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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/)

Blacula is Beautiful

His two films, 1972’s Blacula and 1973’s Scream Blacula Scream, may be rushed and low budget, but you will never find a better vampire, nay, a better Dracula than William Marshall’s  tragic Prince Mamuwalde, or, if you like, Blacula. And when I say better, I mean it comprehensively. Mamuwalde […]

#youtoo

In horror, there are two kinds of sex: sex that makes you kill or sex that gets you killed. On the one hand, you’ve got the fairly hackneyed sex = death equations you’ll find in a majority of slasher films. Look, I don’t know why Phantasm’s Tall Man […]

The Spirit of the Holidays

We were about 30 minutes into watching Krampus (2015), and my husband looked up from his phone, furrowed brow. Confused, he told me the imdb entry didn’t list Joe Dante as the director. We had been wryly tagging examples of Dante’s brand of winsome ghoulishness for a third […]

Must See TV

Oh, SyFy, maybe you cancel everything I love, but I can’t quit you. On one hand, this is the network that has brought us several unasked-for Sharknadoes. On the other, it gave us The Expanse, which, to be fair, it also canceled, but just realizing a multilayered, dense, […]

It’s a Dead Man’s Party

It’s one of my favorites and I own at least three versions, but 1959’s classic House on Haunted Hill has always felt a little more like a haunted hayride than a movie to me. I bet the shade of showman architect William Castle cackles around his cigar at that. […]