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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/)

Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Ugly

Low-budget, but high audacity, and maybe sometimes just high, Charles Band’s Full Moon production company made fun, schlocky, direct-to-video horror and sci-fi its hallmark through a couple iterations in the 1990s, loading Blockbuster shelves full of guilty pleasures and fan favorites like Puppet Master and Trancers. And while […]

The Haunting of Hell House

I try to keep a healthy agnosticism about reboots, remakes, and adaptations. No matter how a story starts, every version that can be made will be, and every version will ultimately be its own thing. Plus, it’s interesting to see what elements of a work translate most persistently […]

Stuck in Development Hell

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the world woke up with a brand-new direct-to-video Hellraiser film in it, Hellraiser: Judgment, a labor of love from long-time Hellraiser makeup FX guru Gary J. Tunnicliffe. Despite audacious new ideas in an early Clive Barker vein and truly inspirational attempts to […]

Friends Don’t Eat Friends’ Boyfriends

Understand this: I love Jennifer’s Body (2009) and I can’t honestly think of a better film to celebrate Women in Horror Month. Written by Diablo Cody (Juno, The United States of Tara) and directed by Karyn Kusama (XX, Girlfight, The Invitation), it’s a brilliant, savage horror-comedy, and even though it appreciates […]