, Make a Wish is a lesbian relationship drama masquerading as a slasher, with a “twist” at the end that’s practically an up yours to anyone that’s bothered hanging around until the end.

There are some woman-on-woman make-out sessions, and the occasional bare chest (if that’s your thing), but, otherwise, I don’t think this movie even manages to pull it together enough to fall into the “so bad it’s good” category. In fact, it kind of makes me want to go out of my way to find a good lesbian slasher, just so I can show that it’s possible to do it right.

I’m enough of a fan of queer cinema that I’ve considered starting a second blog just to post reviews of queer films, so it’s not like I haven’t sat through my fair share of low quality queer films, but in this case I just wish I hadn’t bothered.


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