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Angela Englert

Horror editor at http://theculturalgutter.com, Mutant at http://www.the-losthighway.com/, co-host of the Horrible Imaginings podcast, Creative Pit Boss at Wolf In Wool Productions, live caption slinger, host of #PCapRecap (https://pcaprecap.wordpress.com/)

The Picard Manuever

Get two sentences into any retrospective of Star Trek, and you’ll run smack into a glowing pronouncement of difference between Gene Roddenberry’s vision and spaceship jockey opuses that preceded it: the optimism. Star Trek promised a future where there was no war, at least among humans, no racism, […]

Ari Aster Has a Plan for Your Life

In his first two films, Hereditary (2018) and Midsommar (2019), insidious cults with insidious plots are to Ari Aster as disease is to David Cronenberg and differently horny monsters are to Clive Barker: a mechanic to pry under conventional assumptions and morality to prepare the way for something […]

10 Scary Things I Saw in 2019

Like Comics Editor Carol mentioned in her own year-end list, sometimes you don’t write about the awesome thing because you admire it so much, you don’t really have much to contribute beyond, “WOW, THAT KICKED ASS.” Two years on, this is why I’ve yet to write about Mandy. […]

Something to Sing About

With friends hovering within sight of wrapping up secondary school, leaving home, and heading to university, Anna (Ella Hunt) has decided to let uni wait a year while she backpacks Australia. She is working extra hours at the local bowling alley to pay for the ticket; she has […]